Following an Oct. 24 notice-of-motion by Coun. Hanne Smith and Coun. Kathy Moore, the city's gears got to grinding away on the third attempt to pass an anti-pesticide bylaw.
The first two attempts failed to receive council approval—the first due to genuine dissent, the second time due to a technicality—and the third attempt could not have been adopted within the term of the present council.
A passenger died after being thrown from a truck he was travelling in when it lost control on slippery roads today.
72-year-old Jacob Giesbrecht of Grand Forks was not wearing his seatbelt when he was ejected from the truck as it slid off the road and died as a result of his injuries. The driver suffered injuries as well and was taken to the Boundary Hospital for treatment.
The accident occurred on the North Fork Road near Henderson Road at about 9:30 a.m. today. RCMP, paramedics and the Grand Forks Fire and Rescue teams were all on site.
Castlegar RCMP are requesting assistance in locating Colleen Theresa Rizzotti. Rizzotti is wanted for two counts of theft under $5,000, and one count of breaching her Conditional Sentence Order.
Rizotti is 50 years of age, Caucasian, 5'6, 150 pounds, has blue eyes, and brown hair. She has a tattoo of two tear drops underneath her left eye, and a cross on her right hand with the word "Freedom". She was last seen in Nelson.
Grand Forks residents flocked to the scene of billowing black smoke engulfing a house located at the end of 19 Street on Johnson Flats Saturday morning.
Although it appears as if the firefighters are not too interested in stopping the fire, incoming fire chief Dale Heriot said the whole event is an exercise.
Owners of the old building were concerned with liability as youth and possible squatters were using the house for parties, so they approached the fire department to burn it down.
A Nakusp man that used a two-foot-long metal pipe to break into a house in a search for drugs has been given two years in federal prison.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23 James Russell Fraser, 27, was convicted in Nakusp Provincial Court for offences stemming from a home invasion.
Fraser plead guilty to break and enter and possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose.
Monday night saw an unusually emotional city council meeting, as the five re-elected incumbents said their good-byes to councillor Kirk Duff.
Is it really necessary? That’s the most common question that Kevin Terness hears about the city’s downtown redesign project.
“I think the feeling is it’s not really Rossland…,” the ISL engineer admitted at Monday night’s public meeting on the project. “They don’t see the need for the community congregating areas.”
But congregate we must if the designers get their way; rather pretty improvements have been pitched by ISL, the contracted engineering and design firm for both the Cenotaph square and the plaza beside Ferraros.