Chelsea Novak

FILE — Swimmers competed the BC Senior Games in the summer. (Submitted)

City council working to make Rossland more age friendly

Council heard a presentation from two representatives of the Rossland Seniors’ Association

FILE — Swimmers competed the BC Senior Games in the summer. (Submitted)
RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)

Family seeks answers after 78-year-old driver in Highway 22 accident outside Castlegar dies

The motor vehicle accident that closed Highway 22 on Nov. 20 resulted in a fatality.

RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)
Les Carter, member of the board of directors for the Friends of the Rossland Range Society, and Kim Deane, chair of the board, gave members an update on the progress of the Rossland Recreation Site project at last Wednesday’s annual general meeting.  Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo

Rossland rec site project on a roll after three years

After three years of hard work, the Rossland Recreation Site project is nearly complete.

Les Carter, member of the board of directors for the Friends of the Rossland Range Society, and Kim Deane, chair of the board, gave members an update on the progress of the Rossland Recreation Site project at last Wednesday’s annual general meeting.  Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo
RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)

78-year-old driver in Highway 22 accident outside Castlegar dies

The motor vehicle accident that closed Highway 22 on Nov. 20 resulted in a fatality.

RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)
On Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Flying Steamshovel will donate half of all burger sales to the Rossland Ski Bus. (File photo)

Rossland ski bus rides again under new name

The Rossland Free Ride Bus is returning again this year but has been renamed

On Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Flying Steamshovel will donate half of all burger sales to the Rossland Ski Bus. (File photo)
FILE — New curbs and sidewalks on Leroi Avenue. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Rossland celebrates completion of Spokane Street project

The City of Rossland celebrated the completion of the Spokane Street Infrastructure Project.

FILE — New curbs and sidewalks on Leroi Avenue. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Rahaf Zwayne speaks with her father Saad Zwayne over Skype while attending an exhibition of his work at the VISAC Gallery. Rahaf, Saad and Rahaf’s brother Amr fled from Syria to Turkey, where Saad and Amr are still waiting to come to Canada. Kristen Renn (right) from the VISAC Gallery helped organize an exhibition of Saad and Amr’s work to help raise money for them. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Paintings by Syrian father and son end long journey at VISAC Gallery in Trail

The paintings on display at the VISAC Gallery in Trail have been through a lot

Rahaf Zwayne speaks with her father Saad Zwayne over Skype while attending an exhibition of his work at the VISAC Gallery. Rahaf, Saad and Rahaf’s brother Amr fled from Syria to Turkey, where Saad and Amr are still waiting to come to Canada. Kristen Renn (right) from the VISAC Gallery helped organize an exhibition of Saad and Amr’s work to help raise money for them. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Rossland City Hall (Rossland News)

Rossland Council debates 2018 tax increase

Rossland property taxes could increase as much as 4.8 per cent in 2018.

Rossland City Hall (Rossland News)
Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)
Environment Canada is forecasting snow, rain and winds in the Kootenay Pass over the weekend. (YRBKT/Twitter)

Snow, rain and wind to hit Kootenay Pass over weekend: forecast

Environment Canada is calling for varying weather across the Kootenays this weekend

Environment Canada is forecasting snow, rain and winds in the Kootenay Pass over the weekend. (YRBKT/Twitter)
Ryan Gibson

Talking generations in the Basin

The Columbia Basin has more baby boomers and fewer people under 50 than the Canadian average.

Ryan Gibson
The Kootenay region has the highest unemployment in B.C., according to data released by B.C. Stats. (Courtesy of B.C. Stats)

Kootenay region unemployment highest in B.C.

The Kootenay region has the highest unemployment of any region in B.C.

The Kootenay region has the highest unemployment in B.C., according to data released by B.C. Stats. (Courtesy of B.C. Stats)
Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Col. Hadfield encourages audacious ideas at CBT symposium

Col. Chris Hadfield addressed delegates at the Kimberley Conference Athlete Training Centre.

Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Gidewen Melake arrived in Kelowna last Wednesday and was reunited with his family. (Courtesy of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees)

Eritrean family reunited in B.C.

A father was finally reunited with his wife and children who have been in Rossland since 2015.

Gidewen Melake arrived in Kelowna last Wednesday and was reunited with his family. (Courtesy of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees)
Council was concerned to see that Rossland’s water consumption has mostly gone up this year.

Rossland water consumption on the rise

Rossland Council reviewed the new short-term rental bylaw, the skate park and water consumption

Council was concerned to see that Rossland’s water consumption has mostly gone up this year.
Jo-Ann Bursey

Castlegar woman describes being caught in Las Vegas attack

A group of six Castlegar residents were among those sitting in the stands when a gunman opened fire.

Jo-Ann Bursey
A car crashed through the front of the Alpine Drug Mart on Friday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Car crashes through Rossland drug store

A car crashed through the front of the Alpine Drug Mart on Friday afternoon

A car crashed through the front of the Alpine Drug Mart on Friday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Castlegar Hospice grants living wishes with virtual reality

Castlegar Hospice grants living wishes with virtual reality

The local hospice society is granting living wishes using virtual reality. Suzanne…

Castlegar Hospice grants living wishes with virtual reality
Map of Rossland streetlights (Image from Rossland News)

Rossland to review streetlight complaints

Staff has created forms for public feedback on the streetlights

Map of Rossland streetlights (Image from Rossland News)
Coun. Lloyd McLellan, Joanne Drystek, Legion treasurer, South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy, Kim LaFond, Legion president, and Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof, service officer, stood on stage to officially re-open the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion upstairs lounge on Saturday.

Rossland Legion reopens after renovation

The Rossland Royal Canadian Legion celebrated the grand re-opening of its upstairs lounge.

Coun. Lloyd McLellan, Joanne Drystek, Legion treasurer, South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy, Kim LaFond, Legion president, and Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof, service officer, stood on stage to officially re-open the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion upstairs lounge on Saturday.