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by Sara Golling on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:14pm

A couple of weeks ago, I sent each candidate in this riding an invitation to answer questions -- the same questions for each candidate -- to allow the candidates and their parties to help us all understand both the differences and the similarities in their respective positions on issues and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:24pm

This is the first of three sets of questions.  If the answers arrive, the next set will appear next week.  Each candidate's responses are published as a separate article.  Please read them all, and compare.  All elections are importatnt, and we all need to be as well-...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:07pm

There will be three sets of questions.  The second set  of Q&A will be published next week (if answers have arrived!)  Each candidate's answers are published as a separate article.  Please read and compare.  These answers have not been edited...

Recent News

by Contributor on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:27pm

Regulatory changes to Kootenay angling management announced Thursday will help ensure a quality fishing experience, reduce crowding on popular rivers and support trout conservation.

The main change is implementation of a booking...

by Charles Jeanes on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:32am

“Mr. Harper is being tried in the ‘court of public opinion.’ ”                        ...

by Contributor on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:04pm

Submitted by the Golden City Days 2015 Committee

The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment September 11th – 13th, celebrating...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:49am

About That Piano in Harry Lefevre Square:

Rossland has joined other cities such as New York;  Seattle and surrounding communities in King County, Washington;  Memphis, Tennessee;  and Kelowna, BC...

Regional News

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:31am

The Southeast Fire Centre’s main building is a fairly unremarkable one-story government structure – although made significantly more cool by the airport watchtower beside it and the back lot filled, not with cars and trucks...

by Southeast Fire ... on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:02pm

On the August 29-30 weekend, the BC Wildfire Service responded to four new human-caused wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre. One of those wildfires was sparked by an abandoned campfire.

This wildfire, located at Suey Bay on...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 5:34pm

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel has fabulous bragging rights after a request for assistance last weekend from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

“When it (the US Stickpin wildfire looming perilously close to the...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:40pm

Locals will get a chance to weigh in on the 2016 provincial budget at a public meeting slated for Sept. 16 at the Fireside Inn, according to a press released issued last week.

“The consultation period will formally open by...

Provincial & National

Preventing suicide by reaching out

Preventing suicide by reaching out

Overall, an estimated 3,900 Canadians and 800, 000 people worldwide die by suicide each year, yet it remains a taboo subject that is often not openly discussed.
 
Here in B.C. we lose an average of 500 people a year to suicide. The effects can be devastating to our families and our communities. Suicide prevention is a shared responsibility - we all have the potential to make a difference and save a life.
 

The Team is getting bigger on fighting distracted driving

The results can be catastrophic in seconds. Do yourself a favour by focusing on the road.

Every year, on average, 32 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the Southern Interior.

While government reviews B.C.'s distracted driving penalties, ICBC, police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long distracted driving campaign across the province.

One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving. It's time we all commit to leaving our phones alone and avoiding other forms of distraction when we're behind the wheel.