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‘Incubating’ small businesses

Small business is big business in British Columbia. Small, innovative businesses play a critical role in BC’s overall economy and are a key factor in economic development strategies for communities within the Kootenay Region.

Relay for Life set for all day Saturday

The Greater Trail Relay For Life 2011 takes place this Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m at Haley Park Track.

‘Mathletes’ Take First Place

A team of Grade 5 “mathletes” from MacLean Elementary won big at the School District No. 20 Math Festival on April 27 at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, competing against other problem solvers from Rossland, Trail and Castlegar.

Just in time for Easter

Grade 7 RSS students finished up their Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) just in time for Easter. Raw eggs are drawn on with hot wax, dyed in vibrant colours, and finally the wax is burned off to reveal the beautiful colours that were sealed in.

Cheque for Corbin

Noreen Poznikoff (right) presents Corbin Lew’s mother, Connie, and his brother, Christopher, with the funds raised by the Rossland Eagles Auxiliary’s borscht luncheon with the help of Eagles members and friends. The funds will assist the family with expenses related to Corbin’s chemotherapy treatments in Vancouver.

Award-winning Remembrance Day poster

Royal Canadian Legion representatives visited the RSS grade 6/7 students last week to deliver some good news. Grade 6 student Allie Stanley placed second at the provincial level for her Remembrance Day poster. She placed first at the local level, first at the zone level and first at the regional level.

Shown congratulating her are (from left to right) Neil Jarvie (Poppie Chairman), Doug Halladay (president of the Rossland Legion), Allie Stanley, Bill McGuire (zone commander) and Bobbi Lafond (poppy chairperson).

Food Bank the big winner of game show

Phil Loosely of the Rossland Radio Co-op and the acclaimed host of “The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune 3” hands the Rossland Food Bank a cheque for $900, half of the proceeds from the game show held last month. The other half will help support the radio station.

A Magical Animal

Kai Symmington-Kruus, Brooklyn Donovan, Marley Lemieux, and Natasha Robine of the École des Sept-Sommets construct a paper-mâché animal that will soon receive a colourful finish before it is put on display with other “Magical Animals” at the Rouge Gallery from April 15 to 23.

Annual MS Walk coming to Trail April 17

This spring, over 6,000 BC & Yukon Scotiabank MS Walk participants will come together in over 26 communities to raise funds in support of enhancing quality of life for those living with multiple sclerosis.

Japan needs sisterly help on its path to recovery

Japan is just starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japanese citizens devastated by the natural disasters and their aftermath need our help.

Spring Formal 2011

Last Sunday, during the Fourth Annual Spring Formal on the back of Red Mountain, Duncan a.k.a. “The Duchess of Red” showed off his telemark skills while on his way to an important board meeting.

Silver for Air Cadets in marksmanship contest

The 531 Trail Air Cadets won silver in the West and East Kootenay Marksmanship Competitions on March 5 in Cranbrook. Last year, the Trail Air Cadets’ first year at the competition, they won bronze.

Lions for Lew

Mike Williams of the Rossland Lions Club presents a cheque to Noreen Poznikoff of the Rossland Eagles. The funds will go to Corbin Lew and will help pay for medical expenses while he is receiving treatment in Vancouver.