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by garycvliet on Saturday Dec 08 2012

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have talked a big game over the past few months. Each one has insisted that, because of a mutual distrust for judges and how bouts are scored, they will aim to knock the other out this Saturday.

It’s not going to happen.

We’ve seen Pacquiao and Marquez do battle for 36 rounds. We’ve seen thousands of punches exchanged. We’ve seen multiple...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 14 2012

There's a problem brewing in the lakes of B.C.

The Dreissenid mussel, which include Zebra and quagga mussels, is an invasive bivalve filter feeder that can cause extensive environmental and economic impacts in the ecosystems.

This has been a proven fact in in areas the Dreissenid mussel has become established.

“In an economic impact report prepared for Bonneville Power, a...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 11 2012

Selkirk College Business Administration students will get a first-hand experience in a high pressure business environment, when they square off on March 15th in Selkirk College’s seventh annual Business Competition.

The public is invited to come and watch as students compete to see which group of first year students has the savviest marketing campaign and which second year students...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Trial on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Castlegar Castlegar and District Complex.

The Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbour Program is a
full Obedience Title, open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, and aims to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 29 2011

Selkirk College’s Recycling Department is celebrating 20 years of making the college a greener place to work.

Established in 1991, the Recycling Department is run by the Kootenay Society for Community Living, a regional organization that provides support services for a range of people in communities throughout the Kootenays.

“When the department was first established at...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 28 2011

Applying the word "Alzheimer's" to someone close to you can be uncomfortable, even if the signs, or symptoms, have been adding up for some time.

It's much easier to gloss over strange behavior: "Oh, Mom's just getting older. "Or to rationalize: "Well, we all forget things sometimes."

Only a qualified physician can conclude with high certainty that a living person has...

by The Big Raven on Friday Jun 24 2011
When I first seen this place my heart was drawn by the wonderment of the natural world that seems abundent in these parts.To my amazment I found that there is no real cultural base for first nation people here that have any ties to the original peoples who have lived in this area since time and memorial..The only "natives" are far and few in-between and the cultural teachers are just not here....

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