Will the federal government go ahead with a one-click citizenship oath?

By Katrya Bolger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter/New Canadian Media A petition to stop the federal government from allowing new Canadians to take their citizenship oath by clicking a button online is set to be tabled in Parliament. The petition (Petition (e-4511), which was launched in July of this year, garnered more than 1,500 signatures. It […]

How to recognize AI-generated misinformation

By Jaigris Hodson, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Royal Roads University (Originally published in The  Conversation) In my digital studies class, I asked students to pose a query to ChatGPT and discuss the results. To my surprise, some asked ChatGPT about my biography. ChatGPT said I received my PhD from two different universities, and in […]

Funding announced for a multi-year project to improve connectivity for 5,429 rural households

Funding was announced Thursday in Castlegar for rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin — encompassing 5,429 homes — to create access to high-speed Internet. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin […]

Hybrid and Electric vehicles explained

By Gaoliang Fang, Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster Automotive Resource Centre, McMaster University As part of its goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, Canada has introduced new regulations to mandate one-fifth of all vehicles sold in Canada be electric by 2026. With the price of gasoline being projected to rise again, and...

Interest in Rossland's innovative educator rising

As online schooling becomes the new norm and students learn to navigate a new type of classroom, Rossland’s Seven Summits Centre for Learning (in BC) is thriving as local parents and high school students look for a “future-proof” solution designed to meet their current and longer term educational needs....

Sweden's 'Most Innovative Leader' joins Thoughtexchange as VP of Operations

Jessica Nordlander joined Thoughtexchange to scale her passion for innovating leadership and find work-life balance in a small mountain town. For the last 10 years, Jessica Nordlander has been innovating leadership and helping scale multinational technology companies. Those passions are coming together in her new role as Vice...

Column: Renewable power renewing communities

Energy is inextricably linked to a range of community issues, from health to housing. That was one message that emerged from a four-day gathering in Calgary of more than 200 young Indigenous leaders from every province and territory, organized by Disa Crow Chief of the Siksika Nation and Cory Beaver of the Stoney Nakoda Nation....

Smoke Eaters Battle Hard But Fall To Silverbacks By 3-2 Score

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled hard with a strong 3rd period effort but fell just short in a 3-2 loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the first of a weekend doubleheader on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.  Both teams opened the game well defensively and saw the opening period go without a goal as the game was 0-0...

Editorial: Could Thoughtexchange help save the world (as we know it)?

We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below. Thoughtexchange has been going from strength...

Electric vehicles for the Kootenays

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative...

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