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by Tom Wayman on Wednesday Mar 30 2016

Time is running out for local writers wishing feedback on their writing from well-known authors Sharon Butala and J. Edward Chamberlin, who will be participating in the 3rd Convergence Writers’ Weekend in Silverton, B.C., May 13-14. Participants wishing to participate in writing workshops with Butala and Chamberlin during the event must register to submit a 1,000-word writing sample...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 29 2016

In 1930, Canada was locked in the Great Depression, the planet Pluto was discovered and the Kootenay Festival of the Arts kicked off its inaugural campaign.

During the next three weeks more than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay will be performing in front of adjudicators at the 2016 edition showcases local dancers, pianist, vocalists and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 23 2016

There’s no place like home… Except Grandpa’s.

In Joey Visits Grandpa, author Patricia Nichvolodoff tells a humorous and heart-warming story about the special relationship between Joey and his grandfather. 

After his grandfather continuously misplaces his glasses, Joey devises a creative plan to solve his grandfather’s problem. Just as the initial problem is solved, the...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 21 2016

Unity Music Festival is a sweet family festival on the beautiful beach of Slocan BC.  Held this year from July 15th -17th, Unity features world and dance music and includes many genres of music to delight everyone's tastes including showcasing the talented local artists of the Kootenays. 

Organizers say  "This area is a hotbed of performing arts. Offering showcase opportunities along...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Mar 09 2016

Second-year Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are ready to cue the lights on their annual showcase concerts featuring emerging talent from budding musicians.

“It’s the highlight of their two years at Selkirk College,” says Selkirk College Keyboard/Arranging Instructor Gilles Parenteau. “Our students put these showcases together to demonstrate what they...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 08 2016

Rossland residents are invited to examine draft versions of Rossland’s Life and Environment Action plans and to provide valuable input.

Second-year Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students prepared the plans.  People can see them at an open house on Monday, March 14 at the Old Fire Hall (2115 Queen Street) in Rossland between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting is an...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 29 2016

Call for entry: registrations are being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 8th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The CBCT is a self guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. “Arts” includes visual, written,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 23 2016

Come on Sunday March 6, at 7:00 pm to the Rossland Miners Union Hall and see Patagonia’s  Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long (and on-going)  battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley.  

The Jumbo Valley, located deep in the wilds of...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 22 2016

Friday, February 26th – 7 to 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 27th – 9 am to 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 28th – 9 am to 5:00 pm

Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium  

Welcome to the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 22 2016

Festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi confirmed today that while BC’s largest interface fire of 2015 caused the cancellation of their third installment, Ponderosa Arts & Music

Festival will return in 2016, August 19 to 21, in Rock Creek, BC. The festival, called off due to safety concerns just two days before it was set to begin, was hit hard by the...

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