Arts and Culture

With Come Find Me, Castlegar’s Country Music Darling Lisa Nicole Finds Growth and Success Through Happiness and Heartbreak

With Come Find Me, Castlegar’s Country Music Darling Lisa Nicole Finds Growth and Success Through Happiness and Heartbreak

Award-winning Castlegar country music artist Lisa Nicole is excited to announce the release of her new EP - Come Find Me - available Sept. 6 on iTunes and LisaNicoleMusic.com.

The release will also serve as the kick-off to a fall tour of the same name across Canada in support of the new EP, culminating in her EP release party in Castlegar on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at The Element Club Bar and Grill. 

MP Hands Out Summer Reading Club Awards

MP Dick Cannings giving awards to young readers

MP Richard Cannings made time in his schedule to help the Rossland Public Library  honour members of the Summer Reading Club for their feats of literacy.  Our MP handed out  awards to those who had read enough over the summer to earn them. 

Get Ready to Laugh: Comedy Series Coming to Rossland

Get Ready to Laugh: Comedy Series Coming to Rossland

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be presenting a Comedy Series in 2016/17. The series will feature four performances ranging from stand-up comedy to musical cabaret which are sure to put the audience in stitches and leave them wanting more.

Trail/Beaver Valley agree to two-month extension of recreation agreement

Trail/Beaver Valley agree to two-month extension of recreation agreement

The City of Trail’s Recreation Agreement Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks Recreation Committee (BV Rec) recently met to discuss the renewal of the one-year Recreation Funding Agreement that expires at the end of August 2016.

Allan Markin, Doukhobor singer-songwriter, releases new album.

The songs have a strong ethnic Doukhobor/Russian flavor, with rich professional orchestration. — Submitted photo

Allan “Dr Eclectic” Markin has recently released his new folk-roots album Places: Songs of Toil and Peaceful Life, consisting of 12 original compositions that explore important events in Doukhobor history, as well as salient elements of their life concept.

“The album was inspired by my desire to better understand my own Doukhobor heritage,” said Markin, “and to make the Doukhobor story more accessible to Doukhobors and nonDoukhobors.

This is why I chose to write all the songs in English.” 

Thought-provoking Workshop to Generate Ideas

Thought-provoking Workshop to Generate Ideas

Do you roll your eyes at the word "sustainability" and scoff at concerns about food security? Well, how much of the world's news have you been reading -- or do you stick to celebrity gossip and animal photos so as not to become too depressed about bombings, weird extreme weather and famine in distant places, or about political trends and weird extreme weather in not-so-distant places?   

A workshop on September 14-16 at The Seven Summits Centre for Learning will expose participants to ideas that will be well-known to some, but perhaps brand-new to others.

COLUMN: On Inequality and Hierarchy

COLUMN:  On Inequality and Hierarchy

We deserve equal rights, though we are not equally-talented beings

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”

I think very few readers cannot identify this ringing phrase from the American Declaration of Independence, composed by Thomas Jefferson. Canadians are as much a part of the cultural consciousness which produced this ideology as Americans are, and we too accept the self-evident truth of human rights.

BOOK REVIEW: 'My Brother's Basement -- Stories and Interludes' by Joy Huebert

BOOK REVIEW:  'My Brother's Basement -- Stories and Interludes' by Joy Huebert

It arrived in the mail, an envelope containing a slim volume, from a former Rossland resident who moved to Victoria a few years ago.  I wasn't expecting much, really.  Pinching the book between thumb and forefinger, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed.

Basin communities get huge boost for arts, culture and heritage projects

Pamela Nagley Stevenson's recent exhibit at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

Over 160 arts, culture and heritage projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $706,000 in funding support for the 2016–2017 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

Still time to enter BC SPCA Wildlife in Focus photo contest

Hello, by Paul Cowhig, is currently the most-voted-for entry.

Hit us with your best shot! The BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, featuring a new platform and a brand-new look, is open for entries. Each year, participating photographers go wild to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, but you don’t have to be a photographer to support them – with the introduction of a new People’s Choice Award, you can cast your ballot by donating to vote.

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