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15 SD20 kids receive $1,000 scholarships through innovative trades program

 The Trades have long been an important piece of the West Kootenay's economic backbone and this week, as part of the Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) program offered by School District 20, 15 deserving students were rewarded for their efforts with one thousand dollar scholarships. Designed as a transition program to ease...

Break and enter spree causes damages, lost cash

Rossland’s peaceful downtown strip was violated early last Wednesday morning as a group of three men wielding crow bars broke into three downtown shops, apparently on a mission for cash.  The Red Pair and Mountain Life, side by side in the lower level of the old Bank of Montreal building, along with Clancey’s several doors ...

Gnarlie’s girls leave the Brutal Babes in their angel dust

With a sold out arena of 800-plus costumed, red and raucous fans the country’s largest roller derby league kicked off the season in style. Before the loud and supportive crowd rocking the Rossland Arena the Gnarlie’s girls put their hard work to the test and bested Salmo’s Babes of Brutality to kick off the season with a...

Local mutt's prepare to strut

 All you canine cowboys and cowgirls, rustle up your stray doggies, prized pets and four legged furry family members: it’s time to give them a last makeover and help them study up on their best tricks. Yes, we all know Rossland is a dog-town and the Kootenays a puppy paradise, but the big question still lingers: just whose ...

Get your gourd on! The great Rossland pumpkin growing competition returns

Forget the silver bells, and cockle shells, the real story for old contrary Mary, if she were to stop by Rossland this summer, would be ‘how do your giant pumpkins and sunflowers grow?’.  Two-time defending giant pumpkin growing champion Darcee O’Hearn has jumped on board this year to head up the contest to seek out new gourd...

Walk this way: Heritage buildings anchor tourism initiative

The fact that Rossland is loaded with history, culture and heritage is nothing new. How to use that heritage to the city’s benefit in terms of tourism development, however, is a project that Tourism Rossland, the Rossland Heritage Commission and the Columbia Basin Trust have been working on over the last several years. The ...

The Light of Rossland’s Flame

Community Building is process that requires developing authentic relationships between people in a community. The word 'authentic' is extremely important because people rarely communicate authentically. Rossland's The Flame was implemented for exactly that reason: it was an event designated to increase community involvement...

Recent scandals show ongoing battle for Chinese food security

 A slew of food scandals have occurred in China in recent weeks, highlighting the country's ongoing challenge with maintaining levels of food safety.Most recently, a report on broadcaster CCTV2 revealed that a Shanghai producer of steamed buns (mantou) used contained dye and excessive amounts of artificial sweetener in the ...

Spring goes up in smoke

By Michael JessenThey go together like two peas in a pod – a sunny spring day and smoke. The sunny spring day is a gift of nature. The smoke is an obstruction from an errant backyard brush fire – errant as in straying from the right course or accepted standards. “What do you mean?” asks the man who set fire to a pile of autumn...

The brotherhood of the traveling cenotaph

In its headline story on Saturday November 12th, 1921, The Rossland Miner noted that “one of the most impressive ceremonies witnessed in the history of Rossland took place yesterday, when under the auspices of the local branch of the Great War Veterans of Canada, the beautiful War Memorial erected by the veterans and citizens...

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