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New recruitment rules spark excitement at fire department

When Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel says he has an open-door policy, he means to all age groups – and it shows. Rempel presented a new recruitment policy to council at its regular meeting Monday night, requesting the department open its doors to youth and retired firefighters, in defiance of current age restrictions that...

Selkirk signs agreement with southern Interior post-secondary institutions

The five public post-secondary institutions providing education and training to British Columbia’s Southern Interior are joining forces to collaborate on new training opportunities and services.Leaders from the College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, Okanagan College, University of British Columbia Okanagan and Thompson...

Selkirk nursing students influence change in health care

University of Victoria students at Selkirk College are influencing change with regards to health care practices in our local communities. Towards the end of last semester, the fourth year Nursing students held a Mini Conference at the college showcasing twenty “Influencing Change” projects. The students worked with community...

Kootenay Contraption contestants concoct canny creations

One hundred of the Kootenays' finest young minds recently put their brain power into action as part of Kootenay Contraption contest. Tasked with the open-ended assignment of coming up with an invention that either does something, addresses a need, or solves a problem, entrants from across the area sent in photos, drawings, ...

Toxco begins fire clean up operations

Note: The following is a press release from Toxco, Inc.TRAIL, B.C., CANADA (November 9, 2009) – Toxco, Inc. has begun clean up operations from a primary lithium battery fire that occurred in one of the plant’s permitted approved storage building located at the BC site, on the evening of November 7, 2009. The fire occurred...

Walk the virtual walk: new Centennial to Columbia trail

 This week the Telegraph's Andrew Zwicker took a stroll up the new Centre Star trail--so you don't have to! Actually, the intent was the opposite: to show you the splendor of the new trail and to encourage Rosslanders to give it a try. We're sure you'll agree: the trail is destined to be an integral part of our local...

Growing the Rossland Music Scene - The Red Room Lounge Debuts in Rossland

Rossland’s slowly emerging music scene got another boost this week with the opening of another live performance venue in town. While not, strictly speaking, a new venue, the former lounge and restaurant in the Prestige Mountain Resort has been re-branded, renovated, renamed and will re-open tonight as the Red Room Lounge and...

Rossland Measures its Progress towards Sustainability

The Rossland Sustainability Commission is gathering public input on how to measure the City’s progress towards our community vision of sustainability. The Sustainability Commission wants to know what questions Rosslanders think should be answered in order to produce a Sustainability Report Card for Rossland. For example, how...

Columbia Basin Trust Youth Water Forum 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) invites Basin youth ages 15-29 to sign up now for CURRENTS: Columbia Basin Trust Youth Water Forum 2009, being held in Golden, September 25-27 at the Kicking Horse River Lodge."CBT is excited to host a forum for youth focusing on water issues in the Columbia Basin," said Heather Mitchell, CBT Program...

Connecting Tastebuds To Mother Nature

What better way to connect with the earth than to wander throughout its forests, gather its bounty and enjoy its feast after an afternoon’s hike? After being inspired one recent morning by the plump, ripe and seemingly endless huckleberries lining the Redhead trail, particularly near the summit, we set out later that afternoon...

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