Holden Johnston was one of the kids who participated in the scavenger hunt and litter clean up at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre on Saturday.

Rossland celebrates Earth Day

Rossland celebrated Earth Day on Saturday with residents chipping in to help make the city cleaner and greener.



Rossland celebrated Earth Day on Saturday with residents chipping in to help make the city cleaner and greener.

Though Earth Day fell on Friday, most of the Earth Day events were planned for Saturday so families would be able to come out and have fun.

The morning started off with Rossland Real Foods’s annual Chicken & Compost Crawl, where residents were invited to see successful chicken coops and composts in the city.

Later in the morning, the Rossland Mountain Market Society held its first farmers’ market of 2016. There was music, wood-fired pizza, sidewalk chalk for the kids, and plenty of local produce and locally made confections.

Throughout the day, drama students from Rossland Summit School were stationed in the parking lot across from the Prestige, sorting through cans, bottles and other returnables. The bottle drive not only gave Rosslanders a convenient opportunity to recycle their empties, but helped the students raise money for their trip to New York.

Volunteers from the Sustainability Commission could be found around town, rewarding Rosslanders who cleaned up litter and who pledged not to idle. Rosslanders were encourage to collect litter and then bring it to the Centennial trailhead where a dumpster and volunteers were waiting. Every resident who brought litter to the dumpster was invited to enter their name into a prize draw. Meanwhile on Columbia Ave., volunteers reminded residents that Rossland has a no idling bylaw and asked them to pledge not to idle their cars. Those who did so were rewarded with a free LED light bulb.

The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre got kids in on the Earth Day action with a scavenger hunt and litter clean up on the museum grounds.

 

Just Posted

Tour company plans shuttle service to Kelowna for stranded travellers

SMT Kootenay wants to help travellers get in and out of ‘Cancelgar’ in winter months

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Castlegar pastors find life in wheelchair a challenge

The men found the obstacles were both physical and mental.

Castlegar’s Waterline property purchased; owners to protect it for rock climbers

New owners plan to subdivide, sell bluffs to recreational climbing group

Rossland council’s first meeting sets appointments

Councillors assigned to sit on boards, committees on major city issues

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Most Read