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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 4:01pm

Regular Rossland City Council Meeting, October 24, 2016

All Council members were present, as well as Chief Administrative Officer Bryan Teasdale,  Chief Financial Officer Elma Hamming, City Planner Stacey Lightbourne, manager of Public Works Darrin Albo, and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:31am

The Candian Environmental Protection Act is under review by a committee of the House of Commons.  Citizens are invited to comment -- in the form of written "briefs."  There are guidelines for these briefs, accessible via a link in the material pasted in below. 

by Contributor on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:43am

Students from Seven Summits Centre for Learning are doing their part to increase ecosystem health in the Kootenays.

Recent News

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 4:32pm

The Rossland Food Bank is very grateful to the many people who put time, energy, and expertise into helping them move to their new location on the south end of the Arena building.  The new facility provides an administrative space...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:15pm

Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don’t take...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am

In my last column, I discussed some of the issues we heard about at House Finance Committee hearings.  I’d like to mention a few more of the thought-provoking ideas discussed on the second day of hearings in Edmonton.


by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:21pm

Some new excitement is scheduled at Red -- the region's first cyclocross race ever!  Hope for good weather on October 30, for the sake of cyclocross racers doing the  "Hallocross" event.  This is a fun race...

Regional News

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:43pm

Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1-405 and 9705 in some branches of Kootenay Savings Credit Union are head to the picket line after the company announced Thursday its plan to lock‐out employees at unionized locations for one day...

by Contributor on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 8:20pm

Selkirk College in Nelson will soon be better equipped for training of well-paying middle-class jobs of as a result of a federal and provincial investment of $16.18 million.

The investment, which comes in addition to $600,000 in...

by Contributor on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:48pm

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, is accepting applications for the 2017 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).


by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:43pm

A 68-year-old local man is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed Monday afternoon in Kaslo said RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor in a media release.

Taylor said incident happened at approximately 5:20 when Kaslo RCMP...

Provincial & National

Do away with messy public tenders, pre-approve instead

One thing is for sure: keep your membership in good standing and the lists keep on giving and giving.

News that's guaranteed to cheer the hearts of a small number of B.C. companies is word that they've been added to a list of pre-qualified suppliers to the B.C. government.

The lists are intended to offer all the appearances of open and transparent procurement. They can be anything but.

It's one way to get around the bad optics of sole-sourcing too many public contracts.

You can imagine the minister's briefing note: “We chose from a long list of well-qualified firms who were put through a rigorous vetting process by the ministry.”

Trans Canada Highway expected to open Thursday

A rock slide closed the Trans Canada Highway west of Field Monday. — Parks Canada photo

DriveBC confirms the Trans Canada Highway west of Field BC, closed in both directions, is expected to be open Thursday afternoon following a rock slike Monday.

Work crews on site continue to move debris and stabilize the rock face.

Alternate route is via Highway 95 and 93S.

Trans Canada Highway closed due to rock slide

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