Get on the bus

Most people know what the political life holds for them before they take the plunge.

Even though most people know what the political life holds for them before they take the plunge, they never really can get a sense of what degree the microscope is turned up to until they are elected to office.

Not to say Rossland council is unaware of the burden they have shouldered. There are many veteran councillors on the current roster, and there is enough political savvy and acumen to navigate nearly any tumultuous issue.

Like the Columbia/Washington project. A big dollar project that grew bigger as it went along, a new report to council has shown the extent of the cash involved, and its more than expected.

Its a hard pill to swallow for any council to admit it couldn’t rein in costs and, in this day and age, not many are able to.

But council still did their due diligence in accountability and fought the good fight to keep costs down.

And with the incredible make over the city’s downtown now sports, any criticism council may face over the cost should be salved by the knowledge of a job well done.


Just Posted

Rossland’s Seven Summits school gets grant to grow global presence

Centre for Learning hopes to triple the number of international students it has

Rural dividend grants awarded in Kootenay West

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy made the grant announcements in Trail on Thursday

Rossland skiier places third at U19 Canadian Ski Cross

Rossland’s Sage Stefani finished out a successful season.

Warfield elementary school celebrating 70 years

Webster Elementary School officially opened April 23, 1949; open house and events planned next week

Patients thank Kootenay Boundary doctor

Dr. Scheepers’ patients thanked him for the gift of restoring their sight

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Most Read