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By Contributor On on Friday Aug 08 2014

All across BC there is outdoor adventure, stunning scenery and amazing communities awaiting discovery. Now, take one of those small communities and add a riverside campground, arts and tonnes of music. This is the making of one incredible summer weekend.

Nestled on the banks of the Kettle River sits the small farming community of Rock Creek.

It is in this sleepy little town that...

By Contributor On on Friday Aug 08 2014

Taking place August 9 & 10, from 10 am - 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the...

By Grand Forks and... On on Friday Aug 08 2014

This time around, we’re going to talk about books. Books that we like, and books that you like.

Books That We Like

Back by popular demand, here are some staff book (and DVD!) reviews to help you find your next great read:

I’m Not Scared of you or Anything (Jon Paul Fiorentino)

This wild and wacky collection of short stories is never dull –...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 06 2014

2014 Equine Empowerment Camps are being offered for West Kootenay area youth from ages five to 19 free of charge.  These camps are sponsored by Columba Basin Trust, Arrow Lakes Therapeutic Riding Association and Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society.  

Camp participants will receive two, 1.5 hour lessons per camp, which will be tailored to each individual and include working with...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Jul 22 2014

Here at the library, we love books. No, seriously, we do. For the past few months we’ve been putting up staff book reviews on our website – but now, in newsprint for the very first time, we’ll be sharing some of these with you. But not until the end of this column. Not until I’ve shared some important messages with you all.

Where the Wild Things Are

Now that the...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Self-described "YOLO" (You Only Live Once) travellers Cindy Aspden and Joe Vas made their way through Grand Forks and learned a little about the local Doukhobour mill on their way. 

Check out their attached YouTube video to find out how it went. 

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Mr. Mojo -- a Nelson-based musician -- was selected by the Kootenay Library Federation at libraries across the region. Grand Forks was his last stop on a 12 stop tour. 

He performed at 1 p.m. in the children's section of the library to a growing crowd of eager faces. Some of his songs included "Dirty Old Bear," which placed in a BearAware BC contest and "The Ice Cream Song." 

He...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Greenwood has been awarded $18,670 in grant money from the Job Creation Partnership grant, according to an announcement Mayor Nipper Kettle made on his Facebook page. 

The money will be used toward beautifying the City of Greenwood with special attention going to O'Hairi Park -- the main city park -- and the A-Frame structure within. Some work will be done in-kind. 

"Many thanks...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Monday Jul 14 2014

Greenwood celebrated 117 years by pulling out the stops at their annual celebration, Saturday.

The day started with a pancake breakfast and parade, which is usual for the event, but it was expanded on many fronts. 

They had 60 vendors set up around the fair, which was held at O'Hairi Park in downtown Greenwood. The number, according to event organizer and Board of Trade Vice...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Monday Jul 14 2014

It’s grown again.

The 5th annual Christina Lake Homecoming Summer Festival has gone beyond expectations with a large line up of vendors and performances at the July 11th event.

According to organizer Cindy Alblas, they had over 80 vendors at the event plus 14 performances. This year, the event expanded into the evening with live music, kids activities, Luminosity (the local fire...

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