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by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 04 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, a new store opens its doors in the Mountain Kingdom.  The Rossland Dispensary will be the newest addition to Rossland's business community.

What IS a marijuana dispensary?

 A marijuana dispensary does not sell marijuana for recreational use; the products are available only to people who have been prescribed a...

by Andre Carrel on Monday Oct 03 2016

There will many announcements and pronouncements for and against the federal government’s approval of the Petronas LNG project if, in view of the 190 pre-conditions, approval is the appropriate term. What aroused my curiosity was the identity of developer: who is Petronas?

Petronasis an oil and gas giant created a...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 28 2016

How much do you pay for BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)?  This year, if you're a single person who earned $21,900 (or so) last year ("adjusted net income"), you'll pay nothing  -- as long as you applied for Premium Assistance.  But if you're a couple, and you and your spouse earned a total of $30,001 last year, then this year you'll pay $1632 for medical services coverage.  If you and your...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 31 2016

Many Rosslanders recall the unfortunate separation of a devoted senior couple so that they could more conveniently (for IHA) be housed in different facilities, in different towns.  While separated, one of the couple died.  The resulting, and well-justified, outcry may have resulted in changes to the practice of deciding which extended-care patients get housed in what facilities, and whether or...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

On February 18th of this year a group of First Nations activists came to Ottawa to speak to the government about the Site C dam project on the Peace River.  They met with myself and other MPs in the BC NDP caucus to discuss their attempts to delay construction of the dam until the concerns of their people were heard in federal court this fall.  The Liberal government refused to meet...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

A reader recently commented privately about the recent "Rape and Consequences" article, and expressed dismay that Canada's "rape shield" legislation is not  more effective at curbing  defence attorneys' strategy of "whacking the victim" in court.  Her comment made me think:  our society's acceptance of "rape culture" is evidence of an ingrained sexism, but its origins go far beyond  sexism....

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

(Editor's Note:  Southern BC is also home to most of the world's at-risk population of Mountain Caribou, and the comments in the column below about the need for undisturbed habitat apply equally.  For a BC government document on the Mountain Caribou's need for "large tracts of old-growth forest in the Interior Wet Belt,"  click...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

The Rossland Telegraph  

Things are beginning to look up for rape victims.  Recently, a judgment by Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Justice Juliana Topolniski reversed an acquittal of a teen charged with sexual assault.  The language in her ruling made it very clear that she was disappointed, to say the least, with the lower court judge's lack of understanding of the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

The following article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues.

Ask environmental leaders where voluntary family planning fits into their organizations’ missions and goals, and most will...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 20 2016

Another bear story:

I heard a noise in the night, outside, at a former residence.  Looking out the back door with a flashlight, I saw a disappointed-looking black bear gazing back at me over one shoulder, a bag of flour in her mouth, and a thick trail of flour leading from our neighbour's back porch to the bear.  The neighbour was storing flour, pet food, and other...

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