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by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jun 28 2018

A recent Supreme Court ruling will limit the cross-country flow of beer — and other goods and services — for Canadians this Canada Day long weekend and beyond, confirms a report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“At a time when Canadians are particularly sensitive to trade barriers, the Supreme Court of Canada has...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jun 26 2018

Report on Rossland City Council Meeting, June 25, 2018 (Updated)

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillors Martin Kruysse, John Greene, Andy Morel and Andrew Zwicker.   Absent: Lloyd McLellan and Aaron Cosbey.

Public Input Period:

Laura Petit spoke to oppose Council’s decision to do away with water metering; she felt it...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 25 2018

On June 20th, the House of Commons rose for the summer break.  One of the last votes we took dealt with the message to the Senate regarding their proposed amendments to Bill C-45, the bill to legalize marijuana.  And the final motion to adjourn included a message to the Senate regarding Bill C-46, which covers new driving-while-impaired provisions.  Both bills received Royal Assent...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jun 25 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution. However, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Corporate Mapping Project report.

As the steward of BC’s public pensions, it is unacceptable that the Corporation (BCI) is...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Jun 22 2018

Rossland’s Hannah Kroeker, who has just graduated from the Seven Summits Centre for Learning, is one of two recipients of a $500 award from Rossland Rotary, recognizing their outstanding service to the community. The other winner is Lucy Beck, graduating from J.L. Crowe in Trail.

The two awards are named in honour of late Rotarian Mike Pistak, who was a member of Rossland Rotary...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jun 20 2018

More action on single-use plastic bags? Rossland City Council has stated that it was waiting for the outcome of the court challenge against the City of Victoria’s bylaw to ban plastic “check-out” bags.  The Canadian Plastic Bag Association challenged the City of Victoria’s right to regulate plastic bags. Now the Supreme Court of BC has issued its decision, in a judgment by Justice Nathan Smith...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

Last week I travelled with Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, to the G20 energy meetings in Argentina.  The meetings are a mix of reports from the G20 countries and of presentations by world experts about the state of energy markets and future energy demand.

The main theme of the talks was the “grand transition” to a low carbon future.  While there are political pressures...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jun 18 2018

Knotweed is one of the scarier invasive plants.  It doesn't cause burns or blindness, like Giant Hogweed, but it does spread very fast and it causes expensive damage to things like the foundations of buildings – and property values. It can burst right through pavement, take over lawns and gardens, and we have it right here in our community. It spreads not only by...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 15 2018

ICBC has hired 43 new estimators in response to the increase in vehicle claims costs, and to enhance oversight of autobody repair costs, as government works to bring ICBC back to financial stability.

The new hires, brought on since February 2018, are the first estimator trainee group to be engaged with a full training program since 2002. They join a complement that now numbers 250...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

Rossland City Council meetings, June 12, 2018

 PUBLIC HEARING:

Re: A bylaw to re-zone 2194 Park Street from R-1 Residential to R-1 GS (allowing for short-term rental of a guest suite.)

One resident had written and expressed comfort with the application, as long as the off-street parking would be used, instead of the owner and guests parking on Park Street...

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