Featured Stories

by Adrian Barnes on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:48am

After all the angst in these pages recently as many Rosslanders struggle to discern the difference between mudslinging and an invitation to debate, it's a relief to announce that the Telegraph will once again be sponsoring a Beers and Ballots evening, where the public can quaff a brew with...

by Sara Golling on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:27am

A reminder: these accounts of Council meetings are intended to be as factual and unbiased as possible for a merely human reporter. They include most, but not all, of the proceedings at the meeting -- (skipping stuff like approval of minutes, which adds nothing to anyone's understanding...

by Adrian Barnes on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:35pm

Join Grant Lawrence and singer Jill Barber for an evening of entertainment at  the Old Firehall (2115 Queen Street) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:00pm. This event is hosted by the Rossland Public Library.

Lawrence will share stories from his books, show slides and a short...

Recent News

by Andrew Bennett on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:58pm

Greg Granstrom astonished me on Facebook last week, a real shocker that had nothing to do with either his decision to run for councillor instead of mayor, nor the "friend request" I received from him the next day.


by Adrian Barnes on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:04pm

The slate is now complete for the 2014 minicipal elections. The biggest surprise here is Greg Granstrom's decision not to go head to head with Kathy Moore for the position of mayor. Instead, Granstrom will seek a council seat for...

by Les Carter on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:46pm

This coming Sunday, October 19, Joe Hill Coffee House, Rossland’s legendary community venue for talent from thought the Kootenays, brings you a show to chase away the blahs while we wait for the snow to fly. We would love to have...

by rachael roussin on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:41pm

Do you want to help support environmental projects in the Rossland area? New board members are being sought for Rossland’s newest environmental society with a mandate to provide administrative and advisory support for...

Regional News

by Contributor on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:50pm

As the youngest candidate once again, it's time for one seat to sit a new councilor under the age of 30 to bring forward a new generation of views, ideas and energy. Born, raised and living in downtown Castlegar, this is my third...

by Contributor on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:30pm

Yesterday, members of the federal NDP Riding Association for South Okanagan – West Kootenay (SO-WK) came together and, along with hundreds of others who voted by mail-in or online balloting, chose...

by Contributor on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:16pm

My name is David Grantham and I am running for Castlegar City Council.

I personally would like to challenge the City of Trail to stand up and do what is right for the entire region and all their brothers, sisters, and friends in...

by Contributor on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 3:47pm

While I’m proud of the city we live in, I think we can sharpen it up a little bit. I’m an advocate to restore health care services in this town, including ambulance service and our hospital hours. We need to take a more...

Provincial & National

Province announces new distracted driving penalties in effect Monday

Texting, or any device that distracts drivers is the second leading contributing factor of vehicle fatalities in B.C.

Put the phone down or any hand-held electronic devices.

And if the fact that distracted driving is the second leading contributing factor of vehicle fatalities in B.C. doesn't concern drivers, maybe an increase in penalties for using hand-held electronic devices while driving will.

The province announced Monday that anyone caught talking on a hand-held electronic device while driving is subject to three penalty points in addition to a $167 fine.

This is the same penalty that was already in place for drivers caught texting or emailing.

Government grants environmental assessment certificate to BC Hydro for the Site C Clean Energy project

Not everyone is in favour of the Site C Dam.

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson said Tuesday the government has issued an environmental assessment certificate to BC Hydro for the Site C Clean Energy project, located seven kilometres southwest of Fort St. John.

The ministers decided that Site C is in the public interest and that the benefits provided by the project outweigh the risks of significant adverse environmental, social and heritage effects.