News & Notices

June 17, 2019 Regular Agenda Package

For the June 17, 2019 Regular agenda package, click here.


Book a Free Lawn Assessment & Get Entered to Win a Drip Irrigation Kit

Weekend Dates and Early Evening Times are Available!

Next Weekend Date for Lawn Assessments is Saturday, June 22nd

If you are busy working all week but would like to book a Lawn and Garden Assessment, the Water Smart Ambassador will be working on Saturday, June 22nd and has available time-slots.  To book for this date or for another time, please call (250) 521-2231 or email


What is a Lawn Assessment?

A lawn assessment will take approximately 30 minutes and in that time your Water Smart Ambassador will identify the watering needs of your garden and/or lawn.  They will also determine your current watering requirements, share some water conservation tips and assist with your automatic irrigation timer. You will also receive a free hose timer and be entered to win a drip irrigation set.


New WildSafeBC Coordinator for Rossland and Trail

Hello, community members! I just wanted to introduce myself, Katie Swinwood, as the new WildSafeBC Coordinator for Rossland and Trail. I am a resident of the Kootenays and I love being outdoors enjoying nature and learning about our local ecosystems. I have a degree in Physical Geography and a diploma in Environmental Planning. This season, I will be striving to help our local communities keep “Wildlife Wild and Communities Safe” through education and awareness. In addition to a variety of community events throughout the season, I will have a booth at the Rossland and Trail Markets so come on down and have some fun! If you have any questions about wildlife in the community or are interested in booking a presentation for adults or for children, please contact me. You can reach me by phone at 250-644-6555 or by email at

Katie Swinwood

Community Coordinator, WildSafeBC


2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive (CARIP) Public Report

The City of Rossland has completed the 2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP report summarizes actions taken in 2018 and proposed for 2019 to reduce corporate and community-wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.  The report can be found HERE



Rossland's Water Smart Ambassador & New Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Outdoor Water Use Restrictions Bylaw No. 2696, 2019

Rossland City Council has made changes to the outdoor watering restrictions.  For up-to-date information about the City’s current water restriction stage or to view a copy of the bylaw visit:  Stage 1 is currently in effect (the City's baseline stage), meaning alternate day watering depending on your street address.  Time restrictions are to avoid peak filtration times.  Conservation is encouraged.  



(Effective Year-Round)

Residential Uses

Alternate Day Watering based on