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By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 05 2022

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 14th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest.

Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until July 26. You can enter as many times as you like and there is no entry fee.

“Wildlife-in-Focus is a celebration of the incredible...

By Sarah Lord On on Saturday Jul 02 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) partnered with the private building owner at Pharmasave Nelson to bring the work of acclaimed Sinixt artist Ric Gendron into the community.

The new mural was recently completed on the Hall Street side of the building.

Gendron is a “paint slinger” who creates expressive artworks that blend traditional Indigenous imagery with bold colours...

By Trail Arts Council On on Wednesday Jun 15 2022

The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to get the community back together this Summer at Gyro Park for Kootenay Savings Music in The Park. With thirteen shows and two acts per night, from June 16 to September 1, it’s still the perfect opportunity for all the family to get together outside and listen to great live music.

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 13 2022

After two quiet years and minimal celebrations Kootenay PRIDE is gearing up for the 27th Annual weekend festivities.

During the past two years Baker Street has been subdued on Labour Day weekend, but that is all about to end this year.

The PRIDE Parade is coming back.

The Parade has been such a celebratory event for the queer community as well as their allies and this year...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Jun 13 2022

Like many, the pandemic affected Jeremy Grant’s career, and he spent much time at home with his three kids.

"I did a year, almost two of stay-at-home dad, homeschooling," says Grant. "The pandemic was so particularly slow that filmmaking in general, especially adventure travel filmmaking, was the furthest thing from an essential service. The whole industry slowed...

By Lone Sheep Publ... On on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail for a Saturday night performance on June 18 that will everyone attending singing along after the first chorus.

The predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits — Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady and Devil You to name a few — kick off...

By City of Trail On on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

Live History is a travelling, immersive theatre troupe that performs in Canada, Bermuda, UK, Republic of Ireland, US, Australia and New Zealand.

By Seven Summits C... On on Tuesday May 31 2022

A homegrown, self-taught musical artist launched his first complete self-recorded and produced album. Robbie Turnbull is busy stirring up the West Kootenay’s musical scene.

Turnbull, an alumnus of Seven Summits Centre For Learning in Rossland, B.C., is an accomplished singer and songwriter of Canadian folk music. “I would describe my music as a fusion of classic folk, Celtic, and with a...

By Contributor On on Monday May 30 2022

Canada's stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups', award-winning comedian Ron James is making two stops in the West Kootenay as part of a tour of BC in June.

James, who has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances, will perform in Trail on June 11 at the Charles Bailey Theatre and in Nelson on June 12 at the Capitol Theatre.

Marshalling a...

By Trail Arts Council On on Wednesday May 25 2022

The Trail & District Arts Council and The Royal Theatre have joined together to imagine your new, favourite family experience, Silver Screen Outdoor Movies at Haley Park in Warfield. Running at dusk on May 27 and July 16 this mini hit of films will bring you heartwarming fun. 

Our first movie, “The Princess Bride”, is a classic fairy tale comedy, with...