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by Contributor on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:53am

By Valerie Rossi

There will certainly be a feeling of nostalgia April 26 when roller derby will again take over the Golden City.

The second double header of West Kootenay Roller Derby league’s Season 5 returns to the Rossland Arena, where it all...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:39am

The spring of 2014 marks the 7th annual “UNDER 19 Film Festival”. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and the newly-formed Rossland Youth Action Network are collaborating on this year’s festival, held on May 3rd,at the Rossland Miners' Union Hall and an...

by Contributor on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:06am

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is ending this season with a vibrant performance of extraordinary talent. The internationally renowned Montreal Guitare Trio, “MG3”, is making its way to Rossland on April 27th to present their unique sounds.

Recent News

by Sara Golling on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:28am

In an afternoon session on April 22, Council passed the financial plan after third reading; then went "in camera" for discussions related to the Auditor General for Local Government.  What's that for?  Read...

by Rossland Recreation on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:05am

Rossland REC Spring Brochure

The Spring Brochure is online, at www.rossland.ca, Recreation Program Guide and in hard copy at the Public Library, the Credit...

by Michele Skuce on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:57am
On March 29th we co-hosted Antiques from the Attic:  What's It Worth?  with the Trail Historical Society for the second year in a row.  We had professional appraiser Peter Blundell here...
by Andre Carrel on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:39pm

Our exchange on the subject of the virtues and failings of anonymity caused me to pull Michael Sandel’s Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do? off my bookshelf. I bought the book four years ago; you convinced me...

Regional News

by Trail Champion on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:33pm

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of a man in Genelle yesterday.

Trail RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson said police received a call about a sudden death in the industrial section of Genelle at roughly 9 a.m. Wednesday...

by Contributor on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:42pm

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate...

by Contributor on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:14pm

Imagine this – you're 28 years old, married just a year-and-a-half, with a terrific job and loving family and friends – you've got it all. You're driving from Castlegar to Barrier to visit family, turn to...

Provincial & National

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

The Canada Elections Act needs amending. It encourages and rewards abuse. However, I disagree with the amendments pursued by the federal government. Bill C-23 ignores the principle of equality of representation which is the problem at the root of the Canada Elections Act. In a multi-party society the first-past-the-post voting system encourages abuse which it then rewards with power.

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

Ontario Senator Nancy Ruth donated $5,000 to the B.C. Green party in 2013, the Blue Jays passed the mitt round the dugout to scrape up $300 for the B.C. Liberal party, CUPE Ontario gave $500 to the B.C. NDP and Allan Markin, part-owner of the Calgary Flames, gave $100,000 to the B.C. Liberals.