John Boivin

Lisa Wegner plans to pitch a fireworks ban in Rossland for next year. Photo: John Boivin

Ban fireworks in Rossland, urges community activist

Noise, pollution from pyrotechnics harmful to humans, wildlife

Lisa Wegner plans to pitch a fireworks ban in Rossland for next year. Photo: John Boivin
Four injured in Wednesday evening crash near Beasley

Four injured in Wednesday evening crash near Beasley

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the incident

Four injured in Wednesday evening crash near Beasley
WaterBridge Ferries and associated company Waterbridge Equipment have settled a new contract with their workers. File photo

Union, Nakusp company reach ferry deal

Union says it achieved its goals in the contract talks

WaterBridge Ferries and associated company Waterbridge Equipment have settled a new contract with their workers. File photo
Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

DriveBC estimates road will re-open at 2:15 a.m.

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3
Rossland’s Tara Howse meets with well-wishers and supporters on election night. Photo: John Boivin

Green candidate reflects on South Okanagan-West Kootenay campaign

Rosslander Tara Howse talks about the highs and lows of running for office

Rossland’s Tara Howse meets with well-wishers and supporters on election night. Photo: John Boivin
RCMP disrupt Castlegar-Trail-Salmo drug flow

RCMP disrupt Castlegar-Trail-Salmo drug flow

Bust on Nov. 6 leads to two arrests

RCMP disrupt Castlegar-Trail-Salmo drug flow
Rossland launches discussion on new affordable housing

Rossland launches discussion on new affordable housing

$15 million project could also include new city hall

Rossland launches discussion on new affordable housing
The grand opening of COINS’ new building was held Oct. 29. From COINS’ Facebook page

New home means bright future for aboriginal service agency

COINS opened its new headquarters on Oct. 29

The grand opening of COINS’ new building was held Oct. 29. From COINS’ Facebook page
(Photo by Frederick Tubiermont on Unsplash)

Power surge mystifies Shoreacres residents

Reports of electrical arcing, ruined equipment in homes before outage

(Photo by Frederick Tubiermont on Unsplash)
Cold, dry air dominated October in the West Kootenay

Cold, dry air dominated October in the West Kootenay

New average low temperature record set

Cold, dry air dominated October in the West Kootenay
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Rossland fundraiser seeks to build shelter for ‘living legend’

Local man to help Garry Camozzi, a friend, who’s fallen on hard times

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Joanne Cremer holds Molly while her husband Aldo Sterpin holds Sam. Photo by John Boivin

Rossland couple touched by community’s search for missing dog

Molly was lost for nearly three weeks, but massive community effort found her

Joanne Cremer holds Molly while her husband Aldo Sterpin holds Sam. Photo by John Boivin
Recreation task force members Thompson Hickey and Aaron Cosbey presented their findings to council on Oct. 21. Photo: John Boivin

Time to move on Rossland arena, society president says

Council needs to decide to replace chiller to allow for more fundraising efforts

Recreation task force members Thompson Hickey and Aaron Cosbey presented their findings to council on Oct. 21. Photo: John Boivin
The South Okanagan–West Kootenay candidates in the 2019 election (from left): Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party, the NDP’s Richard Cannings, Green Party candidate Tara Howse, Sean Taylor of the Peoples Party of Canada, independent candidate Carolina Hopkins and Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party.                                 Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News

West Kootenay brought Cannings victory on election night

It was tight in vote-rich Okanagan, but NDP candidate pulled away here on election night

The South Okanagan–West Kootenay candidates in the 2019 election (from left): Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party, the NDP’s Richard Cannings, Green Party candidate Tara Howse, Sean Taylor of the Peoples Party of Canada, independent candidate Carolina Hopkins and Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party.                                 Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News
John Abenante’s garden grows well after the first snows fall. Submitted photo

Kootenay farmers say fall no reason to shut down the veggie garden

There are many plants that can provide nutritious greens long after the snow falls

John Abenante’s garden grows well after the first snows fall. Submitted photo
Charity Biermann poses in front of a downed 150-year-old tree that once provided shade in her front yard, while her husband Marco looks on from the porch. Photo: John Boivin

Emergency crews work to restore Rossland utilities after powerful windstorm

The brief but destructive storm blew through the city on Friday afternoon

Charity Biermann poses in front of a downed 150-year-old tree that once provided shade in her front yard, while her husband Marco looks on from the porch. Photo: John Boivin
A downed tree blocked road access. Photo courtesy Lisa Wegner

Windstorm ravages Rossland

Blow-through knocked down trees, damaged homes, power lines

A downed tree blocked road access. Photo courtesy Lisa Wegner
“Garbage is a huge deal,” says Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore. File photo

Rossland reviews waste disposal system for the future

Public open house, online survey collecting residents’ views on how it’s working

“Garbage is a huge deal,” says Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore. File photo
Rossland Arena’s ice making equipment was shut down in March after cracks were discovered in the brine lines. Photo: John Boivin

Task force urges council to keep ice-making in Rossland arena

Study looked at various scenarios for the 80-year-old facility — but not demolition

Rossland Arena’s ice making equipment was shut down in March after cracks were discovered in the brine lines. Photo: John Boivin
Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week

Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week

The chip dumper collapse on Oct. 6 is still under investigation

Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week