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The City and CBT team up to analyze our backyard water footprint

 Although rain has been plentiful in the last few weeks, the City of Rossland is looking at ways to help conserve water this summer. Together with the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) the city will be offering individual Landscape and Outdoor Water Audits free of charge to homeowners. The water audits are part of the Water Smart ...

EDITORIAL: Going with the flow

 They say there's no surer sign of nothing much to say than talking about the weather. Yet here I am! Living as we do in BC's second highest elevation city, Rosslanders are, or should be, pretty accustomed to unusual weather. This week, however, I found myself the recipient of winter bashing venom on several different occasions...

Collaboration, communication and not being so hard on ourselves, key to economic growth

Hosted by the Rossland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rossland’s, Sustainability Commission’s Economic Development Task Force, Sandy Santori of the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCI) presented to a crowd of 35 people at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, May 26th. The purpose of the evening was to introduce Rosslanders...

RSS having success talking to students in their own language

Talking to kids and teaching them in a language they can understand. It seems like a natural piece of common sense. Right? When it comes to communicating course outlines and expected outcomes in the school system, however, this hasn’t always been the norm. As part of their continuing strategy for success, Rossland Secondary...

Tales and Legends of the Mountain Kingdom: “Johnny-come-lately” Robert Scott defeats “Old Timer” to become Rossland’s first mayor

“There is a first time for everything”, as the saying goes, and with a rapidly growing mining camp quickly evolving into a thriving, self-sustaining community that started out from scratch, there were firsts aplenty back in the late 1890s. First mine, first building, first saloon, first lawman, first newspaper and, of course,...

Wet weather couldn't dampen cancer fundraising efforts

 On Saturday, hundreds of cancer survivors and members of the community came together to fight back against cancer in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Despite unfavourable weather conditions, approximately 400 participants, cancer survivors, and volunteers gathered at Haley Park for the 12 hour walking relay....

Former Nelsonite 'humbled' by devastation in Joplin, Missouri

Laura (Dolly Cartlidge) Leach lived in Nelson for 28 years before moving to United States, Missouri, in 1987. Leach, the daughter of Ted and Evelyn Cartlidge of Balfour, graduated from L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson in 1971. She married husband Mike in 1986.She returned to school, graduating from Central Methodist University...

For better or for worst - B.C. drivers lend voice to"worst roads" campaign

Rossland and Kootenay area drivers are no strangers to pot-holes, bumps, fallen rocks, narrow winding roads and all manners of automobile hazards out there. A simple drive down one of the Golden City's aging and cracked up streets can at times induce swearing and mutteing under one's breath while at the same time crossing...

Out There: Soulful, sunny and serene. Nature's symphony provides the soundtrack to some May 2-4 turns

Victoria Day long weekend. The May two-four. The unofficial start of summer. Cottages are opened, tent trailers are pulled out and RV’s take to the highway. It’s really the first great escape of the year for many Canadians; The first chance to truly shed the shackles of hibernation and re-emerge into the outdoors.   A timely...

Tech-savvy RSS teacher-librarian wins award

Amongst the many things RSS can boast about is the fact that the school now has an award-winning teacher-librarian. Nicola Kuhn was recently selected as the winner of the BC teacher-librarian Association’s BC New Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award and was nominated by former long-time RSS teacher-librarian, and current Crowe...

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