Featured Stories

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 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...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:58am

Endless Adventures Fundraising campaign for the West Kootenay Search and Rescue Training weekend was a huge success. Endless Adventure  raised $2,000  to help support and alleviate the pressure on volunteers who occasionally...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:09am

After a successful five years at the helm of Selkirk College, President Angus Graeme has been given a vote of confidence by the Board of Governors to continue his leadership of post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary...

Provincial & National

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.

Back to school tips and links for students and their families

Students will be heading back to school in September.

As families get ready to send over 600,000 students back to school, there are lots of great resources available to make the transition to the classroom easier – and get a start on getting ready for life after high school.

“The new school year is exciting for parents and students alike and everyone wants a stress-free start to the year," said Mike Bernier, Minister of Education.

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