A Concert on May 2, to aid a young refugee

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) will soon be welcoming a young man of Eritrean origin to Rossland. He escaped Eritrea 5 years ago and has been living in Ethiopia. As a UNHCR refugee there, he is unable to work or study. He describes himself as someone who does not like to sit still. Coming […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptable - Tillie

Tillie is a six month old livestock guardian (Caucasian Shepherd/Maremma/Great Pyrenees). She was not handled much as a young pup and is fearful when put in new surroundings and meeting new people, especially men. Her confidence has come leaps and bounds in her foster home. She gets along with cats and all dogs and has […]

UPDATE: Tip from public leads to arrest of suspect in Nelson

The Nelson Police Department is expressing its deepest gratitude to the public for their assistance in apprehending a man wanted in relation to numerous files from multiple jurisdictions Friday. In a media release Friday afternoon, Nelson Police said Aza Tobias Hanbury was located and apprehended without incident in the 200 block of Baker Street thanks […]

Interior Health issues DRUG ADVISORY for West Kootenay

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health issued a DRUG ADVISORY for theWest Kootenay area as there has been samples of DOWN tested with high concentrations of fluorofentanyl and bromazolam. Interior Health is advising the public to remember that flurorofentanyl ranges from equal to more potent than fentanyl and benzodiazepine produce amnesia and sedation. Interior […]

Five ways going green can save you money this Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is highlighting the financial benefits of adopting eco-friendly practices, including reducing energy consumption. Contrary to popular belief, going green doesn’t have to drain your wallet – in fact, it can lead to significant savings while benefiting the environment. “Making our homes or businesses more energy efficient is a tangible […]

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' Tickets now on sale at Capitol Theatre

Get ready to be legally entertained! Black Productions, renowned for their spectacular presentations including “The Addams Family” and “Mamma Mia,” proudly announces the arrival of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” to the Capitol Theatre stage. Based on the beloved movie starring Reese Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles […]

COLUMN: Talking about the generations

Arc of the Cognizant CLXXXIII “Why don’t you all just f-f-fade away? And don’t try and dig what we all say … The things they do look awful cold. I hope I die before I get old.”  — The Who, My Generation “Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is […]

COUNCIL MATTERS: Public Consultation and Meeting, April 15, 2024

Concern about biodiversity and climate action; RDKB assessment up by 17% from last year; can Rossland have a farmers’ market? Tidying up the old cemeteries; a new sculpture; and a “joie de vivre” celebration on May 25. 1. PUBLIC CONSULTATION (5:00 PM) Present: Mayor Andy Morel and Councillors Stewart Spooner, Craig Humpherys, Eliza Boyce, Maya […]

B.C. plants its 10-billionth tree

B.C. is celebrating the 10-billionth tree planted since reforestation programs began in 1930, with two billion of those trees planted in the past seven years. “Throughout the province, people are seeing the impacts of climate change on our forests,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests. “To support healthy forests for people and communities, we are […]

Fruitvale families supported by new child care spaces

Families in Fruitvale are benefiting from a new child care centre with 37 new spaces, allowing parents to pursue work, school and other opportunities. “The Province is focused on providing Fruitvale families with access to affordable, quality, inclusive child care,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “Improving access to child care spaces gives kids […]

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