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By Sarah Lord On on Monday May 23 2022

Sydney Black of Black Productions recalls the moment in January 2020 when her team did auditions for Little Shop of Horrors and had an entire cast prepared to go.

But two rehearsals in, COVID-19 shut the show down entirely. As time passed, the show no longer seemed like the right fit.

“But we wanted to figure out a way that we could still honour all these wonderful people...

By Contributor On on Friday May 06 2022

The Kootenays have a long historical connection with Italian immigrants. 

During the past decades, many Italians ventured to the region looking for opportunities for a better life for themselves and their families.  These eager immigrants established themselves in the Kootenay communities working for the railroad, lumber mills, industry, and mines.  Some also ventured into the...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail.

At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building too.

“It was awesome. It had been a Catholic church...

By Bob Hall On on Sunday Apr 10 2022

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program enjoyed a virtual visit with award-winning Canadian musician Serena Ryder where she introduced her house plants and pets, chatted about the healing power of song and graciously answered questions.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Apr 04 2022

Nelson's Tamar Ouziel has a big job.

She is Makeup Department Head in the film and television industry, which means she's the manager and creative director for the makeup looks in film and television shows.

Ouziel works closely with the hair department and directors to design the looks, does scheduling budgeting, and oversees makeup assistants.

"It's a massive job," says...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Apr 04 2022

The shining talents of students and faculty in Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program will burn bright on stage for a semester-end show that is raising money for the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.

A spring tradition, five ensembles will present an eclectic evening of music that includes both original and covers.

A not-to-be-missed event, the bands take the...

By Regional Distri... On on Monday Mar 28 2022

The new Castlegar and District Kids’ Club, located on the grounds of the Castlegar and District Community Complex, was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25, 2022. Local elected officials, provincial representatives and other special guests were on hand to acknowledge the collaboration that made the much-needed facility a reality. The Kids’ Club, which provides 30 licensed child...

By Contributor On on Friday Mar 18 2022

Take a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and put it in the hands of two beloved, award-winning local actors, and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening — or two.

A dramatic reading of the play ‘Night, Mother performed by Pat Henman and Lindsay Clague takes place at Taghum Hall on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. Both events start at 7 p.m.

‘Night, Mother deals with a...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 15 2022

Winlaw, BC author Tom Wayman has been awarded the province’s 2022 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, the book review newspaper BC BookWorld announced Friday.

Since 1994, the prize has honored an outstanding literary career in the province. The award, which comes with a $5,000 honorarium, is presented jointly by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, and BC BookWorld,...

By Bob Hall On on Wednesday Mar 09 2022

Selkirk College is amped to be once again sharing live music with the community when it welcomes The Slocan Ramblers on March 22 for the first full concert at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in more than two years.

After the necessary two-year pandemic pause, instructors in the Contemporary Music & Technology Program have invited the Toronto-based bluegrass group to spend...

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