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by Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation celebrated the Grand Opening of its Solar Farm last Friday, October 18, 2019.  The Tŝilhqot’in Solar Farm is located 80 km west of Williams Lake on what is known as the Riverwest Sawmill.  The 1.25-MW solar farm is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and is one hundred percent developed, built, owned and operated by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.

Five years...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 15 2019
Many people, including me, expected Greta Thunberg to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was deservedly awarded for ending more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don’t need a Nobel. They...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 15 2019

Taxpayers puked a year ago, and they still feel nauseous.

Another investigation has confirmed there is a sickening waste of taxpayer dollars afflicting the B.C. legislature. We need more than ginger ale, noodle soup and soothing words — we need a policy overhaul.

While Auditor-General Carol Bellringer’s investigation wasn’t a forensic audit that investigates allegations of...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 08 2019

Bigger fines in the works for Rossland bylaw-breakers; a Public Meeting on October 29 about the potential Emcon Lot development; improvements to a pathway coming soon -- and more.

Present: Acting Mayor Chris Bowman;  Mayor Kathy Moore (by telephone); and Councillors Andy Morel, Janice Nightingale, and Dirk Lewis.  Staff:  CAO Bryan Teasdale,...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Oct 07 2019

The moment, the prospects, the significance

This is my second and final column on the federal election at hand.

I write this feeling very uncertain about what Canadians want from politics. I have just recently told a friend in a conversation about the election – one of many –  that I think conservatism in Canada is weak. But I wonder...

It is historical...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

Mainstream media coverage to date of the federal election campaign has led CBC pundit Neil Macdonald to declare, “I can’t get little enough of it.”  No wonder.  Irrelevant distractions, insults, inaccurate accusations, fake videos, false social media memes, a flood of promises that few voters put much faith in anymore, and general nastiness.  Little surprise that so many...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

Southern BC has lost all or most of its formerly numerous wild mountain caribou. Populations are crashing in the BC central interior as well. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee points out that they ...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Sep 27 2019

“Thank you all for coming out to support us!  There are so many more people than we had expected,” said one youth representative from the steps of City Hall. Another shouted, “We are Generation Zed! We won’t be stopped!”

The crowd that started outside the Youth Space across from RSS blocked Washington street and one lane at a time of Highway 3-B through downtown Rossland during the...

by Trail Champion on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Trail recycling company has been fined almost $23,000 by WorkSafeBC, according to a report published on the organization’s website.

According to WorkSafeBC, the $22,866.82 fine levied against Montrose-based KC Recycling Ltd, was due to repeated, high-risk violations.

The WorkSafeBC report reads as follows:

“This firm's worksite is a facility that recycles electronic...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Tackling climate change means purging privilege from politics

Our national political arena often seems dominated by unproductive partisan potshots and misplaced accountability, with corporate interests prioritized over people’s.

Behind the noisy partisan sniping, a quiet majority — 70 to 75 per cent of Canadians — is largely disengaged from politics, according to...


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