A fence has been put up around the ponds in the North Jubilee Wetland.

FortisBC contributes to North Jubilee Wetland Rehabilitation project

There have been some changes to the North Jubilee Wetland in Rossland in the past few weeks.

There have been some changes to the North Jubilee Wetland in the past few weeks.

Work has been done to put up fencing around the wetland ponds and to improve drainage in the area. While much of the work has been undertaken by public works employees and members of the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA), some of the recent work was also done with the help of FortisBC.

The energy company hired local contractor Owen Williams, owner of Powder Pig Excavating, to install a corrosion protection bed which protects steel gas lines from rusting in the area, and Williams approached FortisBC about contributing to the North Jubilee Wetland Rehabilitation project.

“I knew that Fortis is very good at being mindful of the impact that they have when they do these installations, because often they’re in residential areas, and so I hooked Duncan [Reitz, from FortisBC] up with Eva [Cameron, a member of RSEA,] and then Fortis very kindly donated three days of my time for the wetlands project.”

Williams helped hook up an overflow drain, helped put up some of the fencing around the ponds, and did some general clean up to make the area easier for city employees to mow. FortisBC also donated a number of trees to the project.

The City of Rossland oversaw the installation of the drain, which should help keep the Jubilee Field from flooding in the spring.

Further work on the North Jubilee Wetland Rehabilitation project, which is supported by the Columbia Basin Trust, will continue into the fall.


Just Posted

Rescued snowmobilers ill-prepared for emergency, Castlegar RCMP say

Two men rescued Wednesday night were not ready for overnight in back country

Senior curling provincials setting up for exciting finish

Standings tight as Senior curling teams push for provincial playoffs

Police share more details on occupants and suspicious van in Fruitvale

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school on Feb. 19

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Most Read