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Rossland business survey launched

A “business retention and expansion” survey to gather information from business owners on their areas of growth, their challenges, and their needs has been launched by the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) of the Sustainability Commission.
Off to London with help from the Lions

Off to London with help from the Lions

Bruce Aldorfer of the Rossland Lions Club presents a cheque of $250 to Camille Craig of the RSS Drama Club to support the students upcoming spring break journey to London, England. “Thank you so much for you generous donation,” said Craig. “We’re truly grateful.”

No support for motion to fire Rossland CAO

Coun. Laurie Charlton’s motion to terminate CAO Victor Kumar’s employment contract “for cause, effective immediately,” forwarded at the end of the acrimonious Feb. 14 meeting, was met by a resounding silence in council on Monday — with no second to the motion, it failed.
Lekstrom back in B.C. Liberal fold

Lekstrom back in B.C. Liberal fold

New rules for soil removal in Rossland

Bylaw 2499, the Soil Removal/Cut Bylaw, passed third reading unanimously in council on Monday and has been adopted by the city.
Standing up for Rossland Secondary School

Standing up for Rossland Secondary School

Ami Haworth addresses a crowd of approximately 100 Rossland parents on Tuesday evening to introduce the Neighbourhoods of Learning committee and to give a summary of the work they did and conclusions they came to regarding viable alternatives to the school district’s recent report recommending the closure of RSS. Ami Haworth has stepped down from her role as coordinator, but the NOL committee will fill her position shortly.
New premier gears up for HST vote

New premier gears up for HST vote

Cost of Freedom of Information requests questioned

Coun. Jill Spearn’s motion for staff to prepare an estimate of the costs incurred by Coun. Laurie Charlton’s “excessive” Freedom of Information (FOI) requests passed in council on Monday night, but the issue is not as black-and-white as either Spearn or Charlton would make it out to be.
Tourism Rossland promoting trail-tracking smartphone application

Tourism Rossland promoting trail-tracking smartphone application

While you’re out skiing in the woods — or hiking and cycling in the near future — if you’ve got an iPhone or Blackberry, Deanne Steven of Tourism Rossland suggests you track your route with a simple, free, downloadable application, and then post your trail on everytrail.com.
Roadside penalty appeals considered

Roadside penalty appeals considered