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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 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 Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 29 2009

In a time of political unrest and transformation, the Republic of Georgia continues to press forward, looking for innovative ways to turn their economy around. With the help of Canadian partners such as Selkirk College, Georgians are increasing community economic development through educational change.

Currently in Georgia, unemployment is particularly rampant in the rural communities....

By Rossland Telegraph On on Thursday Jul 16 2009

Castlegar now boasts a new and innovative business, as The Castlegar Source has launched its first issue this past Wednesday.

The Source is Castlegar's first totally online newspaper, following a media trend being seen across the continent as paper costs rise and many traditional newspapers struggle in an inhospitable economic climate.

“It's a more sustainable choice, both...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jul 02 2009

By Kallee Lins

As the sun sets on the 142nd birthday our country, the curtain rises on the 23rd season of the Rossland Gold Fever Follies. What is it that keeps locals and non-locals alike spending their summer performing about 80 shows while sweltering in layer upon layer of cancan skirt ruffles? As a cast member myself this year, I believe the appeal...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 15 2009

Company Jump, a musical tribute showcasing the 1940s swing-music styles of the Andrews sisters (Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, etc.), is delighted to be back to the area and touring the East Kootenays for the first time. 

A hop, skip and a jump down memory lane, Company Jump brings the swinging sounds and on stage antics of the Andrews Sisters to life....

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