Arts and Culture

Castlegar one of seven communities to host Columbia River Treaty review public consultations

Castlegar one of seven communities to host Columbia River Treaty review public consultations

The province of B.C. has committed to consult with First Nations and residents of the Columbia River Basin to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty, including one in Castlegar June 6.

The provincial Columbia River Treaty 2014 Review will conduct economic, environmental, social, financial, legal and hydrological analyses in order to make a decision on whether to continue, amend or terminate the Columbia River Treaty with the

Third annual Nature Fest in Castlegar this weekend

Third annual Nature Fest in Castlegar this weekend

Looking for something to do on your May long weekend? Come down to Millennium Park in Castlegar (110 5th St) and enjoy the Third Annual Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest taking place on Saturday May 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to the park’s winding walkways, native plants and a scenic river views, you can enjoy all our festival has to offer: plants and garden art, information booths showcasing local community organizations, great food and an ideal environment to sit, relax and enjoy the day.

Selkirk College holds community meetings to determine future direction

Selkirk College holds community meetings to determine future direction

Grappling with dramatic funding cuts hasn't prevented Selkirk College from looking toward an ambitious future, if a series of local community consultations is any indication.

Selkirk College staff and administration representatives travelled to each of the six regional communites in which one of the nine college sites are located, beginning with Grand Forks on April 23, Nelson on May 2, Kaslo on May 7, Castlegar on May 10, Trail on May 15 and wrapping up in Nakusp last night.

College president Angus Graeme said these community meetings came after an extensive consultation with students and the college's 550 employees.

Nelson Council Plans to Scrap Heritage Commission

Nelson Council Plans to Scrap Heritage Commission

 

The City of Nelson decided on May 7 to dissolve its volunteer Heritage Commission. This change would see the commission’s policy function given to the Cultural Development Commission (CDC), and city staff would take over the Heritage Commission’s role in deciding on applications for colour and design changes from building owners.

Councillor Paula Kiss, who is spearheading these changes, says it is because the Heritage Commission is inefficient and redundant. The chair of the Heritage Commissions disagrees.

Symphony of the Kootenays in Jeopardy

Symphony of the Kootenays in Jeopardy

The non-profit organization that runs the Symphony of the Kootenays has decided to dissolve itself unless four new people come forward to sit on its dwindling board of directors of at a special meeting coming up on May 16 in Cranbrook.

But Hans Dekkers, the president of the society, says that even if four people do come forward, he is not optimistic that the orchestra can continue. “This is a personal opinion,” he says, “but even if we do get four people, it will just postpone the inevitable.”

Greenwood gold water gets official award

Greenwood mayor Nipper Kettle gladly accepted the award for world's best water from Jill Klein Rone of Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition during a luncheon on Friday, May 11. Photo Erin Perkins.

It's official.

The City of Greenwood now has the trophy plate to prove it has the best tasting municipal water in the world.

City mayor, Nipper Kettle, was presented the award during a "Best Tasting Water in the World" ceremony in Greenwood Friday, May 11.

More than 200 people packed the McArthur Centre in downtown Greenwood to see the award and take their first sip of Greenwood tap water out of a specially designed bottled version of the community's best kept secret.

15th Dance Umbrella Spring Showcase marks end of an era

 Ben LeMarchand and Elsa Neufeld-Cumming work through one of the dance numbers in preparation for this week's 15th Annual Dance Umbrella Spring Showcase at the Capitol Theatre. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Dance Umbrella studio was overflowing with excitement as the senior performers quickly slipped on apparel for the annual media photo shoot.

However, there was a hint of bitter sweetness in the air of the Civic Centre based facility.

For some of the dancers this would be there final photo shoot.

The final opportunity to pose for pictures while sharing a few laughs as the cameras flashed.

Kevin Armstrong comes to Capitol Theatre with Opera for Heathens

Kevin Armstrong comes to Capitol Theatre with Opera for Heathens

Kevin Armstrong will make his much-anticipated return to Nelson at the Capitol Theatre (421 Victoria St.) on Saturday, June 2nd. 

Fresh from the enormous success of “Khaos”, Kevin will be performing his one-man show “Opera for Heathens”, which played last summer across Canada to rave reviews and sold-out houses. 

In addition, the show will feature special guest appearances by dOUG nORMAL  and Alan Kirk.  The show begins at 8pm. 

Bruce Cockburn comes to play at Capitol Theatre in August

Bruce Cockburn comes to play at Capitol Theatre in August

The Royal is very proud to announce the second show in our Capitol Theatre Series: An Evening with Canadian icon/singer/songwriter/activist Bruce Cockburn on Tuesday, August 7.

For over four decades Bruce Cockburn has been a staple in Canadian music as an ever evolving and skilled lyricist and musician.

Author Grant Lawrence reads to appreciative audience in Grand Forks

Author Grant Lawrence signed copies of his book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, at the Grand Forks and District Public Library on Tuesday, April 24. Photo Erin Perkins.

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

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