Capturing a Broadband Boost in Downtown Rossland


There’s nothing I like better than an excuse to take a trip to Rossland. In a busy life, it’s easy to not make it out there too often. But every time I go, I remember how much I love the beautiful heritage buildings and great downtown – all set against the dramatic mountain peak backdrop of the Rossland Range.

So when I got a call from the Columbia Basin Trust (“The Trust”) back before Christmas asking if I would head out and do some photography in Rossland for their Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation, I jumped at the chance.

According to the Trust:

Improved high-speed connectivity can improve quality of life and well-being for Columbia Basin residents. That is why our wholly owned subsidiary, Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation, or CBBC, is working with Basin communities and rural areas to improve connectivity through a region-wide fibre optic cable network.


The Trust needed documentary-style images of the crew from Cranbrook-based DSG Communications installing fibre optic cable in the alleyway just behind Columbia Avenue.

We had some great weather for photography, and combined with aforementioned incredible mountain/heritage building backdrop, it made for some great images. I even put to work my newly-acquired 400mm super telephoto lens to capture some up-close-and-personal images of Ben working up high on the frosty wires.

A big thanks to the Trust for having me out, and to James and Ben for being so helpful onsite.