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RCMP take proactive approach to alerting public to unlocked vehicles

Officers saw purses, wallets, computers, and other items of value left unattended in open vehicles

West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted

Farm to Friends invests in Kootenay farmers and families

West Kootenay EcoSociety created Farms to Friends during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

The Rossland Community Farmers Market organizer Jenny Dueck is helping revive the Wednesday market with local West Kootenay resources like Earthy Organics from Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland farmers market revived by local volunteers

The new Rossland Community Farmers Market will go every Wednesday starting in June

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Rossland student wins prestigious playwright award

Sety Roshdibenam’s play ‘The Christmas Heist’ earns Young Playwrights Festival top honour

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Rossland Public Library announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey

Library Corner: Books of my life with Hartlei Mckinnon

Attn: Library Corner is seeking book lovers of all ages to interview for Books of My Life

  • May 17, 2022
Rossland Public Library announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey
With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted
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Rossland Public Library news and information

The Raven Reads book club will be discussing Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle

  • May 17, 2022
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People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Rossland’s Wildfire Hazard Cleanup Day activities organized by the FireSmart Neighbourhoods Program were in full swing this past weekend. Photo: Don Mortimer

FireSmart clean up at Red

Wildfire Hazard Cleanup Day had residents stacking piles of debris for pickup by city crews

  • May 12, 2022
Rossland’s Wildfire Hazard Cleanup Day activities organized by the FireSmart Neighbourhoods Program were in full swing this past weekend. Photo: Don Mortimer
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Seven Summits Centre for Learning graduate Lilly Holmes

Seven Summits: Travel lands compassion

Seven Summits Centre for Learning series on graduating students continues with Lily Holmes

  • May 11, 2022
Seven Summits Centre for Learning graduate Lilly Holmes
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Police briefs. (File photo)

Rossland hit by series of thefts

Police reports that a man and woman were seen rummaging through unlocked vehicle in Rossland.

Police briefs. (File photo)
Courtesy of the city and Rossland Recreation, ball hockey is in full stride on the dry floor at Rossland Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland Rec rolls out ball hockey

Check out the Rossland Recreation Spring Guide for more activities for all ages

Courtesy of the city and Rossland Recreation, ball hockey is in full stride on the dry floor at Rossland Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Rossland Light Opera Players and Golden City Days committee received grants from the community support fund on May 2. File photo

Community groups receive much needed recovery funding

Rossland light opera and Golden City Days recipients of COVID community support funds

The Rossland Light Opera Players and Golden City Days committee received grants from the community support fund on May 2. File photo
Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree celebrates 90th anniversary with film, galas

1920s-era footage of the Kootenays will be screened

Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Public Library Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland Public Library news and information

Interested in joining RPL Board of Trustees, attend AGM at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 at the library

  • May 5, 2022
Rossland Public Library Photo: Jim Bailey
Ella Svenson with father. (Contributed)

Library Corner: Books of my life with Ella Svenson

Contact the Rossland Public Library if you are interested in being interviewed for Books of My Life

Ella Svenson with father. (Contributed)
Four-year-old golfer Max Iannone gets into the swing of spring with his father Pat. The pair hit the driving range at the Birchbank Golf Course on Sunday, along with several others, to tee up the golf season. The course opened on April 1, and despite cool weather is in great shape and very busy for the early season. (Jim Bailey photo)

Birchbank tees up the spring season

For a great golf experience check out Birchbank Golf Course open since April 1

Four-year-old golfer Max Iannone gets into the swing of spring with his father Pat. The pair hit the driving range at the Birchbank Golf Course on Sunday, along with several others, to tee up the golf season. The course opened on April 1, and despite cool weather is in great shape and very busy for the early season. (Jim Bailey photo)