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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:

By Contributor On on Saturday Jun 09 2018

By Melissa Dahl, from Aeon magazine

There is a meme that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of the overly self-conscious. Perhaps...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Wednesday Jun 06 2018

Starting on Thursday, June 14, audiences will gather in Trail’s Gyro Park to hear music from favourite local performers and touring bands. Jazz, bluegrass, Celtic rock, rhythm & blues, funk and reggae – something for all tastes, and it’s all good fun in a beautiful setting.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and a toonie each, or more if you can spare it, to donate to the event. It...

By Contributor On on Friday Jun 01 2018

Visit the Family Zone at the Trail Market on the Esplanade again this year. For the third year running, local early childhood service providers will provide the popular Trail Market on the Esplanade with a dedicated Family Zone this summer. The Trail Area Health & Environment Program, Family Action Network, and Greater Trail Success by 6 Early Years’ Coalition along with other partners are...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 24 2018

Following the West Kootenay Camera Club’s annual week-long Photo Salon (June 1 – 8), the Kootenay Gallery has two new exhibitions opening June 15 at 7 p.m. Three artists are offering works that will be of interest to local culture lovers.

Carol Reynolds has adeptly captured the landscapes of both Nelson streets and Kootenay birch groves in her popular colour-rich canvasses. Those of you...

By Contributor On on Wednesday May 23 2018

Do you know a HIDDEN HERO? Someone who does good, for one or many?

Someone who hasn’t received much recognition for their kindness, their efforts, their successes?

Artist Claire Dibble, in collaboration with the Kootenay Gallery is seeking nominations for everyday heroes within the Castlegar and District community for a new portrait series, The Hidden Hero Project.


By Contributor On on Tuesday May 22 2018

Kootenay Mountain Culture...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday May 14 2018

“Peace will rule the planets, and Love will steer the Sun”

                                             -- “Age of Aquarius,” from Hair, the musical

“I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road. And I asked him, where are you going?

This he told me: … I’m going to camp out on the land -- and try and set my soul free.