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by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 30 2009

What was it like to live in an isolated company-owned mining village some 50; 60 years ago?

Port Coquitlam author, Larry Jacobsen, interviewed 91 people including the men who worked at the Emerald Mine (Canex), near Salmo, as well as the women and children who actually lived at the mine. He has collected their entertaining, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes poignant, stories in a book...

by Liz Arnason on Thursday Sep 24 2009

Jowi Taylor is touring across Canada promoting a work of art he has created to be a Canadian icon. It is a work of art meant to represent our country and all of its stories. Made up of select pieces of history that have been forged together to compose one breathtaking, unique and functional instrument of unity, it is the Six String Nation Guitar, which will be coming to the Miners' Hall this...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Opening the Kootenay Gallery’s fifth season of Monday Night at the Movies, Easy Virtue will be shown at the Kootenay Centre Cinemas on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

This sparkling romantic comedy, starring Colin Firth , Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel is based on a Noel Coward play and was first adapted for the silent era screen by Alfred Hitchcock, so its pedigree...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2009

Selkirk College’s next Mir Centre for Peace lecture will feature one of the descendents of the last First Nations to live at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers—Lawney Reyes.

Reyes is the grandson of Alex Christian, otherwise known as "White Grizzly" among the Sinixt First Nations of the Kootenays. He is the author of a trilogy on First Nations history; the moving ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 25 2009

Monday Night at the Movies, the Kootenay Gallery’s popular fundraiser, returns for its fifth season of presenting a wide range of interesting, important and out-of-the ordinary movies, both feature and documentary.


The first film, on Sept. 28, is Easy Virtue, a quintessential British comedy starring Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on a play by Noel Coward and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 29 2009

In a time of political unrest and transformation, the Republic of Georgia continues to press forward, looking for innovative ways to turn their economy around. With the help of Canadian partners such as Selkirk College, Georgians are increasing community economic development through educational change.

Currently in Georgia, unemployment is particularly rampant in the rural communities....

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2009

Castlegar Public Library: Stop in at the Castlegar Public Library to read or check out a children’s book! Toddler storytime runs through the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

Kinnaird Park – Music...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 15 2009

Company Jump, a musical tribute showcasing the 1940s swing-music styles of the Andrews sisters (Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, etc.), is delighted to be back to the area and touring the East Kootenays for the first time. 

A hop, skip and a jump down memory lane, Company Jump brings the swinging sounds and on stage antics of the Andrews Sisters to life....

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 04 2009

How often have we seen great rock stars come to an untimely demise and wished we could have heard just a few more new songs from them? We’ve all discussed, blogged about, or just sat back in a natural hot spring staring into the stars, dancing to the tune of whatever Kootenay alchemic concoction was conducting your mental orchestra, and talked about the great 'what ifs' of rock music.

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by Sara AM Golling on Wednesday May 13 2009

Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck team up to offer star billing for what amounts to a marketing ploy for the struggling newspaper industry. Paper papers are in a state of crisis. A Pew Research Survey has confirmed that over the last year, readers who use the internet as their sole source of news has gone...

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