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By Wildsight On on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

This month, Mrs. Barrie’s Grade 5 Class at Webster Elementary School completed a field guide on a local Warfield trail system, through a Wildsight EcoStewards project. The field guide is helping students, teachers and the community to get outside and learn.

Behind Webster Elementary is an amazing trail system but it wasn’t being used by the school because teachers...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 30 2019

Claire Dibble has a passion for people and places and it comes through in two projects that she is undertaking that will be exhibited in the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 20 to Aug. 29. The first is the Hidden Hero Project and the second is Watershed Moments: From Source to Sea.

The Hidden Hero Projectgot underway in the late spring of 2018 with support...

By aeon On on Monday May 20 2019

By Daniel Callcut, for Aeon

Imagine you work at a latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But some of it you wish you could unsee: prior to the search, it was morally unthinkable. 

It’s easy to...

By aeon On on Monday May 13 2019

By George Estreich, for Aeon

Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a persuasive illusion, one keyed to the vulnerabilities of their...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

The Capitol Theatre is wrapping up the 2018-19 season with a bang as CBC Radio’s Ali Hassan comes to the Heritage City.

Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, a frequent guest host on Q and the host of Canada Reads, will be at the Capitol Theatre Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.. as part of his  stand up comedy show Muslim Interrupted.

CBC television viewers may...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday May 09 2019

Singer/artist River Arnott of Grand Forks received two significant achievements —Top Junior Voice Award' and a Certificate of Merit for 'Outstanding Performance' — during the recent Kootenay Festival of the Arts competition.

The 12-year-old Boundary City performer now advances to the Provincials in Chilliwack at the end of May...

By aeon On on Tuesday Apr 23 2019

By  David V. Johnson, from Aeon

When false and malicious speech roils the body politic, when racism and violence surge, the right and role of freedom of speech in society comes into crisis. People rightly begin to wonder what are the limits, what should be the rules. It is a complicated issue, and resolving it requires care about the exact problems...

By Contributor On on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

“New for 2019 are workshops in songwriting and screenwriting,” said EMLF...

By kootenaygallery3 On on Friday Apr 05 2019

West Kootenay youth Stanley Humphries, Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (both Trail and Castlegar) and Rossland Summit School are featuring their art in the annual Young Visions 2019 exhibition.  It opens Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar. Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening event. As a special treat this year, Ms Reddick’s Food 10...

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