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 […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meetings, November 6, 2023

Meeting in the new City Hall;  a long discussion on Short Term Rentals at the CoW;  how to keep bears from being killed; a very busy March coming up for Red Mountain Racers; that compromise on the building bylaw; and more . . . COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, 4:00 pm Council grappled with the competing […]

Two Evenings Inspiring Change Shaped by the Columbia River

After 25 years of writing and thinking about the upper Columbia River landscape and its complex Indigenous history, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes will speak about how following her passion has transformed her during “Two Worlds, One Heart” at the Capitol Theatre on Nov. 14th at 7:30 p.m. What were the obstacles in writing about “extinct” people? […]

Province supports climate-emergency readiness project in Rossland

To help strengthen resilience against climate-related hazards, the Province is providing funding to the City of Rossland for a project to help build climate resilience in the community. Rossland will receive $40,000 to develop a climate action plan and report card, which will include disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation goals, objectives and strategies to […]

Outstanding Selkirk College Educators Honoured

It was an evening to celebrate those who fuel the engine of education with four outstanding Selkirk College instructors honoured as 2023 SCOPE Award recipients. The annual Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) Awards are an opportunity for both students and colleagues to recognize the talents and passion of instructors from across Selkirk College programs. […]

We are killing bears

By Sue Wrigley This is a very difficult piece to write. I am devastated.  Five bears had to be killed in Rossland about 10 days ago. The Conservation Officers didn’t kill these bears – the behaviour and attitudes of the people of Rossland did. The COs went into a career that protects wildlife and the […]

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