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"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 ...

Snowmobilers Lead Avalanche Fatality Statistics

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is calling on the snowmobiling community to help prevent further tragedies. “More snowmobilers have died in avalanches in Canada this year than ever before,” says CAC Executive Director Ian Tomm. “The snowpack is fundamentally weak throughout much of western Canada this winter so it’s...

Red to Host First Ever Big Mountain Snowboard Challenge in BC

This Saturday, March 28th, Red Mountain Resort is partnering with Red Bull, Dakine, Smith, Rossvegas, Mountain FM and the Trail Times to bring you the first ever Big Mountain Snowboard Challenge. The Red Line is a big mountain competition with a slopestyle twist that will be held under the Motherlode Chair on Link’s Line. The...

Fishing and Skiing - All in a Day's Play

In the world of multi-sport star athletes, many people likely remember “Neon” Deion Sanders who is the only person to ever hit a home run in the major leagues and score a touchdown in the NFL in the same week. Or Canadian Amateur Sports Clara Hughes, who is the only Canadian to have ever won a gold medal in both the summer ...

Black Jack Racers Shine at National Championships in Ontario

Rossland's Black Jack Junior Racers have posted impressive results along with other BC nordic racers at the national championships in Duntroon, Ontario. Below is a list of highlights. BC RESULTS Individual Events - Day #1 Free Technique 1st JR Boys Geoffrey Richards (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) 1st JUV Girls Julia...

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