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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!


This originally appeared on Bhubble, here: http://www.bhubble.com/node/22684 "Dexter, our Great Dane went missing today at approx 12:30 (Aug 27/11). He was last seen at the junction of Cherry Poppins and 007, at the Logging Road. He is wearing a blue collar with a bear bell and a black electronic collar. He also is sporting his Rossland Dog license. He is likely quite tired, may be hiding in the shade. He is a Great Dane, approx 170lbs, fawn in colour with a black face. He is very friendly.

Anime Convention in Rossland

A few months ago as spring morphs into summer, I canvased our beautiful city of Rossland to put up fliers to find out who is intrested on putting an anime convention in Rossland and only one store put a flier up. You see, since Janurary 2010 when Rick Mercer came to Rossland to film a segment, I was thinking on how to make the economy in Rossland flourish during the summer. One day was watching an anime movie and cmae up with the idea to have an anime convention in Rossland.

VIDEO: The Lost People Of Mountain Village (part two)

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And here's part two of the mockumentary

VIDEO: The lost people of mountain village - Part 1

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Thankfully Rossland has so far been able to maintain a great balance between real town and resortification. Here's a biting sarcastic look at the mountain resort world. Worth a watch, a few pensive thoughts and some laughs for sure.