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by Sara Golling on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:41pm

 July 30, 2015,  1:00 pm

Present:   Mayor Kathy Moore;  Councillors Marten Kruysse, Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel,  John Greene, and Andrew Zwicker.

Absent on holidays:  Aaron Cosbey.

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by Sara Golling on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:29pm

The Rossland Museum and Archives Association will receive $175,000 to help with its renewal project, and Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) will recive 85,000 to help with improving the Rossland Range Recreation Site.

Mayor Kathy Moore, Museum...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:46pm

We may see a "clearly marked" van taking pictures of our homes in the near future in Rossland and Trail.  The pictures are for BC Assessment, to enable them to more accurately assess the "fair market value" of our homes for purposes of property taxation.  Here...

Recent News

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:27pm

Golden City Days is looking for colorful parade participants to march down Columbia Avenue on Saturday September 12!  Here's the invitation:

Please accept this invitation to participate in the 2015...

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:40pm

Heritage BC, a charitable non profit, announces the opening of registration for their annual conference, taking place October 2-3 in Rossland, B.C.

This year’s conference, ‘The Main Thing...

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:18pm

If you Google "porn addiction" you'll be presented with a plethora of articles on the topic, and various suggestions for beating an addiction to pornography. Of course, some medical personnel -- and the contentious DSM...

by Contributor on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:37pm

This year, the annual Toadfest event will be held on Wednesday August 12th, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Summit Lake Provincial Park, south of Nakusp. The warm spring and recent hot weather has the annual...

Regional News

by Bruce Fuhr on Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:43pm

Athletes have their favourite places to compete, and for Rossland’s Dallas Cain, the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon is number on his list.

Cain breezed to his seventh title in the Heritage City, blowing the field...

by City of Trail on Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:45am

The City of Trail and Beaver Valley (Fruitvale, Montrose and Area ‘A’) are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a one-year recreation agreement that will take effect on September 1, 2015. ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:15pm

Nelson Posties have received word they are the latest local to get their walking papers as part of changes of operations announced by Canada Post.

Local Canadian Union of Postal Workers president, Brenda Musoby-Yanke said in a...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 5:37pm

Electricity rates are set to increase next month, according to a press release issued by FortisBC this afternoon.The release reads as follows:

FortisBC has completed its annual rates review with the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC...

Provincial & National

Prime Minister announces longest campaign in Canada since 1872

The race is on as what may had predicted when he met with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall Sunday. — Photo courtesy Facebook

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Sunday the start of the 42nd federal election campaign, following his meeting with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall.

Canadians will go to the polls on October 19, 2015, after the Governor General indeed dissolved Parliament, launching the longest campaign in Canada since 1872.

“This is an election about leadership on the big issues that affect all Canadians: the economy and our country’s security,” said the Prime Minister in a release on the Conservative Party of Canada website.

Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government's credit cards

Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government's credit cards

One of the more feared aspects to the release of the public accounts each year – at least as far as government ministers are concerned – is that tiny volume itemizing each ministry's credit card charges.

Guess the anxiety finally got the better of them, because last year the Finance ministry decided to post the statements online on a quarterly basis instead, presumably hoping fewer would take notice.

It didn't seem right not to wait for the annual totals though.