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By Contributor On on Saturday Mar 13 2010

Photo : The Company of Selkirk Vintners’ Master Vintager, Dr. Peter Wood (left), and Master Vintner Ben Thor-Larsen (right) recently met at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus to prune the grapevines. The company has been growing grapes at the campus and producing wine for over 35 years and is actively seeking new members.

A little taste of history continues to be harvested...

By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Mar 02 2010

Last time around I looked at four of the contenders for Best Picture in this Sunday's Academy Awards (The Blind Side, Precious, District 9, and Avatar) and deemed only Precious worthy of serious contention (ahem). I was able to pair those films into groupings around racial morality plays and human-hatin' moral...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Feb 23 2010

With 19 films in 72 hours, the fifth annual Traveling World Community Film Festival starts this Friday in Grand Forks. The opening film is Praying the Devil Back to Hell, the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. The documentary festival, sponsored by the No Boundaries Documentary Film...

By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Feb 16 2010

Do the nominees for the Academy Awards' Best Picture category reflect the best film making going on in any given year? The answer, as always in life is 'sometimes yes and sometimes no'. Acknowledged classics like Casablanca (1940), On the Waterfront (1954), and Midnight Cowboy (1969) have all had their day in the LA sun, but the Oscars have also frequently pandered...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Feb 02 2010

Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom are partnering to sponsor this event at Twin Rivers Park on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Showcasing the abundance of local gardening talent and nature resources is a prime focus. Growing plants and gardens (wild and cultivated), farming, food production, growing organically, along with the natural environment will be featured...

By Andrew Zwicker On on Tuesday Feb 02 2010

Rick Mercer's Rossland Winter Carnival episode aired Tuesday evening on CBC. Watch it here. Also, over the weekend, the Telegraph caught up with Mercer on his cell phone for a quick chat about his time in the Mountain Kingdom.

By Adrian Barnes On on Tuesday Jan 26 2010

If the 30 second non-spectacle of  this weekend's state-sanctioned, Coke-sponsored Olympic Torch 'event' hasn't permanently soured you on amateur athletics, this coming Saturday night patriotic Rosslanders will have the opportunity A) for a real party and B) to celebrate the real Olympic spirit as the Rossland Olympic Challenge presents "A Night of Local Stars". All proceeds will be going...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 14 2010

John Lee Sanders and Trio transport you from the everyday to a smoky New Orleans Cajun bar, then on to a blues club in Austin, and still further on to an uptown Jazz Club in Manhattan – all from your seat at the Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium. This is the third in the Boundary District Arts Council’s four-concert Performance 2009-2010 series that continues on Thursday, January 21, at...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 13 2010

At the end of this month, the Selkirk College music faculty will unite
once again at the Capitol Theatre to celebrate and promote the release
of the first album in its 21 year history with Souvenir LIVE.

Last year, the faculty came together at the Capitol to raise funds for
the production of the CD entitled Souvenir. Now, with the CD having been

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 31 2009

As we ring in the New Year it is a tradition to look back over the last 12 months and talk about the things we liked the best. And as we enter a new decade, it is interesting to look at the speed of change over the years. One of the fastest changing areas is in audio and video technology. The last five years has seen the quality of compact discs (CD) and digital video discs (DVD) rapidly...