PUBLIC NOTICE: Rossland Business Licence Bylaw No. 2801, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE BUSINESS LICENCE BYLAW NO. 2801, 2024 Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 59(2) of the Community Charter that Rossland City Council will be considering the adoption of Business Licence Bylaw No. 2801, 2024, a bylaw to replace the municipality’s current Business Licence Bylaw No. 2326, 2017 and all its amendments. Copies of […]

Op/Ed: Are you mad about the carbon "tax"?

Editor’s Note: The article below focuses on the federal carbon pricing system; please be aware that in BC, the Province runs its own carbon pricing system, but the carbon price for each is the same, and both the federal and the BC systems have rebates – paid quarterly – to benefit low-income and medium-income households. […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Rossland City Council Meeting, April 2, 2024

The cost of providing bear-proof community garbage bins; the big-ticket item — our five-year financial plan; the contentious item: short-term rental regulation; and, yes, “Old Town” is a time-honoured historic designation for part of Rossland. Present: Mayor Andy Morel and Councillors Lisa Kwiatkowski, Craig Humpherys, Eliza Boyce (virtual), Maya Provençal (virtual), and Jeff Weaver. Absent: […]

Time to be Bear Smart

The early spring has Kootenay bears waking up. They are hungry after their long winter nap and looking for any available food source, including human garbage and food waste. Every year, hundreds of bears are destroyed as a result of conflicts between people and bears. Conflicts can occasionally lead to scary close encounters, and on […]

RDCK Local Conservation Fund helping support local water, wildlife and habitat

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program Eight important conservation projects were approved last month by Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2024. A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides dedicated funding to valuable conservation projects in Electoral Areas A, D, E, […]

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC Launches New Grant Program to Support Outdoor Initiatives Across the Province

There’s a significant milestone for outdoor enthusiasts across British Columbia as the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORCBC) unveils the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program. This initiative is designed to empower communities and volunteer organizations in their efforts to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and stewardship across the province. As a leading advocate for […]

Winner of Great Canadian Baking Show comes to the Kootenay Gallery

The Kootenay Gallery is thrilled to showcase the ephemeral and delicious art of cake decorating by hosting the winner of this past season’s Great Canadian Baking Show, Loïc Fauteux-Goulet, to the Gallery on Sunday, May 5. Mr. Fauteux-Goulet will provide a demonstration of both 2D and 3D cake decorating techniques for creating beautiful floral designs […]

“Re-Di” Grants and Rossland

Everyone involved in organizations that have applied for Re-Di Grants already know what they are, but what about everyone else? “Re-Di” stands for “Resident Directed” and in Rossland, the direction comes by way of Rossland residents’ elected representatives on City Council. Re-Di Grants is a project supported by Columbia Basin Trust, intended to benefit the […]

Historic water bomber, Hawaii Martin Mars, to be displayed in BC museum

The Province is supporting the preservation of a historic piece of B.C.’s aviation history to ensure its story can be shared with residents and visitors for generations to come. “The Hawaii Martin Mars water bomber is a proud symbol of B.C.’s ingenuity and innovation, representing cutting-edge technology in aviation firefighting of its time,” said Lana […]

Canada’s EV Mandate Drives Demand for Battery Recycling in Industry-Friendly Region

The federal government’s plan to phase out gas and diesel passenger vehicles by 2035 requires the Canadian economy to shift, with battery recycling at the forefront in the Lower Columbia region of BC’s Southern Interior. Economic development agency Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) is leading the charge by investigating ways to further augment the region’s […]

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