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by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Jul 05 2012

The "CCCs"—Service Capacity Connection Charges—suggested by city staff in 2011 to replace DCCs—Development Cost Charges—appear to have fallen off the table, replaced instead by "flexible" negotiations.

"I am very curious about the Capacity Connection Charges," Coun. Kathy Moore said during members' reports at last week's regular council meeting.
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by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Jul 05 2012

The Trail Regional Airport (TRA) is fundamental to affordable and reliable air transportation in the Lower Columbia, and that is central to the area's economic prospects, argued the airport's chief volunteer Don Nutini and Mike Martin, the chair of the LCCDT—Lower Columbia Community Development Team—in recent interviews with the Rossland Telegraph....

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Jul 04 2012

When it comes to jobs and the economy we often get conflicting messages as to how many jobs were actually created.  I thought it would be interesting to share some figures that Statistics Canada released for the month of May.

THE BASICS

The Canadian economy as a whole added just 7,700 jobs in May – a relatively weak showing.  In the same period, our labour force...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 04 2012

More than 1,300 small businesses in the Okanagan and Kootenays are reaping big savings on their electricity bills thanks to a $6.85 million lighting installation program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC. 

“Small businesses in the Okanagan and Kootenays wanted a program that would make saving energy both easy and cost effective, and in partnership with FortisBC...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 28 2012

City officials played a comparatively rich card in today's bid to draw WestJet to the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA) in Castlegar, promising to purchase $350,000 navigational software to reduce airport landing ceilings by 1,000 feet.

"We've been working on RNP (Registered Navigational Procedure) for ages - it will lower the ceiling to land from 2,800 feet to 1,800 feet and...

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Thursday Jun 28 2012

Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, paid a visit to the Pacific Northwest to learn firsthand about the proposed Enbridge pipeline project.

He, along with Federal NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie and BC MPs Fin Donnelly and Randall Garrison were hosted by their colleague, Nathan Cullen, MP for Skeena Bulkley Valley.  The group met with elected officials from Terrace, Kitimat...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 28 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by Teck Resources:

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) (“Teck”) today announced a $1 million investment to support the completion of a section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) connecting communities in the Kootenays.

“The Trans Canada Trail is part of our shared Canadian heritage, linking people and...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

United Nations trade and climate change advisor Aaron Cosbey—a Rossland resident—attended the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and he was back again last week for the glitz, fanfare, and "complete failure" of the Rio +20...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

The potential for broadband Internet access in Rossland has excited a lot of public support. Consequently, council recently directed city staff to carefully consider the options tabled by the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), but staff's report won't come back to council until September.

The regular council meeting on June 11 started with public input...

by rachael roussin on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

The Rossland Mountain Market will be in full swing this Thursday, June 28 from 3pm - 6pm at the new location, The Old Fire Hall. Twenty two vendors will be at the first market and the community will be very pleased that everyone's favourite food providers will be back for the 2012 season, including Mad Dog Farm, Natalie's Baguettes, and Sweet Dreams Cakery with Rebecca's delectable cupcakes....

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