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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 Contributor on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:55pm

The Evacuation Order in place since the July 12th, 2012 landslide in Johnsons Landing that killed four residents and destroyed and damaged a number of homes will be rescinded, effective 12:01 a.m., July 31th, 2014.


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...

Provincial & National

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

BCSTA launches 'Back to School Action Plan'

Boards of Education are deeply concerned about the impact of the continuing bargaining impasse on students, families, staff, and the reputation of BC’s public education system. As the governors of BC’s local school districts and employers of staff who make our schools successful, BC school trustees know that a balance must be found between the bargaining objectives of the BC Teachers’ Federation and the economic mandate established by the provincial government. We believe that such a balance can be found. 

Holiday driving can lead to accidents so plan ahead

Don't let fatigue or drowsiness cause serious impairment. Plan ahead.

When holiday driving heats up so do driver fatigue-related crashes.

In an ICBC survey, an alarming 30 per cent of respondents admitted that they have nodded off while driving and yet only 54 per cent of respondents said they think drivers fatigued from long hours of driving have a very serious impact on road safety during in July and August in B.C.

Those figures relate to three people killed and 81 injured during the holiday peak months of July and August.