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by Rossland Telegraph on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:21am

Enrich your life by reading, whatever age you are.  The Rossland Public Library is hosting not just one, but two summer reading clubs this season -- one for kids and a new one for adults.

For kids:  BC Summer Reading Club 2017: Walk on the Wild Side

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...

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 Castlegar on Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:34am

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream...

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...

Provincial & National

FORMER MLA AND DEPUTY PREMIER GRACE MCCARTHY PASSES AT 90

Grace McCarthy received the Order of Canada in 1992 and the Order of British Columbia in 2004 and holds many honourary degrees.

Former MLA and Social Credit cabinet minister and Deputy Premier Grace McCarthy passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver last night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor.  Mrs.  McCarthy, 90, was surrounded by her family.

Funeral details and arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

McCarthy was born in Vancouver, and at the age of 17, she cashed in a $50 war bond and opened her own flower shop, Grayce Florists, which she developed into five retail locations across the city.

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. 

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