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Author Angie Abdou comes to the Kootenays

Author Angie Abdou comes to the Kootenays

It’s been quite a ride for Fernie author Angie Abdou: her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads book, and the next, The Canterbury Trail, was a finalist for Banff Mountain Book of the Year.

She’s been cover girl on such literary publications as Quill & Quire and BC Bookworld.

Abdou will read from her work in at Nelson Public Library on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 pm.

An instructor at College of the Rockies with a PhD in creative writing, Abdou is the author of three notable works of fiction.

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We are looking for any Retirees that were born and raised in Rossland to ride on a float honouring them in the Golden City Days Parade on Sep. 8th. Contact Richie Mann. 362 9465

Local Novelist's Book Selected by Guide as One of 'Best Books'

Former long time Rossland resident and MacLean Elementary and RSS grad (1999) Trevor Kew has had his third novel, Breakaway, selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as one of its '2012 Best Books for Kids and Teens' in its Canadian Children's Literature Guide. Here's a link to the Guide:


And here's a link to his website:


Shout out to Andrew Bennett!

Not only does Andrew Bennett keep us all entertained and informed of the goings-on in Rossland, he contributes to our community in a big way. One small example was his dedication to cancer prevention, shaving off his hair and raising over $500 to support Prevent Cancer Now.

Thanks so much, Andrew! You are a prince among men (albeit a somewhat hair-less one).


Kootenay Fest Needs Volunteers (and Golf Carts with Drivers!)



Interior Health Board Meeting in Kelowna, May 30th

Interior Health Board Meeting in Kelowna, May 30th     


KELOWNA – The Interior Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next regular business meeting in Kelowna on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  Interested parties are welcome to attend the regular portion of this meeting at 8:00 a.m. in Boardroom 1, 1815 Kirschner Road, Kelowna.


Roller Derby this weekend!

Roller Derby this weekend!

Mark your calendars!  May 12th, roller derby takes Castlegar by storm when the derby dames of the West Kootenay Womens Rollers Derby League once again battle it out for supremacy and bragging rights on the track.  This double-header event features Salmo’s Babes of Brutality taking on the home town team, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers.  And the second bout of the night is destined to be a grudge match when the Bad News Betties out of Trail attempt to best the Valley Vendettas.   And what evening of derby would be complete without an after-party?&

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Want to join the roller derby?

Want to join the roller derby?

Think you can take on a Dam?  Wanna wear the wings of an Angel?  Or is Bad News more your style?  Got a Vendetta to take care of?  Do you love the Killjoys, or have an axe you wanna share with the Jackies?  Or are you just a brutal Babe?  Here’s your chance!  That’s right, the West Kootenay Womens Roller Derby League has got another round of freshie training starting soon:  the week of April 29th, in Trail & Rossland!  Keep your eyes peeled for more information.  And start warming up those muscles!