Heritage conservation is about the management of a community's past for future generations. Heritage planning is the process of deciding how to manage that inheritance. Heritage planning must be closely linked to other community planning and development activities.
In February, 2009, the Heritage Commission Bylaw was adopted by the City of Rossland. Some duties of the Heritage Commission include: supporting council by reviewing and submitting recommendations on land use and planning matters which have heritage implications, and providing advice on matters relating to heritage conservation.
For more information about Heritage Conservation in British Columbia visit the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
The City of Rossland has established an official Heritage Registry. A Heritage Register is an official list of places (sites and buildings) identified by the City as having heritage character.
The Heritage Register is used as a planning tool by the City, as an opportunity to discuss options with the property owner, and as a way to offer guidance and support to property owners. Please see the attachment below for more information.
Official Rossland Heritage Registry - 2010
What is a Heritage Registry-Pamphlet
HERITAGE COMMISSION PROJECTS