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Bear Aware: the bear necessities

With bear season now upon us the time to start thinking about bear-proofing your property is now. Earlier this week there were reports of a blonde grizzly bear hanging around the Victoria and Davis Street area. On Tuesday, however, the local conservation officer, Peter Businc, was able to get out and spot the bear and confirm...

Community Gardens: A blooming success

The Rossland REAL Food group’s dream of a an inter-generational community garden is just about to launch, with planting set to commence soon. Aided in part by a recently-received grant of $20,000 to help expand the project’s educational programs and facilities, it’s up up and away for a blooming good project. The former Foodies...

Home safe home: Rossland crime down

In his annual report to the mayor, RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton confirmed what many of us already know: Rossland is an extremely safe place to live--and it's getting safer. While presenting the year's statistics to council, the sergeant noted that Rossland’s is in an enviable position as a relatively crime-free place to live. Eight...

NEW BUSINESS PROFILE: Moving Forward

A new business has opened up shop on Columbia Avenue in the last month with a noble mission. Quite simply, RaNae Nicholls of Moving Forward has a mission of helping the people of Rossland achieve happier, healthier lives. Having worked in a number of counseling and social support roles over the course of her career, she is ...

Local newspaper owner wins prestigious Jack Webster Foundation fellowship

The recipients of the prestigious Jack Webster Foundation fellowships for 2010 have been announced and we here at Lone Sheep publishing are proud to announce that Mona Mattei, owner and editor of the Boundary Sentinel in Grand Forks, is a winner along with reporters from Global TV, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC News. Mattei will...

Christmas comes early: city doles out CBT community cash

What kind of positive improvement could you make to your community for $45,318? The Columbia Basin Trust learned just that at a special meeting of city council Monday night. As part of the CBT’s Community Initiatives program, the City of Rossland received $45,318 this year to be awarded to worthy non-profit community clubs,...

The Red Pair – The most soul per sole in town

The for sale sign came down, the work began and just a few months after it was purchased the old Bank of Montreal building is slowly coming back to life. On April 15th Stephanie Robinson officially opened up shop where the barber used to be in the lower level of the Washington and Columbia corner. The first new business back...

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...

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