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GALLERY: Huck en Berries Bike Jam at the Fat Tire Festival

The first ever Fat Tire Festival went off without a hitch last weekend at Red Mountain. The weather gods smiled on the event as bright, cool weather was the order of the day. Please see the Telegraph's photo gallery of Saturday’s Huck en Berry’s Bike Jam with photos by Liam Barnes: it will give the non-attendee a vivid picture...

Captain Jack Memorialized With New Trail at Red

What is the true definition of a mountain man? If you look it up in the dictionary, don’t be surprised if you see a picture of a tall, lanky man with a snow covered white beard even Gandalf would be jealous of staring back at you. His name was Captain Jack. To some he was “That guy with the huge white beard” who was either ...

Rossland Denies George Grey's Request for Olympic Funding

Should taxpayers' dollars be used to support an individual’s personal goals and endeavours? More specifically should city tax payer dollars be used to support an Olympic athlete’s quest for medals? Looking at the situation from another direction--is supporting an Olympic athlete with taxpayer dollars from that athlete’s...

Your Tire's So Fat...(insert joke here) : 1st Annual Fat Tire Festival Coming To Rossland

“Yo tire’s so fat, when it walks on the beach, the whales come up and start singing “We are family,”" Get your best fat jokes warmed up, preferably of the rubber and knobby variety, because this Labour Day long weekend the 1st Annual Rossland Fat Tire Festival rolls into town, rubber side down. Like many great local initiatives,...

"Hay fever" Season -Minimize those Annoying Symptoms

"Hay fever" is an allergic condition triggered by inhalant particles, usually pollens. The common symptoms are sneezing/snuffling/stuffed or runny nose, itchy/red or irritated eyes, sinus congestion, wheezing or shortness of breath and scratchy/itchy throat. The first step is to concentrate on anti-inflammatory eating and...

Red Mountain/Red Mountain Racers Honoured At BC Alpine Awards

Steve Hilts, a previous recipient of Volunteer of the Year award, won the MOIR JAATTEENMAKI AWARD for continued dedication to the sport of ski racing by being a committed BC Alpine Official over several seasons. Hilts has many years of experience in race timing, chief of gates, and head starter. “I’m just a sports fan and in...

BRENDA GILL: Swine Flu Defense

Obviously, one of the important pieces of news over this last month has been the emergence of a virus endemic to pig populations. Swine flu infects people every year and is found typically in people who have been in contact with pigs, although there have been cases of person to person transmission. There is no research that...

BRENDA GILL: Treating Diabetes (NIDD)

Diabetes is a condition that affects almost 135 million worldwide and has become a national health crisis.  The main factor in the majority of people is excessive carbohydrate consumption, which requires a large production of insulin everyday.  This in turn leads to abdominal obesity with insulin insensitivity and/or beta...

BRENDA GILL: Glycemic Index Eating- The Best Way to Reduce Excess Weight- Part 4

In the previous article, I talked about which foods and drinks caused fat to be stored in the body. This article will give you some specifics. Fruit should always be included because of their vitamin and fibre content. It is best to eat fruit separately, because the sugar content helps to deposit the fat from other foods into...

Rossland Rules--Not Just the Slopes, but the Seven Seas

Long time RVYC member David Reay repeated his 2008 effort by scoring another division 3rd at this month’s St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, aboard his Tobago 35 multihull Nauticat. This year, Reay was joined by an all-BC crew, including RVYC members Heather Brazier, Nigel Martin and Mike Nusbaum, rounded out by Victoria’s Paul ...

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