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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 21 2009

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is holding an open board meeting in Rossland on Thursday, October 22. Media and the public are invited to attend and observe the board meeting. Prior to conducting...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Oct 15 2009

If you'd rather ride the bus than drive a car, you might soon be in trouble. Greyhound has applied to the provincial government to cut its routes through the West Kootenay by 50%. Luckily, folks concerned about Greyhound's application to reduce its service through our region will get their chance to speak on the issue later this month.

Greyhound currently operates 28 trips a week from...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 11 2009

The figures for September 2009 back-to-school have just been sent to the Ministry of Education and, once again the Conseil scolaire francophone de la C.-B. (French Education Authority of B.C.) reports sustained growth of its school population.

For the 2009-2010 school year, the CSF has almost 4,400 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in the 38 schools under its jurisdiction throughout...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 06 2009

October 19 - 25 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada but really, here in the Kootenay Boundary we don’t need a special week to celebrate what we are already doing. In fact, the many different things we could do to divert garbage from our landfills are just regular routine around here.

We all know the Three R’s of waste reduction: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Many of us already engage in...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Oct 05 2009

There's a feeling in the air, more and more, that we all need to do something to change the dangerous direction we're going in as a species.  The big picture, filled with floods and droughts and $300/barrel oil, is frightening and can sometimes induce a fatalistic mindset in us. The only way to feel any hope at all is to begin at home, taking small steps at first – and then, hopefully, larger...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Oct 01 2009

This week the City of Rossland is circulating a questionnaire about the ongoing recreation issue. Designed to guage the amount of use Rosslanders get from the various facilities covered under the proposed agreement, your response as a resident will be important in helping the city as it attempts to resolve this dispute. While the questionnaire is being distributed in a 'paper' format to post...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Oct 01 2009

Despite what BC Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich Coleman might think, Rossland Parent Advisory Committee member Diana Wilkes and her colleagues are angry. Wilkes notes that Coleman is on the record as saying that local PACs aren’t complaining to him about cuts in gaming grants to PACs of 50%. That, Wilkes says, is because PACs are only now reconvening after the summer. And she...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

The City of Trail has been diligent and reasonable in its efforts to reach a fair agreement with the City of Rossland and made a final offer to share in the costs of operating the City’s recreation facilities, programs and services. Trail Council is disappointed to report that following negotiations with Rossland that an agreement could not be reached.

The City of Trail’s final offer to...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Sep 17 2009

The deadline for getting a deal done in the ongoing recreational funding issue with the City of Trail came and went this past Monday with Rossland left on the sidelines. As of this week, all non-Trail residents will have to pay double to use Trail recreation facilities such as the Aquatic Centre. This does not include, however, residents of the Beaver Valley or the Village of Warfield, whose...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 15 2009

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield are pleased to announce an agreement in principle has been reached for cost sharing Trail’s recreation facilities, programs, and services. The agreement must still be formally approved by both Councils next week.

Warfield Council has agreed in principle to an annual contribution of $71,350 for 2009 representing a cost of $41 per resident....

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