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December 4th "Fun"draiser aims to capitalize on ski bum chums and theatre lovers’

After the successful debut and local area tour of Iron Mountain Theatre’s original musical production “White Star Lady,” IMT is preparing to enter the pre-production and rehearsal phase of its"destined-for-greatness" musical “Ski Bum: The Musical.”     Yes ladies and gentlemen, a musical imagined, written, and produced locally,...

Too soon to think Christmas you say? Sounds like your spirit needs rekindling

My basement is chock-a-block full of kindling this year. Igniting a fire in the blackened heart of my welded steel woodstove has never been so easy, so immediate, so primal. In contrast, my holiday spirit has flagged somewhat this time around, more so even than in seasons past--the pyrotechnical equivalent of a big wet log....

Lui Joe: Uncovering Rossland's Chinese history

My little series of historic pieces about Rossland’s past has been quite the adventure to say the least because the research has been very revealing. Having done my share of essay writing and research projects while studying Classics in university (one of the quirks of a creative writing major was that it involved almost no...

From racing grocery carts to the longest ski descent ever, the biggest little film festival is back!

Get psyched. The annual pre-ski-season stoke-up that is the “Rossland Mountain Film Fest Proudly Supported By The Members Of Rossland's Community Branch Of The Nelson & District Credit Union” gears up for three days of mountain culture.  While the name has gotten exponentially longer this year thanks to a generous sponsorship...

INTERVIEW: Harry Manx - Mysticippi blues man comes to town

If you’ve ever wanted to hear soulful music based in the blues with Indian influences all throughout it, Harry Manx is your man. The long time musician and only more recently in the last decade or more a solo artist has been inspiring audiences with his deep storytelling lyrical content and worldly grooves. In a few weeks, ...

Praise For The White Star Lady

            Written By Brogan Pastro and Maddie Taylor-Greg White Star Lady from Rossland's Iron Mountain Theatre, written by Mark Pollard and Jane Gaudet, music by Nadine Tremblay and directed by R.J. Peters, came to Rossland's St. Andrews United Church on the weekend of October 22nd and 23rd.  Jane Gaudet's one-woman...

Ode to ole Olaus: Rossland soon to have an iconic structure all its own

If Rossland could pick one iconic person to represent the town who that would it be? If you could pick one scene to become the iconic image of Rossland on postcards, marketing material and people’s impressions going forward into the future what would it be? All great cities have one. San Francisco’s got the Golden Gate Bridge,...

Blacklisted bands and noise complaints - RMFF clears last minute hurdles

Just how late should parties be allowed to go at the Miners' Hall and how hard should bands in the venue be allowed to rock? The question arose this week and briefly put a hurdle in the way of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival, which has hired BC/DC to rock out at their Saturday night gala event.   Unbeknownst to the Film...

Rossland Reads round one

  Rossland Reads kicked off its reading and debating extravaganza this past Wednesday at Café Books West with a lively panel and near full house in attendance.  Taking a note from CBC’s popular Canada Reads program, Rossland Reads, organized by Carey Rudisil and the Rossland Library Board, has brought together three fine folks...

BUSINESS PROFILE: A new Perspective on tattooing

Housed in our Columbia Avenue landmark The Velvet Building, Perspective Tattoo is currently on the cusp of undergoing a cosmetic and structural makeover similar to that undertaken on The Velvet’s exterior; while Velveteen landlord Andy Talbot tinkers with the burgundy frontage, Perspective Tattoo’s resident artist and...

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