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Selkirk International Welcomes Students of Saudi Arabia

Joining the ranks of most universities and colleges across Canada, Selkirk College welcomed its first two international students from Saudi Arabia, Sahal Amin Hussein and Abdulaziz Saeed Alqahtani, in late February. These students have been followed by five others who  arrived in early April. The current King of Saudi Arabia,...

2010 Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) Spring Update

The KCTS is pleased to announce that our funding through the Regional District of Central Kootenay has been secured for the 2010 summer work program. This $65,000 will allow the KCTS to employ a maintenance crew of 3 people on the trails network and the trails manager. The KCTS is also fortunate to have an additional $100,000...

These are the people in your neighbourhood: Darren Ortwine and living on the fringe

If you look closely enough at Darren Ortwine's glasses, you'll see they are held together with a safety pin.  If you ask him about that, he'll readily tell you that the glasses were purchased for him by a friend from the thrift store, and it was completely coincidental that they somewhat improved his eyesight enough to remain...

Rosslander wins affordable housing contest...In Kimberley

Kimberley, a town not unlike Rossland in its makeup and the challenges it faces, has been taking some bold steps towards increasing affordable and green housing. And a resident of the Mountain Kingdom is helping them.In late January, the City of Kimberley sponsored and hosted its second annual Green Building Conference....

New snow not an invitation - avalanche warning high

The Canadian Avalanche Centre is issuing a special avalanche warning for the southern Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, the Kootenay-Boundary area, and the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. This warning is in effect for this coming weekend, Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14. For a map of the affected areas, please go to:...

Windshields and Tires delight! Paulson hill to be re-paved

Over a span of five days in the past week the Rossland area hit the public money jackpot with $3.6 million dollars in Federal and provincial spending allocated for Rossland and surrounding areas. Following last Thursday’s announcement of $1.1M for lodge upgrades at Red and the arena roof upgrade project (reported in the...

Unprecedented third week of avalanche warnings

For the third weekend in a row, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for large sections of B.C. The warning includes the backcountry areas of the North Rockies and the Columbia Mountains, from Mackenzie south to the US border and east of Prince George, Kamloops and Osoyoos. Also ...

Canadian Avalanche Centre warns people not to use the backcountry

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for a widespread area of the province’s backcountry. The warning includes the mountainous areas of the North Coast, the South Coast, the North Rockies, the Columbia Mountains and the Kootenay Boundary. The warning is in effect from Friday, Feb....

A toast to the youth of Rossland: Rotary Wine Fest supports skate park

Over the years, the Rossland Rotary club has been a supporter of many building projects around Rossland including ones centred around the pool, the museum, the Miners' Hall, and Nickleplate Park. They are also very accommodating to the youth of Rossland with their Youth Exchange program, Adventures in Citizenship, Rotary Youth...

CBT increases funding for environmental projects

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting community-initiated and community-supported project applications for its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP)."This program has been very successful in the past and we want to continue to see the projects it supports making a difference in Basin communities," said Rick Allen, CBT...

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