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By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them. Each year the No Boundaries film club brings a...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Feb 13 2011
Back in the “old days” the Grand Forks Fall Fair had its own fairgrounds. Today, the fair is still held annually, in fact it is over 100-years-old, but since its heydays it has been a travelling fair moving around locations in the small community because the city took back the land that had been dedicated to the fair.
 
“What we have in use (for the Grand Forks Fall...
By Allyson Kenning On on Friday Feb 11 2011

On Monday evening the RSS lobby and auditorium buzzed with an energy I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced there before. There were munchkins everywhere; there was a cackling wicked witch wearing a black corset and big pointy hat; there was a man in a lion suit; and there was an orchestra playing in the background. I thought, “this must be what it’s like backstage at a Broadway show.” The air...

By Contributor On on Friday Feb 04 2011

Nelson and Castlegar: Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar in partnership with Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are sharing the exhibition Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010; an alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar.

The Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010 exhibit is a series of 30 photographs accompanied by a poem or...

By Anonymous On on Thursday Feb 03 2011

 The Ipswich serial murders, in which five female prostitutes were killed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, are to be turned into a show entitled London Road. The "documentary musical" is expected to debut in the Royal National Theatre in London this April.

The concept has been criticised. When ITN conducted some vox populi interviews, members of the public reacted negatively: "[A]lmost...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 27 2011

Developing literacy skills begins at home. Whether it's a book, board game, magazine, newspaper or website, all British Columbians are being encouraged to take part in a literacy activity with their families for 15 minutes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

Today and throughout this week, events celebrating literacy are taking place in schools,...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Jan 09 2011
Slow those horses down and take a break at the Crazy Legs Saloon next week as Holy Joe McGee brings his travelling show to town. Yessiree, McGee has gathered the best in the west for this one day only show bringing you exotic, unusual sights and sounds from all over the world. From southern gospel to those fancy high-kicking Parisian girls and even a stop in the Middle East, this show is a...
By Contributor On on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

“Last year there wasn’t a dinner at Christina Lake, plus many of the survivors of the devastating fire in Curlew attended the dinner last year...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

 

“The Aboriginal Gathering Places will...

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