Slocan council votes unanimously to sue Big Oil

On Monday evening, Slocan Council voted 5-0 to work with other local governments towards a class action lawsuit against global fossil fuel companies for a share of the costs of climate change, and to pledge $1 per resident for that purpose once other local governments come on board. The Village of Slocan is the first […]

Trail Community Action Team presents Respect & Connect 2024

The Trail Community Action Team (TCAT) is holding a free event on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at JL Crowe Secondary School. TCAT’s Youth World Café will give youth and their parents information on the various organizations offering services to youth at risk of harm from drug use, and how to […]

Local MLAs say grants will support local arts and extracurricular activities in the Kootenays

New Democrat MLAs Brittny Anderson and Katrine Conroy say local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to over $500,000 in Community Gaming Grant funding. “People benefit tremendously from our local arts, culture and heritage organizations as well as the parent advisory councils,” said Brittny Anderson, […]

Kootenay Entrepreneurship and Simulation Showdown Event

Kootenay Entrepreneurship and Simulation Showdown Event The Kootenay Entrepreneurship Program (KEP), a collaborative program offered by College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, and Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), is thrilled to announce the upcoming Startup Showdown, a dynamic business simulation competition set to take place on February 3rd and 4th, 2024. The two-day […]

Rekindle Rossland 2023 schedule of events

Join us for Rekindle on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Rossland, BC! There will be street vendors, an artisan market, carollers, a gift basket giveaway, free and fun activities, lots of in-store specials and SANTA! 𝟗:𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Yoga at Madhu Collective in support of the Rossland Food Bank. Please bring a food item to donate. 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Event […]

Upcoming events at Rossland Museum

Rekindle at the Museum Location: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Date: December 2nd Time: 12 pm – 4 pm Price: By Donation Get out and explore the town for Rekindle Rossland on December 2nd! Drop by the Museum between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday, December 2nd to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with hot chocolate, delightful snacks, and […]

Editorial: Greeting strangers on the street

Some readers will already have heard of the Swedish “Say hi” campaign – or, in Swedish, “säg hej.” An article at his link explains the reasoning behind the campaign that encourages people to greet each other, even if they are total strangers.  The idea is to plant seeds of friendliness and to recognize that even […]

KERPA welcomes new physician, response vehicle to program

KERPA (Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association) is excited to announce a few additions to the program. KERPA would like to welcome Dr. Amy Rudkoski to the team. Dr. Rudkoski, born in the Kootenays, is committed to serving her community and will be undergoing a one-year training program with KERPA before responding to 911 calls on […]

Trail's living wage increases 2% as government support offsets rising costs

Trail’s living wage has risen by 2 per cent, or 42 cents per hour this year, and is now $21.55. Despite this increase, it remains one of the lowest in the Kootenays, with Golden at $25.78, Revelstoke at $24.60, and the Columbia Valley at $22.63. Only Nelson is lower at $21.14. The living wage is […]

Grand Opening -- Rossland Yards

The Grand Opening of the new Rossland Yards building, located at 1920 Third Avenue in Rossland, will be celebrated on Friday, November 10, 2023. The event opens at 1:00 PM, with an official welcome at 1:30 PM. There will be light refreshments,  an official ribbon-cutting, and a tour of the new City Hall and workforce […]

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