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Interior Health Board Meeting in Kelowna, May 30th

Interior Health Board Meeting in Kelowna, May 30th     

   

KELOWNA – The Interior Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next regular business meeting in Kelowna on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  Interested parties are welcome to attend the regular portion of this meeting at 8:00 a.m. in Boardroom 1, 1815 Kirschner Road, Kelowna.

 

Roller Derby this weekend!

Roller Derby this weekend!

Mark your calendars!  May 12th, roller derby takes Castlegar by storm when the derby dames of the West Kootenay Womens Rollers Derby League once again battle it out for supremacy and bragging rights on the track.  This double-header event features Salmo’s Babes of Brutality taking on the home town team, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers.  And the second bout of the night is destined to be a grudge match when the Bad News Betties out of Trail attempt to best the Valley Vendettas.   And what evening of derby would be complete without an after-party?&

Alberta's Oil Wealth and the Big Question for Harper

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/04/13/HarpersBigQuestion/

Want to join the roller derby?

Want to join the roller derby?

Think you can take on a Dam?  Wanna wear the wings of an Angel?  Or is Bad News more your style?  Got a Vendetta to take care of?  Do you love the Killjoys, or have an axe you wanna share with the Jackies?  Or are you just a brutal Babe?  Here’s your chance!  That’s right, the West Kootenay Womens Roller Derby League has got another round of freshie training starting soon:  the week of April 29th, in Trail & Rossland!  Keep your eyes peeled for more information.  And start warming up those muscles!

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Just Wondering Why

I am just wondering why there was a picture on the front page of this paper of the people who support the parking etc changes to the main street.  But there is nary a word about the number of people who went to the City Council meeting on Monday to offer their opinion on the issue against parking changes.

Is it because it goes against what the people who contribute to this paper want to happen?

Students battle it out at Selkirk College Annual Business competition

Students battle it out at Selkirk College Annual Business competition

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 develop the best business case strategy.

Thanks to all who came out

Ninety Rosslanders packed in to the Rouge Gallery on February 22nd to learn a bit about another mountainous country - Bhutan.  Six Rosslanders - now known as the Bhutan Bhuddies - travelled to the Himilayan kingdom for 3 weeks of touring and trekking last fall.  Dave Cornelius later pored through 5000 photos and dozens of video clips to produce the 45 minute show.  It highlighted many aspects of the country:  people (whose lives are governed by a happiness quotient), religion  (Bhudist), architecture, culture and trekking.

Red Mountain Racers need you...yes you!

The biggest race of the Red Mountain calendar will be landing here next weekend.  The Miele BC Cup brings FIS racers from all over western Canada and the United States in their bid to lower their points score in the FIS rankings. In addition, this year we have entries from Spain, Italy, Great Britain and Eritrea.

“We are a small club,” says Christine Andison, chief of volunteers for this weekends event.  “As such, in order to put on a race of this magnitude we really look to the community to help out.”

check out this ski video

Check out this video about local skier Simon Hillis by the Telegraph's David Hartman! Inspiring stuff...