Columbia project info session coming up for Rossland business

Road paving and sidewalk concrete pouring are taking place this week in Rossland, weather permitting.

  • Oct. 17, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Rossland's downtown construction is almost complete.

This week will see a lot of change on Washington Street. Road paving and sidewalk concrete pouring are taking place this week, weather permitting. The asphalt comes to us with a warranty, so it is entirely up to the paving company, Selkirk paving, to make the call as to risking weather conditions or not.

Concrete crews are getting the last of the concrete done along Columbia Avenue this week. The finishing touches of paving stones and landscaping will also continue. All plants that have bee planted are drought resistant, but there are also irrigation systems built into the beds that have already been activated to water the plants.

Harry Lefevre Square will start to take shape this week. Over by the library, the cenotaph has been moved, and the area surrounding it is also coming together. We should see more trees, and even some light posts go up this week.

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rossland will provide a “Q & A” session about the Columbia Project for our downtown merchants. This will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m.

The date for the grand opening main event has been set at Oct. 27, and a Rossland community photo will be taken mid-afternoon. Please mark the date on your calendars to be downtown for 2:15 p.m., Oct. 27 to participate in this historical photo opportunity.

There are many fun ideas in the works and it will be a great party, but we will need many more volunteers to help pull it off, particularly on the day of the event itself. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca or call Renee at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-362-5666. We encourage local businesses and anyone interested to become involved in this exciting occasion.

Feel free to visit Mayor Greg Granstrom Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at city hall. To see graphics portraying the end-goal of this construction project, please take a look at the video display in the window of Rossland Hardware, or watch them on the City of Rossland website at www.rossland.ca/columbiawashington-construction-updates.

Please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328.

-Columbia Project Task Force

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