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by Sara Golling on Tuesday Sep 17 2019

Cannabis edibles production in Rossland?  Get ready for the Thingery; Trail seeks water use exemption for cemetery; Cycling Without Age and trishaws; water billing adjustment, and  more.

Present:   Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Janice Nightingale, Dirk Lewis, Scott Forsyth, Stewart Spooner, Chris Bowman, and Andy Morel. Staff:  CAO Bryan...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 12 2019

Teck Trail Operations announced today completion of the new No. 2 Acid Plant, a $174 million investment in the long-term future of Trail Operations.

“This investment supports our ongoing focus on sustainability and the long-term viability of our operation,” said Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Trail Operations. “Using the best available technology, the new plant will enhance...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 10 2019

The polar bear has become the poster child for climate change impacts in the Arctic. Sea ice, which the bears depend on for hunting, is melting at an ever-expanding rate.

For other species, climate impacts are not as direct. The 2019 State of Canada’s Birds report found aerial insectivores like swifts, swallows and nightjars have declined by 59 per cent since 1970. The report...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 09 2019

It can be challenging travelling in the winter and even more so crossing the border, but Tourism Rossland has confirmed that a Spokane Airport Shuttle, facilitated by Kootenay Gateway Mountain Shuttle, will run 7 days a week, December 13, 2019 to March 29, 2020, to get skiers to the hills in Rossland or Nelson.  The shuttle will also serve locals who want to head south to shop...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

British Columbia’s annual allowable rent increase for 2020 has been set at 2.6%, the province’s annual rate of inflation — 2% lower than it would have been prior to the reduction government made in 2019.

“Renters need secure housing they can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That’s why we removed the additional 2% above inflation that the old...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

Council members present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Scott Forsyth, Dirk Lewis,  Janice Nightingale, Stewart Spooner, Andy Morel, and Chris Bowman.   Staff present:  CAO Bryan Teasdale, Executive Assistant Alison Worsfold, CFO Elma Hamming, and Recreation Manager Kristi Calder.

Public Input Period: The gallery was totally empty...

by RDKB on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired a new Senior Energy Specialist.

Freya Phillips hails from Rossland via the United Kingdom and Australia and arrived at the RDKB Trail office on August 12. In a scant few weeks, she has established relationships with other local government energy specialists in the Central Kootenay region, begun research into which businesses and...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 28 2019

Young people have been speaking out for their rights. Many are wise beyond their years. Without the blinkers of ideology, workaday priorities and ingrained values, they can see clearly what’s happening. They’ve had to step up for their own futures because too few of their elders are willing to accept that rampant consumerism has been an illusory quest for happiness at the expense of the planet...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

BC Used Oil Management Association (“BCUOMA”), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, today announced that OK Tires, located at 8147 Old Waneta Road, Trail, has upgraded their used oil recycling facility. This new facility will provide the residents of Trail, and...

by BC Hydro on Friday Aug 23 2019

BC Hydro has submitted a request for a rate reduction of around one per cent starting April 2020 in an update to its Fiscal 2020 to Fiscal 2021 Revenue Requirements Application with the BC Utilities Commission.

In its Revenue Requirements Application filed in February 2019, BC Hydro requested a net bill increase of 0.7 per cent starting April 1, 2020. In the update to the Application...

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