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By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 18 2011

Continued complaints about odours emanating from the city’s south sewage treatment plant have Civic Works searching for solutions, council heard at its regular meeting Monday night.

City councillor Kevin Chernoff said the Civic Works department has already expended a great deal of energy trying to rectify the problem – but with only varying degrees of success.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 18 2011

 Pitbull owners in Castlegar will not enjoy a reduction in the cost of dog licensing, as council voted Monday night to maintain the status quo.


This, after controversy arose surrounding the city’s $1,000 licensing fee for pit bulls and Staffordshire Terriers (as compared $15 to $45 for other breeds). Nelson and Trail both have $300 licensing fees for pit bulls.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 18 2011

Castlegar women struggling with domestic abuse may find it easier to get help, after the signing of the Domestic Violence Accord tomorrow.

Thursday will see representatives from fully 20 local organizations and agencies gathered at the Community Forum, signing off on 20 protocols that offer clear action plans in the event a woman experiencing violence reaches out for help.
By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 18 2011

A developer looking to put 27 resort cabins in Shutty Bench, five kilometres north of Kaslo, has asked the regional district area to relax a floodplain building setback so he can build closer to the water.

Kevin Hoffart. owner of Wing Creek Resort, applied for the setback for five of the 27 cabins planned to be built within the 15 metre setback required from Wing Creek...

By Rachel Selkirk on Wednesday May 18 2011
The Fraser Institute, a BC-based research and educational organization, has ranked Rossland Secondary School (RSS) thirtieth in the province in terms of academic performance. The study included 273 public and private schools in the province. Among public schools on the list, RSS ranked a remarkable fifth in BC.
The school performance score is based on graduation...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 18 2011

Mining has long been a staple of the Kootenay region and in many cases was the catalyst that initially influenced the founding of the area’s cities, towns and villages. For the better part of the last century mining has been the backbone of much of our economy. With most of the old mines now long since shut down, many former mining communities have gotten creative and turned their mining...

By Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday May 17 2011
Three talented women with a local connection, “For the Birds” will be coming to Rossland next week and we’ve got a contest to help you go see them with a full belly. Anyone who “likes” the Rossland Telegraph’s Facebook page will be entered into random draw to win dinner for two at the Red Room Lounge and reserved front row seating for...
By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday May 16 2011

By Michael Jessen

When you’re addicted to something, you’ll do anything to satisfy your need – and so will your drug supplier.

In North America, one of our addictions is to energy, a commodity that is overabundant or...

By Contributor on Monday May 16 2011

The BC River Forecast Centre upgraded their high level advisory to a flood watch for the Kettle and Granby rivers , and are maintaining the flood warning for the West Kettle River.

River levels have risen through Sunday with warmer weather and snow melt through the basins.

The West Kettle River at Westbridge reached a peak of 128 cubic metres per second (m3/s) on Sunday afternoon....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

After several months of planning, the newly-formed Nelson Kootenay Lake (NKL) Destination Tourism Marketing Organization has launched its premier logo and slogan for the region.

“The logo is designed to attract first-time and repeat visitors from the regional rubber-tire market as well as from national and international markets,” said Tom Thomson, chair of the Nelson...