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by Adrian Barnes on Tuesday Nov 25 2008

Well over a hundred loud (in a good way) young people from Rossland and its environs packed the Miner’s Hall Saturday afternoon for the 2008 U19 Film Fest, part of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival. A total of twenty one films were on display in a wide-ranging program that included drama, sports, documentary, and animation.

There were a couple of minor technical glitches during the...

by Andrew Zwicker on Monday Nov 17 2008

If there was ever a course on how to grab and hold a crowd’s attention, Nova Scotian-cum-Vancouverite Coco Love Alcorn would surely be the one to write the curriculum.

Alcorn nonchlantly took the stage after a gong of the Old Firehall bell (an Old Firehall tradition) and immediately engaged the crowd, timidly asking, “Was that a good ring or was I supposed to do it three times?”....

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 13 2008

All big Hollywood directors and producers got their start somewhere, often at a young age picking up the story-telling habit from a grandparent or being inspired by a great film and wanting to inspire others with great films of their own. With hopes of planting the filmmaking seed in the young and creative minds of our area's youth, the 4th annual Under 19 Film Competition returns on Saturday...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Nov 13 2008
Crossing into the United States I always feel a slight twang of nervousness—guilt for something, I suppose, but I’m never sure exactly what. Last Friday afternoon as we passed through the Waneta border crossing on our way down to the Spokane Folk Festival, two guards were conducting car searches. Without so much as a ‘by-your-leave’ the silent pair opened up our Matrix’s rear hatch and rummaged...
by Adrian Barnes on Monday Nov 10 2008
The re-incarnated Joe Hill Coffeehouse looks to be going from strength to strength in its third edition this Sunday, November 16. After a highly successful October offering, the series is back, offering Rosslanders the perfect escape from a dreary Sunday evening sitting around the house praying for snow instead of rain. As always, the event will take place at the Miner’s Hall, a venue which, for...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 06 2008
If your idea of a great summer getaway is paddling over 3,000 km through three different provinces, then you’d be right at home with Jan Micklethwaite. Jan and four other local paddlers will be telling their stories at the Miner’s Hall this Sunday night as a fundraiser for the Rossland Museum. Successfully completing an epic 63 day trek by canoe from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Thunder Bay...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 06 2008

This week brought the first snow to town, cranking up the pre-ski season jones a few more notches. With four weeks until the lifts start turning on the mountain and with bike days winding down, the Rossland Mountain Film Festival will be here once again, with a late fall shot of adventure and adrenalin to tide us over.

The ninth edition of Rossland’s fall screening of local and...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Oct 30 2008

It’s always struck me as one of Bob Dylan’s many enduring virtues that in 1966, a full year before the existence of ‘hippies’ entered mainstream consciousness, Dylan wrote the new youth movement off in the scathing ‘Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat’ (“Me with my belt wrapped around my head/And you just sitting there”).

Therefore, it was ironic to watch last Saturday night in Kamloops...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 27 2008
Something strange has been found at the top of Monte Cristo mountain. Two mountain bikers, Sven Angstrom and Greg Hertzog, were out for a ride yesterday at around six o’clock in the evening when they came across what appeared to be a blood-stained piece of wood near the intersection of Kootenay-Columbia and Monte Cristo trails. The curious bikers decided to check out the area. About thirty...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Oct 23 2008
Rossland’s airwaves are about to start buzzing with a new local radio channel in the coming months as the Rossland Radio Co-Op has been approved for an over-the-air FM license. Incorporated back in July of 2005, the co-op has been broadcasting over the internet for a year and a half, bringing its own brand of free community radio to the masses. Marty Kincella proudly explained, “We’ve got our FM...

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