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By Contributor On on Tuesday Feb 02 2010

Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom are partnering to sponsor this event at Twin Rivers Park on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Showcasing the abundance of local gardening talent and nature resources is a prime focus. Growing plants and gardens (wild and cultivated), farming, food production, growing organically, along with the natural environment will be featured...

By Andrew Zwicker On on Tuesday Feb 02 2010

Rick Mercer's Rossland Winter Carnival episode aired Tuesday evening on CBC. Watch it here. Also, over the weekend, the Telegraph caught up with Mercer on his cell phone for a quick chat about his time in the Mountain Kingdom.

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 14 2010

John Lee Sanders and Trio transport you from the everyday to a smoky New Orleans Cajun bar, then on to a blues club in Austin, and still further on to an uptown Jazz Club in Manhattan – all from your seat at the Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium. This is the third in the Boundary District Arts Council’s four-concert Performance 2009-2010 series that continues on Thursday, January 21, at...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 13 2010

At the end of this month, the Selkirk College music faculty will unite
once again at the Capitol Theatre to celebrate and promote the release
of the first album in its 21 year history with Souvenir LIVE.

Last year, the faculty came together at the Capitol to raise funds for
the production of the CD entitled Souvenir. Now, with the CD having been

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...