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By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Jan 26 2010

If the 30 second non-spectacle of  this weekend's state-sanctioned, Coke-sponsored Olympic Torch 'event' hasn't permanently soured you on amateur athletics, this coming Saturday night patriotic Rosslanders will have the opportunity A) for a real party and B) to celebrate the real Olympic spirit as the Rossland Olympic Challenge presents "A Night of Local Stars". All proceeds will be going...

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 31 2009

As we ring in the New Year it is a tradition to look back over the last 12 months and talk about the things we liked the best. And as we enter a new decade, it is interesting to look at the speed of change over the years. One of the fastest changing areas is in audio and video technology. The last five years has seen the quality of compact discs (CD) and digital video discs (DVD) rapidly...

By Adrian Barnes On on Thursday Dec 31 2009

It's a pretty silly task, trying to pick the top ten films from a decade. A few notes on my methodology, such as it was: first off, there are so many films to choose from (even if one can discount 95% of them right off the bat) that creating a short list is nigh on impossible. In light of this, with one exception I restricted myself to North American (okay, American. Sorry Canada...

By RCAC On on Monday Dec 21 2009

Trail and District Arts Council will lead the development of a five-year arts plan for the Greater Trail area using $10,000 in funding from 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia to match funding from the Greater Trail region and the Columbia Basin Trust.

This funding is provided under the Creative Communities program, which supports local governments and arts...

By Mona Mattei On on Monday Dec 21 2009

Being privileged enough in a small town to see the new film Avatar on its opening weekend at our hometown theatre, the Gem, I couldn’t resist writing a review of this amazing film. What is most impressive is the use of new technology that allows director James Cameron to seamlessly move from real-life filming to animation. While the Gem didn’t have the 3D equipment for viewing the...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Dec 08 2009
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is challenging youth ages 15-29 to submit works of fiction with appealing characters, dynamic plots and magnificent style to its first ever SCRATCH Writing Challenge - just make sure your story takes place
somewhere in the Columbia Basin.

The SCRATCH Writing Challenge is an opportunity for youth to take part in a...
By Liz Arnason On on Thursday Dec 03 2009

Rossland musician Andy Ross has been playing music for most of his life; he finds inspiration from his musician son and in everyday experiences. During a set he'll multi-task, playing harmonica in between singing verses while playing either left-handed guitar or dulcimer. This is surely not just another guy with a guitar.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was initially introduced to...

By Mona Mattei On on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Long time Grand Forks resident Gary Gilbert and his partner Tani Schwartz are reaching out for help. Help to save Tani’s daughter Rose in her continuing struggle with a little known condition called gastroparesis.

Some of you may remember her story, for others this may the first time you have heard about Rose. A year-and-a-half ago, Gary and Tani moved to the Sunshine Coast from Grand...

By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Monday Nov 23 2009

While I sit in the relative comfort of my home writing this, my mind is elsewhere--fixated, really, on the terrific variety of public access cabins available to us in and around Rossland. To be more specific, I am especially keen on those that can be cross-country skied or snow-shoed to, especially those not requiring hyper-honed skills on the part of would-be-visitors.

I am a terrible...

By Liz Arnason On on Thursday Nov 19 2009

Perhaps it is the four Mexican wrestling masks on the cover of their new album, or perhaps it's just the catchy rhyme of the album's title, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts, or maybe it's just the music itself. Whatever it is, The Dudes seem like they're having a pretty good time. Listening to their music makes me feel like I'm having a good time right along with them, and it's enough to make...

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