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VIDEO: The Lost People Of Mountain Village (part two)

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And here's part two of the mockumentary

VIDEO: The lost people of mountain village - Part 1

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Thankfully Rossland has so far been able to maintain a great balance between real town and resortification. Here's a biting sarcastic look at the mountain resort world. Worth a watch, a few pensive thoughts and some laughs for sure.

Regressive taxation in BC - Vote YES to reject the HST

This is a cut and paste of a comment I found on the Tyee. It has a lot on interesting information about taxation in BC. Quote: How appropriate that the "Vancouver Sun" should today publish a summary of a new report by the CCPA that demonstrates why the BC Liberals were forced to rush out the HST so soon after the 2009 provincial election. The report is entitled "BC's Regressive Tax Shift" and the story is on page A11.

FOUND: Cute white dog

I just saw this posted on Bhubble and thought it would be a good idea to post here, too. http://www.bhubble.com/node/21458 I hate to see pets missing their owners, and owners missing their pets. I hope this doggy's humans come and claim her!

If it is in the Blue Box

Every two weeks, we put out our blue boxes full of recyclable swag to be picked up and be recycled. There are a few of you, like me, who still find some of the swag that the RDKB left behind in our blue box that they deem "not recycleable." It doesn't matter if it is a plastic DVD container or a cardboard box for a Super Soaker; if it has the symbol for being recycled, It should be picked up for recycling and be remade for a new book or a new reusable travel coffee mug.

Rossland's Anime Convention Society needs help!

There is only one person, me, who is doing all the work for doing an anime convention in Rossland and no one is lending a hand to help me out. If people helped me out making this anime convention in Rossland called Rosslanime, we can get tourist dollars.

Great place for Auto Servicing!

I think it is important to recognize local business excellence. We recently used DynaPro Automotive in Rossland to service our vehicle. We are blown away by the great service! Jeremy definitely exceeded our expectations with his level of organization, care and professionalism. Love the complimentary Visual Vehicle Inspection Report! We will be using them for all our future auto servicing! Troy Kusy

2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade Completes Historic Fur Trade Route

On June 1, a group of eight paddlers from Rossland, Trail and Nelson will join canoeists from all over North America to salute the Columbia Basin and its past by paddling six-person voyageur canoes 1800 kilometres along a historic route from present day Invermere to Astoria Washington.

Bear Aware seeking sponsors to clean up Columbia Ave

Remember the sidewalk bins that facilitated so much mess downtown last summer? The Bear Smart committee is recruiting sponsors for a solar powered trash compactor garbage bin or a returnable bin for a 3 month summer trial on Columbia Ave. A successful trial period provides our city an option to budget for purchase of a year round solution to garbage and returnable’s after the Columbia Ave renovation project. Success will be measured by the inability of wildlife to access the garbage and by the lack of garbage on the street.

in case you didn't know

cigarette butts are garbage. don't throw it out your car window. don't throw it on the ground. don't be ignorant. k good. now you know.