Community

Video: Issues divide voters on election day

The Western News asked people who voted what issues mattered most in making their election choice.

  • Oct 21, 2019

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

Repairs made to Rossland arena cooling system, ice-making underway

But costly decision still needed on long-term repairs

Young Agrarians bring ferment and feast event to Castlegar

Community members are invited to join for all or part of the event on Sunday.

  • Oct 5, 2019

Federal candidates’ schedules for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

A handy guide to when the candidates will be visiting our area

Rossland’s cannabis dispensary opens October 1

Jimmy’s Cannabis shop will provide a wide variety of options for medical and recreational users

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Party leaders make final pitches on eve of federal election
'Seek and destroy' revelations rock final days of federal campaign
Scheer denies he's spreading misinformation; Trudeau talks Bill 21; Singh pushes back against leaders
Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn't talk oilsands

Rossland artists search for meaning in sports-minded mountain town

Council for Arts seeks input from public on value of culture

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Initiative aims to educate people about what community foundations do

B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season

Officers will be conducting ‘attractant audits’ and ticketing violators of the B.C. Wildlife Act

Active life is family affair for Castlegar mom-and-daughter athletes

Two generations taking part in 55+ Senior’s Games

Fun for all at this year’s Rossland Golden City Days

Here’s a list of the many events you can come watch — or better yet, participate in!

  • Sep 6, 2019

Castlegar teen band making the most of summer

Blackout Summer has performed at festivals and shows around the region this summer.

A nickel at a time, Rossland Arena Society raising money for ice-maker

Society hopes to collect $35,000 for its share of a new chiller for the arena

  • Aug 29, 2019

Rossland’s Seven Summits Learning Centre adopts four-day week

Students will study Monday-Thursday for eight hours

  • Aug 19, 2019

Pregnant Kootenay teachers fight to change compensation rules

Risk to unborn babies not recognized by WorkSafeBC

Big donation from Rossland Auxiliary

Funds will be directed into the KBRH Emergency Department Campaign

  • Aug 14, 2019

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of British Columbia to the test

In honour of B.C. Day, take this short quiz and see how much you know about our province

Wanted: a co-ordinated approach to Rossland’s heritage

City needs to show more leadership to protect historic resources, says ex-mayor

Rossland’s FireSmart program continues to grow

Eight neighbourhoods in Rossland now have some level of Firesmart participation

  • Aug 1, 2019