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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 them wanting more.

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 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;...

by Ken Holmes on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 8:18am

                Regarding “Trail refuses to pay”, Council Matters, August 17thRossland Telegraph.

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Regional News

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 Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:39pm

The United Steelworkers Local 1-405 said the City of Kimberley is ready to lockout its workers after serving 72-hour lockout notice.

The 72-lockout notice expires Sunday evening, August 28, 2016.

The move comes following a...

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.

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by City of Trail on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:55pm

The City of Trail’s Recreation Agreement Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks Recreation Committee (BV Rec) recently met to discuss the renewal of the one-year Recreation Funding Agreement that expires at the end of...

Provincial & National

ICBC applies for rate hike to deal with escalation of vehicle crashes

ICBC is filing an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission, August 25 to ask for the 4.9-per cent rate hike, effective November 1.

The Insurance Corporation of BC is seeking a rate increase of $3.50 per month for basic coverage due to an escalation in the number of crashes, the number of claims being filed and the cost of settling those claims.

The increase was announced in a media release by ICBC Thursday.

Site C's direct award contracts say a lot about government procurement

There's a lot of money floating around now that construction has commenced on the Site C dam in Northern BC.

Another megaproject, another chance to dole out direct award contracts.

In April, the Alaska Highway News filed an access to information request for a list of the direct award contracts signed during the first stages of Site C dam construction.

The list provided to the News at the end of July covers the period from Jan. 1 2014 to Feb. 29, 2016 and is as interesting for what's in it, as for what's redacted.

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