Still in the mix

The person charged with approving the city's bid for over 450 units of accommodation with Destination B.C. has still not visited the city.

The province’s tourism inspector is still missing in action.

The person charged with approving the city’s bid for over 450 units of accommodation registered with the Destination B.C. has still not visited the city.

The inspector is expected in the first week of August, said Tourism Rossland’s executive director Deanne Steven.

“It would have been great to have that in place already,” she said about the two per cent tax generation that comes with the higher level of registered accommodation. “But it’s the provincial government, and we can’t get them to do anything quicker than they want to.”

There are 367 units right now registered in the city, yielding a one per cent return.