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Rossland Lions Club once again supports local groups in their fundraising efforts

This week, Bruce Aldorfer presented a cheque for $250 to Camille Craig for the RSS Drama Club on behalf of the Rossland Lions Club. The students head to London England during spring break for a trip of a life time.While in London, the students will be taking in theater workshops, Les Miserables, museums, Camden Market and...

Museum muses about future

For many, the Golden City's undeniable appeal stems not only from the soft white stuff atop the local mountains, but also the hard minerals that once lay below. Today's Rossland is a place measurably enriched by history, with an appealing heritage core and existing economic profile that can both be credited largely to a...

I fought the law and the law won: Big John Kirkup replaces “Miner’s Law” with “Kirkup’s Law”

By 1896, Rossland was considered a cosmopolitan town, a “premiere camp”, and it had a reputation as being a fairly orderly place despite all the riffraff who were flowing in from all over. There were dozens of saloons and Sourdough Alley was a hub of debauchery, gambling, and prostitution, but incidents of violent crime were...

Ross Thompson and the naming of 'Ross'-land: Small imagination or big ego?

If you know anything about the history of Rossland, the origin of our town's name came from is not likely a huge mystery. Likewise, if you know, live, or grew up on Thompson Avenue, as I did, it’s a no-brainer where that name came from, too. I’m talking about Ross Thompson.   I like calling a spade a spade, so let’s not make...

Jake's Gift ends up in Rossland's hands...

Have you ever taken a trip that has touched you so deeply that it literally changed the course of your life? For Julia Mackey, just such a trip to Normandy France for the 60th anniversary of D-Day launched her into a series of events that would lead to Jake's Gift, a one woman play that has just entered its 5th year of shows...

Get yer garters, girls! Boomtown dance troupe recruiting

They count amongst their number a doctor, several teachers, and a well-known local artist. But these lovely Rossland ladies have something rather less serious in common. They've got legs (and swirling skirts) and know how to use 'em. Do you? The Boomtown Garter Girls, the Golden City's long-lived cancan troupe, is currently...

Wine, chocolate and chamber music aim to crack the code of the BMO safe

The next round of the Rouge Music series is gearing up for a Valentine’s Day love-in at the Rouge Gallery and this time the organizers have a mission: to crack into the old bank vault in the back of the former bank. Starting on Monday through the Rouge Music’s season end performance in May, the folks at the gallery will be ...

CONTEST: Win tickets for two to an evening of comedy and music

Kirk Orr of Spokane, a 30 year veteran of the entertainment industry peddling his unique blend of music and comedy will be making his first return to Rossland in 15 years this Saturday night at The Red Room.  Having got his big break playing the Mike Douglas show years ago, Orr has since played stages around the world opening...

Support sought for big, bronze Olaus statue

If the Spirit of Red society has its way, the hill-bound hitchhikers milling about by the Bank of Montreal building might soon be spending their mornings in the big, bronzed company of Olaus Jeldness, the patron saint of Rossland ski culture. The society has now raised $6,000 toward the statue of the historical figure, expected...

COMMENT: Congrats on a wonderful winter carnival, Rossland

Saturday. I knew I was in trouble within the first few minutes of the remarkable Ski Bum musical, when everyone around me began roaring with recognition at each bum-based joke and I caught myself identifying sheepishly with the awkward anthropologist. In brief, the trouble is this: I love my toque, but I still take it off...

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