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by Adrian Barnes on Monday Sep 21 2009

Rossland history has always been a fascinating subject. The Mountain Kingdom's past is filled with strange characters. There are camels! Ghosts! Connections to Jack the Ripper! And much much more. Now Australian scholar Gil Boehringer, a retired professor of history from Macquarie Univeristy in Sydney, is trying to unearth information about a man named Eber C. Smith, who ran a newspaper in ...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Sep 17 2009

On Red Mountain, an area with a long history of cabins built throughout its woods, one cabin in particular has caught the eye of City Hall and has some calling for its demolition.

The Belland family, along with three other families from Dallas, Texas, own approximately fifty acres of land at the base area of Red Resort . The land runs along the Aladar’s Alley trail with part of it...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Since Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have promised to bring down the government at the first opportunity available, it is possible that we will be seeing an election as early as this Friday, but if you’re like me, then you are probably tormented from election exhaustion and would rather they figured out a way to work together and let us get on with our lives.

Yet even with a new...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Photo: School district trustee and board vice-chair Bev Maloff

A much-vaulted province-wide injection of $84 million for education won't be the windfall for which School District #20 (SD20) might have hoped, as the district now has to struggle with a $1million cut.

Bev Maloff, trustee and vice-chair of the SD20 board, said the axing of the annual facilities grant is...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

On Sept. 14, a Castlegar resident reported being scammed through a lululemon giftcard contest she entered through facebook. The ad is a lululemon ad, and not affiliated through the authentic lululemon site.

Internet shoppers are being advised of a series of ads on Facebook and multiple other non-lululemon websites claiming to give away $500 lululemon gift cards. Thesse ads are...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 11 2009

KAST presents “Building Knowledge” a Mentorship Conference on Friday September 25, 2009. Come away with valuable tools on how to start a mentorship program within your organization or expand an existing program.

Did you know there is a free way for individuals in your community to find answers to business problems, train new employees, provide confidence to youth and encourage...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Sep 10 2009

Rossland’s slowly emerging music scene got another boost this week with the opening of another live performance venue in town. While not, strictly speaking, a new venue, the former lounge and restaurant in the Prestige Mountain Resort has been re-branded, renovated, renamed and will re-open tonight as the Red Room Lounge and the Goldtown Dining Room.

Towards the end of this summer...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Sep 10 2009


by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Castlegar city council threw its support behind the Highway 3 improvement coalition by promising 30 cents per capita ($2,178) per year to help lobby for improvements along the Highway 3 corridor.

Funds received will be used to assist in lobby efforts, as well as to hire a part-time administrative assistant to “coordinate paperwork, arrange...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the...


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