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COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meeting, October 16, 2023

PRESENT:  Mayor Andy Morel, and Councillors Maya Provençal, Lisa Kwiatkowski, Jeff Weaver, and Eliza Boyce.  Absent:  Craig Humpherys and Stewart Spooner.   Staff:  CAO Bryan Teasdale, Deputy Corporate Officer Cynthia Añonuevo,  CFO Mike Kennedy, City Planner Stacey Lightbourne, Manager of Operations and Infrastructure Scott Lamont, Manager of Recreation and Events Kristi Calder, and Executive Assistant Rachel […]

Kootenay Lake Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Teacher Sean Marechal has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Marechal teaches Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W.E. Graham School in the Village of Slocan. “I can’t think of a teacher more deserving of this recognition than Sean. His dedication and passion for building […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council meeting, October 3, 2023

No budging on birdfeeders;  despite strong arguments in favor of the highest standard, a majority of Council compromises with a “step back” approach on greenhouse gas emissions;  getting started on prep for the 2026 BC Winter Games in Rossland and Trail;  aquamation request ignored Present:  Mayor Andy Morel, and Councillors Maya Provençal, Lisa Kwiatkowski, Jeff […]

Key Ceremony event for new Castlegar Habitat for Humanity Build Project

On Friday Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC celebrated the completion of their new affordable housing project in Castlegar that will house four families. The keys to the homes are being presented to the selected families in celebration of their new homeownership journey. These families will be given the opportunity to achieve the dream of affordable […]

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 […]

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