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By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Sep 02 2010
Wow the cameras, the bright lights, the chance to be an extra in a movie – too hard to resist! After four hours in a small café, reading the same newspaper, hot, fly bitten, and thirsty you have to start wondering about the glamour of being a movie star. Many locals stepped up to experience exactly that as Megami: Search for the Gods landed in Grand Forks to film last week Aug. 23 –...
By Andrew Zwicker On on Wednesday Sep 01 2010

Two years into its mission to boldly go where art hasn’t gone before in Rossland, the little gallery that could is taking things up a notch and making another big leap forward.
 

Initially launched in September of 2008, the Rouge Gallery has been a cooperative non-profit effort organized, owned and operated by the local artists it supports. During the past two years, Rouge has...

By Contributor On on Sunday Aug 29 2010

Are you ready to harmonize, socialize, and feel alive?  Is it time to plan your Wednesday evenings for the next few months? The Grand Forks Choral Society begins the 2010 / 2011 season with their first practice Wednesday Sept. 8 in the Grand Forks Senior Secondary band room from 7 - 9 p.m. If you have ever considered joining a community choir, now is the time.

 

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By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Aug 29 2010
Along with the usual traditions, the annual Grand Forks Fall Fair festivities this year were topped up with a visit from the Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Honourable Steve Thomson awarding the committee with the Century Farm Award. On hand for the presentation were regional, provincial and federal government representatives.
 
“I really understand the important...
By Boundary Sentinel On on Tuesday Aug 24 2010
Directed by Thomas Balmes the visually stunning new movie, "Babies", simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, "Babies" joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.
 
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By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 11 2010
This year’s Boundary Artisans Association (BAA) studio tour joins the Columbia Basin Culture Tour for a two day celebration of arts, culture and heritage in the Boundary and the Columbia Basin. Join us for a broad cultural experience which includes the Boundary Artisans in their studios as well as galleries, museums and art centres from Eholt to Christina Lake. With even more venues...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Aug 08 2010

Although they are not able to open to the public yet, the Christina Living Arts Centre held its official grand opening last week. Dignitaries gathered for the event, offering their congratulations and lending a hand to cut the ribbon kicking off the first artisans’ gallery of its kind in Canada.

MP Colin Mayes, MLA John Slater, Regional Area C Director Grace McGregor and key project...
By Mona Mattei On on Wednesday Aug 04 2010
Over the weekend Grand Forks was taken back across time as fire departments from B.C. and Washington State displayed antique fire trucks spanning from the 1800’s through today. Along with the fire trucks the downtown businesses hosted Midnight Madness with a vintage car show and shine, music in the streets, food and late night shopping.
 
With the large numbers of...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Aug 01 2010
When you head off to see a band play live for the first time since you got addicted to their music via the digital highway, you’re never really certain how it is going to go. Some bands can pull off their sound in a studio, but fall short of reproducing their unique tunes live. The Kings of Leon (KOL) though did not disappoint with two new songs, and additional solos the show at the Gorge in...
By Contributor On on Sunday Aug 01 2010

 The Kettle Valley Brakemen return to the Kettle River Museum in Midway on Saturday, Aug. 7 for their sixth annual afternoon concert of original railway tales and toe tapping tunes. Head Brakemen Jack Godwin says they’ll be playing many familiar favourites as well as introducing several new songs from their upcoming album “Take the Train”.

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