May 2017

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. 

City of Nelson issues Boil Water Notice due to presence of E. Coli bacteria

Laboratory tests conducted on samples Wednesday show presence of two (2) colony forming units of E. Coli bacteria.

Water users in Nelson are advised that staff has placed the city under a Boil Water Notice effective immediately after recent tests returned with the indication of the presence of two (2) colony forming units of E. Coli bacteria.

City staff said laboratory tests were conducted on samples Wednesday evening (May 24, 2017).

This Boil Water Notice supersedes and replaces the current Water Quality Advisory issued on May 6, 2017, due to high turbidity levels.

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

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 call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded.

Spokane Street Project Starting Friday, May 26

Spokane Street Project Starting Friday, May 26

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 involved re-routing or delaying traffic.  This season, the Spokane Street improvements will disrupt our usual routes -- and it will all be so much better afterward! 

Here's the City's announcement with the details, for anyone who hasn't received it directly:

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