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Richard Green writes poetry under the nom de plume Rick the Poet Warrior. Homeless, Green sometimes spends his summers in Revelstoke but winters in Victoria, travelling to Ontario to visit his sister whenever he can. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke nomad pens poetry, offers insight into homelessness

Rick the Poet Warrior’s books can be found online as well as at the Revelstoke library

In celebration of International Museums Day, May 18, and BC Museums Week, May 17 to 23, here’s a very early photo of the Rossland Museum while it was still in the basement of the courthouse in 1962. Mrs. E.E. Coombs, secretary-treasurer, is on the left and Mrs. Jean Coon, curator, on the right. To celebrate BC Museums Week, be sure to stop by the Rossland Museum, admission by donation. This photo is from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where submitted photos can be scanned so you retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

The Rossland News is celebrating International Museums Week, visit the Rossland Museum

  • May 14, 2021
A $34,520 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation’s ICU/HART Project was made from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) through Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. The foundation is grateful to the RDKB and the Trust for this investment in regional health care. Diane Langman, RDKB chair, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation on behalf of the City of Trail, City of Rossland, Village of Warfield and Area B. Photo: Submitted

Big boost for Kootenay Boundary ICU/HART Project

Money raised will be invested a range of new equipment

Janet Fraser, owner of Out of the Cellar, is helping raise funds for the St. Andrews Church renovation.
(Vivienne Hurley photo)

Rossland business adds beauty and glaze to iconic church’s fundraiser

Pridham Studio in Creston is the creative team behind the distinctive collection

  • May 12, 2021
Janet Fraser, owner of Out of the Cellar, is helping raise funds for the St. Andrews Church renovation.
(Vivienne Hurley photo)
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton, the historians behind popular Facebook page Lost Kootenays, are set to release a book of the same name and have just unveiled its cover showing the ghostly Hotel in Slocan City shortly before its 1953 demolition. Photo courtesy of Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton.

Popular historical Facebook page Lost Kootenays set to release book

128-page hard copy documenting history of East and West Kootenays coming this fall

Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton, the historians behind popular Facebook page Lost Kootenays, are set to release a book of the same name and have just unveiled its cover showing the ghostly Hotel in Slocan City shortly before its 1953 demolition. Photo courtesy of Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton.
Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo

Urban wildlife Part XI: The Kootenay birds (and others) of 2021

The work of photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part XI. With links to Parts I-X

Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo
This photo is from the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Rossland Archives can scan them and you retain the original.

History in Pictures

May Day commemorates the difficulties faced by workers of the world through labour movements

  • May 7, 2021
This photo is from the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Rossland Archives can scan them and you retain the original.
Car rinse in Warfield circa 1966. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Who remembers this blast from the past?

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Car rinse in Warfield circa 1966. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Rossland Public Library

Library Corner: Books of My Life

A Q&A with Rossland Public Library staff member Penny Johnson

  • May 6, 2021
Rossland Public Library
Trail Rotary Club president Cam Rauschenberger presented a cheque for $5,000 to Sanctuary staff Linda Benedict and Cassie Dunn. Photo: Submitted

Rotary funds help Sanctuary restart

Rotary donation is from proceeds of Rotary’s Friday night Bingo games held on Facebook

Trail Rotary Club president Cam Rauschenberger presented a cheque for $5,000 to Sanctuary staff Linda Benedict and Cassie Dunn. Photo: Submitted
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars

Feeling mycelial: Nelson youth music workshop creates a network of songs

Director Allison Girvan’s project Back to the Stars is inspired by reflections on Indigenous history

L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
Hope Air

Hope Air helps patients across Columbia Basin

Hope Air provides free flights and accommodation for patients seeking medical care

Hope Air
The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council health research project gets $950,000 grant

Collaboration between the Ktunaxa, IH, UBC and UVIC gets grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)
Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Eagle eyes: Gaelen Schnare’s passion for birding

The 14 year old has earned respect from a community of bird watchers

Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo

Urban wildlife Part X: The Kootenay birds of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser in 2021. Part X. With links to Parts I-IX

The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo
During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash

Greater Trail volunteers, the heart of hospice care

National Volunteer Week runs from April 19 to April 25

During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash
Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s ‘little firecracker’ Edna Whiteley turns 100

Whiteley is known as a welcoming ambassador for new arrivals in the city

Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted