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Highway Maintenance - Winter is coming!!!

I have previously written about the state of our roads and highways, especially after my family was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in January last year.  Luckily, they walked away with minor injuries but the effects psychologically have lasted much longer.


That accident could have resulted in the death of my entire family. It has changed how I view life and as a result, I am conscious of how precious life is, how important my family is and that there are no guarantees.


Poet Rodney Decroo at Cafe Books West

Nightwood editions and Café Books West are hosting Mark Haney and Rodney Decroo at Café Books West on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30 pm.  $10.00 at the door.  “Allegheny is a collection of Decroo’s poems set to music; it is gripping, compelling and genuine”  Derek Bird, CBC Music

Copies of Allegheny are available at Café Books West.

For more information, go to www.rodneydecroo.com



Public Invited to Brainstorming and Info Session for Rossland Museum

Renowned Museum Expert to Speak

What will Rossland’s Museum look like in the next few years? What displays, stories and themes will attract an expanded clientele? What will its role be in the community?

Joe Hill on September 16th, 2012

Joe Hill Coffeehouse is starting up again for the season!  Come one, come all on Sunday, September 16.  Show starts at 7:00 pm.  Family friendly entertainment at only $3 per person, except for students and persons under 12, who get in for FREE!   

Thieves in town...

Thieves in town...

Just a reminder, there are thieves among us here in the Golden City; Last night my van was entered (I don't say "broken into" because I haven't been in the habit of locking it up) and several items were stolen from the front console.

The only item of any real value was an industrial Petzl headlamp that I use at work; see attached photo. These headlamps are not normally sold in ski shops, rather, they are available only through safety supply stores. If your child/crackhead renter/kleptomaniac grandparent has a brand new one of these, ask some questions.

RSS parents! Lunch volunteers needed!

Hey RSS parents! The food store really, really needs volunteers for this school year. If you can volunteer for 1.5 hours a week, or even every second week, at lunchtime (i.e. every Tuesday, or every second Thursday) please email heximer@telus.net. It's a great way to stay involved with the school and get to know the kids better!

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: