Changes coming to identification required for cannabis, liquor purchases

The requirement for identification for liquor or cannabis purchases in B.C. is slated to drop from two pieces to one. Currently, anyone who purchases liquor or cannabis must show two pieces of identification (ID) if requested by the licensed establishment. The proposed regulatory amendment to section 158 in the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation and […]

Civic Centre revitalization project takes step back after being stalled by escalating costs

Escalating costs and scope have dampened the enthusiasm and momentum of the Civic Centre project causing the City to head back to the drawing board for solutions. City manager Kevin Cormack said the City is still “working through that one” as it tries to match the needs of the heritage facility with the dollars to […]

Column: Entropy -- a city and a civilization

‘ “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To study hard, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes, and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to do all […]

Environmental Focused Events in September hope to ease climate anxiety in the Kootenay Region

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is hosting two events in September that focus on protecting native ecosystems with hopes it will help residents reduce the climate anxiety they may be experiencing after B.C.’s most destructive wildfire season on record. The first event is a Field Tour where participants can load a free shuttle […]

Book: Rossland’s First 100 Years – With 21st Century Epilogue

At the Rossland Public Library: Some fascinating details Rosa Jordan and Derek Choukalos, authors of the original “Rossland: The First 100 Years” provided a reading and brief account of the updated history, titled “Rossland’s First 100 Years – With 21st Century Epilogue.”  Jordan explained how the updated history had come to be – and how […]

Scouts celebrate 70 years in Rossland

Community Steps Up, Funds Hall Renovation for Non-profit Youth Organization The 2nd Rossland Scouts recently celebrated 70 years of fun and adventure for local youth with a much-needed renovation to their hall. The nearly $50,000 upgrade included inclusivity and energy retrofits, and is just the beginning of a larger vision for improving its bare-bones headquarters. […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meetings, September 11, 2023

CoW recommends losing some council liaison positions;  bear concerns and garbage; only modest campfires allowed;  a stricter wildlife attractant bylaw; support for a liquor licence application; more cost overruns; Rossland Yards updated occupancy estimate COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING (4:00 p.m.) Present:  Mayor Andy Morel, and Councillors Maya Provençal, Lisa Kwiatkowski, Jeff Weaver, Eliza Boyce, […]

Nelson SAR hosts Inter-regional Search, Rescue Training Exercise at Kokanee Creek Park

Nelson Search and Rescue is hosting a large inter-regional SAR exercise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park approximately 20 kilometers north of the Heritage City on Highway 3A on Saturday, September 16. There will be more than 100 SAR members from all over the southeast and central regions of BC for workshops and training exercises beginning […]

Local innovation recognized by RBC

Everyone living in the Kootenays realizes what a special place it is. Characterized by beautiful mountain rangers, glacier-fed streams, rivers and lakes, critical wetlands, and stunning biodiversity, this part of the world is also being impacted by climate change. Prolonged drought, severe wildfires, and dropping water levels show that it’s time to act now to […]

Upcoming fun to be had at the Rossland Museum

Golden City Days activities at the Rossland Museum: Rossland’s Golden City Days celebration is quickly approaching, and we are so excited to be taking part in another weekend of festivities! Here at the museum, we’ll join the celebrations with special open-by-donation days from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 with crafts, activities, […]

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