News & Notices

Knotweed Program

Knotweed is an invasive plant that has the potential for high economic costs because of the damage it can pose to property, infrastructure and the environment. Knotweed can penetrate pavement, damaging roads, foundations and drainage systems, it can also clog waterways altering drainage patterns causing flooding.  See brochure below for more information.

The City of Rossland has adopted a bylaw(see below) requiring that all property owners in the City of Rossland ensure that his or her property is cleared of and remains free from knotweed.  The bylaw also states that should the owner fail to remove the knotweed, that the City may clear the noxious weed by any means necessary, at the expense of the person defaulting.


Public Hearing - Bylaw 2705 - 1725 Black Diamond Dr


Council Connects July/August 2019 Newsletter

For the July/August 2019 Council Connects newsletter, click here.


Helping Basin Communities Prepare for Wildfire

August 8, 2019


Trust supports nine communities with Community Wildfire Education Grants

(Columbia Basin) – 2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its Community Wildfire Education Grants the Trust is supporting the efforts of Basin communities and residents to prepare for and reduce the impacts of wildfires occurring within or adjacent to Basin communities.


News Release - Category 2 Open Fire Ban


Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Monday, July 29, 2019, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction. A category 3 prohibition is currently in place. These prohibitions are in effect to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety.

A map of the effected areas is displayed below, and can also be downloaded here.

These two fire prohibitions specifically include: