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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Regular Council Meeting, September 18, 2017

Present:   Acting Mayor Lloyd McLellan, and Councillors John Greene, Marten Kruysse, Aaron Cosbey, Andrew Zwicker;  Absent:  Mayor Kathy Moore, Andy Morel

Public Input Period:

The owner of Seven Summits Coffee, who purchased and  has been extensively renovating the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The short answer, according to a number of reviews done by experts in economics, is ― no.  The vast majority of small businesses do not make enough money to be affected at all by the proposed  changes in federal taxation.  Farmers should not suffer either.  In fact, according to the conclusions of those experts, no one will suffer from the proposed changes ― unless we define "suffering" to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday that BC Wildfire Service feels the threat posed by the Harrop Creek wildfire has diminished enough to rescind the Evacuation Alert for all residents in the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village, effective immediately.

To all RDCK residents, businesses and visitors in the area,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

A local man, Daniel Papanek,  found something totally unexpected during a hike along the Malde Creek Forest Service Road on Sunday, September 17.  It was lying in a coil, the tip of its tail barely visible and adorned with things that rattle when shaken.  Just to make sure of its identity, the man took a long branch and just tickled the creature with it ― and sure enough, it rattled.

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by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

  • Effective at ...
by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to put an end to big money in politics and put people back at the heart of government decision-making.

“We’re reforming campaign finance rules to make sure government’s actions and decisions benefit everyone, not just those with deep pockets,” said Premier John Horgan.

“This legislation will make sure 2017 was the last...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 18 2017

RCMP put a stop to a pair of significant marijuana grow-ops last month in the Slocan Valley police said in a media release Monday.

The two busts came within a few days during mid-August.

The first seizure happened on (Tuesday) September 12 when police executed a search warrant at property on Highway 6 near Winlaw.

“One female was arrested at the property and more that 400...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

The Golden City Days 2017 Committee is extremely grateful to the following sponsors and donors for their generous support and contributions:

City of Rossland                                                                    The GOAT

Teck Trail Operations                                                          RDKB, Area B

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 17 2017

This can't be happening.

But Environment Canada is not mincing any words when it issued a Special Weather Statement Sunday for Highway 3, the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"We expect the first taste of winter at higher elevations tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC," the Enivronment Canada Weather Statement said.

"A cold front will arrive tonight over...

by John Boivin on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Water managers across the region say despite the two-month-old drought that’s gripped the Boundary and Kootenay areas, community and regional water supplies remain stable.

“Surprisingly, we’ve had no problems yet,” says Uli Wolf, the general manager for environmental services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The creeks we are monitoring for water supply have held up...

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