Featured Stories

by Amber Hayes on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:16am

Rumors are true, Jazz has returned to the Old Fire Hall in Rossland!

After many years languishing empty, the historic Fire Hall was filled with anticipation on November 14th as patrons awaited the return of the much loved Old Fire Hall Trio. Candlelight created dancing shadows on the...

by Contributor on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:14pm

On a beautiful summer day in June 2013, Carol Enns experienced devastating injuries in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver north of Colville, WA.

Carol was a long time member of the Smokette's Women's hockey team, and living the physically active life that so many of...

by Contributor on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:11pm

The Rossland Public Library has new membership cards. The cards are hard wearing plastic and feature the iconic Storytellers from Andrew Raney’s raven sculpture on the library’s front walk as part of our new logo.
Membership is available to all Rossland City residents. Bring...

Recent News

by Contributor on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:21am

Friday’s Teck Mountain Gala at the Prestige features a silent art auction and 8 films. Proceeds from this year’s art auction will go to the Rossland Skatepark Association. Tickets to the event include a complimentary glass...

by Les Carter on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:22am

FORRThe Province (Recreation Sites and Trails Branch of the Ministry of Forests) has accepted the community’s proposed management plan for the new Rossland Range Recreation Site in the mountains between Red Mountain Resort and the...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:43pm

According to a press release from the City of Rossland, the final, certified, results for the recent election are as follow:
1. Aaron Cosbey
2. Marten Kruysse
3. Andrew Zwicker
4. Andy Morel
5. Lloyd...

by Rossland Recreation on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:07pm

Rossland Arena – available ice times this week

Looking to rent ice for a game of hockey or a birthday party or special event? The Rossland Arena has ice available on the following dates and times:

Friday, November 21...

Regional News

by Contributor on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:29pm

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

We all love Winterfest and your Castlegar city workers know that it's an important annual community event.

Unfortunately, the unresolved...

by Contributor on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:14pm

The Winterfest Organizing Committee regrets to inform our community that the 19th Annual Winterfest Family Celebration has been cancelled due to planned labour action by striking CUPE City workers during the event. The Committee decided...

by Charles Jeanes on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:35am


Sometimes the light’s just shinin’ on me,


by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:47pm

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire:

With the ongoing labour dispute and the City's refusal to bargain, CUPE city workers will be maintaining picket lines during Winterfest, including the...

Provincial & National

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

SD 20 Kootenay/Columbia support staff ratifies agreement

Nine more school districts, including School District 20 Kootenay/Columbia and Southeast/Kootenay, recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

To date more than 29,000 support staff workers in 55 school districts have fully ratified agreements in place. This represents about 87% of the total support staff workers in B.C. school districts. The remaining districts are working to ratify agreements by November.

BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

Anew review from the BC Coroners Service shows risks to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users remain high on B.C.'s roads even as risks to occupants of motor vehicles continue to decline.

The BC Coroners' data shows that between 2008 and 2012, the number of vehicle drivers and passengers who died in motor vehicle incidents dropped by more than one third.

But the number of pedestrians killed remained constant over that five- year period at about 55 each year.