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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 26 2011

A how-to manual detailing how to abuse young girls that was posted on Facebook by two Castlegar men is but the tip of a terrifying iceberg, according to local youth worker James McFaddin.

McFaddin, youth worker and men’s outreach coordinator for Castlegar & District Community Services Society, said the document ‘Deflowered in Seconds’ is the least of a sub-culture that should...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011
This week, the Rossland Skate Park Association presented its proposed locations to council. This follows a year and a half of organizing, fundraising, and numerous community consultation. The ball now sits squarely in council’s hands as to where they go next. The discussion and potential decision--once just a dream--now sits two weeks away as the issue comes back before council on June 6th...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011
RSS Student Brogan Pastro was the face of Rossland’s Interact at Tuesday night’s council meeting and did the group proud by presenting a well-spoken, well-thought-out presentation and request for City Council’s assistance in their latest project. Looking for approval to fundraise and physically build one of the trails outlined in the City’s Active Transportation Plan, the group is now facing...
By Rachel Selkirk on Wednesday May 25 2011

Long before it arrived, the Victoria Day weekend of 2011 was destined to be more than a head-nod to a long-passed monarch and an unofficial kick off to summer.

 
For weeks leading up to the long weekend, billboards both actual and virtual had been warning the world of its upcoming demise. Saturday, May 21 was predicted to be the rapture, the apocalypse, the end of the world...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011

 While it’s true that zoning bylaws aren’t typically headline grabbers and that they’re not likely something the average Rosslander thinks about on a regular basis, they are, however, key to the City’s evolution over time. With this in mind, the City is inviting the public out this Thursday evening to the first in a series of public input events as City planning staff begin to present the...

By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011

Whether we like going to work or not is debatable. That we love people with breasts, be they sisters, mothers, wives, aunts or grandmothers is a given. Now imagine if you could both make your commute to work more fun, more environmentally friendly and add your pedal power to a cause near and dear to many of our hearts? Going into its third year locally, Bike To Work week does just that....

By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011
Right now, Tourism Rossland is in the rare but enviable position of having a chunk of money --and having  to decide how to spend it. With an anticipated $25,000 a year in revenue as part of the Province’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) expected to come in and the previous five year plan now expiring, Tourism Rossland has been reaching out to stakeholders for advice.
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By Mona Mattei on Sunday May 22 2011
The school budget of $16,403,951 was approved by the Boundary’s Board of Trustees last week cutting $600,000 to meet the continued shortfall of funding from the province to match rising costs.
 
After administrative staff recommendations and meetings with the public for input, the board reviewed options and finalized their budgets for the 2011/2012 school year at their...
By Mona Mattei on Sunday May 22 2011
The key aim for aboriginal education programming across the Boundary’s School District 51 is to ensure completion rates improve for First Nations students yet its successes are as much about participation and inclusion as they are test scores. 
 
In 2010, 345, about 22 percent, out of 1484 students across the region identified themselves as having aboriginal ancestry....
By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 22 2011

Thousands of B.C. drivers have responded to a call by the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) to take part in the first ever "Worst Roads" campaign by identifying the road or highway that they believe is most in need of improvements.

To date, over 3,500 British Columbians have cast their vote and 431 roads have been nominated for the title of B.C.'s 'worst...

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