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By Contributor On on Sunday Oct 31 2010
Canadians have been told, “If you work hard, things will get better.”  But while corporations protected their profits, hard-working Canadians’ lives and livelihoods have unraveled. The recession erased jobs and piled up public and private debt, leaving more people poor or insecure.
 
The Boundary Women's Coalition and MP Alex Atamanenko are...
By Alex Atamanenko On on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the...

By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Legendary group Po’ Girl brings its own definitive sound to Gallery 2 (formerly Grand Forks Art Gallery) with their distinct voices, and incredible harmonies these multi-instrumentalists will bring the perfect sound to each song, with penned poetic tunes encouraging you to hum along. 

The name Po’ Girl is a nod to the women of New Orleans who, at the time of the railroad strikes,...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

She interviewed...
By Contributor On on Sunday Oct 17 2010

Common Grounds TV has launched! Starting in Halifax, the co-hosts prepared for filming during their cross-Canada trip from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Tofino, British Columbia. 

Born of a mutual desire to chronicle the best places to get coffee on the ultimate road trip, Nik Green and Edan Marshall took Common Grounds TV traveling through the nation's most interesting cities, visiting...
By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 14 2010
A stroll through the latest art exhibit to open at the Grand Forks Art Gallery is both educational and exotic. The traditional Tibetan art by Choegyal Rinpoche depicts Tibetan life from sketches to full colour paintings. Some of the works are strictly spiritual renditions, but most are of the day-to-day life of a Tibetan.
 
The 60 Tibetan Pearls exhibit is truly a...
By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 14 2010

Next Friday, Oct. 22 marks the beginning of Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series, as Ballet Kelowna dances its new fall offering, Aspects of Love. This dance company first graced the Grand Forks stage in 2006.

What in 2002 seemed like a pipe dream has blossomed into a “Made in Kelowna” boutique dance company that is gaining attention across B....

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 07 2010
Three bands in four nights in Vancouver is not uncommon for a city bursting with music. Last week Primus, The Flaming Lips, and Arcade Fire took the city by storm in three extremely different musical scenes.
 
Primus brought their Oddity Faire to the PNE Forum on Saturday, Sept. 25 along with back up bands Portugal, the Man, and Split Lip Rayfield.
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By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 07 2010
Quilters from around the Boundary and Kootenays spent five days of creativity under the instruction of Austrialia’s Gloria Loughman in Grand Forks this week. With 25 students taking advantage of the opportunity to take two different classes – multiple images within a landscape quilt and light up your landscape - Loughman shared her unique styles of fabric art. 
 
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By Contributor On on Monday Oct 04 2010

The winners of The Land Conservancy of BC’s Culture of Conservation Awards were announced on Saturday, September 25 during the land trust’s Annual General Meeting. While TLC works to protect properties of natural, agricultural, and cultural importance across the province, the organization is as much about people as it is places.
 
For the second year, these...

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