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Summer Reading Clubs -- for Kids AND Adults

Summer Reading Clubs -- for Kids AND Adults

Enrich your life by reading, whatever age you are.  The Rossland Public Library is hosting not just one, but two summer reading clubs this season -- one for kids and a new one for adults.

For kids:  BC Summer Reading Club 2017: Walk on the Wild Side

Spokane Street Project Starting Friday, May 26

Spokane Street Project Starting Friday, May 26

Rosslanders must be getting accustomed to the temporary inconvenience of our infrastructure improvements.  There was the Columbia Avenue project, then the Washington Street project and the bin wall replacement; each of them involved re-routing or delaying traffic.  This season, the Spokane Street improvements will disrupt our usual routes -- and it will all be so much better afterward! 

Here's the City's announcement with the details, for anyone who hasn't received it directly:

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

Fire considered 'lucky' given potential damage

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded.

UPDATED: Boil Water Notice remains in effect until further notice

Laboratory tests conducted on samples Wednesday show presence of two (2) colony forming units of E. Coli bacteria.

The City of Nelson sent out a release regarding the state of water Friday evening.

The Boil Water Notice remains in effect until further notice. We continue to sample and complete the required laboratory analysis. The City will issue an update as soon as new information becomes available.

 City of Nelson issues Boil Water Notice due to presence of E. Coli bacteria

FREE EVENT FOR KIDS WHO LOVE HORSES

FREE EVENT FOR KIDS WHO LOVE HORSES

West Kootenay Chapter of the

Back Country Horsemen

Invites

HORSE CRAZY KIDS

Ages 7-14 to a

FREE EVENT.

Get introduced to

EVERYTHING HORSEY:

COLUMN: Can We Put it to Better Use?

plastic-choked beach

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere — from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans — some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.

Council Gets Stuff Done; Fixes a Donations Problem; LED Street Light Facts; No Free Arena Time

Council Gets Stuff Done; Fixes a Donations Problem; LED Street Light Facts; No Free Arena Time

Rossland City Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Five Council members attended:  Acting Mayor Andrew Zwicker presided, with Councillors Lloyd McLellan, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Marten Kruysse. 

Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillor Aaron Cosbey were absent.

COLUMN: What Kind of a Noise Annoys a Neighbour?

COLUMN: What Kind of a Noise Annoys a Neighbour?

At Tuesday's Council meeting, a Rossland resident complained about noise from a neighbour's yard. "First it was their dog, now it's chickens," he declared.  His battle with his neighbours has been long, acrimonious  and on-going, and has included his displeasure with the appearance of their backyard vegetable garden.

Trail city council responds to sale of Waneta Dam

Trail city council responds to sale of Waneta Dam

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

Small fire downtown gets startling response from fire dept

Small fire downtown gets startling response from fire dept

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the 700 Block of 10 Avenue,” said Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. “Because we were training, we had trucks out and about already, so we were there right away.”

Engine One, Engine Two, Command One and Ladder One responded, bringing 15 firefighters as well as the fire chief and both deputy chiefs.

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