In the spirit of a positive carnival

Editorial - Rossland News opinionated editorial. Welcome to Winter Carnival.

Welcome to Rossland’s 118th Winter Carnival. Established in 1898 it is the country’s longest running winter celebration. Festivals bring with them both positive and negative impacts on the host community. How can a festival be negative you ask – think traffic congestion, anti social behaviour or not being able to find a clean washroom.As one of the many community celebrations that populate our regional calendar, the Rossland Winter Carnival is good for our community!  You don’t survive this long without the community’s support.The community spirit at this carnival will set your heart alight. With a population of just over 3,500 people, Rossland has around 250 volunteers involved. The carnival gives Rossland a sense of identity and celebrates our outdoor culture. That’s just some of the things that make this carnival so much fun and uniquely special.Bringing people to the downtown core to socialize and spend money, the carnival is great for the local economy, good for building social relationships and acts as a catalyst for infrastructure development. We think this is one of the best homegrown winter festivals on this planet so enjoy everything the winter carnival offers our community but help to keep our festival positive. Try walking or using the free ride bus, be polite to strangers and don’t litter. Having a few drinks? Then know your limit. Above all be in the spirit of the community festival!

Just Posted

Craft cannabis development planned for Castlegar

Plans are underway for one of the first craft cannabis industrial parks in the province.

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

Rossland council passes plastic bag ban despite legal questions

Appeal court ruling threw bylaw in limbo, but council voted to move forward

Abra Brynne wins Kootenay-Columbia Green Party nomination

Brynne is one of three candidates who will challenge MP Wayne Stetski

Police call Appledale death a homicide

But few other details being released

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

B.C. mom to go to Europe court in hopes of getting alleged abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown alleges her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Most Read