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By Contributor On on Monday May 11 2015

At a wildly successful party in Vancouver, jean shorts-clad Ponderosa Festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi announced the full lineup for its 2015 installment. This year, headlining acts include Mounties, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Bear Mountain, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, and Fake Shark Real Zombie, all hailing from Vancouver. Joining from Washington, DC, are funk-...

By Castlegar Source On on Friday May 08 2015

On Monday, May 11, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will commence a six-day trip to communities in the West Kootenays including Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Castlegar, New Denver, Kaslo, Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale, Montrose and Creston.

Her first stop in Castlegar will be at a local elementary school, Twin Rivers, and will...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Friday May 08 2015

Have you got a ticket yet for the Starlight Dinner? It’s a raffle to benefit the library – put on by the Board of Directors and the Friends of the Library (two groups of volunteers that work tirelessly to support your public library!). Here’s how it works: you can buy a ticket for $20, and if you win, you get to invite 7 friends/family/strangers/etc to a fancy dinner at a secret garden...

By Contributor On on Monday Apr 27 2015

Spotlight Films  


the 10th  film of our 11th season! 

Finding Vivian Maier
By Contributor On on Monday Apr 27 2015

"There is nothing to do in this town!" If I had a quarter for every time I heard this I'd have a tidy little sum.  

I am not sure what these nay sayers are looking for, however if they are looking for an exciting, fun evening out, with glamorous live entertainment, delicious appies,  drinks and dancing, an opportunity to dress up AND win cool prizes, they need look no further. 


By Sara Golling On on Friday Apr 24 2015

The Foggy Goggle Boys made it to the Regional Finals in the annual CBC "Searchlight" competition. Over 3300 bands were originally entered in the competition, and only 225 made the regional finals.   On April 28, the National Finalists were announced.   23 musical entries made that cut, but they did not include our guys.

The Foggy Goggle Boys now consist...

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Apr 08 2015

It’s not every day we get a BC-celebrity coming to the library – but we’ve got one lined up for Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm.

Former CBC Radio host (of BC Almanac fame) Mark Forsythe will visit the library to talk about his latest book, From The West Coast To The Western Front. He’s teamed up with historian Greg Dickson to create a sweeping portrayal of the role...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Apr 07 2015

The Week in REC!

Spring Recreation Brochure is out! 

The Spring Brochure is available online at,  Recreation Program Guide, and in hardcopy at the Public Library and the Credit Union.   There are lots of great, new programs to check out!  Many of the REC Programs have a drop in option, or...

By Contributor On on Thursday Apr 02 2015

V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos volunteers have been working tirelessly once again to campaign against gender based violence.

As we near the end of our 2015 campaign, I would encourage all of you to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this movement. The V-Day organization, founded by Eve Ensler has benefited countless women and girls, by raising over 100 million dollars for grassroots...

By Grand Forks and... On on Thursday Mar 26 2015

It’s that time of year, folks – time for another of our massive Book Sales! Our Spring Book Sale will be held on Thursday, April 9 (10 am – 8 pm); Friday, April 10 (10 am – 5 pm); and Saturday, April 11 (10 am – 2 pm). Organized and run by our fabulous Friends of the Library group, this sale will include a tremendous amount of books (and yes, you can donate books for the sale anytime between...