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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...

By Charles Dickens On on Wednesday Dec 23 2009

I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little tapers; and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright objects.

There were rosy-cheeked dolls, hiding behind...

By RCAC On on Monday Dec 21 2009

Trail and District Arts Council will lead the development of a five-year arts plan for the Greater Trail area using $10,000 in funding from 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia to match funding from the Greater Trail region and the Columbia Basin Trust.

This funding is provided under the Creative Communities program, which supports local governments and arts...

By Mona Mattei On on Monday Dec 21 2009

Being privileged enough in a small town to see the new film Avatar on its opening weekend at our hometown theatre, the Gem, I couldn’t resist writing a review of this amazing film. What is most impressive is the use of new technology that allows director James Cameron to seamlessly move from real-life filming to animation. While the Gem didn’t have the 3D equipment for viewing the...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Dec 06 2009

Simply defined a choir or choral group is an ensemble that sings together. In the case of the performances this weekend by the Grand Forks Choral Society, they went well beyond the definition to bring their unique blending of musical and vocal talent to the ears of the city.

Under the direction of Joan Thompson, the ensembles who performed at the shows demonstrated versatility, skill and...

By Mona Mattei On on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Long time Grand Forks resident Gary Gilbert and his partner Tani Schwartz are reaching out for help. Help to save Tani’s daughter Rose in her continuing struggle with a little known condition called gastroparesis.

Some of you may remember her story, for others this may the first time you have heard about Rose. A year-and-a-half ago, Gary and Tani moved to the Sunshine Coast from Grand...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

The community is invited to a “Winter’s Warm Embrace” this weekend in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) and Sopranos & Co. invite the community to their concerts on Saturday evening, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Joan Thompson, resident of Christina Lake, is new this year as director for the choir's shows.

“We just love her!” said...

By Contributor On on Sunday Nov 29 2009

Ed. note: this press release was provided by Selkirk College

The faculty of the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program has released its first album in its 20 year history - Souvenir.

Produced by Don Macdonald and recorded by Steven Parish, the album celebrates 20 years of music instruction at Selkirk College. Performers include: Cheryl Hodge,...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Nov 26 2009

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Art Exhibition has moved into the 21st century by going digital for their 30th annual exhibit. Traditionally, the Kootenay Boundary Regional exhibition has been an annual themed art exhibition, hosted by a different community in the West Kootenay each year.

The exhibition is an open call show where works are exhibited to the public and jurors provide...

By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Monday Nov 23 2009

While I sit in the relative comfort of my home writing this, my mind is elsewhere--fixated, really, on the terrific variety of public access cabins available to us in and around Rossland. To be more specific, I am especially keen on those that can be cross-country skied or snow-shoed to, especially those not requiring hyper-honed skills on the part of would-be-visitors.

I am a terrible...

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