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Hard work pays off for the winners of the annual Christina Lake Triathalon

Triathletes take the corner at the top of a steep hill on the bike section of the race; Photo, Mona Mattei

The 2010 Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathalon was challenging for the participants, but worth all their hard work. There were individual participants from youth to seniors, and teams took a run at the prizes too. Biking the hill up from the townsite, swimming the lake, and running the course on a hot day worked up a sweat for the treats served up by the Grand Forks Rotary Club at the end of the race. 95 individuals and 18 teams of two or three members vied for the trophies at this intense race.

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Falling for the follies: catch the fever!

Summer in the Mountain Kingdom heralds the arrival of all kinds of fun stuff: open patios at local restaurants, museum and mine tours, snow-free (hopefully) hiking trails, and our own local musical theatre production, The Gold Fever Follies.  This ever-changing, dynamic show, consisting of stories loosely based on actual historical events in Rossland's history, will see its 24th season this year, and after my preview the other night I can say with confidence that this year's Follies is the must-see event of the summer.

Whitewater to install new Glory Ridge Chair

This summer, Whitewater Ski Resort plans to install its new Glory Ridge Chair. The chair was formerly identified as the BS1 lift in the Master Plan, and will service the terrain currently referred to as the Backside. “The mountain crew, in cooperation with mother nature, hope to have the lift ready to load as conditions permit this coming season” says General Manager Brian Cusack.

Canada Day in Rossland: See you at the top!

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to the annual Canada Day Celebration in Rossland on Thursday, July 1, 2010. The day begins with a hike up Mount Roberts.  Hikers are to meet on the Rossland library lawn at 9:00 AM where directions and carpooling to the trailhead will take place. Some shuttles will be provided by Adrenaline Adventures. Climb to Mt Roberts and sing Oh Canada while enjoying the raising of our flag.

CBT Summer Works program full!

The Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) 2010 Summer Works Program is fully subscribed, and Basin-based businesses are now employing over 100 students in the region this summer. Launched in March of this year, the pilot program offers up to eight dollars an hour in wage subsidies for small business and social enterprise.

ATAMANENKO: Education should be a boon, not a burden

During this time of economic recovery, many young Canadians are seeking to improve their chances at developing meaningful careers by opting to invest in higher education. But with federal funding of colleges and universities having been slashed almost continuously since the early 80s, students are expected to make up this shortfall by paying unreasonable tuition fees.

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