Rossland Curling Society preemptively petitions council

Council heard from delegations from both the Rossland Curling Society and Rossland Youth Soccer at Monday night's council meeting.

Shane Preedy spoke on behalf of the Rossland Curling Society and presented a petition with 239 signatures against closing the Rossland Curling Rink. Preedy acknowledged that council has not actually made a decision to close the rink, but the Curling Society wanted to be preemptive as council moves forward with planning the city’s budget.

Council won’t waive youth soccer fees

Following a request from Rossland Youth Soccer (RYS) at the last regular council meeting, council voted to inform RYS that the city isn’t in a financial position to eliminate their field fees.

Council further voted to have staff continue to improve Jubilee field as finances allow, and to let RYS know that council will consider the long term liability of an artificial turf field in town.

Sean Ofarrell, vice chair for the Kootenay South Recreational Soccer League and a member of the executive for RYS also talked to council about the effects of Trail Recreation Fees on youth soccer. He said that this year Trail started charging Rossland teams an extra $356 each. Ofarrell asked council to continue negotiating with Trail to reach a deal so that recreation fees don’t continue to increase. Councillor Aaron Cosbey assured him that Rossland council will eventually go back to the table with Trail to try to work out a deal.

Benefit concert needs new location

Council received a request from Carol Enns and Marjorie Kidd asking to use the arena parking lot, Nickelplate Park and the stretch of Second Ave. between both locations for the Kootenay Carol’s Children’s Festival and Benefit Concert on June 29. Enns and Kidd also requested that the city supply a stage, barricades, tables and chairs for the event, and asked that City Hall house two ballot boxes from May 1 to June 28.

Unfortunately the area is unavailable as it’s being used as a laydown area for contractors during the Washington St. construction. Council voted to inform Enns and Kidd that the location was unavailable and asked staff to look into other possible locations. Council also asked staff to report back on whether or not city policy allowed non-profits to rent city equipment free of charge. Finally council approved the request to house the ballot boxes at City Hall.

Council to participate in Montrose parade

Mayor and council agreed to send a delegation to participate in the Montrose Family Fun Days Parade on June 11.

 

Just Posted

Company granted leave to appeal Lemon Creek charges

Executive Flight Centre won a decision in the BC Court of Appeal

Kaslo bus fueled by vegetable oil to begin service next month

Mountain Man Mike’s will run routes to Vancouver and eventually Edmonton

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

Castlegar non-profit’s stolen van located

Kootenay Society for Community Living’s van was stolen May 14.

Interior Health study offers take-home drug testing kits to spot fentanyl

Interior Health to evaluate safety of at home drug testing kits aimed at reducing fentanyl overdoses

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Most Read