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by Andrew Zwicker on Saturday Feb 20 2010

Between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. today a rotating group of at times 30 or more strong protested what they believed to be the steady and continuous destruction of our area's healthcare system.

This is the fourth year in a row that Jim Albo has stood outside of the hospital on February 20th. “The first few times it was just me and maybe a friend or two out here. This year I’ve got all...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Feb 18 2010

Signs reading 'Welcome to Greater Trail' could be something residents and visitors driving into the area now called 'Rossland' see one day. Amalgamation of various forms and functions in and around the Greater Trail or Lower Columbia region has been an issue that has popped up over the years but has never fully gained traction. The issue has been back on the table recently with a concerted...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Feb 11 2010

It was standing room only in council chambers Monday night as Diana Daghoher of Prevent Cancer Now and Susanne Belanger of the Canadian Cancer Society presented before council on the possibility of adopting a pesticide ban bylaw. The “Pesticide free” flag waving crowd of about 15 residents heartily supported the duo as they explained their mission: why Rossland should adopt a pesticide ban...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 21 2010

How important is it to have a post office in Rossland? This question came up in the past week as a result of a press release forwarded on by the Trail Local chapter of the Canadian Postal Workers that painted a potentially dire future for the Rossland and Trail post offices.


“The whole thing is that they have amalgamated services to Castlegar,” explained Ed Evans, president of the...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 16 2010

The following is a letter from Jim Reimer, pastor of the Kootenay Christian Fellowship, who is in Haiti right now with a group of students from Mount Sentinel school.

Today is January 15. We started the day with a large tremor at 4 am. It shook our shelter and sent the kids running. To be awakened in this manner was quite scary.

It is now 8:40 am and as I was typing that...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 14 2010

Rossland’s Strategic Sustainability Commission officially wrapped up its 2009 work this past Monday with the presentation of its annual report to Rossland City Council along with its budget request for 2010. Considering that apart from their manager, Jennifer Ellis, the Commission is made up wholly of dedicated volunteers, the group feels proud of their accomplishments to date.

“I think...

by Diana Daghofer on Monday Jan 04 2010

There continues to be controversy on the safety of cell phones. Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, is the founder of Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit devoted to researching and controlling avoidable environmental health threats. Devra asks: “When is the right time to act? That is not a scientific question but a moral one. As a public health researcher and historian of medicine, I have...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Dec 23 2009

The Rossland Skate Park Association (RSA) got an early Christmas present from Rossland City council at the last regular council meeting on December 14th.The group which has been working for over a decade towards its ultimate goal of seeing a world class skate park constructed in town took a big step towards making that dream a reality.
 
After a brief discussion and debate in which...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Dec 21 2009

 On Thursday evening a group of around 40 concerned Rosslanders gathered in the cafeteria at Rossland Secondary for Responding to the Challenge, a forum/brainstorming event designed to help evolve the response or responses Rossland will give to the recently-released Planning for the Future, Part 2 document. Present at this meeting were members of the Visions for Small Schools society, trustee...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

The Green Party of Canada congratulates the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP for straight talk in Tuesday's report on the death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport.

Commission Chair Paul Kennedy wrote plainly and strongly in the report, expressing criticisms regarding the way the Taser was used on Dziekanski and suggesting that the RCMP needs to return to a way...

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