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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.

Deconstructing the US Election

Deconstructing the US Election

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

In times of apparent madness, the insane person adapts to reality more effectively than the rational one.”

Films, Films, Films

A scene from Hadwin's Judgement

Updated:  Jeff Holden has had to cancel his appearance on Sunday afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances. Text corrected accordingingly below.

With afternoons getting darker, a sobering election result in our neighbouring nation, and not much snow in sight yet, we need a bit of distraction.  Fortunately, there's a lot of that coming up -- Rossland will be able to escape to several fun film events and other good things soon.

‘Imagine The Stories’ Winner of 2016 People`s Choice Award

Adrian Wagner Photography

“Imagine the Stories” by Winlaw artists Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting, was the big winner at the 2016 Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards, taking home the coveted People’s Choice Award. This sculpture will now stay in the City’s permanent collection.

The full Awards List is as follows:

People’s Choice Awards:

1)      $15,000 (sculpture purchase) + $3000 cash = “Imagine the Stories” by Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting (Winlaw, BC)

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