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by Sara Golling on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:08pm

Council Meeting held October 27, 2014

Present: Mayor Greg Granstrom, Councillors Jody Blomme, Cary Fisher, Jill Spearn, Kathy Moore, and Tim Thatcher. Staff present: Acting...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:45pm

Kathy Moore is going around town handing out free buttons with pro-voting messages on them. The goal is to increase voter turnout at the November 15th municipal elections. But Moore isn’t taking credit for the idea.

by Sara Golling on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:42am

NOTE: This, and following, interviews are only slightly edited for clarity and brevity. They consist of the actual words spoken by the candidates, who were not given any opportunity to prepare answers in advance. My intention is to give readers an idea of how well the candidates are able to...

Recent News

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:11pm

This coming Monday, November 3rd brings with it the All Candidates Forum, sponsored by the Rossland Rotary Club. Fred Behrens, club president, encourages Rosslanders to submit their...

by Contributor on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:37am

Nearly 1,000 heartfelt thoughts came forward from the community when City Councillor and mayoral candidate, Kathy Moore asked Rosslanders two simple questions: What’s going well and where we can improve as a community?...

by Contributor on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:27am

As you have probably noticed, the snow has been creeping down the mountain, and we had our first day of snow in town today.  It has been a good day so far.

I went to the 7S Centre for Learning this morning to hear the...

by Black Jack on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:13am

The SNOW SHOW & SKI SWAP is approaching! - Saturday, November 1 at the Prestige in Rossland

Come and join us and get yourself organized for another great winter.  The snow is coming and you...

Regional News

by Bob Hall on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:21am

Responding to specific needs in the region, Selkirk College has partnered with the federal and provincial governments in launching two tuition-free programs to get unemployed and under-employed residents the training they need to be job...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:36pm

Selkirk College has entered a partnership with leading post-secondary institutions from around the world in a project that aims to enhance prosperity in rural regions.

Brandon University was recently awarded a seven-year $2.5...

by Contributor on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:35pm

I was recently honoured to be chosen as the NDP candidate in the new federal riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I thank all who took part in the nomination election process.  I especially thank and congratulate my fellow...

by City of Trail on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:05pm

The City is responding to Mr. Norm Gabana’s Letter to the Editor, Bridge Reports and Statements Differ, that was published in the Trail Times on Oct. 23. Mr. Gabana is the individual who initiated a petition...

Provincial & National

The pitfalls of getting an extra hour of sleep — end of Daylight Savings Time

The pitfalls of getting an extra hour of sleep — end of Daylight Savings Time

The end of daylight savings time occurs Sunday morning at 2 a.m., which means an extra hour of sleep for most of the country — except for Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek and Creston in B.C. and all but a few places in Saskatchewan.

However, according to Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) the next two weeks are critical for drivers.

ICBC has said 16 per cent increase in the average number of crashes in B.C. during the late afternoon commute in the two weeks following the end of Daylight Savings Time compared to the two weeks prior to the change.

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

Drivers are advised to watch out for deer and other animals on local roads and highways, particularly along Highway 3 through the Kootenays, Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, and Highway 33 between Rock Creek and Kelowna where many wildlife vehicle collisions occur.

The critical times to watch for wildlife on the roads are between 5-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. when animals are most active, light levels are changing, and traffic volumes are higher as people drive to and from work.