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Rossland’s population has grown steadily over the years. Photo: Connor Trembley

City of Rossland to create new economic development task force

The task force will try to attract more businesses, entrepreneurs to city

A view of proposed seniors housing on Vernon St. Illustration: City of Nelson/ Vendure Retirement Communities

Nelson seniors housing project to start construction in the spring

Private development on Vernon Street will provide assisted living services as well as housing

Wreaths will already be laid around the cenotaph before people arrive at the ceremony. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Scaled-down Remembrance Day event to take place in Rossland

The public is encouraged not to attend ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 crisis

NAV CANDA is considering closing its station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Nav Canada considering closing station at West Kootenay Regional Airport

The organization is conducting a service review at Castlegar’s airport

NAV CANDA is considering closing its station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
First responders at a crash scene near Rossland on Thursday, Oct. 22. Photo: Trail RCMP

First snow in West Kootenay causes vehicle collisions

The Trail and Greater District RCMP’s weekly brief contains details on collisions

First responders at a crash scene near Rossland on Thursday, Oct. 22. Photo: Trail RCMP
Some amendments have been made to the bylaw since it passed first reading. File photo

Second public hearing set for Rossland chicken bylaw

Amended bylaw would now require electric fencing to be put around yards with chickens

Some amendments have been made to the bylaw since it passed first reading. File photo
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16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
Katrine Conroy has won for the fifth time in the Kootenay West riding. Photo: Submitted

Katrine Conroy ready to tackle challenges after election

Conroy won the Kootenay West riding for the fifth time

Katrine Conroy has won for the fifth time in the Kootenay West riding. Photo: Submitted
A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)

Cranbrook mother receives international praise for sensory paths business

Chantal Marra has sold her sensory path packages to schools across the world

A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)
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Katrine Conroy declared winner in Kootenay West

Preliminary results put NDP candidate firmly in the lead.

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Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
The city is applying for two of the projects itself. File photo

Rossland city council throws support behind five infrastructure projects

Projects include new downtown washroom and $1-million Red Mountain race building

The city is applying for two of the projects itself. File photo
The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Defence begins presenting evidence in Nelson jury trial of RCMP officer

Const. Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter after a Castlegar incident in 2015

The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley

Dog attack seriously injures young boy in Castlegar

Despite investigating the incident, city staff aren’t confirming if the dog has been put down

The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: Affordable housing

Eighth in a series of Q&As with the candidates.

  • Oct 22, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
The temporary access road to the parking lot will be located along Highway 3B. Photo: City of Rossland

Red Mountain to open temporary parking lot near Topping Chair this season

The parking lot will aim to reduce congestion at base of resort and mitigate threat of COVID-19

The temporary access road to the parking lot will be located along Highway 3B. Photo: City of Rossland
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times

Trail Ford dealer’s frustration grows with ICBC

Trail AM Ford owner Dan Ashman says he just wants fair compensation from ICBC

A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: Opioid crisis

Seventh in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 21, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper

Take cover! Cold War bunker opens to public in Nelson

The shelter was built in 1964 in case of nuclear fallout

Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper