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Arts and Culture

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...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Sep 23 2019

Current and anticipatory grief

The reality of the continuing extinction of many so species is profoundly upsetting.  Readers may wonder why old people should care.  For example, I’ll be dead in a few years myself;  it will be up to others to live their lives diminished by the loss of caribou...

By RCAC On on Monday Sep 09 2019

The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture (RCAC) will be presenting a juried visual art exhibition entitled Life in the Kootenays, and the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019.

Submissions to Life in the Kootenays  exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living and working in the Kootenays. The juried exhibition will be taking place at the Miners...