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By Valerie Rossi On on Thursday Jan 12 2023

A sound storm is on the horizon this month in Rossland, where Blizzard Music Festival is once again bringing top talent to the alpine city.

The eclectic Canadian music festival is back by popular demand for its 12th year, spanning four days – Jan. 25 to 28, 2023 – and coinciding with Rossland Winter Carnival. The small yet mighty event is packed with an exciting variety of artists and...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Thursday Dec 08 2022

A Nelson businessman is getting noticed on the social media video platform, TikTok during a visit to Europe to meet his daughter.

Jeff Shecter, who owns and operates Zap Welding and Glotech Sign Manufacturing in Nelson, is getting noticed thanks to a...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Jul 27 2022

The Follies are back!  And for those who haven’t yet seen this year’s version of Rossland’s favourite family-friendly summer live entertainment, there is only one more month to catch this production at the Miners Union Hall.

Rossland’s Marnie Jacobsen wrote the play and wove a near-tragic misunderstanding into the love story.  Names have a major role, as they do in everyone’s lives –...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Jun 13 2022

Like many, the pandemic affected Jeremy Grant’s career, and he spent much time at home with his three kids.

"I did a year, almost two of stay-at-home dad, homeschooling," says Grant. "The pandemic was so particularly slow that filmmaking in general, especially adventure travel filmmaking, was the furthest thing from an essential service. The whole industry slowed...

By Contributor On on Monday May 30 2022

Canada's stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups', award-winning comedian Ron James is making two stops in the West Kootenay as part of a tour of BC in June.

James, who has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances, will perform in Trail on June 11 at the Charles Bailey Theatre and in Nelson on June 12 at the Capitol Theatre.

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By CBT On on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 14th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 6 & 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. “Arts” includes visual, written,...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

 The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

The magnificent bronze Dove Spirit, by renowned artist David Turner, is looking to make a permanent move to a new home at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, and we need your help to make this happen! Castlegar Sculpturewalk is spearheading a community fund-raising campaign to purchase the piece from the artist, and permanently donate it to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre for the enjoyment...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

This summer Living Lakes Canada is calling on all Columbia Basin residents to get involved in the Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge.

Simply snap a photo of your favourite lake(s) and submit it to the contest for a chance to win prizes from Kicking Horse Coffee and Lush.

Photo submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2021 and displayed in an online gallery and shared on social...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Artists and Revolutionaries

 

Allow me a brief tangent about rock music and the Revolution; I am a 1960’s kid and I cannot forget a childhood illusion that my Woodstock Nation would transform our world. Music, love, peace, revolution, all were One, right? As the Eagles put it lyrically, “we thought we could change the world with words like love and freedom...

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