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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...
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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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 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...

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