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COLUMN: Amazing Advances in Technology

If you own a smartphone, you have more computing power at your fingertips than NASA scientists had when they put people on the moon in 1969! And it’s in a small device, unlike the massive hardware the space agency used. Technology moves in leaps and bounds. As someone who grew up before home computers, transoceanic phone...

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature

If you fly over a forest and look down, you’ll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun’s beneficence! Research shows we might...

Cellphone Service (NOT) Lately

UPDATE:  A Telus representative has just informed us that service was restored to Rossland in the morning on Sunday, November 13.  However, She explained that the cause of the interruptions in service is still not understood, and that the Telus "team continues to closely monitor the site and (is) now in the process of determining...

Free Broadband Connection Available to First Ten Businesses to Sign Up

Are you in the eligible downtown area in Rossland?  Want to reap the business benefits of super high-speed fibre-optic Internet?  If you are one of the first ten businesses to sign up for one year of service from Internet providers on the Rossland network, you’ll receive a free connection to your business or organization.  ...

COLUMN: Ain’t nothing like the real thing — but virtual reality comes close

By David Suzuki The digital revolution is breaking new ground every day. Technology has a way of doing that. I remember when Hewlett-Packard introduced its first “laptop” computer, which stored a page and a half of writing. It revolutionized my life as a newspaper columnist, allowing me to write on planes or in a tent and...

Telehealth a Game Changer for Our Region?

Have you ever had to drive to Trail, Nelson or farther to see a physician specialist? Would you be interested in trying other options that  wouldn’t require you to travel? If the answer is yes, doctors would like to hear from you. Kootenay Boundary residents who have seen specialists in the last two years are being asked to...

Broadband: Free Installation Deadline Extended

Attention businesses in downtown Rossland: Columbia Basin Trust has extended the deadline until April 27, 2016,  to decide whether or not to sign up for a year of fibre-optic broadband with a service provider, and get the service installed for FREE -- a considerable saving. In a message to the service providers, Columbia Basin...

Reminder and Some Tips: Income Tax Time

Editor's Note:  It's that time again.  If one hasn't already filed an income tax return, maybe the information below from the Canada Revenue Agency  will be helpful.  Or not.  Some of us dinosaurs prefer filing returns on actual paper -- which came in handy that year when large numbers of e-files were hacked.  But we're pretty...

Clay-Z! Claymation Workshop with YAN

On Saturday, April 9 youth will get a chance to learn the art of Claymation at a workshop presented by Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) and the Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN). The workshop will be taught by Shelley Painter and will take place at the YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. in Rossland, from 1:00pm-5:00pm....

Broadband is Here Now.

Businesses in downtown Rossland can now reap the benefits of high-speed Internet with up to 100 mbps symmetrical service. The downtown area is now connected to the fibre optic network of the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust). “We’re proud to be celebrating...

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