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SS Rossland at Arrowhead in 1905. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #142 photo)
SS Rossland at Arrowhead, circa 1905. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #142)

Rossland Miner: A look back in time

Rossland Museum is developing an audio tour to complement the Downtown Walking Tour

  • Oct 5, 2021
We’re very excited about October and Canada’s Women’s History Month! We don’t know who the women in this photograph are or why they’re posing for a series of images of women doing different things, but we’re sure there’s a good story behind the series. If you know anything about it, please email us at archives@rosslandmuseum.ca. Some really fascinating women’s stories can be found in our ongoing Rossland Memories project. Check out some highlights from this oral history project at rosslandmuseum.ca/rossland-memories or listen to the full stories on our YouTube channel.
The photo above 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 they can be scanned and you retain the original.

History in Pictures

October is Canada’s Women’s History Month, check out the Rossland Museum Memories project for more

  • Oct 6, 2021
The ‘Our Lady Jess’ 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. The photos can be scanned and donors can retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

October is Women’s History Month

  • Oct 22, 2021
The ‘Our Lady Jess’ 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. The photos can be scanned and donors can retain the original.
Tammy McLean

Library Corner: Books of My Life with Tammy McLean

If you would like to contribute to Books of My Life, contact the Rossland Public Library

Tammy McLean
Black Jack Ski Club is holding its annual Ski Swap this Saturday. Get ready to hit the trails.

Black Jack Ski Swap goes Saturday

Don’t miss the deal of the upcoming x-country ski season, hit the Black Jack Ski Swap

Black Jack Ski Club is holding its annual Ski Swap this Saturday. Get ready to hit the trails.
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
Forty seven years ago, a group of 12 Trail teens broke a world record for non-stop continuous shinny played. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Teenagers play the longest shinny game ever

The record breaking feat took place over 16 hours in a City of Trail park on Oct. 26, 1974

Forty seven years ago, a group of 12 Trail teens broke a world record for non-stop continuous shinny played. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted

Reconciliation tribute outside Salmo Post Office

Permits took over three months to approve.

The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted
Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted

Greater Trail riders mount up for new Mountain Trail Course

Trail Horsemen Society and Back Country Horsemen celebrate opening of Mountain Trail Course

Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted
Rossland Girl Guides set up shop in Harry Lafevre Square and kicked off their annual cookie sales campaign on Sunday. Pictured are Rossland Guides Ruby Stewart, Lacey and Bryn Williams, Ella Quinn, Jasmine and Violet O’Farrell. Photo: Jim Bailey

Girl Guide Cookie campaign takes off

Keep an eye out for the Rossland Girl Guides cookie table this month

Rossland Girl Guides set up shop in Harry Lafevre Square and kicked off their annual cookie sales campaign on Sunday. Pictured are Rossland Guides Ruby Stewart, Lacey and Bryn Williams, Ella Quinn, Jasmine and Violet O’Farrell. Photo: Jim Bailey
Opened Oct. 15, 1958, Trail Kresge became the 87th Kresge store in Canada. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Opened Oct. 15, 1958, Trail Kresge became the 87th Kresge store in Canada. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Community grants

Changes to applications for Rossland grant funding

Financial assistance to community groups will be part of the annual budgeting process

  • Oct 14, 2021
Community grants
Photo: 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 - we can also scan them and you retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

October is Women’s History Month - and the NHL season has begun!…

  • Oct 17, 2021
Photo: 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 - we can also scan them and you retain the original.
Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. Photo: Submitted
Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. Photo: Submitted
Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper

12 Nelson eateries taking part in Restaurants For Change

The Oct. 20 fundraiser is for the Nelson Community Food Centre

Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper
Seven Summits students spent a night at the haunted Windsor Hotel in Trout Lake as part of their annual adventure travelling the historic West Kootenay loop. (Shannon Doleman photo)

Students savour a magical historical tour through West Kootenay

7-Summits students combine adventure and learning on a historical tour of Slocan and Lardeau valleys

  • Oct 13, 2021
Seven Summits students spent a night at the haunted Windsor Hotel in Trout Lake as part of their annual adventure travelling the historic West Kootenay loop. (Shannon Doleman photo)
John Lake

Library Corner: Books of My Life

Books of My Life welcomes John Lake to the Q&A

  • Oct 9, 2021
John Lake
Rossland

Co-op student maps underground systems

Rossland student uses GPS receiver to inventory underground utility assets

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