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by Donovan Hoggan on Friday May 28 2010

We've all heard the saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Usually that is excellent advice, but there are a few exceptions. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to look at some of these exceptions within the world of computers.

Before I get into specific examples, there are a couple of important things to know. The first is WHY people give away free stuff. The...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday May 27 2010

This Sunday evening, anyone with an interest in Kootenay culture and the strength of will to drag their butts off the couch and down to the Miners' Hall is in for a rare treat. The Rossland Arts Council and FLIKS will be presenting the a new film, torn straight from the mean streets of Creston, BC, called Lovers in a Dangerous Time.

I've seen the film and anyone who tends to...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 27 2010

Federal policies restricting the local Grand Forks and Midway RCMP detachments from replacing officers on leave has local government and other agencies concerned for safety in the Boundary region. A letter from School District 51 triggered city councils to also lend their voice to advocate for changes in the policy that leaves small communities with few police at risk.

Teresa Rezansoff,...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 27 2010

Some rare applause came out of council chambers gallery Tuesday evening after a victory was scored by a local mom fighting for her daughter. Jaime Santano, the mother of eight year old Sophia Santano, was pushing for Rossland city council to offer an exception to their new bylaw supporting non-profit societies which have been hit hard by the regional recreation breakdown. The policy was...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 27 2010

As the self-proclaimed Mountain Bike Capital of Canada, Rossland loves its trails. With an envious asset of hundreds of kilometers of maintained and unofficial trails surrounding our fair city, perhaps the 'Trail capital of Canada' would be more appropriate? Either way, be you a mountain biker, hiker, trail runner, dog, cross country skier or stray bear looking for an easy walking route, there...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 27 2010

Technology has finally caught up with the dreams of some Doukhobor musicians to preserve their heritage in the 78’s project headed by Grand Forks local Ron Mahonin for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar. Traditionally Doukhobor songs are three different types: psalms, hymns, and folk songs. Over the years, many of these songs were recorded on vinyl records. Mahonin, songwriter,...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 27 2010

An emergency call-out on Sunday night had all three emergency services searching for a five-car pile up on Spencer Hill. The origins of the call are unknown, but the services did not find an accident, said Corporal Richard Lanz with the Grand Forks detachment.

The false call came to the services around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 and all services responded immediately. “We had members...

by Contributor on Thursday May 27 2010

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, The Mishras are bringing classical North Indian Ragas and folk music to Grand Forks. The Mishras will be performing at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.

Pandit Deobrat Mishra, son and disciple of Pandit Shivnath Mishra, was born into a well-known musical...

by Contributor on Thursday May 27 2010

Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society is getting ready move a building donated by Ross and Elaine Glanville.

We will use it as a new first aid and ski patrol building. The Glanvilles, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary area’s C, D, and E all have donated monies totaling $14,000.00 towards the move, new foundations, interior and exterior renovations," says Treasurer Don Colclough. 

by Contributor on Wednesday May 26 2010

Ed. Note: The following was copied to The Source for publication as a letter to the editor:

Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO
Interior Health Authority
220-1815 Kirschner Road
Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7

Dear Dr. Halpenny,

I was dismayed to learn that the IHA has decided to cut the Social Work positions that offer direct support and care to people and...


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