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By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 I think most of us can safely bet the farm on which news story will be dominating B.C. media in the coming weeks – but I hope it doesn't distract Castlegar from the huge looming issues our community will face over the same timeframe, regardless who holds power in Victoria.

Truth be told, with the Liberal government in power for another two years yet, I'm not sure Campbell's...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 I think most of us, even in the New Millennium, would find the combination of Christmas and sex toys a startling one ... but Passion Party consultant Tina McIntosh said we might be really missing out if we dismiss the idea out of hand.

McIntosh even has catalogues featuring holiday gift packages and combinations of vibrators, games, books, massage oils and lotions, and more, designed...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

She interviewed...
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 31 2010

The two teams that make up the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League(WKRDL) will hit the track for the first time at the Rossland Arena on Sept. 12. at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels and Salmo’s Babes of Brutality have been practicing their hits, blocks and skating in preparation for “Mountain Mayhem,” sponsored by Mountain FM.

Tickets are $10 in advance...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Aug 01 2010
When you head off to see a band play live for the first time since you got addicted to their music via the digital highway, you’re never really certain how it is going to go. Some bands can pull off their sound in a studio, but fall short of reproducing their unique tunes live. The Kings of Leon (KOL) though did not disappoint with two new songs, and additional solos the show at the Gorge in...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

The 2009/10 Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Annual Report and audited financial statements are now available to the public. The Annual Report reflects CBT's performance for the 2009/10 year ending March 31, and details the financial investments, spending and Delivery of Benefits activities. 

"For CBT, 2009/10 was a year of action and solid returns on our investments. We disbursed $10.9...