Arts and Culture

Healthier Students Can Learn More Effectively: New Initiative at Selkirk College

Instructor Leslie Comrie, Selkirk's new Healthy Campus Advisor

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

The Rotary Club of Trail has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Trail Riverfront Centre, the City’s soon-to-be new constructed integrated library and museum.  Rotary’s donation to the City of Trail will help offset the capital cost of construction for the building and will be acknowledged with a designated “Rotary Room” within the facility.

Deconstructing the US Election

Deconstructing the US Election

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

In times of apparent madness, the insane person adapts to reality more effectively than the rational one.”

Films, Films, Films

A scene from Hadwin's Judgement

Updated:  Jeff Holden has had to cancel his appearance on Sunday afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances. Text corrected accordingingly below.

With afternoons getting darker, a sobering election result in our neighbouring nation, and not much snow in sight yet, we need a bit of distraction.  Fortunately, there's a lot of that coming up -- Rossland will be able to escape to several fun film events and other good things soon.

‘Imagine The Stories’ Winner of 2016 People`s Choice Award

Adrian Wagner Photography

“Imagine the Stories” by Winlaw artists Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting, was the big winner at the 2016 Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards, taking home the coveted People’s Choice Award. This sculpture will now stay in the City’s permanent collection.

The full Awards List is as follows:

People’s Choice Awards:

1)      $15,000 (sculpture purchase) + $3000 cash = “Imagine the Stories” by Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting (Winlaw, BC)

Grads to scare city with Spooks on Zukes Thursday

While picturesque during the light of day, the Zuckerberg Chapel House is not for the faint-of-heart after night falls.

For the second year in a row, the Stanley Humphries Grad class is taking over the popular event Spooks on Zukes this Thursday.

The annual Hallowe'en favourite had been around for roughly 15 years, but then was cancelled several years ago due to issues of vandalism and other concerns, according to Heritage Society manager Deb McIntosh.

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

To celebrate Canada’s birthday, the Kootenay Gallery is hosting a two-part program to promote community creativity and engagement. One part is an exhibition by professional artists from June 15 – July 28 at the Kootenay Gallery. The other part is a community-based series of activities, engaging as many Castlegar and area citizens and community groups as possible.

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Here is Part II of this lengthy article.  To review Part I, click on this link.

The 60’s Generation and political change: No revolution

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

The City of Trail’s Recreation Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation Committee (BV Rec) have reached a five-year recreation agreement, effective Nov. 1, 2016. BV Rec will contribute $125,000 annually to allow Beaver Valley (BV) residents to utilize Trail Parks and Recreation facilities, programs and services for the lower-tiered fees outlined in the City’s Trail Resident Program (TRP).

Japanese visitors honour Doukhobor community for past kindness

JJ Verigin and George Takashima, photo by Lisa Poznikoff

Pastor Dr George Takashima from Lethbridge, Alberta, has been bringing tour groups to Castlegar to take in the history of the Doukhobors at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre for a number of years now. This year he came with a request to make a presentation to the Doukhobor people so a somewhat impromptu event was pulled together.

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