Arts and Culture

COLUMN: Tread Lightly

Too much stuff?

How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.

Joe Hill Coffee House: Pre-Christmas Relaxation

Members of the Rossland Glee Choir, singing their hearts out at the December 2012 Joe Hill Coffee House

On Sunday, December 18, Rossland’s Joe Hill Coffee House invites you to an evening of eclectic  entertainment by  talented performers in our community.

It’s in the Rossland Legion, 2081 Washington Street,  while the Miners’ Hall is being renovated, but it’s the same Joe Hill Coffee House as always – coffee, tea and goodies for a good cause (no bar), nice surroundings, good sound.

Doors open at 6:00 PM; the show starts at 7:00.  Adults pay only  $3 each;  kids and students get in free.

Editorial: Seven Summits Centre For Learning is now partnered with SD 71; how is that working?

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Thanks to the Seven Summits Centre for Learning (Seven Summits), Rossland still has Kindergarten to Grade 12  (K -12) education within its city limits.  When School District 20 decided to close Maclean Elementary School, sell that building and move its former students into the former Rossland Secondary School building, and bus Grade 10, 11 and 12 students down the hill to the brand-new J.L Crowe Secondary School, a group of Rosslanders dedicated to maintaining K - 12 education within Rossland got busy. Very busy.  And so Seven Summits was born.

COUNCIL MATTERS: Special Meeting -- Community Grants and an IT Decision

COUNCIL MATTERS: Special Meeting -- Community Grants and an IT Decision

Special Council Meeting, December 5, 2016

Council met to discuss and make  funding decisions for Community Grants, and to make a decision on the City's Information Technology (IT) needs.

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andrew Zwicker, Andy Morel, and Lloyd McLellan; Absent-- Marten Kruysse

Community Grants:

Christmas just the start of exciting happenings at Kootenay Gallery

Christmas just the start of exciting happenings at Kootenay Gallery

The Kootenay Gallery may appear to be all about the holidays right now, with its renowned Christmas exhibit and sale, but behind-the-scenes happenings involve a great deal more than December celebrations.

In a presentation to city council last week, board member Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff said the focus is now on the massive undertaking of finding the gallery a new home.

Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas with music, Experiences Canada, and more

Photo by Ryan Flett

A day jam-packed with entertainment, shopping, and celebrations is planned for the 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas scheduled for December 3rd in Rossland.

The day will include the Santa parade, food vendors, craft vendors, giveaways, the giant gift basket draw, tree lighting and a full day of back-to-back entertainment scheduled at the Rossland Art Gallery.

COLUMN: On the Quality of Public Discourse, and the Difference Between Debate and Dialogue

A portion of the cover of James Hoggan's book, "I'm Right and You're an Idiot -- the toxic state of public discourse, and how to clean it up."

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

Healthier Students Can Learn More Effectively: New Initiative at Selkirk College

Instructor Leslie Comrie, Selkirk's new Healthy Campus Advisor

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

The Reluctant Dragon: Call for Auditions

A Knave and a Dragon practice their lines.  Photo by Ben Walker

Can you sing?  Do you like getting dressed up in costumes and having a lot of fun?  The Rossland Light Opera Players (RLOP) are planning to produce "The Reluctant Dragon" as their April 2017 Mainstage Production, and are looking for actor/singers, and -- for those who prefer to take part behind the scenes -- production crew members.  Production crew get to feel just as proud of the production as the actors and have just as much fun, but without enduring any stage fright.

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

The Rotary Club of Trail has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Trail Riverfront Centre, the City’s soon-to-be new constructed integrated library and museum.  Rotary’s donation to the City of Trail will help offset the capital cost of construction for the building and will be acknowledged with a designated “Rotary Room” within the facility.

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