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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

The Cast of the Gold Fever Follies invites you to their annual Naughty Knickers Night.  Showcasing the many talents of this group of performers, Naughty Knickers Night will be an evening of music, dancing, comedy, and pizzazz.  

Be there and be privy to a one-show-only, improvised spoof of this season’s musical, The Big BOOM Theory — catch your favourite characters...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Rossland-based chamber music ensemble La Cafamore returns to the string trio format to present Mozart's Divertimento in E flat major, Jean Françaix’s Trio à Cordes and Richard Strauss’ Variations on a Bavarian Theme, at the Trail United Church .

Violist Jeffrey Chow (pictured below) joins violinist Carolyn Cameron and cellist Maria...

by Charles Jeanes on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Part Two

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in the last edition of the column, and continue it in this one. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jul 22 2019

What is your “Philosophy of Life?”

Recently, I’ve learned in various media commenting on cultural trends that an ancient philosophy, Stoicism, is making a comeback in the 21st century, to address the human condition and crisis of our particular moment in time. How and why people adopt a philosophy interests me. So I am going to indulge in a reading...

by aeon on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

By Richard G. Stevens; from Aeon

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

Mark your calendars.  On Aug. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour,...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jun 24 2019

Last Thursday, Rosslanders may have seen a pedal-powered “trishaw” demonstrating its ability to carry a couple of passengers at a time – and, with the help of the electric “pedal-assist” motor, make it all the way to the top of town.  Thanks to the volunteers who are powering this age-friendly initiative – it could have the power to influence the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

“Maim”isn’t a word we often hear these days, but it’s what fireworks too often do – cause blindness, blow people’s hands off, or maybe just a finger or two … add “maim” to your vocabulary, kids, especially if you like playing with fireworks.  They can maim you.

On June 15, a little before midnight, some “...

by Wildsight on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

This month, Mrs. Barrie’s Grade 5 Class at Webster Elementary School completed a field guide on a local Warfield trail system, through a Wildsight EcoStewards project. The field guide is helping students, teachers and the community to get outside and learn.

Behind Webster Elementary is an amazing trail system but it wasn’t being used by the school because teachers...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

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