BC's Climate Leadership Plan is in the works

The BC Government announced hope to have a Climate Leadership Plan by spring 2016.

Environment Minister Mary Polak announced Friday the next steps towards developing a Climate Leadership Plan by spring 2016 during the release of the Climate Leadership Team’s recommendations for the B.C. government’s new Climate Leadership Plan.

British Columbia is recognized as a world leader in the fight against climate change, while growing a strong economy:

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything“ will show on Sunday, December 6, at the Rossland Miners Hall.  Come at 7:00 pm.    There will be sock puppets! 

Hard Pills are a Waste of Money

Hard Pills are a Waste of Money

I’d like to share some information with you to make it easier to decide which supplements to buy when you are faced with so many choices.  I’ll also explain why certain supplements are more expensive than others.

Interested in the Cannabis Industry?

Interested in the Cannabis Industry?

Marijuana:  Anticipating Changes in Legislation

A recent press release from the "Women Grow:  Kootenay Chapter"  says,

"Are you interested in cultivating a career in the cannabis industry? Would you like to know more about cannabis and the future of the industry in general?


Left to right:  Isabelle Desmarais, Louise McEwan, and Frank Ramovs

The Kootenay-Columbia Trails Society presented a cheque for $16,450 to the LeRoi  Community Foundation at an estate planning seminar  in Trail's Visac Gallery on Wednesday, November 18.  Frank Ramovs, a director of KCTS, and Isabelle Desmarais, another KCTS director and its Treasurer, handed the cheque to Louise McEwan, President of the LeRoi Community Foundation.   

OP/ED: How Common Are Doctors' Errors?


"Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes, sometimes with devastating consequences." This statement is from a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

About That New Water Act: What We Still Need

Image from:  POLIS Project for Ecological Governance

Rossland had a fairly dry summer in 2015,  with watering restrictions imposed in additon to our water metering.  Now that rain has returned, our reservoirs are filling up again, and there is even enough water  that snow-making operations are well under way on Red Mountain.  We can all breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.

This item, about BC's new legislation governing water use, is fresh from the POLIS Project on Ecological Governenance: 

City water not the culprit in cluster of illnesses after Thanksgiving

City water not the culprit in cluster of illnesses after Thanksgiving

A cluster of gastroenterological (GI) illness reported at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Oct. 13 and 14 were not caused by contaminated water in Castlegar, despite rumours to the contrary.

Medical Health Officer Dr. Sue Pollock said IHA received a report from the hospital about a small cluster of patients suffering from GI symptoms, and vigorously investigated the possible cause.

Kootenay Boundary faces shortage of psychiatrists

Kootenay Boundary faces shortage of psychiatrists

The region’s medical shortages continue, despite Castlegar finally having a full contingent of general physicians – the issue now being a shortage of psychiatrists.

Cheryl Whittleton, Heath Service Administrator for the Kootenay Boundary, said three local psychiatrists have resigned in the past six months, leaving the region with six practicing psychiatrists, two thirds the norm, and none of whom are in Castlegar.

Blackjack Seeks Coaches for Tiny Skiers

Photo by  Iain Reid

Kids aged 4 and over can learn cross-country skiing or improve their cross-country skills  at BlackJack, in categories starting with "Bunnies" and moving up through "Jackrabbits" and "Track Attack" to the Junior and Senior racing levels.  All those kids need coaches, and BlackJack wants more volunteer coaches  to help ensure that  no  eager young skiers will be turned away.

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