The Year in News: February 2010
With cold weather coursing through town, council heard stories of green grass, gardens, boulevards and all of the cosmetic pesticides that should’t be allowed in , on or around those areas. For the first time in three decades the Nelson District Credit Union faced labour action and in the game of the federal economic stimulus lottery Rossland won big.
A standing room only City Council chamber heard Prevent Cancer Now representatives present their case for a cosmetic pesdticide ban in Rossland. Nine months later, a second attempt at a pesticide ban was successful in early November 2010.
On February 16th the staff of the Nelson District Credit Union walked out. The first strike in 32 years would last for 55 days.
“ Added Doug Stoddart of the NDCU “We gave them an offer late Monday, early
Tuesday morning and they rejected the offer and they took the employees out on strike. We have nothing further to offer them. We have given them an extremely good offer and we expect them to accept it. If they accept it then they will be very happy to be back to work.””
Rossland hit the econominc stimulus jackpot in February with over one million dollars committed to the area through two big projects ; The Arena roof upgrade and Red Mountain Resort’s lodge expansion.
“”The investment in the Rossland Arena will not only provide economic activity in our region, it will also guarantee the viability of a cornerstone of our alpine community,” said Mayor Greg Granstrom.”