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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:57pm

Rossland City Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Five Council members attended:  Acting Mayor Andrew Zwicker presided, with Councillors Lloyd McLellan, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Marten Kruysse. 

Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillor Aaron Cosbey were...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:35pm

At Tuesday's Council meeting, a Rossland resident complained about noise from a neighbour's yard. "First it was their dog, now it's chickens," he declared.  His battle with his neighbours has been long, acrimonious  and on-going, and has included his displeasure...

by RCAC on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:10pm

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Calling local artists! The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is currently welcoming proposals from local artists for Random Acts of Culture projects.

The new deadline for submission is Friday, May 26th...

Recent News

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:59am

Rosslanders must be getting accustomed to the temporary inconvenience of our infrastructure improvements.  There was the Columbia Avenue project, then the Washington Street project and the bin wall replacement; each of them...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:46am

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The...

by Contributor on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:48pm

West Kootenay Chapter of the

Back Country Horsemen

Invites

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:16pm

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere — from climate change to water and air pollution to...

Regional News

by City of Trail on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:46am

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:13am

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the...

by CBT on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:47am

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:14pm

Interior Health is advising the public of the importance of avoiding physical contact with bats, the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C.
 
IH said rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous...

Provincial & National

Final Count — Liberals 43, NDP 41, Green Party 3

When the legislature is back, BC will have its first minority government more than 60 years.

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

After the final riding was tabulated, giving the NDP Courtenay-Comox by 189 votes, the count leaves the B.C. Liberals with 43 seats — one short of a majority — the NDP at 41 and the Green Party at 3. 

Hunter-Funded Wildlife Agency Quietly Announced Before BC Election

Steve Thomson, Former Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announcing the new wildlife agency proposal on March 22, 2017.

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the new program could prioritize the interests of hunters over wildlife.

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