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By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

“Today, we have made history. British...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Nov 25 2019

Symbol and revenge: being human in peace and war

The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality.”-- M. Heidegger

Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.” -- Deuteronomy, 32:35

What is a symbol?

Let me cite my dictionary: “an object, animate or inanimate, standing for or calling up...

By Contributor On on Thursday Nov 14 2019

By Jason Asbell, Program Director, Nelson Civic Theatre

Cinema of Human Beings – a week or two that Scorsese would appreciate

In a recent New York Times opinion piece Martin Scorsese was asked to explain a comment from an interview he gave to the UK magazine ‘Empire’. When asked about Marvel movies he replied “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

A death in my family

A cousin of mine died last month, a man with whom for a very long period I had no contact nor true family-feeling. Alcoholism killed him. We once were very close.

I feel called to apologize in advance to family members who might feel my remarks here are too personal, that I have said too much that should be private. I believe I’ve exercised...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 04 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist applications for the creation of a mural on City Hall are now open to Columbia Basin residents.

NDAC is presenting this project with the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust and the City of Nelson, through CBT’s Public Art Grant program.

This five story mural will be created on panels...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Oct 29 2019

Following a brief hiatus from the entertainment scene, The Royal is getting ready to kick open the doors with a list of events running from November 6-9.

The Baker Street business, located at 330 Baker Street in Nelson, is getting a new lease on life thanks to an excited group of new owners from Rossland and Squamish.

The four partners — Nicole Forest Smith, Kyle Chambers, Marc...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 28 2019

Students, teachers, and non profits in the West Kootenay/Okanagan could get a $10,000 grant this fall.

Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada, and TELUS STORYHIVE have joined forces, offering 10 grants to schools, teachers and organizations that work with youth.

The grant program, called Youth...

By Castlegar Source On on Friday Sep 27 2019

Mark your calendar! On Saturday, Oct. 5, The Half Moon Gnarvest is rockin' the valley for a cause!

 Join us in Slocan Park for a full day and evening of amazing live music.

The day starts at noon with some of the best Folkal (local Folk) legends to be, all the while amping up into a rockin' evening showcasing yet more local talent.

And when the music's over, there will be...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Kootenay Co-op Radio is pleased to announce they are heading into their 20th year of community-powered radio with over 10 new shows.

Every 6 months, the station puts the call out to the community looking for individuals that have an interest in creating decisively local radio content. Kootenay Co-op Radio offers the training & support these folks need to host and produce their own...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Monday Sep 23 2019

Most of us have heard about the student exchange program operated by Rotary International, for students from 15 to 19.  Now, Rossland is the North American headquarters for another long-established student exchange program:  En Famile International is designed for students as young as 9, up to age 16.

En Famille is a not-for-profit organization that has been operating...