COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meeting, June 17, 2024

Second Avenue lane closure protested; riparian areas being “mitigated and hardshipped away”? Some words from the FCM convention PRESENT: Mayor Andy Morel and Councillors Stewart Spooner, Craig Humpherys, Eliza Boyce, Maya Provençal, Jeff Weaver and Lisa Kwiatkowski. Staff: CAO Bryan Teasdale, Deputy Corporate Officer Cynthia Añonuevo, Executive Assistant Rachel Newton, Chief Financial Officer Mike Kennedy, […]

ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

A cycling challenge raising funds for mental health

On Monday, June 17, Rosslanders may see a group of cyclists arriving from Grand Forks that day and ending at the Prestige Mountain Resort, where they will spend the night before departing early the next day to ride over Kootenay Pass to Creston. Thirty-seven cyclists have embarked on the Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour that […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

Celebrate Canada with events all week at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

National Indigenous People’s Day: June 21: Drop by the Museum – we’re open by donation all day! Check out our discovery kit about Indigenous basketry of the region, listen to recordings of oral history stories from Sinixt knowledge-keepers, and watch our new short film, Learning mxiɬp. St Jean Baptiste Day: June 24: Join us at the Museum at […]

Health: An ounce of prevention: Now is the time to take action on H5N1 avian flu, because the stakes are enormous

By Dr. Matthew S. Miller, Executive Director, Global Nexus and M.G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University Bird flu poses a massive threat, and the potential for a catastrophic new pandemic is imminent. We still have a chance to stop a possible humanitarian disaster, but only if we get to work urgently, carefully […]

BCHP investigate fatal Hwy 99 collision

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., BC Highway Patrol received a report of a serious collision on Highway 99 in the northbound lanes near the George Massey Tunnel in Delta, according to BCHP Cpl. Melissa Jongema. She said a motorcyclist ran into a car and the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway. The motorcyclist […]

B.C. takes action ahead of summer wildfire season

As B.C. transitions into warmer, drier summer months, the Province continues to take action to help keep people and communities safe from wildfires. This includes additional and faster support for people evacuated from their homes during an emergency. “The spring rains were very welcome and have helped with fire suppression in some parts of B.C., […]

Column: Undeniable economic case for climate action

Working to resolve the climate crisis is a tremendous economic opportunity. Even normally conservative organizations such as the International Monetary Fund agree that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Of course, the global consumer-based capitalist system encourages waste and destructive practices in the name of financial gain, so the necessary transformational change really requires a […]

MP Cannings speaks to capital gains taxes

Despite doing everything right, most Canadians are struggling —struggling to find a home they can afford and facing the rising costs of groceries and the price of gas at the pumps. All while massive wealth is accumulating in the hands of the very few.  I’ve talked in some of my columns about measures the NDP […]

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