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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 29 2016

In 1930, Canada was locked in the Great Depression, the planet Pluto was discovered and the Kootenay Festival of the Arts kicked off its inaugural campaign.

During the next three weeks more than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay will be performing in front of adjudicators at the 2016 edition showcases local dancers, pianist, vocalists and...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 08 2016

Rossland residents are invited to examine draft versions of Rossland’s Life and Environment Action plans and to provide valuable input.

Second-year Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students prepared the plans.  People can see them at an open house on Monday, March 14 at the Old Fire Hall (2115 Queen Street) in Rossland between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting is an...

By Contributor On on Thursday Feb 04 2016

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s finest to present an evening of intricately arranged chamber jazz. 

Inspired by ensembles like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the group will present original music and arrangements of pieces...

By Bob Hall On on Tuesday Dec 08 2015

Burgeoning Selkirk College talent will shine in an eclectic night of entertainment when Contemporary Music & Technology Program students hit the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on December 18.

The traditional Christmas Break Show features student-based bands that have been toiling for several weeks in preparation for a night that will throw a spotlight on talent and hard work.

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By Rossland Recreation On on Wednesday Dec 02 2015

REC Dept. over the Holidays

During the week of December 21st to 27th, the REC Dept. will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9:00-4:00pm, December 21-23.  The Office will be closed on Thursday, December 24th.  During the second week of the Holidays, the Dept. will be open Monday, December 28th to Thursday, December...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Nov 19 2015

Director Jeff Frost is back in the spotlight with the production of the 28th annual Capitol Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots, set for December 3-6 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The story follows a swashbuckling feline who fights to save his town from an evil villain.

Get ready to cheer for the hero, boo the bad guys, and sing along with some familiar songs.

The...

By Michele Skuce On on Wednesday Nov 18 2015

Four young dancers who qualified at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts went on to participate in the Provincial Festival of Performing Arts -- known as "the Provincials" --last spring, in Powell River.

Pictured here are (from front to back) Charlotte McKay, Sabrina Neufeld, Emilia Hoffman and Ava Jinjoe.  Charlotte and Emilia hail from Rossland, Sabrina is from Castlegar and Ava Jinjoe...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 17 2015

Why a retrospective?

Believing as I do that history is of profound importance, I seek to discern the purposes and themes I have explored with constancy over the years of publishing this column. I hope by doing this to present a coherent statement of the issues and interests that have stirred current events in culture, politics, economics, ideology, science, and religion...

By Deanne Steven On on Monday Nov 16 2015

With 4 new art galleries/studios opening for Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas on December 5th in Rossland, the event is going to be an exciting day for artists and art patrons alike.

Rekindle The Spirit of Christmas sees the official opening of the new Jenny Baillie and Louise Drescher studio and gallery space in downtown Rossland. This will be a shared...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 10 2015

Calling all storytellers and Vinyl Café fans-- Trail’s version of New York City’s ’The Moth’ returns to The Griff at The Bailey Theatre Friday November 20th at 7:30pm.

‘Little Moths’ is based on ‘The Moth’ in New York City where people gather (standing room only) to hear raconteurs and novice storytellers tell true stories of human experience. Throughout the long, dark...

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