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by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

Long time Grand Forks resident Gary Gilbert and his partner Tani Schwartz are reaching out for help. Help to save Tani’s daughter Rose in her continuing struggle with a little known condition called gastroparesis.

Some of you may remember her story, for others this may the first time you have heard about Rose. A year-and-a-half ago, Gary and Tani moved to the Sunshine Coast from Grand...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 26 2009

Ed. Note: The following is a press released issued by the Columbia Basin Trust:

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) would like to congratulate George Hopkins from Revelstoke in being selected by Basin residents as the winner of CBT's Show Us Your Basin photo contest.

Mr. Hopkins submitted an image of a westbound steam train crossing a bridge over the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 17 2009

Mark your calendars for a date change in the next Monday Night at the Movies film! Summer Hours will be shown on Nov. 23 at 7p.m. in the Kootenay Centre Cinemas in Castlegar.

 

Directed by Oliver Assayas and starring some of France’s finest actors, including Juliette Binoche of Chocolat fame, Summer Hours is a magnificent film dealing with ideas of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 17 2009

Inspiring Minds Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Mirja Vahala and her students, opening on Nov. 27 and continuing November 28 and 29th.

Vahala’s love for the natural world come together in this exhibition of landscape paintings: mountains of solid rock soaring to the sky, the quietness of a riverside chair that awaits its owner, the weight of...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Founding member and lead man for the hardcore punk band D.O.A. Joe Keithley arrives this week on his solo Mountain Tour. Father of three and owner of Sudden Death Records, Keithley is more familiar to most as Joey Shithead in the punk scene.

This tour is an acoustic musical event that Keithley assures will be high energy and humourous with lots of...

by Liz Arnason on Tuesday Nov 03 2009

If you’ve found time to go out for a pint or a glass of wine lately, chances are you may have been tapping a toe to the powerful piano and warm croon of Brian Kalbfleisch. He’s been serenading his way through town and is one of Rossland's most eclectic entertainers. If you've missed him, go down to the Redroom Lounge for 'Martini Monday', grab a brew or a bite, sit back, and let yourself cozy...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 19 2009

The “Kootenay Country” exhibit has won acclamation at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference recently held in Vancouver by being the first group invited by the City of Richmond to set up a display during the upcoming Olympic games.


The City of Richmond, a government partner in the Olympics, is sponsoring an official venue called the “O” Zone, which will be...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

Castlegar outdid itself in this year's Communities in Bloom (CiB) competition, according to organizer Darlene Kalawsky, who returned Sunday from this year's annual CiB conference.


“We did well – increased our score over last year,” she said. “We got four blooms, like last year – but we were just 1.5 points off getting five blooms. The report (CiB judges generated) about our city is...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 01 2009

Sunday, October 4th at the Rossland Miners' Hall will mark the world premiere screening for the locally filmed and produced documentary Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing.

Filmed throughout the West Kootenays, Boundary Region, and Greater Vancouver over the past two years, the upcoming features (3pm and 7pm, October 4th at the Miners Hall) mark the first such public screening for...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Oct 01 2009

Have you ever noticed how some people just aren't that funny? They make jokes, they pull faces to try to make you laugh, but it just doesn't work. Which, of course, is kind of funny. If you're a person inclined toward funniness. The Informant!, a new film by Stephen Soderbergh, is a comedy that isn't very funny. In fact, it's difficult not to read the exclamation point in the film's title as a...

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