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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:27am

Senator Lynn Beyak's complaint that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) "didn't focus on the good" done by Canada's residential schools has provoked calls for her resignation, and some people wonder how she is qualified to sit on the Senate's Aboriginal...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:21am

Rejoice, Rosslanders! Rossland will receive a sprinkling of money from the federal and provincial governments to help with the Spokane Street infrastructure replacement project.  This will help keep our taxes from rising faster and further, and it will make our water supply more secure, and...

by Contributor on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:21am

Nelson author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes latest book, A River Captured: the Columbia River Treaty and catastrophic change, explores the controversial history of the Columbia River Treaty and its impact on the ecosystems, indigenous peoples, contemporary culture, provincial politics and...

Recent News

by Contributor on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:50pm

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) unveiled plans for its new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar at a special event on March 21 at the Castlegar Complex.

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by David Suzuki on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:09pm

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports....

by Contributor on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:37pm

Tourism Rossland has reduced the operating hours of the Free Ride Ski Bus for the remainder of the ski season.  As of March 20,  the last bus leaves downtown Rossland at 6:30 pm, and the last bus from Red Mountain Resort...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:26pm

Be aware:  if anyone phones you and asks for funds for a Search and Rescue group, it's a scam.  " We cannot state clearly enough, not one of the 80 recognized SAR groups in British Columbia, ask for donations...

Regional News

by Michael Jessen on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:26pm

When Stephen Lewis speaks about tuberculosis, he doesn’t restrain his words.

The world is showing “far too much strangled deference when it comes to fighting TB,” Lewis told a standing room crowd in a passionate...

by Letters to the ... on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:01pm

To The Editor:

More funding might help our seniors if they are in a publicly owned facility. A few more staff and maybe an extra therapist. But history shows that more funding has not improved...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:06pm

The chair of the local board of education is going to be suggesting, at the SD 20 board’s next meeting, that school-related trips to the US be disallowed due to the trump administration’s travel bans.

Teri Ferworn,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:41pm

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Castlegar’s Patrick Zubick, now with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, has been named the SIJHL’s top goaltender for the 2016-17 season.

“Zubick...

Provincial & National

Wanted: more walk, less talk in today’s federal budget

Missed opportunity says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today’s federal budget, says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Senior Economist David Macdonald.

“While there are some positive aspects to Budget 2017,” Macdonald says, “let’s not mistake this for the bold, visionary inequality reduction budget that Canadians were promised by this government.”

Province to re-invest licence revenue back into wildlife management activities

The agency subsequently would be supported by hunting licence revenues of $9 million to $10 million each year.

As part of the Province’s long-standing commitment to healthy wildlife populations, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced Wednesday that all hunting licence revenue will be re-invested to enhance wildlife management activities.

Based on input from stakeholders over the last few years, the government will form a new agency in fall 2017 with startup funds of $5 million. The agency subsequently would be supported by hunting licence revenues of $9 million to $10 million each year.

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