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PODCAST: Rossland company sets out to make the world a better place with new business

The You can do that here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays. They say the best way to learn is to learn from the ...

You can do that here! Podcast Episode 3 - How to be a successful serial entrepreneur with Amber Hayes

Authors Note: The You can do that here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST). It is a weekly series of half hour conversations with the most innovative entrepreneurs in the West Kootenay. Each episode is full of advice, and learnings from those that have been...

The most sustainable, smart, liveable and fun city: Andrew Zwicker

Anyone slightly interested in the upcoming election cannot have been able to miss council candidate Andrew Zwicker. Talking loud and fast as soon as he gets enthused, which is almost always, and with a young face, he clearly stands out. “I’m an ideas person” says Zwicker who is trying to find creative solutions for every...

Homicide charges pending for missing 5-year-old and grandparents

Earlier today, the Amber Alert was called off for missing five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and a press conference was announced for noon PST. O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes have been missing for two weeks.  At the press conference, Calgary Police Service Chief Rick Hanson announced that the missing persons...

PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND: KCTS and the Church of Dirt

Few assets are as important to our local area as our extensive and unique trails system that spans 145 km. This week I caught up with some of the folks who help create and maintain it. Although Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) has a paid year round Trails Manager and a summer Trail Maintenance Crew who play a critical...

Chief Gerry Woodhouse Retires from Fire Department after 33 years

Chief Gerry Woodhouse (“Woody”) has retired from the fire service after 33 years, the last 20 as Fire Chief of Company #1 in Rossland. Woody recently shared some of his memories of the fire service, and what it was like when he started. “It was overwhelming, the same time I started as Chief, I also started a new business. I...

PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND: Behind the scenes at the thrift store!

The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Society Thrift Store was a hum of activity when I arrived to talk to the volunteers early last week. Mondays are sorting days and sixteen women moved around me bantering back and forth, and moving piles of shoes, toys and clothes from one place to another their backroom area. Spring is a...

UPDATE: San-Latt family settling in

Three months into their new life in Canada, the San-Latt family has experienced the challenges and rewards that would face any of us if we relocated to a country far from home.  One very special event has taken place: On Monday, March 17, Lun Lun San and Aung Ko Ko Latt welcomed Michael David, their second son, into the world...

MP Alex Atamanenko will not run for another term

After 3 terms in office, NDP MP Alex Atamanenko has announced that he will not be running in the next election. “I’ve been proud to serve the people of BC Southern Interior,” said Atamanenko. “As I look ahead to retirement in two years, I’d like to thank my constituents for electing me to represent their interests in Ottawa....

COMMENT: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules

Whales have shorter gestation periods. For the third time since the Local Government Elections Task Force tabled its report, the B.C. government has been stricken with a case of cold feet. In 2010, the task force made 31 recommendations to improve local democracy, including: setting campaign spending limits for candidates; ...

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