Nelson Pickleball raises funds for new court at Tennis Club

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world. The excitement of pickleball has not gone unnoticed in the communities in and around the Heritage City, prompting the Nelson Pickleball Club to take matters into their own hands by raising funds to build an additional court at the Nelson Tennis Club, located above L.V. Rogers […]

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report

With solid performance of its investments, Columbia Basin Trust was able to deliver $82.2 million in direct benefits to the Basin. Results are now available in its 2022/23 Annual Service Plan Report. “The Trust strives to generate predictable, sustainable and appreciating investment returns to support residents’ efforts to make their communities better places today, and into […]

A community transformed from mining town to resort destination. It doesn't want to go back

There’s a political push to dig up minerals deemed critical for a low-carbon economy. But residents in Rossland, B.C., are resisting a new mine By Francesca Fionda Melanie Mercier has a yearly tradition of mountain biking the Seven Summits trail near Rossland, B.C. It’s a 30-kilometre, singletrack ride through rocky terrain and blueish-green grass fields. […]

Mercer announces temporary curtailment of its Celgar pulp mill

Mercer International Inc. announced July 21 the temporary curtailment of operations at its Celgar pulp mill located in Castlegar, BC, including wood acceptance. The curtailment is currently scheduled to become effective July 29, 2023, until August 28, 2023. This temporary curtailment results from a significant loss of rail ...

Building Applications Heat Up in RDKB's Summer Season: Plan Ahead and Chill, Avoid Delays

Brian Champlin, Manager of Building Inspection Services at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), is reminding residents and contractors about the longer processing times for building applications during the summer season. On average, applications can take up to 6 weeks to process during this peak period. To ensure...

COLUMN: Who is behind all the anti-ESG rhetoric?

With all the problems in the world, from massive inequality to the climate crisis, you’d think voluntary guidelines to improve corporate environmental and social practices would be a no-brainer. After all, addressing those critical issues can also boost a company’s bottom line. But for companies with business models based on...

Chamber event celebrates reopening of Teck Interpretive Centre

What happens up on the hill is once again accessible to the public with the reopening of the Teck Interpretive Centre, which coincides with the centre’s 25th year of operation. From the lead acid batteries in cars to engine parts made of zinc, Teck Trail Operations’ products are involved in our everyday lives, and the centre...

COLUMN: Required: a paradigm shift

In the effort to limit and reverse the worsening impacts of global heating, the immediate goal is to quickly stop burning coal, oil and gas. That means rapidly shifting to renewable energy for electricity generation and transportation. But simply switching from one source of energy to another and trading gas-powered cars,...

Opinions and questions: West High Yield's upcoming community meetings

West High Yield’s Open-Pit Magnesium  Mine Proposal – upcoming Community Open House meetings and what they will (and will not) do Readers may have seen the sandwich boards in Rossland, telling residents about the community information sessions that will be hosted by West High Yield this coming week. These...

River runs through tourism, economic development

A new buy-local initiative is asking people to look beyond the river in an interactive campaign that encourages locals to explore the popular sport fishing website that is boosting South Kootenay tourism and business. Community Futures Greater Trail’s Economic Development Coordinator Ron Perepolkin believes fishing the mighty...

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