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By Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

When Audrey Bissett, the music director/animator and choir leader at Trail United Church told the folk at the church that she was excited about leading a “Green” choir, most weren’t too sure how to react. She wasn’t surprised.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

Trail and Rossland residents taking care of family members with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are experiencing severe stress, new studies show.

They are among the more than two million informal caregivers across Canada, a new national survey shows, who are struggling to cope with the impacts of caregiver stress, including depression. 

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Monday Oct 04 2010

 Well here I am attempting to stop the start of something awful. A cold. I know many of you will say, “’Tis the season!” Well, I don’t believe in the whole “flu season” or “cold season” nonsense. But that’s for a whole different column. And I’ll be honest: I don’t believe in taking things for colds and flus, either.

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 03 2010
By: George Longden, chair of the Grand Forks Trails Society
So, as you can guess, I am going to write about trails. Some of you may be familiar with this summer’s trail construction inside Grand Forks, and but most are not aware of the developments on the Trans Canada Trail, also known as the Spirit 2010 Trail across the region.
First, to the construction this summer, scheduled for completion in November 2010. I believe that the City of Grand Forks is on the cusp of a new era.
By Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to forming the foundation for peace in our world.

By Murray Dobbin on Friday Oct 01 2010

Stephen Harper's hypocritical performance at the United Nations, in aid of winning a seat for Canada on the Security Council, should be enough by itself for Canadians to rise up in unison and say we don't deserve it. Both the NDP and Liberals have said that the seat is for Canada, not for the Conservatives, and that Canadians should therefore support the bid. But if Harper is successful, we will all regret it.


By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 30 2010
The Boundary region has come together over a common concern: the Kettle River. Over the last few years, residents of the Boundary have become more aware about the state of the Kettle River and its tributaries, especially with diminishing flows during the summer months and the quality of the water. The state of the watershed has in recent years also attracted the attention of those outside the basin, with the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. recently ranking the Kettle River the most endangered river in B.C.
By Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

The Liberal strategy for fighting recall is now very clear: go after Bill VanderZalm personally, since they apparently don’t believe they can beat recall on the issues.


And their attack strategy has been picked up by their mouthpieces in the media: either deliberately, trying to scuttle recall, or naively by taking up the Liberals’ refrain in a drawn out, sustained fashion without thinking about their own double standard.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 Castlegar will not escape unscathed from the school district's (SD 20's) proposed changes as set out in a report delivered at the school board's regular meeting on Monday.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 28 2010

Selkirk College’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence
(SCOPE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009/2010 awards
for its faculty.

The purpose of the SCOPE awards is to recognize and promote both
long-term and innovative professional excellence. Faculty and staff are
nominated for the awards by students and peers.

“These awards recognize the contributions of our faculty members to
the superior learning experience at Selkirk College,” says SCOPE