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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Aug 27 2009

With sustainability, the economy and the environment dominating the headlines and priorities of our governments, heritage, its preservation and promotion are often forgotten or left behind.

Former Rossland mayor and long time councillor Jackie Drysdale came before a committee of the whole (COW) meeting at city hall this Tuesday to put heritage back on council’s radar. Her mission is to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

B.C. Citizens for Green Energy are applauding this afternoon’s throne speech and the announcement that the B.C. Utilities Commission will receive “specific direction” that Burrard Thermal is to be phased out as part of B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy.

David Field, co-spokesperson for B.C. Citizens for Green Energy, says the announcement brings clarity and leadership to a...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Aug 20 2009

The Slocan valley opened its new skate park this summer to rave reviews; skaters in Trail have been working hard lobbying and petitioning to get a park located and built somewhere in the smelter city. Just this week in Nelson a 19 year old boy was skating through the intersection of Ward Street and Vernon Street and struck a bus between the front and rear wheels before being dragged a short...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Aug 13 2009

Continuing on a mineral extraction project started in 2003, WHY (Western High Yield) Resources have been conducting test drilling on a section of their 6,000 plus hectare claim on Record Ridge for the past two years.

The project involves the extraction and processing of a large magnesium deposit on the site. Planned to involve a large open pit mine as well as an on-site smelter to...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 03 2009

In an unexpected announcement, the BC Utilitiees Commission (BCUC) rejected BC Hydro’s 2008 Long-Term Acquisition Plan for electricity. This decision takes away much of the justification for the staking of hundreds of private river diversions on BC rivers and streams. “BCUC has told BC Hydro that if they want to buy environmentally risky, expensive private power, they’re going to have to prove...

by Kallee Lins on Thursday Jul 30 2009

Rosslanders can expect large changes to the structure of education in the coming years. Rossland School Trustee Gordon Smith presented multiple possibilities to Council on Monday that aim to adapt Rossland’s school offerings to the declining enrolment of students.

The PRI statement brought forward by the school district makes very clear that although the declining enrolment of students...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jul 30 2009

The long studied north south highway link running potentially from as far as Texas and Mexico to Prince Rupert or Alaska resurfaced this week. The LCCDT (Lower Columbia Community Development Team) is aiming to revive talks, discussions and planning again to get the potential project back into the forefront of stakeholders' minds.

Having previously been studied to varying degrees of...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jul 23 2009

In an effort to bring together and utilize the resources of the entire lower Columbia region, the LCCDT (Lower Columbia Community Development Team) has been working hard to sell area municipalities on a new economic development model they have been developing and revising over the past year.

The LCCDT was formed in 2003 by a group of concerned business people, politicians and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

 CASTLEGAR— Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy says the community members that attended the Glacier-Howser meeting in Nelson were energized and inspired to continue the fight against the controversial private power project.
 
“This is just the beginning,” said Conroy. “The people of this region are ready to fight hard against Gordon Campbell’s plan to privatize our waterways and...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jul 16 2009

An anticipated large crowd at this week’s regular city council meeting in support of the scheduled OCP and zoning amendment for the proposed dance studio in the Jehovah’s Witness hall never materialized. Those who showed up to support the project learned on arrival that the zoning and OCP amendment application had been dropped prior to the council meeting.

The issue in question which...

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