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A perfect storm of success: Black Jack opens biggest season ever

There’s a storm brewing up at the Black Jack ski club and not just a tempest of the falling white flake variety. A veritable perfect storm of events if have set the non-profit ski club up for what is already a record breaking year. The combination great early snow conditions, a new groomer, the relocation of the continent's...

Rossland Fire Department continues longstanding hamper drive tradition

'Tis the Season! With the revving up of Christmas activity in town, you might have noticed colourful boxes hanging around various local businesses, wrapped in festive paper and sporting a sign identifying the boxes as donation points for the Rossland Fire Department’s annual Christmas hamper drive.  As mentioned in the...

Sustainability Commission Update: A chat with manager Lea Thuot

Following up on the Telegraph’srecent report on a proposed business centre in the Bank of Montreal building  the opportunity to sit down and chat with Sustainability Commission liaison Lea Thuot presented itself this past week. Interested in both the latest addition to the SC team and in coming up to speed on recent Visions...

Out There: Epicness in the Slocan

I love stuff that is epic.  Epic music, epic stories, epic events, epic vistas - epic anything. The more epic the better. Except the Aeneid and anything by Dickens, that is. And that terrible Oliver Stone movie about Alexander the Great. But other than that, bring on the epic. I love the Kootenays because there is tons of...

Movember concludes for Movember Mo' Panache

“Like sand through the hourglass, so too are the shaves of our lives.”-Fabrizzio Mioggia, world renowned moustachier   Mo’vember 2010 has officially drawn to a close, the only remaining formalities a handful of gala parties in big bergs and metropolae where well connected Bay Street movers and shakers will handshake and...

Deanne Steven, Tourism Rossland, a multi-coloured whiteboard and a look back a the year that was

Deanne Steven has a tough job. Her whiteboard, unlike my bare naked one, is full of multi-coloured dates, reminders, and to-dos.  On this Wednesday morning, it’s a good thing she’s an early riser and a self-described “morning person”; her get up and go attitude help offset my admittedly haggard early morning manners.   Deanne...

Community rallying to support a little Rossland ripper

We’re lucky in Rossland to enjoy wonderful lifestyles often centered around our recreational activities of choice in a beautiful location. Sometimes, however, unforeseen health troubles can stop us in our tracks. Luckily residents of the Golden City have a habit of rallying around those in need. Whether it's a hand pulling ...

Kootenay kids think big for contraption contest

Close your eyes and dream for a moment. Use your imagination to leap forward in time to 2050 and have a look around. Now ask yourself the question: what new technology or advancements in existing technology will we need to keep us healthy and safe by the mid-point of the century? In conjunction with the National Science and...

White attitudes at high altitudes: racism in early Rossland

With some recent content in the Telegraph regarding the rich cultural history of Rossland, it’s easy to see that we have a lot to celebrate in this town in terms of the different heritages that helped make this town what it is today. One can even say that Rossland is a microcosm of Canada’s multicultural mosaic. However, there...

Much Mo' Mo'vember: Cho'colate 'staches at the Mo'untain Nu'gget

 In late-breaking Mo’vember news, now anyone that missed the starter’s pistol for growing their mo’ in support of men’s health can still get in on the act.(Mo’vember, for those of you still in the dark, is a November-long commitment in which participating dudes grow a moustache and gather donations from their community to...

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