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By Contributor On on Friday Sep 10 2010

Kristopher Ede from Invermere takes the prize for the SCRATCH Writing Challenge Readers’ Choice Award. The 18-year-old won this portion of the creative writing challenge, put on by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), with his short story “the girl with the plastic pirate hat and the boy who loved her so.” Ede’s story earned 29 per cent of readers’ votes, and will receive a $300 bookstore gift...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Sep 08 2010
Pretty much anything could happen with the triple-threat dynamic of Rodney DeCroo, Carolyn Mark and Cam Penner in the same room. These three musicians join forces in concert next week at Grand Forks Gallery 2.

Decroo, as one music writer put it, is a true original. DeCroo’s songs and performances are known for their authenticity – he has lived what he sings and writes...
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.
 
The...
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...

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