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By Lauren Penfound On on Monday Mar 08 2021

The following story contains depictions of family violence. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor women the world over. Not just the Michelle Obamas, Kamala Harris’ or Sally Rides, but our everyday hero women who are brave trailblazers in the most everyday situations.

This year marks the 110th annual International Women’s Day...

By Timothy Schafer On on Thursday Mar 04 2021

There will be no festival season in Nelson for the second year in a row, says the head of the city’s leading arts organization.

Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC), told city council in a recent checkup on the arts (in a Zoom meeting) that this year was shaping up like 2020, with no live music, arts or culture gatherings.

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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

The Civic Theatre and Kootenay Rockies Tourism are pleased to announce the formation of the new Kootenay Regional Film Commission.

The new film commission will design strategies and opportunities for economic development through increased capacity in film service and attraction for the region. This collaboration will create economic benefits for both the film and tourism industries....

By CBT On on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

There are no more reasons to get active are coming to the Basin this spring with Columbia Basin Trust providing $500,000 for 80 projects to keep youth moving.

The Trust is supporting sport organizations, schools and active recreation programs to create safe, inclusive and quality programs for youth to build the motivation, physical competence and confidence to participate in sport and...

By Contributor On on Monday Jan 25 2021

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts...

By The Conversation On on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

By Jennifer Crane, in The Conversation                                

In Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit, we see young orphan Beth Harmon discover her...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Dec 28 2020

The Duel

... I’m abandoned and destitute, an absolute simpleton, this mind of mine so muddled and blank. Others are bright, clear. I’m dark, murky. Others are competent and effective: I’m pensive and withdrawn.”    -- Tao Te Ching, 20  [David Hinton translation]

Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Dec 14 2020

“Albatross – Contact” is a gripping science fiction novel of the warring-aliens variety.  It introduces a variety of well-developed characters, both human and alien, some of whom interact peacefully, and others whose attacks result in full-on, rip-roaring, seriously tech-enhanced battles. 

The principal male character is outstanding in physical strength,...

By The Conversation On on Wednesday Dec 09 2020

By Anna Augusto  Rodrigues, for  The Conversation

If you missed the Netflix debut of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, there are reasons to watch it now that go beyond being inspired to keep up fashionable appearances through a ...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

We impede evolution and the development of the human species if we neglect the aged.”   -- James Hillman, Force of Character

“Ve gett too soon oldt undt too late schmartt!  -- sign seen in a joke shop

The value of Elders: obsolete, replaced, or persisting?

I had begun a column on Elders in March this year, but the pandemic came...

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