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Rossland Ready For Wildfires

What would happen if a lightning strike, errant cigarette butt or careless campfire sparked a fire that got out of control and threatened Rossland? If you had asked City Hall that question a year or even a month ago, you would have likely gotten some surprised faces or shoulder shrugs for answers. “We’ve always had one...

Rossland's Olympian Asks Home Town For Support

George Grey, a cross-country skiing star on both the national and international circuit, made an appearance before Council Monday night. In light of his qualification for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, he presented a delegation requesting a sponsorship from the City of Rossland to help him on his way to Whistler. Grey, who...

Bear-proof Garbage Cans Installed in Rossland and Trail

Bear Aware is pleased to announce the installation of eight bear proof garbage cans in Trail and two in Rossland. The steel cans were purchased by Bear Aware with a grant from the Provincial Bear Smart program. One can was purchased by Teck.   The bear-proof cans are similar to the receptacles now seen at many BC Parks...

Meet The New Chamber Boss - Julie Parker

Rossland business got a new leader in the battle for economic development this Monday as Julie Harper took the reins as the new executive director of the Rossland Chamber of Commerce. A transplant from Vancouver, Julie has been living and loving the Rossland lifestyle for the past two years and has high hopes for using her ...

Mayor unveils four-point plan for Celgar situation

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, at city council's regular meeting Monday night, unveiled a four-point plan to deal with the fallout of Celgar refusing to pay its municipal tax bill. Celgar's move left the city with a roughly $2.8 million budget shortfall and a legal battle to cope with, and Chernoff said he feels it's...

Kidnapping and Assault in Trail

On July 12, 2009, at approximately 9:00 p.m. a male in his mid 20's attended the Trail & Greater District Detachment to report that he had been assaulted in his residence in Trail earlier that morning and his girlfriend abducted by the assailant. Apparently it was over money that he allegedly owed. He had also been assaulted...

PROFILE: Ronnie Mah--The Heart of Downtown Rossland

A welcoming beacon and an institution on Columbia Avenue, Ronnie Mah has been a friendly face in downtown Rossland for over 20 years. Often the only store open on a dark main street, Ronnie is going into his third decade of business as a dedicated and hard working entrepreneur. This week I sat down with the owner of Best Food...

Truck Stolen and Torched in Trail

On July 7, 2009 at approximately 4:00 a.m.,Trail RCMP and Fire Department were called to a vehicle fire in the 2300 block of Columbia Ave. in Trail. The 1999 Dodge pickup truck was totally destroyed and there was no damage to the surrounding area.There was no one around the truck at the time.Subsequent investigation revealed...

Visions for Small Schools: Planning for Rossland's Future

Rossland's Visions for Small Schools Society is currently working hard on options to serve their mandate to sustain excellent K-12 education here in the Mountain Kingdom. This week the group has given permission for the Telegraph to publish a working draft of a document designed to outline goals, strategies, and action plans...

With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise

With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise, the True North Strong and FreeI couldn’t think of a better lyric for a national anthem to describe the way Rossland celebrates its inclusion in the second largest country on the planet. Next Wednesday a group of hearty Rosslanders will celebrate our glorious nation of vast open spaces, ...

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