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check out this ski video

Check out this video about local skier Simon Hillis by the Telegraph's David Hartman! Inspiring stuff...

FREE NIGHT SKIING AND BOARDING AT RED MOUNTAIN RESORT – SATURDAY, JAN 28TH

RED Mountain Resort is celebrating with Rossland the 115 th Annual Rossland
Winter Carnival.

To celebrate the fraternity of winter enthusiasts, RED Mountain is offering FREE night skiing and
boarding on Saturday, January 28th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm with the T-bar and magic carpet
open. The evening will also include an opportunity to enjoy a sliding area, a marshmallow
roasting fire pit and RED’s skating area. Sourdough cafeteria and Rafters Bar will also be open
to the public.

My Beautiful Black Dog Harper

My dog Harper has been creating quite commotion about town lately. For those of you who don't know, Harper is the big black dog that has been greeting you for the last many months outside of Ferraro Foods here in Rossland. To all of you who have expressed concern for her in recent weeks I am so grateful that you all care. She feels the love.

Do Something Meaningful

If you have some spare time and would like to help make the world a little bit better, think about getting involved in dog rescue. HEART rescue has relocated and homed over 40 rescues since last spring, and we hope to do more great work. We need foster homes where our rescues can transition to a life of comfort and love, forever homes, and volunteers. At this time, we are even seeking a board member to help with the nuts and bolts of the organization. Visit our site www.heartdogrescue.com to see what we do, or email heartdogrescue@gmail.com for more info.

Thank You

It has taken me awhile to get around to doing this, but I want to say THANK YOU to whoever cleared the fallen trees on Centennial Trail and up on Larry's Loop last month after the wind storm. It's a bit of a drag when those trees fall across the trail and interrupt a nice flowiy ski or run..and especially so early in the season. Thanks again, and I just have to emphasize how amazingly lucky we are to have the trail system that we do.

Bear Aware says Thanks!

Rossland Trail Bear Aware would like to give a big thanks to our supporters this year. Thank you to Columbia Basin Trust, the cities of Trail & Rossland, BC Conservation Foundation and Nelson and District Credit Union. Also, huge kudos to all the Dumpster Deputies who helped keep garbage inaccessible to the bears. See you in the spring!

Pesticide Vote - Rossland Council Meeting - 8:00 p.m.

Please come to City Hall tonight and support the vote at Rossland Council to implement a by-law limiting the use of cosmetic pesticides. This is our last chance to get the by-law in before a change in Council. It will also support efforts to get a BC-wide law - which would have greater power. Support a pesticide-free Rossland!

Cookie L'Ecluse's 95th birthday -- November 6, 2011

If you see Cookie around town on Sunday, be sure to wish him a Happy 95th Birthday, and don't believe any lies he may tell you about being older than that ... or being French royalty, or that he could be your father ...

West Kootenay author Art Joyce to speak on ‘Home Children’

West Kootenay author Art Joyce to speak on ‘Home Children’

Are you a descendant of a British child immigrant? Is there a ‘home child’ in your family background? How would you know?

Join historian and author Art Joyce Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm at Touchstones Nelson, Shawn Lamb Archives for his presentation Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Honouring Canada’s Child Immigrants.

Between 1869 and 1939, 100,000 children were emigrated from Britain to Canada as a means of providing indentured labourers for newly developing farms or – in the case of girls – domestic servants for households.

Province comes to Kootenay Country at 2011 UBCM

Province comes to Kootenay Country at 2011 UBCM

Welcome to Kootenay Country exhibit’s grand prize winner, Herman Halvorson, surrounded by Kootenay Country team members.

 

The “Welcome to Kootenay Country” initiative took part in the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver last week, utilizing the same exhibit that was showcased successfully in Richmond’s “Ozone” during the 2010 Winter Olympics.