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From sci-fi to wi-fi: riding the digital rollercoaster

Back in 1993, when I was 19, I went to visit a friend of mine in Montreal. She lived with a computer geek who told me that one day very soon we would be able to send and receive information from our home computers via the telephone lines. I stared at him and said something polite to mask my incredulity, like, "Oh, okay." I ...

How to grow Rossland's economy Volume 1: Talent Factory

This is the first in a series of coloumns that will attempt to explore and put forward some new ideas and new twists on existing ideas around how to grow Rossland's economy. The ideas put forth are designed not as set-in-stone plans but rather as starting points for discussion in an attempt to broaden our views on what could...

EDITORIAL: When freedom of speech conflicts with freedom to 'part-ay'

In Golden, peaceful protesters had their banners taken away by police and one man was arrested during the Olympic Torch ceremony there Thursday. CBC radio ran a brief piece on the incident, but since then there have been no other new reports of this fairly significant and newsworthy event. All we've been able to find on the...

EDITORIAL: Winter Carnival – what we're all about

Our ice rink may be running the risk of defrosting, our schools may be on the verge of failing, and even our post office may be on the way to the dead letter office, but that doesn't mean we don't have anything to celebrate this Winter Carnival weekend here in the Mountain Kingdom. This year is the 113th edition of the Carnival...

OP-ED: MP misguided in gun registry support

On Nov.4, our MP, Alex Atamanenko, voted against Bill C-391, which would scrap the long gun registry, throwing his support behind what has become known as the “$2 billion boondoggle”.Why would our MP vote in favour of keeping the colossal waste of money?He states that, “I believe the registry may be working. Between 1991 and...

EDITORIAL: The Rossland Olympic Challenge

Sometimes something really good can come from something sort of bad. Following city council's pained decision last month to reject George Grey's request for funding support (a decision supported by the Rossland Telegraph, we confess), a new movement has arisen to help raise funds for Rossland's two 2010 Olympians, George Grey...

COMMENT: Rossland Chamber of Commerce Supports Economic Development

Submitted by the Rossland Chamber of CommerceThe Rossland Chamber of Commerce is continually working towards a positive community image and relaying to potential visitors, investors and residents alike that we are a town that is certainly open for business. We need to be front and centre for our members to ensure our positioning...

OUT THERE: Route 3 Highway Opens Mind

Returning home or to any former place of residence after being away for a significant period of time is often a bittersweet moment with enough oddities and memory/reality conflicts to make it as much an emotional and mental trip as it is a geographical trip. As I’ve found on this past journey along with many others the route...

EDITORIAL: Means and Ends

 Two weeks ago in this space we wrote about the difference between two places that we like to think of as Real Rossland and Dream Rossland. Last week we wrote about what sorts of priorities might help make Rossland a better place to live. This week, we'd like to round out our summertime meditations on the Mountain Kingdom's...

EDITORIAL: Chickens and Eggs

Last week in this space we proposed the existence of two Rosslands, each existing in its own alternate universe: Real Rossland and Dream Rossland. This week we find evidence that City Council may be inhabitants of the former. By declining to adopt bylaw #2453, council made a decision that reflected the realities of life in ...

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