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by Sara Golling on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:26pm

Regular Rossland City Council Meeting, February 23, 2015

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, Councillors  Marten Kruysse, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel, Andrew Zwicker

Public Input Period:

by Andrew Zwicker on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:20pm

About the podcast: The You can do that here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays....

by Contributor on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:26am

Raising the Steaks (and other local meat):

Recent News

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:31pm

Students at Selkirk College in Castlegar are frustrated following misleading comments by Minister of Advance Education Andrew Wilkinson recently about the levels of debt among students and graduates.

“Politicians in...

by Contributor on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:39pm

The Conservative Party proposes to double the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit.  Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?  -- enabling people to accumulate interest at a rate that makes up...

by Contributor on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:01pm

The Week in REC!

(Prizes available for "Creating a Supportive Rossland" button designs; and YAN Grants -- Info below)

Public Skating for the week of February 23 - March...

by Art Joyce on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:51pm

You know it's bad when even Rex Murphy is against it… I'm speaking of course of Bill C-51… which, if passed, will mean the end of civil liberties in Canada. i.e. A true totalitarian state where the expression of...

Regional News

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:44pm

There has been a great deal in the news over the past few weeks about C-51, the government’s news Anti-Terrorism Act.  It is another one in a series of omnibus bills and contains 62 pages covering everything from expanding...

by City of Castlegar on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:30pm

The city intends to increase its efforts to minimize dog conflicts in all city Parks. Dogs are currently required to be leashed and the city will increase its bylaw enforcement of these regulations and, in certain cases, the city will...

by Contributor on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:13pm

Letter re: closure of Old School Cafe:

In 2010, the school district was looking for a space in Castlegar which would allow us to open an alternate learning opportunity for students not currently attending school due to anxiety...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:49pm

Before the case was even heard by a judge, the West Kootenay EcoSociety sought, and was granted, an adjournment after receiving an amended response and new evidence from lawyers for the municipality at the eleventh hour. 


Provincial & National

PharmaCare deal for seven drugs saves millions, ensures supply

Some drugs just got cheaper for BC residents.

B.C. residents will be getting the best possible price for seven important prescription medications while ensuring drug supply, out of PharmaCare’s open and fair price submission competition process.

Health Minister Terry Lake announced today that B.C.’s PharmaCare program, through its annual price submission process, has confirmed Accel Pharma, Ranbaxy Canada and Septa Pharmaceuticals will be sole suppliers to PharmaCare for seven generic drugs beginning April 1, 2015.

This sole supply arrangement will save PharmaCare more than $2 million a year.

Comment: Vancouver's campaign spending contagion spreading fast

Votes have been cast and now the spending totals have been tabulated. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The returns are in and some of the 2014 local election campaign spending isn't pretty.

But first a quick peek at some of the spending by the 'distant cousins' that seems to have been lost in the feeding frenzy over those candidate returns.
More than 100 organizations registered with Elections B.C. as third-party sponsors. There were the customary civic-minded groups and others with a bit of self-interest at stake. A few dropped some serious coin.