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by terrybrinson on Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:51am

The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment September 4th – 7th, celebrating our heritage, and we hope you’re planning to join us! Many activities and lots of fun are in store for you and your family.

by KAST on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:53am

Imagine the opportunity to sit down for a candid, in-depth conversation with the CEO founder of one of Canada’s top three employers (Globe and Mail 2014), or with the co-founder of the third-largest events website in the world. Or the chance to pick the brain of a...

by Contributor on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:23am
Monashee Institute Train the Trainers Workshop

The Monashee Institute’s (MI) goal is to establish Rossland as a destination of learning. We are offering a professional development workshop to MI instructors, and those who may be interested in delivering...

Recent News

by Adrian Barnes on Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:05am

This coming Friday (September 5th) will see an "Evening of Entertainment EXTRAVAGANZA!" night as part of Golden City Days.

Says organizer...

by Contributor on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 1:24pm

August 29, 2014

Dear parents and guardians:

Unfortunately, as of writing this letter, no settlement has been achieved between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (...

by Contributor on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:55am

On May 27th, 2010 Enbridge Northern Gateway submitted an application to the National Energy Board to build two parallel pipelines each with a length of 1,177 kilometres from Alberta to British Columbia. On June 17, 2014 the...

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by Adrian Barnes on Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:11am

Here's the final installment in Eric Gonzalez's seres of videos for Tourism Rossland. Great job, Eric!

Regional News

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 8:51pm

Bill Yearwood, with the Transport Safety Board’s Pacific region, told the Edmonton Journal the pilot involved Saturday's plane accident in Crawford Bay decided to execute a rejected landing and attempted to take off...

by Castlegar Source on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 9:13pm
An Alberta man has died after a motorcycle accident this afternoon, according to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. John Ferguson.
by Barry Brandow on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:03am

The buzz in the media is that because of a rapidly increasing cougar population 117 cougar were killed by the conservation service last year.

The reality is that the cougar population is not increasing, a fact every veteran...

by Contributor on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 9:55am

Interior Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia (Pat) Dooley to its Board of Directors effective Aug. 31, 2014.

“We are very fortunate to be joined by a Director with the heart, drive and focus of...

Provincial & National

BCTF President calls upon Premier to meet and resolve dispute

BCTF president Jim Iker . . . call on Premier to get involved

BCTF President Jim Iker is calling upon Premier Christy Clark to meet with him to help reach a fair settlement to the current strike/lockout before September 2.

Over the weekend in talks with Vince Ready, the BCTF trimmed its package by $125 million. By contrast the BC Public School Employers’ Association did not bring one penny to the table.

Furthermore, the government is demanding a court case escape clause, that would in effect nullify two class size and composition wins in the BC Supreme Court and any future decision in teachers’ favour.

BCTF too far from affordability zone for mediation

Education Minister Peter Fassbender . . . disappointed

 Minister of Education Peter Fassbender issued the following
statement Saturday following the decision by mediator Vince Ready to leave talks:

"Today veteran labour mediator Vince Ready determined that the parties  are too far apart for mediation at this time.   

"I'm very disappointed for students, parents and teachers. What should be a time of excitement and anticipation will instead be marked by frustration and uncertainty.