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By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

We impede evolution and the development of the human species if we neglect the aged.”   -- James Hillman, Force of Character

“Ve gett too soon oldt undt too late schmartt!  -- sign seen in a joke shop

The value of Elders: obsolete, replaced, or persisting?

I had begun a column on Elders in March this year, but the pandemic came...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Nov 11 2020

Rossland author Rosa Jordan’s latest novel is a rich, varied and gripping read.  Its characters deal with life’s profound issues, including ambition, love, loyalty, illness and death – and Jordan handles them deftly, with generous compassion and a touch of humour.

A list of suggestions from Kurt Vonnegut to writers included one advising authors to “give the reader least one character he...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 10 2020

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is offering Christmas at the Gallery, the annual exhibition and sale of creations by local artisans. But with the current health circumstances, the gallery has set up new events and protocol to offer safe and healthy shopping options.

“We will be limiting the number of visitors in the gallery to 20 people at a time. As a result, we are expanding our usual...

By Contributor On on Thursday Nov 05 2020

For many, the Doukhobor story is a sensational one: arson, nudity and civil disobedience once made headlines. But it isn’t the whole story. In Our Backs Warmed by the Sun: Memories of a Doukhobor Life (Caitlin Press, 2020), author Vera Maloff, through the stories of her mother, Elizabeth, shares her family’s history, the struggles of living a pacifist, agrarian life in a world with opposing...

By David Suzuki On on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been living in a landscape defined by unknowns. This lack of certainty about how the world around us can change at any moment shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future.  

Dealing with the unknown is not something our modern society is used to or comfortable with. Over the centuries, we’ve whittled away at the things that once...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

The Trail and District Arts Council is extremely grateful for the continued support of Kootenay Savings Credit Union.

A long running supporter of our Music in the Park series KSCU provided funding to enable the Arts Council to purchase new sound and lighting equipment for the outdoor concert series. The sound equipment is much lighter and user friendly for ease of set up, eliminating...

By KAST On on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia educational programming

The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) is launching its first ever bilingual program, BiodiversiTV Multimedia Learning/BiodiversiTV, une...

By RCAC On on Friday Sep 04 2020

Rossland’s first Wood Carving Symposium is September 11-13. This unique event brings three local artists to downtown Rossland where three new wooden sculptures will be created for Centennial Trail. The sculptures will be carved live so the community can witness the process,  from concept through to fruition. The artists will be working in the open air, in the...

By CBT On on Saturday Jul 25 2020

The twelfth annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace. With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances changing every year, there is always something new to experience.

Visit the Rossland Museum & Discovery...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

“... Thinking your mind was my own, in a dream --

What would you wonder and how would it seem?

Living in castles a bit at a time, the King started laughing and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words... between the lines of age.”   Neil Young, “Words,” Harvest

 

“Though it all may be One / in the Higher...

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