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By City of Castlegar On on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The City would like to let the public know that Millennium Pond 1 withinMillennium Park is now open again and ready for use. Pond 1 was closed due to water quality issues related to geese that had frequented the pond. Before re-opening the pond, the City installed several deterrents that are designed to discourage use of the ponds by waterfowl. In addition, the pond was treated and then...

By City of Trail On on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The City of Trail and the Trail Historical Society (THS) are pleased to announce that the operations, management and staffing of the museum and archives will become the responsibility of the City of Trail, effective September 1, 2017.  This new operating structure aligns with the opening of the Riverfront Centre in early 2018 and transfers Sarah Benson’s current THS role of Director, Museum...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

In recent years, major Canadian cities have seen the demise of many long-standing single-screen movie houses. In quick succession, Vancouver lost the Hollywood, Denman and Ridge theatres. In Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria and Kelowna, still more marquee lights were permanently switched off, suggesting a trend alarming to movie-lovers: British Columbia is losing its historic cinemas.


By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.

“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”


By Castlegar Source On on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Castlegar’s arts community will come together in full force June 28 when the 21 annual Art Walk Opening Celebration takes place at the Rec Complex in Castlegar.

As many as 100 art lovers, artists, business sponsors and people who just want to put the ‘art’ in party are expected to attend the free event, from 7 to 8:30 p..m. The opening celebration features original artwork by Art Walk...

By Contributor On on Tuesday May 02 2017

By Carolyn Cameron of La Cafamore:

La Cafamore approaches its first decade of performing in the Kootenays, and one could say that what has kept the group going has been the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.“That and the fact that we really like each other and enjoy playing together” says violist Alexis More, one of the groups founding members.  The group began as a...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Apr 27 2017

Castlegar and area residents are going to get another hands-on opportunity to help shape the future of the Complex, and of local recreation in general, at a public open house slated for next week.

This, after a $25-million recreation referendum in November 2010 was overwhelmingly defeated (roughly 40 per cent of registered voters weighed in, with 20.94 per cent voting in favour and 79....

By Contributor On on Thursday Apr 27 2017

Join the Kootenay Gallery in celebrating National Poetry Month with an evening of readings by two Kootenay poets. Jane Byers will be reading from her new book Acquired Community and Emily Nilsen has just launched her first book, Otolith. The event, titled Passages of Time, will be held on April 27 at 7 pm.

Jane Byers’ Acquired Community is both a...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Wednesday Apr 19 2017

Early in this play, several gripping questions arise:

·        will St. George defeat the dragon?

·        will the wicked stepmother succeed in her homicidal plans?

·        will the venal Assistant Mayor ever become the mayor?

·         will the dragon breathe flames?

·        should dragons be "extinctified"?


By Rossland Telegraph On on Monday Apr 17 2017

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts ran its dance portion at the Charles Bailey Theatre from April 5th to April 8th this year.  The photo above shows two young dancers, Ali Ferguson and Ava Jinjoe, who earned spots at the Provincial dance event in May.  Other provincial nominees include Sophie Hargreaves, Isabella Mitchell, and Anna Cooper. 

The music and voice portions of the Festival...