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By Contributor On on Friday Aug 23 2019

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is pleased to present two new art exhibitions that will make a huge impression. Both of these exhibitions explore scale and both have the act of drawing as the base of the work, with quite different results.

Toronto artist Amanda McCavour will be in Castlegar from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8 to create her unique fibre art pieces for an exhibition entitled Consumed...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

The Cast of the Gold Fever Follies invites you to their annual Naughty Knickers Night.  Showcasing the many talents of this group of performers, Naughty Knickers Night will be an evening of music, dancing, comedy, and pizzazz.  

Be there and be privy to a one-show-only, improvised spoof of this season’s musical, The Big BOOM Theory — catch your favourite characters...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Rossland-based chamber music ensemble La Cafamore returns to the string trio format to present Mozart's Divertimento in E flat major, Jean Françaix’s Trio à Cordes and Richard Strauss’ Variations on a Bavarian Theme, at the Trail United Church .

Violist Jeffrey Chow (pictured below) joins violinist Carolyn Cameron and cellist Maria...

By Charles Jeanes On on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Part Two

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in the last edition of the column, and continue it in this one. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater...

By CBT On on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The rich history, arts and culture of the Columbia River in Canada and the United States will be on display at the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future in September.
 
The conference aims to address key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management and...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Jul 22 2019

What is your “Philosophy of Life?”

Recently, I’ve learned in various media commenting on cultural trends that an ancient philosophy, Stoicism, is making a comeback in the 21st century, to address the human condition and crisis of our particular moment in time. How and why people adopt a philosophy interests me. So I am going to indulge in a reading...

By aeon On on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

By Richard G. Stevens; from Aeon

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

Mark your calendars.  On Aug. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour,...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Jun 24 2019

Last Thursday, Rosslanders may have seen a pedal-powered “trishaw” demonstrating its ability to carry a couple of passengers at a time – and, with the help of the electric “pedal-assist” motor, make it all the way to the top of town.  Thanks to the volunteers who are powering this age-friendly initiative – it could have the power to influence the...

By Sara Golling On on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

“Maim”isn’t a word we often hear these days, but it’s what fireworks too often do – cause blindness, blow people’s hands off, or maybe just a finger or two … add “maim” to your vocabulary, kids, especially if you like playing with fireworks.  They can maim you.

On June 15, a little before midnight, some “...

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