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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Housing Crisis, by Winlaw artist Rabi’a, has won the coveted 2019 People’s Choice Award, presented at the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards Gala at the Lionshead Smoke & Brew Pub on Nov. 2.

This piece will now stay in Castlegar, joining the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

By Colleen Ross

Wine tasting season is not dead.  I recently returned from a lovely weekend on Naramata Bench and everyone was in full action.  The last of the grapes were being harvested, the crush pads were flowing with juice and the leaves were changing color.  I don’t know what was more beautiful -- the wine  or the views. 

A three-hour drive from Rossland,...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Remembrance Day will soon have Rosslanders gathering at the Cenotaph near our library to remember and honour all the lives sacrificed in wars.  Now, our somber meditations on wars and their results will be enhanced – not only on Remembrance Day, but all year long for years to come – by the beauty of a new mural  gracing the east-facing wall of the building next to the...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

Students, teachers, and non profits in the West Kootenay/Okanagan could get a $10,000 grant this fall.

Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada, and TELUS STORYHIVE have joined forces, offering 10 grants to schools, teachers and organizations that work with youth.

The grant program, called Youth...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 23 2019

              How do we deal with the loss of ability and a life-limiting illness?  The play VESTA, by Bryan Harnetiaux, addresses this subject from the perspective of elderly Vesta and her family.  The script has been adapted to bring a Canadian and regional perspective, and refers to services available locally for families facing these issues.

              Most of us prefer not to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 16 2019

This year, the gripping contest known as “Rossland Reads” takes place during one evening only, instead of being spread over three evenings in three successive weeks. Three debaters will each try to convince audience members that the book they’ve chosen is the one that everyone should read.

The  2019 theme is “The book that changed my life,” and...

by aeon on Monday Oct 07 2019

Editorial note: Thanksgiving is coming up; contemplating gratitude seems especially appropriate. This article suggests that conscious gratitude is an easy way to improve one’s quality of life, and discusses how that works.

By David DeSteno, for Aeon

For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 23 2019

Most of us have heard about the student exchange program operated by Rotary International, for students from 15 to 19.  Now, Rossland is the North American headquarters for another long-established student exchange program:  En Famile International is designed for students as young as 9, up to age 16.

En Famille is a not-for-profit organization that has been operating...

by Sara Golling on Monday Sep 23 2019

Current and anticipatory grief

The reality of the continuing extinction of many so species is profoundly upsetting.  Readers may wonder why old people should care.  For example, I’ll be dead in a few years myself;  it will be up to others to live their lives diminished by the loss of caribou...

by aeon on Monday Sep 23 2019

By John Rapley, for Aeon

Two questions: is it good or bad that professional athletes earn 400 times what nurses do, and is string theory a dead end? Each question goes to the heart of its discipline. Yet while you probably answered the first, you’d hold an opinion on the prospects of string theory only if you’ve studied physics. 

That annoys...

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