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SSC Lays Groundwork

Many Rosslanders were involved, either directly or indirectly, with the Visions to Action project which led to the creation and publication of the Strategic Sustainability Plan in May, 2008. Born out of that plan was the Strategic Sustainability Commission, a volunteer group of engaged citizens who guide the implementation ...

Glycemic Index Eating- The Best Way to Reduce Excess Weight- Part 2

Last time around, I talked about what caused fat to be stored in the body. In this column I'll focus on the foods that should be the majority of our diet. Fats and proteins don't create blood sugar, whereas carbohydrates do. They vary widely depending on their sugar content and speed of absorption. The higher the sugar content,...

AN OUNCE: The Challenge of Cancer Prevention

Cancer statistics are pretty scary. Right now, it is estimated that almost half of men (45%) and more than 1 in 3 women (40%) will develop cancer in their lifetimes (Canadian Cancer Society). As the Baby Boom generation gets older, even more Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer. But it's not just our aging population - 30%...

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

Who played Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean? What is the chemical symbol for gold? If you answered ‘Johnny Depp’ and ‘Ag’, then this Friday night it’s time to release your inner pirate and swagger over to the Miner’s hall where there’ll be booty galore available at “The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune”. ...

Free MBA! Apply Now!

KAST’s new, cleverly titled project is called MBA (Mentorship and Business Assistance) program, and it’s an innovative new entrepreneurship program for the Kootenays. Launched in early January, the MBA brings together industry experts with up and coming professionals to offer their experience and knowledge through coaching,...

5 Star Light Show - Rossland Scores High in Winter Lights Competition

As locals and anyone who has ever visited Rossland in the winter know, our little mountain town comes alive in the winter and its breathtaking beauty really shines through with a coating of snow for the city lights to sparkle off of. This past Saturday in Prince George our winter beauty was officially confirmed by the judges...

BUSINESS PROFILE: Juicy Studios - Scotty Carlson

Based out of the lofted top floor of the old Post Office on the corner of Columbia and Queen is a creative hive of activity that is producing top notch work for some big name clients around the globe. You may have seen the Juicy Studios logo on the unassuming door heading up the hill on Queen Street and wondered as I once...

CBT Doubles Number Of Youth Scholarships

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is increasing the number of its youth scholarships from 20 to 45 this year. "We have been looking at various ways to increase our support to students pursuing post-secondary education or training," said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Increasing the number of awards means CBT can help more ...

Teck Posts $600 Million Loss

Hurt by declining commodity prices and debt payments, Teck posted a massive $607 million loss for the fourth quarter of last year. Although Teck's operations on their own would have produced a healthy profit despite tumbling prices for zinc and copper, debt payments and impairment losses have plunged the company deeply into...

What’s New at the Rossland Public Library

Coming soon to a computer near you: Free wireless internet access will soon be available at the library in Rossland. Great for students, visitors to Rossland, or anyone who has a laptop, we have added the wireless service for our patrons’ convenience. In order to serve our community better, Rossland is one of the first West...

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