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By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Jul 29 2010
Vancouver seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour as Dustin Bentall, but Canada seemed like an unlikely country to be the birthplace of artists like Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel or Neil Young. If you look you’ll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any nation. 
 
You’ll find a reverence...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

People from age four to 70 came out last Saturday to experience the art of indigo dying. Not only did the visitors to Joybilee Farm get to test out the variety of blue tones in the indigo dye, but they were able to learn how the dye is created from the woad plant.

At the 3rd Annual Indigo/Woad Day on July 24, 33 people came to play in the dye vats. Some brought their own fabric or wool...

By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Jul 27 2010
A hot summer day and a’caving we did go. Okay, okay, I realize that a visit to the Gardner Cave with its sturdy metal staircases, electric flood lighting, and friendly tour guide can’t exactly be called ‘caving’ here in the oh-so-rugged West Kootenays. But still. It was a cave and we went in it. I stand by my choice of words.

We’d heard about the caves but never been. Google maps...
By Adrian Barnes On on Monday Jul 12 2010

 It's often hard, in life, to know how to tell friends from enemies and valuable, nurturing relationships from ones that are a waste of time and effort. This problem is nothing new: it's dogged humanity since the dawn of time. Good news, though! That problem, for me at least, is now solved. For the rest of my life, when I meet a new friend-candidate I'll ask a simple question: did you...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jul 08 2010

Linda McRae, Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned two platinum and three gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with Spirit of the West, will perform in concert  on Friday, July 16 at Gallery 2 (formerly Grand Forks Art Gallery) in Grand Forks.

Linda left the Spirit of the West to resume her solo career and has since released three...

By Contributor On on Saturday Jul 03 2010

 There will be lobstertastic fun at your library this summer as the ECMA  nominated children's entertainers, Down By The Docks, will be sailing into the Kootenays at the libraries listed below from July 6 to 9, 2010.

Upon dropping anchor, Leroy The Lobster and friends from Down By The Docks will ta...

By Allyson Kenning On on Thursday Jul 01 2010

Summer in the Mountain Kingdom heralds the arrival of all kinds of fun stuff: open patios at local restaurants, museum and mine tours, snow-free (hopefully) hiking trails, and our own local musical theatre production, The Gold Fever Follies.  This ever-changing, dynamic show, consisting of stories loosely based on actual historical events in Rossland's history, will see its 24th season this...

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Jun 24 2010
Every community has a story. For Christina Lake the story dates back to the times before even the First Nations story began, back to the time that only exists in the legends of the S’nixit people who lived in the area. Marilyn James, of the S’nixit nation, explained that the story of Christina Lake is still being created in the area today.
 
James participated in the...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 23 2010
Jacob Tierney's hilarious The Trotsky that follows the story of Leon Bronstein (the phenomenal Jay Baruchel in a star-making performance), a precocious Montreal teen who fervently believes himself to be the reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky will be playing in Grand Forks courtesy of Spotlight Films. 
 
Leon is determined to duplicate every aspect...
By Mona Mattei On on Tuesday Jun 22 2010
Last summer Sees Far Pictures visited Grand Forks scouting locations for their upcoming film and fell in love with the area. In August, rural Grand Forks will become Alpha Centauri – Alpha II planet, home to the Kyontawa tribe and downtown Grand Forks will star as itself. Writer, director and co-producer H. Scott Hughes will be bringing his crew of 25 to town to create the adventure / sci...

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