As tax filing deadline looms, Canadian families challenged by increasingly complex tax system

Over the past several decades, Canada’s personal tax system has become more and more complicated.

Canadians are forced to navigate an increasingly complex tax system, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Spring Farm Fair fast approaching

The Spring Farm Fair will feature two free petting zoos, free horse-drawn carraige rides, free admission and so much more.

We are hosting our Third Annual Spring Farm Fair on May 14 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds in Robson. Spring Farm Fair is associated with the Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair, which informs and educates the public regarding the importance of the Agricultural Industry and the positive impact to the economy of B.C.

Local kids advance in Junior Dragon's Den competition

Local kids advance in Junior Dragon's Den competition

The Third West Kootenay- Boundary Junior Dragons Den business competition, took place April 21 at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail. The event saw 14 youth businesses from Grand forks to Nakusp, vying for dominance as they pitched their wares to a panel of local Dragons (aka. ‘the judges’) in front of a live audience.

OPINION: The Dirt on BC Hydro's Contracting Practices

Contractors have been clearing land for the Site C dam.

Another month, another Site C contract and once again with one of those almost – but not quite – Canadian companies.

On April 6, Canadian Press quoted Premier Christy Clark as stating “Montreal-based Voith Hydro Inc. will design, supply and install six turbines, six generators and associated equipment.”

Voith would be more accurately described as a family-owned, German-based company with operations in Montreal and dozens of other locations around the world.

Lots to do to Celebrate Earth Day


Rosslanders can celebrate Earth Day all week by participating in fun, family oriented activities organized by local community groups and co-ordinated by the Sustainability Commission.   This year,  celebrations include the annual Rossland Real Foods Chicken and Compost Crawl,  a special Shop Local, Eat Local  themed Rossland Mountain Market,  a Pitch In community litter clean-up,  free kids activities at the Museum and Library, the return of the Centennial Trail Doggie Doo Waa and the launch of a

OPINION: Empires and Their Problems; Will We Ever Learn?

OPINION: Empires and Their Problems; Will  We Ever Learn?

Not Learning from Empires: saying Yes to imperial temptation

“Take up the White Man’s Burden…”                -- Rudyard Kipling

“[G]overning India is the fulfillment of a mandate from God… the miracle of the world.”

 – Lord Curzon, British Viceroy in India

“Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.”    -- Percy B. Shelley, Ozymandias

A Lucky Winner

Pictured in photo Darrin (middle), L to R, is Brian Poch (Rossland Community Branch, Manager), Nicole Briggs (RED, Marketing & Events Manager), Sarah Christensen and Leanne Hall (Rossland Community Branch, Financial Services Reps). — Submitted photo

Nelson & District Credit Union member Darrin Jones, standing in the middle in the picture above, was the happy recipient of a 2016-2017 RED season pass, compliments of the Rossland community branch of Nelson & District Credit Union - Early Bird Contest that has been running in conjunction with the RED Mountain Resort - Early Bird Ski Pass Sale.

Darrin signed up for his NDCU Ski Pass Payment Plan by March 31, and was entered into the draw with 132 other Credit Union members.

Spill at Teck Trail now contained, causes no risk to human health

Spill at Teck Trail now contained, causes no risk to human health

On April 13, at just before 2 p.m., there was a hazardous materials spill at the Teck Trail Operations facility, according to Richard Deane, manager, Commercial Services and Public Affairs

“It was a short duration discharge of water containing metals at our operation this afternoon,” Deane said. “It is believed to be the result of a break in a line that carries water from an area containing historic landfills to our on-site water treatment facility.”

Village of Slocan, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton help streamline small business licensing

Village of Slocan, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton help streamline small business licensing

Starting and running a business is easier for entrepreneurs in communities across British Columbia now that 11 new local governments — including the Village of Salmo, Village of Silverton, Village of New Denver and Village of Slocan — have signed on to the BizPaL licence program.

BizPaL is a unique partnership between federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and First Nations governments which cuts through the paperwork burden and red tape that small business owners encounter, helping them focus on business growth and job creation.

Businesses: April 8 Deadline for Free Broadband Connection

A crowd at Rossland Public Library to learn more about our broadband

Rossland businesses within the "eligible area" have until April 8, 2016, to sign up for one year with an internet service provider in order to receive the benefit of a free connection to the broadband service.  

At a presentation and demonstration at the Rossland Public Library on March 23, a crowd of people gathered to learn  more about broadband and its benefits.

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