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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:30am

Watch for an updated City information bullet on Washington Street construction:  the watermain interruption announced in the bulletin published on Tuesday, July 26, has been delayed.  The interruption would have occurred overnight, from 11:00 pm on August 2, to 5:00 am on August 3rd;...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:55am

Rossland REAL Food and the Rossland Public Library have combined forces for local food security.   Rossland REAL Food has a collection of useful items to loan out, including a nice shiny pressure canner; for some time, only a few people even knew these items were available...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

Nelson's Report on Homelessness

This column is narrowly focussed on a social problem in Nelson, but despite that, I am sure the issues are of interest to readers anywhere in Canada.

Nelson's Committee on Homelessness has released its eighth annual report...

Recent News

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

“Chimo” is a word expressing friendship and greeting. It was borrowed from Inuktitut and adopted in 1946 by the Royal Canadian Engineers as a greeting between their members.

Now Chimo will be the name of a new day-use...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:28pm

The Rossland Telegraph  

Things are beginning to look up for rape victims.  Recently, a judgment by Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Justice Juliana Topolniski reversed an acquittal of a teen...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:13am

The following article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm

At about a quarter to six in the morning on July 25, a woman was riding her motorcyle west along Highway 3-B when a vehicle described in the police press release as "a small SUV" turned left in front of her at Old Waneta Road...

Regional News

by Trail Champion on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:12pm

Second update:

Two suspects in a dramatic gun robbery at Canadian Tire in Trail last Wednesday will remain in custody following an appearance in Nelson court today. James Duncan Beetstra, 31, and Dustin Paul Zier...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:11am

Pigs will most likely fly before the English rock band Pink Floyd returns to the stage to perform their progressive and psychedelic music in front of fans.

However, right here in beautiful downtown Nelson, at the unique Capitol...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:10pm

Online registration for bussing remains open!  Over 1,050 students are already registered for bussing for the 2016/2017 school year.  To register your child(ren) visit ...

by CBT on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:45pm

Over 2015/16, Columbia Basin residents and communities benefited from the more than $31 million in programs and services delivered by Columbia Basin Trust, helping residents as they work to strengthen the...

Provincial & National

Agencies warn drivers to stay alert on the roads this long weekend

Agencies warn drivers to stay alert on the roads this long weekend

As the B.C. Day long weekend nears, ICBC, the B.C. government and police are asking all drivers who will be setting off on a road trip to look out for the key warnings signs of fatigue – you don't recall driving the last few kilometres, you don't notice a vehicle until it suddenly passes you or your driving speed is creeping up or down.

Every year, 16 people are killed in crashes involving driver fatigue in B.C. In the Southern Interior, 84 people are injured in 400 crashes.

B.C. Human Rights Code to include explicit protection for gender identity, expression

Hon. Suzanne Anton, BC Attorney General and Minister of Justice

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton introduced legislation Monday to make B.C.'s Human Rights Code more explicit in the protections it affords transgender persons in British Columbia.

Bill 27, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016, was passed to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds covered by the code. Prior to the change, transgender individuals were protected under the code's protected grounds of "sex", as interpreted by B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal and the courts.

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