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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

In recent years, major Canadian cities have seen the demise of many long-standing single-screen movie houses. In quick succession, Vancouver lost the Hollywood, Denman and Ridge theatres. In Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria and Kelowna, still more marquee lights were permanently switched off, suggesting a trend alarming to movie-lovers: British Columbia is losing its historic cinemas.

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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Rossland's historic Calvary Cemetery has been cleaned up and given beautiful new signage, thanks to the efforts and time of many volunteers, and to funding from the BC Heritage Legacy Fund, the Rossland Heritage Commission, and the Community Initiative Fund. Calvary is the Catholic cemetery and is the oldest in Rossland; it has been in use since 1895, and is still open, but only for...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

This continues the discussion begun in last week's column.

Greek Science, Israelite Religion, Human Selfhood

Egyptian ideas of a ka and a ba make a distinction between the experience-self [personality] and the animal-being [life-force]. Hebrew words for living being [nephesh hhayyah] and for breath-of-life...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The muggle problem

Anyone familiar with the Harry Potter universe knows what a muggle is: a human being without magical ability. The word communicates a depth of low valuation, a dismissive judgement of people who cannot do what Harry and his ilk can do [though the better sort of magic-endowed feel responsible for protecting muggles from evil magicians].
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by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Jul 30 2017

You may have missed La Cafamore's "Guys Named Franz" performances earlier this year, or you may have heard them and want to hear them again.  These accomplished musicians will play the music by guys named Franz for a smaller audience, this time at 910 Earl Street, on August 9 at 7:30 p.m. and admission is a donation to the Red Cross BC Fires Appeal.  Donors will be rewarded by...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.

“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”

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by Charles Jeanes on Thursday Jul 06 2017

Life is hard. Then you die.”

We have all heard this. “Life is difficult”, says M. Scott Peck, in the first sentence of his highly-recommended work on the psychology of love, The Road Less Travelled.*  Some wit added the tagline – “then you die.”

[ *Listen to the audio book at...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jul 03 2017

What is the MakerMobile?  There's a website, and this is what it says:

"MakerMobile is a travelling classroom, hackspace, workshop, art studio and laboratory. Our goal is to explore the endless possibilities of imagination and creativity by engaging young people in hands-on projects and workshops exploring art, crafts,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Rossland's traditional summer entertainment starts again on July 1 with a brand new show, blending -- as usual -- historical fact with imaginative fiction, high kicking, low humour, song , dance, a dash of romance and a lot of fun:  the Gold Fever Follies highlight an aspect of the late 1890s gold rush days with this original musical comedy.

The 30th anniversary show opens on July 1 at...

by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Jun 24 2017

Rossland's Museum and Discovery Centre staff and volunteers have been working hard over the winter season on Phase One of the museum renovation project.  On Friday, June 30, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, all are welcome to come and view the results.  Until then, some construction is still happening.

"It looks completely different!" exclaimed Carol...

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