Arts and Culture

COLUMN: On the Quality of Public Discourse, and the Difference Between Debate and Dialogue

A portion of the cover of James Hoggan's book, "I'm Right and You're an Idiot -- the toxic state of public discourse, and how to clean it up."

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

Healthier Students Can Learn More Effectively: New Initiative at Selkirk College

Instructor Leslie Comrie, Selkirk's new Healthy Campus Advisor

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

The Rotary Club of Trail has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Trail Riverfront Centre, the City’s soon-to-be new constructed integrated library and museum.  Rotary’s donation to the City of Trail will help offset the capital cost of construction for the building and will be acknowledged with a designated “Rotary Room” within the facility.

Deconstructing the US Election

Deconstructing the US Election

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

In times of apparent madness, the insane person adapts to reality more effectively than the rational one.”

Films, Films, Films

A scene from Hadwin's Judgement

Updated:  Jeff Holden has had to cancel his appearance on Sunday afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances. Text corrected accordingingly below.

With afternoons getting darker, a sobering election result in our neighbouring nation, and not much snow in sight yet, we need a bit of distraction.  Fortunately, there's a lot of that coming up -- Rossland will be able to escape to several fun film events and other good things soon.

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