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By Contributor On on Monday Nov 16 2009

Words designed to taunt, tease or tempt you and challenge authority. The authority of the critics that is. Competitive poetry is slam poetry – raucous and raw. This week slam poetry is descending on the Boundary with two dynamic slam poets leading the shows.

Barbara Adler and Brendan McLeod are two of the best spoken word performers in the country. They are members of the Canadian Folk...

By Contributor On on Thursday Nov 05 2009

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By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend the Trail premiere of Play With Fire, an independent feature film written by Soren Johnstone and co-produced by Juicy Studios alumnus Michael Babiarz. The film played to two packed houses at the recently-renovated Royal Theatre in downtown Trail. Set in a small, unnamed industrial town, the film is, despite its never being named as such...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 19 2009

The “Kootenay Country” exhibit has won acclamation at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference recently held in Vancouver by being the first group invited by the City of Richmond to set up a display during the upcoming Olympic games.


The City of Richmond, a government partner in the Olympics, is sponsoring an official venue called the “O” Zone, which will be...

By Adrian Barnes On on Thursday Oct 01 2009

Have you ever noticed how some people just aren't that funny? They make jokes, they pull faces to try to make you laugh, but it just doesn't work. Which, of course, is kind of funny. If you're a person inclined toward funniness. The Informant!, a new film by Stephen Soderbergh, is a comedy that isn't very funny. In fact, it's difficult not to read the exclamation point in the film's title as a...

By Liz Arnason On on Thursday Sep 24 2009

Jowi Taylor is touring across Canada promoting a work of art he has created to be a Canadian icon. It is a work of art meant to represent our country and all of its stories. Made up of select pieces of history that have been forged together to compose one breathtaking, unique and functional instrument of unity, it is the Six String Nation Guitar, which will be coming to the Miners' Hall this...

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