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By Castlegar Source On on Friday Jul 27 2018

Today’s the big day! The Eighth Annual Kootenay Festival has arrived and will happen between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Millennium Park.

Recreation coordinator Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff says this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

“It’s an incredible celebration of our arts, our heritage and our culture,” she said, adding there will be a vast array of vendors...

By RCAC On on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting Celebrate! 20 Years in the Making. This is a juried visual art exhibition in celebration of the RCAC’s 20th Anniversary.

20 Years in the Makingis both about what the RCAC has accomplished in their 20 years of supporting arts and culture in Rossland and a reference to the time and experience underlying...

By Trail Champion On on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The City of Trail received a generous donation of $27,000 USD from Rich and Annie of the Murphy Family Foundation towards the Lower Sunningdale Park Court Conversion Project. (Rich Murphy is the owner of the Trail Smoke Eaters).

The project includes converting the Sunningdale tennis courts into a multi-sport space supporting several recreational activities such as...

By City of Trail On on Monday Jul 23 2018

The City of Trail is pleased to announce the Trail SK8 Park Project officially broke ground today at Gyro Park. Mayor Mike Martin, members of council, and representatives from the Society for the Friends of the Trail Skatepark (the Society), New Line Skateparks and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) officially commemorated this significant occasion with a sod-...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

La Cafamore presents another concert this summer as part of its 10thanniversary series, collaborating for the first time with internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Paige Culley.  “Some of the pieces that we have played in the past would be enhanced in a really interesting way if combined with dance,” says La Cafamore founder and violinist Carolyn Cameron, “so I had been...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15.

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) brings his new film EVOLUTION of ORGANIC to the Castle Theatre on Monday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

This film tells the story of organic agriculture, in the words of those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jul 11 2018

“Travel broadens the mind.”

“Einstein said Time isn’t really Real.”  -- James Taylor, Secret of Life

A Traveller’s Chaos, A Writer’s Coherence

This month’s column is about travel, time, and identity. I have just returned from a four-week trip by car across the nation to Ontario and back. It is not the first such trip of my life;...

By City of Trail On on Wednesday Jul 04 2018

In recognition of the seventieth anniversary of the flood of 1948, the Trail Museum & Archives has developed a new exhibit entitled The Flood of ’48: A River Ran Through It! The exhibit opens officially on July 4 in the Trail Museum & Archives at the Riverfront Centre in the aptly named Columbia Gallery.

The flood of 1948 was a province-wide crisis and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

A trumpet player from Nelson took home the top prize in the music category at the recent Provincial Festival of the Arts in Victoria.

Nico Bucher of the Heritage City won the Junior Brass category, edging out Grayson Ringdahl of Greater Victoria Festival.

Bucher was competing under the Kootenay Festival banner.

Other winners from the Kootenay Festival included: