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by Contributor on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 2:47pm

In 1939, a group of citizens came together to form the Rossland Public Library. To celebrate our 75th birthday, the library has chosen a best seller from each year it has been open. Youth Clerk Devin Knox spent time trawling through best sellers lists and book award sites to come up with the 75...

by Sara Golling on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 2:25pm

Note:  Your reporter attempts to provide an accurate, but abbreviated, sense of proceedings at meetings of Rossland City Council, without adding personal opinions (or the type of editing which would be the equivalent of expressing personal opinions).  Not everything can be included...

by Jennifer Ellis on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 2:12pm

What does travel mean to you? Why do we travel – for escape, for adventure, for education, for work, for something else entirely? How is travel represented in our literary fiction and non-fiction landscape? Can you experience the richness of a culture through a book? What constitutes a...

Recent News

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:55pm

To The Editor:

Here are some "Top Ten" facts (in no particular order of priority) that have been communicated to us by parents, grand-parents, teachers and other concerned citizens about Premier...

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by Adrian Barnes on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:30am

Check out the latest video from Eric Gonzalez and Tourism Rossland!

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:25pm

Three people were injured when an ambulance was involved in an accident today in Rossland, according to Trail RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On July 24, at approximately 9:02 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:53pm

The Midway RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Highway 33, south of Beaverdell.

When the RCMP arrived at the scene, they found a 56-year-old male deceased on...

Regional News

by Trail Champion on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:34pm

A Trail woman has died after a serious accident near Violin Lake Saturday, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On July 26 at 5:58 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment, BC Ambulance Service and the Kootenay...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:54am

Humans’ natural being, humans being natural

My column title is a steal from the book...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:40am

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Change or impermanence is the essential...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:18pm

A $75,000 winning BC649 ticket sold at the Castlegar Pharmasave has been claimed, by Barb, 67, and Ted, 75, Healey, of Castlegar.

In an interview from BCLC offices in Kamloops, where they went to claim their winnings, the Healeys...

Provincial & National

Government dumps money into BCIT trades training seats

More seats for educating trades will be available in September.

Government is delivering on its commitment in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint to increase access and reduce waitlists for critical trades training seats by adding 272 seats at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Seats will be available to students as early as September 2014.

“We want British Columbians first in line for the one million job openings anticipated to open by 2022," said Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk.

Happy Birthday Columbia Valley agriculture association

WDFI makes the 100-year grade in the East Kootenay.

The name has been changed several times but the commitment to promoting agriculture and rural life has remained the same.

The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute and Livestock Association (WDFI) was presented with a Century Farm Award at a Centenary Celebration in Windermere Sunday.

The WDFI was incorporated in 1914 under the B.C. Agricultural Association Act as the Windermere Farmers’ Institute – Incorporation #91. The institute’s first membership fees were set at “Fifty Cents”.