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 Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:24am

The common cold is usually an acute (short-term) viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.  It usually starts with a runny nose, sore throat and a feeling of low energy or weakness.  It may or may not have an...

by Rossland Recreation on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:22am

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:...

by Contributor on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:15am

The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) has been handed an exciting opportunity to raise $60,000 toward the development of Rossland’s skatepark.

In a surprise fundraising challenge to the community, two anonymous donors...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:08am

Meeting of outgoing Council, held November 24, 2014.

Present:  Outgoing mayor Greg Granstrom; outgoing councillors Jill Spearn, Kathy Moore, and Jody Blomme.

Public Input Period:

Fletcher...

Regional News

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:40am

I believe that true faith, no matter the stripe, is the most beautiful, miraculous thing a person can be given. And I believe it comes through questioning and soul-searching and observation.

I believe that the ugliest thing ever...

by Colin Payne on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:17pm

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:55am

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff.

The petition,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:39am

Social media proved its power on Nov. 19, becoming an instrumental tool in helping to find a missing 10-year-old Castlegar boy in Trail (his name is being withheld to protect his and his family’s privacy).

At roughly 6:30 p...

Provincial & National

BCFED launches 'Fight For $15' campaign to increase the minimum wage

BC Fed announced its fight to increase minimum wage in province.

The BC Federation of Labour has launched the Fight For $15 campaign, calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour.
 
“At the current minimum wage, working full-time is not enough to lift a worker out of poverty,” said Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour.

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.