City council voted unanimously in favour of helping to pay for a $110,000 upgrade to local RCMP detachment jail cells, but not without first expressing ire over how police funding works.
Three rural regional district communities are on the road to improved water service after the regional district board of directors voted to establish water service area bylaws for their communities.
Woodbury village, Rosebery Highlands and Grandview Properties all had service area bylaws established Sept. 27 by the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, as the regional government looks to acquire their water systems.
The Village of Kaslo’s edible gardens was one of the winning entries in the recent Communities in Bloom awards held last Saturday, Sept. 24 in Sooke on Vancouver Island.
The village received the Judge’s Evaluation Report and Bloom Rating Certificate, garnering five Blooms, and were presented with eye-catching street banners to promote their success.
Most Rosslanders think we're hammered hard by taxes—we gave ourselves a D for taxes in the recent State of Rossland self-assessment—and we are liable to complain vociferously about the fact that the average household tax burden is about $1000 greater than that carried by the average Trailite or Castlegarian.
While negotiations between the city and Teck to reopen the museum's mining adit plod on with no external signs of progress, the museum has now closed its doors after a second consecutive season without their biggest attraction.
"Visitation was down for sure," said Libby Martin, the president of the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association that operates the museum and maintains the city's collection of archives and artefacts.
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is announcing changes to its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP), which are being implemented to better meet the needs of program applicants.
Environmental groups wishing to apply for funding should take note of these revisions:
Nelson will host six flu clinics this fall as the IHA’s public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for the launch of this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign beginning Oct. 11.
The first Nelson clinic goes Nov. 2 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at the Prestige Inn and then Nov. 9 (same time) also at the Prestige. Both are drop-in clinics.
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is committing $65,100 to the purchase of equipment to establish the new retinology clinic.
This equipment includes a slit lamp, an indirect ophthalmoscope, an ophthalmology chair, two procedure chairs and a retinal camera with adapter. The equipment will be paid for with excess funds generously donated towards the CT scanner campaign.