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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...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 16 2009
With ten years of the best in first ascents, descents and mountain culture themed productions, Rossland Mountain Film Festival, presented by Nelson District Credit Union (Rossland Branch) is proud to announce its capping of the first decade with a bigger, better, and more visitor-friendly festival than ever before. “In years past, people from out of town have sometimes been disappointed by...
By Adrian Barnes On on Thursday Nov 12 2009

In addition to the talented and eclectic line up we've come to expect from the Joe Hill Coffee House series, this Sunday's edition will feature a new face. Dominique Fraissard, out of Nelson, is a guitarist and singer-songwriter in the modern folk mold.

Citing influences as diverse as Ani Defranco and Cat Stevens, Fraissard strongly identifies with the folk genre. "Folk is my natural...

By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend the Trail premiere of Play With Fire, an independent feature film written by Soren Johnstone and co-produced by Juicy Studios alumnus Michael Babiarz. The film played to two packed houses at the recently-renovated Royal Theatre in downtown Trail. Set in a small, unnamed industrial town, the film is, despite its never being named as such...

By Liz Arnason On on Thursday Oct 01 2009

Sitting around the kitchen table in Sue Pepin’s lower Rossland home, it’s easy to tell that creativity flows through from every direction. From the colourful walls and collaged coat hanger to the makeshift chalk board hanging in the living room, this is truly an artist's dwelling. Her table is covered in an array of faded sheet music and dog-eared papers covered with hand-scrawled lyrics....

By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Sep 15 2009

After a summer off because, let's face it, not much happens in the Golden City during the summer that doesn't involve body armour or a lawnmower (or both), the talent smorgasboard that is the Joe Hill Coffee House rides back into town this Sunday evening, looking for both justice and a good time.

The debut show of the new season looks...

By Adrian Barnes On on Thursday Aug 20 2009

If you are a young teen (12-15) or the parent of such a creature, disregard the rest of this review and drive (or, for God's sake, get driven) to Castlegar to see District 9 immediately. Not after dinner—now! Never have I taken my sons to a film that engendered such a strong 'right on' response in them as this one did: both rank it among their top movies of all time. (if you're...

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