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Co-op Education enhances learning experience

Selkirk College’s Co-operative (Co-op) Education program is continuing to provide students with opportunities to expand their learning experiences through effective work placements. Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree program (BGIS), Selkirk student Tammy Steen has had one previous work...

Sun shone on the Relay for Life Saturday

After nearly two weeks of rain the sun came out in full force for the Grand Forks Relay for Life. The annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is held in 53 communities across B.C. and the Yukon, and Grand Forks ranks well with the total raised at the time of printing at $31,253.The day opened after a welcome from ...

Large fireball observed after object strikes Jupiter

 A large object, possibly an asteroid or a meteor, hit the planet Jupiter Thursday, resulting in a large fireball. The fireball was seen on June 3 at 2031 UTC by two independent amateur astronomers, Christopher Go in the Philippines and Anthony Wesley in Australia. Wesley, who posted the news onto an Internet forum, is known...

Museum and Larry's trails may soon be history

With Trails day going on this weekend, some folks around town have been asking about just when the Museum trail and portion of Larry's trail that have been closed for the past four years are going to re-open.  Initially the section of Teck land in question was closed in 2006 to some evaluations of the geo-technical hazards ...

On a wing and a prayer...err ding: Get your retail therapy on this weekend

What do you do to boost retail and economic activity during the shoulder season? In Rossland you just wing it. Julie Parker over at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce has been working hard coordinating the spring shopping soiree, putting in the hours to make sure that this Saturday's annual Wind Ding celebration is a...flying...

Mexican students enjoy exchange with Selkirk

Selkirk College’s School of Renewable Resources in Castlegar recently hosted three exchange students from the Universidad Tecnologica de Tulancingo (Tulancingo Technical College) in Mexico.The students, Oswaldo Aviles, Victor Valderrama and Salvador Gonzalez, arrived in Castlegar on May 9 for three weeks to learn about...

Tainted Chinese Drywall Concerns Went Unreported for Two Years

by Joaquin SapienA leading East Coast homebuilder learned four years ago that the Chinese-manufactured drywall it had installed in several Florida homes was emitting foul odors, according to documents obtained by ProPublica and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.The company, WCI Communities, was so concerned that it started planning...

Oil spill in Alaska closes 800 miles of pipeline

 800 miles of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System were closed down following a spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil south of Fairbanks, Alaska. A power failure following a routine fire-command system test caused relief valves to open and crude oil overflowed near the Fort Greely pump station 9. The...

Musician David Byrne sues Florida governor over campaign song

David Byrne, the former lead singer of 1980s art punk band Talking Heads, is suing Florida governor Charlie Crist over the latter's use of the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an election commercial. Byrne alleges that Crist made use of the song in a campaign commercial without the artist's permission, and that if...

Commuter Challenge: Is Rossland up for it?

Get your bike geared up, your walking shoes broken in, and start mapping out your active transportation routes to work as the Commuter Challenge returns May 30th. Last year Nelson jumped on board the Commuter Challenge in a big way, logging the highest level of participation in the small/mid size city category. The West...

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