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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

Final Count — Liberals 43, NDP 41, Green Party 3

When the legislature is back, BC will have its first minority government more than 60 years.

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

After the final riding was tabulated, giving the NDP Courtenay-Comox by 189 votes, the count leaves the B.C. Liberals with 43 seats — one short of a majority — the NDP at 41 and the Green Party at 3. 

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:

Hunter-Funded Wildlife Agency Quietly Announced Before BC Election

Steve Thomson, Former Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announcing the new wildlife agency proposal on March 22, 2017.

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the new program could prioritize the interests of hunters over wildlife.

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.

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