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Archives for February 2008
Ticino and Lake Geneva region, Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Canton Ticino on Monday mandated slower speeds on the A2 autoroute to reduce fine particles pollution, which tend to rise to dangerous levels during warm, sunny winter weather. The Lake Geneva region, which was on alert at the end of last week, has seen its levels […]
Sion, Valais (Le Nouvelliste, Fre) – Valais has just named its first cantonal oenologist, responsible for overseeing the quality of the wine from Switzerland’s largest wine-producing canton, as well as promoting the canton’s wines and advising the government on its wine policies. Corinne Clavien is also the first female cantonal oenologist. She grew up in […]
Bern, Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Switzerland does it again – the country runs more trains than any other in the world, with 93.8 a day on every line, and on average 12 trains a minute. Japan, number two in the race to see how much rail traffic a country can move, has only 75.3 trains […]
Raron, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss Alps in winter means snowy peaks and rosy-cheeked skiers to many of us, but the image doesn’t match everyone’s needs. Photo: (click image to view larger) Raron is mostly flat but narrow old streets leading up to the church have a charming mix of buildings from several periods. […]