Arts and Culture

CBT Youth Advisory Committee welcomes new members

CBT’s 2012/13 Youth Advisory Committee Members recently met in Golden.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of involved youth from around the Columbia Basin who provide advice to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth. Members­—called YACers—commit to a one-year term and have an opportunity to meet, work and travel with a group of like-minded young people.

OP/ED: Halloween become a whole new kind of scary

OP/ED: Halloween become a whole new kind of scary

It’s almost Halloween! Yay! I have always been a Halloween fan; I love the decorations, the pumpkin carving, and the plethora of bite-sized chocolates, but there is one thing that really gets my goat when it comes to this spooky season – it is impossible to find a women’s costume that isn’t oozing with sex. Why can’t I find something to wear that doesn’t look like I’m heading out to sell slices of love on the street corner?!

James Keelaghan plays Kaslo, Nelson in November

James Keelaghan . . . veteran of the folk music community

James Keelaghan has been called many things in his life, but as a songwriter, all of them are positive.

In fact, the veteran of the folk music community has been referred to as Canada's finest songwriter, and the poet laureate of Canadian folk music. His titles are well earned and James continues his journey regaling the public with his masterful songwriting.

Touchstones Nelson launches Forestry and Life in the Duncan River Valley Virtual Exhibition

Bob Wallace at Bear Lookout c.1940s

Touchstones Nelson is pleased to announce the launch of its newest online exhibit Landscape Lost: Forestry and Life in the Duncan River Valley.

The site is a collection of photographs by Robert “Bob” Wallace of the Upper Duncan River Valley including fire lookouts, old mining and trappers cabins, community gatherings, as well as, the communities of Howser and Lardeau.
The BC Forest Service hired Wallace around 1939 as a lookoutman at Bear Creek in the Upper Duncan River Valley.

Juno Award Winner Old Man Luedecke joins Grey Kingdom at The Royal.

Grey Kingdom (pictured) and Old Man Luedecke play The Royal Wednesday.

Grey Kingdom, the solo-project of former Attack in Black guitarist Spencer Burton will be performing in Nelson at the Royal on Baker on Wednesday (October 24) along with Juno Award Winner Old Man Luedecke.

This year has seen Grey Kingdom play alongside City and Colour and Julie Doiron as well as performances at Dawson City Music Fest and Sappy Fest.

Luedecke is on the road foot stomping, banjo plucking and soulfully singing his new tunes to audiences all across the country.

Comment on Source Facebook nets reader a conversation with cops

Comment on Source Facebook nets reader a conversation with cops

A comment posted on Facebook has earned the author a conversation with police, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

The comment was in reference to a story posted on the Castlegar Source Facebook page about a Sunflower City man convicted of criminal charges, and openly threatened the man named in the story.

Source editor Kyra Hoggan deleted the Facebook comment off the Source page almost immediately, but not before it came to the attention of RCMP.

"It was a direct threat to cause bodily harm, on a public page," said Mathew.

OP/ED: Using social media as a 9-1-1 stand in should increase the number of Darwin Award recipients

OP/ED: Using social media as a 9-1-1 stand in should increase the number of Darwin Award recipients

Usually, I'm in line with public opinion, in keeping with the democratic values that drive my very profession.

But a recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross just crosses the line for me - away from public opinion and into public hysteria or public stupidity, I can't decide which.

Sunparlour Players — a rollercoaster ride of emotion and energy

The Sunparlour Players.

The multi-instrumental duo Sunparlour Players have been captivating audiences for five years with their incredible live performances and now the group will be at The Royal Inn Saturday.

This is their first cross-Canada headlining tour in three years and the Sunparlour's are eager to share their full raw and joyful live show with the nation.

In celebration of this tour, the band is releasing an EP of new music, called "Sunparlour Preserves", out September 25th. It will be available online and at concerts.

Kootenay Kannibelles bring fun and games to the Koots

Kootenay Kannibelles bring fun and games to the Koots

The West Kootenays' All Star roller derby team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, are going to the Canadian national championships in early 2013, having finished second at the westerns tournament in 2012. As part of their fundraising efforts, they have teamed up with local game show company "The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune" for a special fundraising performance at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. Oh, and there'll be heaps of prizes to be won!

Solo tour of Shane Koyczan makes stop at Element

Shane Koyczan is embarking on a solo tour this fall.

Award-winning spoken word poet, Shane Koyczan, is embarking on a solo tour this fall.

For Koyczan, 2012 has already included a residency at Glenbow Museum in Calgary and the release of Remembrance Year with his band The Short Story Long.

The tour kicks off in Banff with a stop November 3 at the Element Club in Castlegar.

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