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INTERVIEW: The Creaking Tree Quartet kicks off their tour in Rossland

On his latest album, Joel Plasket’s heavy-handed musical wisdom delivers a bit of advice on why you should get out to the Miners' Hall this weekend to see a Juno Award-winning talent:  “The reason why I like the instrumentals, is ‘cause they haven’t got any words.”  This four piece acoustic instrumental quartet finds both...

Watch out taste buds, Taste of Rossland is back!

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Taste of Rossland, back for another year of eating, drinking and mingling.  This year’s event coincides with the annual three-day Golden City Days. Taste of Rossland will take place at the Ross Thompson Ballroom, at the Prestige Mountain Resort on September 12th, from 1-5pm. ...

GALLERY: Mountain Kingdom murals or Golden City Garbage?

Graffiti. Love it or hate it, it's pretty much an inevitable part of life in any town or city. It's nothing new: look at the caves of cavemen...er, cavepeople...they had graffiti too. Granted, it's a little disappointing to see that, often, it appears as though not a lot of technical progress has been made in the last 50 000...

Falling for the Follies, Part Two: It’s a Wrap!

I was having a really bad day last week; in fact, it was a bad day in a string of bad days, and what I wanted most was to wallow in a nice bath for the evening and go to bed early with my cat. Instead, someone reminded me that the Follies was ending a week earlier than normal (something I should have known from my visit with...

Nice day for a stroll to the museum, eh? New trail to be constructed this year will make that Canuck dream a safer off-road reality

With all of the various plans going on in Rossland in recent years from tackling climate change to saving schools, there has been one plan quietly putting rubber to the road…err… off-road. Rossland’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP) was completed in January of 2009 by Stu Spooner . The latest part of the plan to be implemented...

INTERVIEW: Arrive early to get a seat to the Fabulous Chairs show this Friday night

Following the release of two albums with his former band Ross-Vegas Tim Bourchier is back with some new funk and soul flavor as “The Fabulous Chairs.” The band, who’s lineup varies from show to show is backed by Bourchier and Mike Johns and will be playing this Friday night at the Red Room and then again next week at an outdoor...

Columbia Basin Culture Tour coming to Rossland

 You may think you know culture here in the Basin, but be prepared to discover something new! The Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT) is a free, self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage throughout the region Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm.Take a road trip to a different community...

INTERVIEW: Lake of Stew brings Canada's best band name and perhaps most unique sound to Rossland Sunday night

If ever there was a Canadian band that defied traditional pop sensibilities and set out purely to have fun making music with their friends, it is Lake of Stew. With three albums under their belt, the Montreal band's music is now being played on CBC radio. Having recently been voted as possessing one of the top ten band names...

ARTS: Dustin Bentall rides into town for the Starlight Saloon

Vancouver seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour as Dustin Bentall, but Canada seemed like an unlikely country to be the birthplace of artists like Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel or Neil Young. If you look you’ll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any...

Regional arts deal moves forward

 In the wake of the regional recreation deal's collapse, the remaining loose pieces of the puzzle started to reassemble themselves this week with arts at the core of the progress.Facing a looming deadline of December 31st, 2010 for a new cost sharing/funding arrangement to be in place for the Trail and Community Arts Centre,...

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