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by Sara Golling on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 7:20am

The City of Rossland has issued a notice to residents:  the work on the Washington Street project includes changing our water main, and this requires an interruption in water service for about six hours. 

Please avoid using any water at all from 11:00 pm on Wednesday,...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:39pm

Humans are fast becoming city dwellers. According to the United Nations, “The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014.” Sixty-six per cent of us will likely live in urban environments by 2050. The number of mega-cities (more...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:17pm

Everybody loves a parade, and we'll have a parade -- and also sports events, entertainment galore, reunions, a pancake breakfast, a look back in history at the library, a rambunctious outhouse race, a special farmers' market, the not-to-be-missed Fall Fair at the Rossland Arena,...

Recent News

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 8:08pm

MP Richard Cannings made time in his schedule to help the Rossland Public Library  honour members of the Summer Reading Club for their feats of literacy.  Our MP handed out  awards to those who had read enough over the...

by RCAC on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:02pm

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be presenting a Comedy Series in 2016/17. The series will feature four performances ranging from stand-up comedy to musical cabaret which are sure to put the audience in stitches and leave...

by Contributor on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:17pm

Most of the smoke that’s been visible in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre is coming from several wildfires in Washington State, particularly one near Deep Lake in Stevens County.

The Deep Lake wildfire, south of Trail, is...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:41am

As summer winds down, our thoughts naturally turn to back-to-school shopping and back-to-work after a break for a good Canadian summer. I’ll be going back to Ottawa in September to resume work on all the issues before Parliament;...

Regional News

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 5:39pm

Cooler heads have avoided a lockout of City of Kimberley employees by the employer in the Bavarian City.

In a media release Sunday, the United Steelworkers 1-405 said two parties are scheduled to return to the table Monday...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:10am

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Media spokesperson Barbara McLintock confirmed...

by Castlegar Source on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:16pm

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a brush fire just outside of town this afternoon, according to OFD Captain Cody Kabatoff.

He said the call came in at roughly 4:15 p.m., and OFD responded to a wildfire about six km up Hwy...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:57pm

The School District 20 has eliminated the controversial student busing fees slated to be implemented this school year, after finding out they'll be ellibigle for a roughly $243,000 grant earmarked for transportation services.


Provincial & National

A few common sense tips for bear safety

The public is urged to be bear smart — never approach a bear and do not run as bears can move very quickly.

Bear calls have been keeping Conservation Officers running for much of the past few weeks as a lackluster berry crop appears to have driven the annimals down to fruit trees in and around the communities of the West Kootenay.

Bears everywhere are out searching for available food sources as they fuel up for the winter months.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure bears don’t have to be destroyed for public safety.

What can YOU do in urban areas?

CUPW OT ban begins in Alberta, NWT; mediation continues

The mail should continue moving in Nelson as Canada Post and CUPW continue to bargain for a contract. — The Nelson Daily photo

Monday, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers released this statement regarding mediation talks with Canada Post.

"Despite our best efforts and the assistance of the two mediators, we have not yet managed to achieve agreements in principle for either bargaining unit."

"As requested by the mediators, the parties have agreed to extend the 72-hour notice under Section 87.2 of the Canada Labour Code for 24 hours. This means all job action is postponed until 00:01AM on Tuesday, August 30th.  

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