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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.

Former Selkirk College instructor Calvin Wharton launches latest poetry collection

Former Selkirk College instructor Calvin Wharton launches latest poetry collection

A graduate of Nelson's David Thompson University Centre and former Selkirk College instructor Calvin Wharton launches his new collection of poetry, The Song Collides, at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The launch is free and open to the public.

"How good to know sweetness and humor are alive and well," said Governor-General's Literary Award-winner David Zieroth of Wharton's new book. 

Join the Rossland Energy Diet Information Session October 11, 2011 Start slimming down your energy bill by joining friends and neighbours on an energy diet!

The Rossland Sustainability Commision is excited to invite you to:

FortisBC wants to help you, your friends and neighbours get on the right track and start slimming down your energy bill. Sign up to participate in the energy diet and get a free home energy assessment*, financial rebates on energy efficient home upgrades or a free energy efficient lighting upgrade for your small business.

Find out more and register for the energy diet at the following information session:
Tuesday, October 11
Rossland Miners’ Hall — 1765 Columbia Ave.

Hut help hoped for

Hut help hoped for
Winter is coming!
It's time for the bears to get their dens ready for winter, and for ski and snowshoe people to get their lunch huts ready.
If you would like to be part of the world-renowned Nancy Green Summit Hut Crew this Fall, contact Les Carter, Chief Nag, at (250) 362-5677 or retrac01@telus.net

Dumb video...but funny

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I don't usually post this kind of stuff, but this one just killed me...

Rossland Glee Club Flash Mobs Ferraros

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I must have been out of town in June when this went up on youtube, but it's pretty darn cool and deserves to be seen by more than 600 people: check out the impromptu singalong in Ferraro Foods!