Sitar and tabla masters grace the stage in Grand Forks

Sitar and tabla masters grace the stage in Grand Forks

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, The Mishras are bringing classical North Indian Ragas and folk music to Grand Forks. The Mishras will be performing at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.

Phoenix ski hill receives new first aid building

In the photo, left to right:   Cathy Korolec (Rotary Club), Irene Perepolkin (Area D), Garry Ackerman (Rotary Club), Don Colclough (Phoenix Ski Hill), Ross Glanville, and Grace McGregor (Area C) Missing: Bill Baird (Area E); Photo, submitted

Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society is getting ready move a building donated by Ross and Elaine Glanville.

We will use it as a new first aid and ski patrol building. The Glanvilles, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary area’s C, D, and E all have donated monies totaling $14,000.00 towards the move, new foundations, interior and exterior renovations," says Treasurer Don Colclough. 

LETTER: Health cuts neither humane nor cost-effective

LETTER: Health cuts neither humane nor cost-effective

Ed. Note: The following was copied to The Source for publication as a letter to the editor:

Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO
Interior Health Authority
220-1815 Kirschner Road
Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7

Dear Dr. Halpenny,

Sculpturewalk: Saturday slated for art attack

Artist Pat Field poses with city's first piece of public art

Castlegar Sculpturewalk will finally get its moment in the sun this Saturday, as the 16 finalist sculptures are finally installed and unveiled in the city's core.

Sculpturewalk volunteer Darlene Kalawsky said this is a much-anticipated moment for many residents.

“It's extremely exciting – you can feel the energy building,” she said, adding it has entailed more work than one would ever guess.

Bridge opening draws massive crowd

photo courtesy USCC Archives.

Inclement weather was no deterrent for the more than 1,200 people who showed up for the grand opening of the restored Brilliant Suspension Bridge.

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said it was standing room only Saturday morning at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, where several speeches were offered by local dignitaries before the whole crowd made its way in slow procession to the bridge itself.

OP/ED: Heroes and villians in the face of an environmental disaster

Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010

The oil spill that now jeopardizes the entire ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, and potentially beyond, is a chilling reminder that all is not well with our planet. And what’s actually worse: the amount of oil gushing from the seemingly impossible-to-stop deep-sea oil well or the complacent attitude taken toward the spill by media, government and the vast majority of the general populace?

Sure the science isn’t in regarding how much oil has actually been spilt, but it’s one hell of a lot. Nor has anyone been able to figure out how to stop the leakage.

Grand Forks welcomes traditional yoga teacher for two weeks of classes

Yogacharini Maitreyi from India; Photo, submitted

Grand Forks once again welcomes Maitreyi, Yogacharini from India this June. Practical mystic and the founder of Arkaya, Maitreyi is returning to offer her Yoga Bija program - level one of her Foundation Course (which is also the first stage of the 200 hour teacher training.) She has taught a wide variety of people, from Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka, prisoners in Sweden, yoga teachers in Vancouver to children and CEOs in India.

Road to Big White gets a partial face lift

Road to Big White gets a partial face lift

The Province of B.C. has awarded a $250,000 contract to resurface two kilometres of Big White Road north of Highway 33 to provide a smoother ride for tourists and industry.

“Repairing this section of Big White Road will improve the route to ensure safe vehicle operation during the removal of pine beetle affected timber,” says Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater.

The contract was awarded to Peter Bros. Construction Ltd. Work is expected to begin this summer and be completed in September.

Taxes shifting around for property owners in Grand Forks

Taxes shifting around for property owners in Grand Forks

City taxation rates are shifting, growing and decreasing all at once. At the last meeting of Grand Forks City Council, they passed first, second and third readings of their property taxation bylaw. Two key goals impacted the final rates for all property owners within the city limits: to maintain taxation revenue at the same level as 2009, and to lower the major industrial revenue total by $75,000. Depending on the assessed value of a property, and the category of the property, total taxes may be going up or down for owners.

OP/ED: Compostible plastics could be a sweet ending to environmental concerns

OP/ED: Compostible plastics could be a sweet ending to environmental concerns

I went to the local Shell the other day for snacks, yes it was a late night munchy attack, and as I was perusing the shelves for the appropriate chip a label on a bag jumped up to catch my eye - 100% compostable bag. I was so excited I had to buy it! Good thing it was a chip I like – Sun Chips.

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