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Firebells and Fanfares weekend was a huge success!

Over the weekend Grand Forks was taken back across time as fire departments from B.C. and Washington State displayed antique fire trucks spanning from the 1800’s through today. Along with the fire trucks the downtown businesses hosted Midnight Madness with a vintage car show and shine, music in the streets, food and late night...

ARTS: Kettle Valley Brakemen stop at the Midway station

 The Kettle Valley Brakemen return to the Kettle River Museum in Midway on Saturday, Aug. 7 for their sixth annual afternoon concert of original railway tales and toe tapping tunes. Head Brakemen Jack Godwin says they’ll be playing many familiar favourites as well as introducing several new songs from their upcoming album...

ARTS: Dustin Bentall rides into town for the Starlight Saloon

Vancouver seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour as Dustin Bentall, but Canada seemed like an unlikely country to be the birthplace of artists like Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel or Neil Young. If you look you’ll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any...

ARTS: Indigo dying demonstration both a science and an art

People from age four to 70 came out last Saturday to experience the art of indigo dying. Not only did the visitors to Joybilee Farm get to test out the variety of blue tones in the indigo dye, but they were able to learn how the dye is created from the woad plant.At the 3rd Annual Indigo/Woad Day on July 24, 33 people came ...

GALLERY MUSIC: Linda McRae takes the stage for one night at Gallery 2

Linda McRae, Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned two platinum and three gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with Spirit of the West, will perform in concert  on Friday, July 16 at Gallery 2 (formerly Grand Forks Art Gallery) in Grand Forks.Linda left the Spirit of the West to...

Have some lobstertastic fun at the library!

 There will be lobstertastic fun at your library this summer as the ECMA  nominated children's entertainers, Down By The Docks, will be sailing into the Kootenays at the libraries listed below from July 6 to 9, 2010.Upon dropping anchor, Leroy The Lobster and friends from Down By The Docks will take...

Story pole raised in traditional way at Christina Living Arts Centre

Every community has a story. For Christina Lake the story dates back to the times before even the First Nations story began, back to the time that only exists in the legends of the S’nixit people who lived in the area. Marilyn James, of the S’nixit nation, explained that the story of Christina Lake is still being created in...

SPOTLIGHT FILMS: The Trotsky

Jacob Tierney's hilarious The Trotsky that follows the story of Leon Bronstein (the phenomenal Jay Baruchel in a star-making performance), a precocious Montreal teen who fervently believes himself to be the reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky will be playing in Grand Forks courtesy of Spotlight Films.  Leon ...

Grand Forks will be an alien planet in August and you can be part of it!

Last summer Sees Far Pictures visited Grand Forks scouting locations for their upcoming film and fell in love with the area. In August, rural Grand Forks will become Alpha Centauri – Alpha II planet, home to the Kyontawa tribe and downtown Grand Forks will star as itself. Writer, director and co-producer H. Scott Hughes will...

Selkirk students dig into their studies

Students from Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences dug into their studies through an archaeological field school at Zuckerberg Island in Castlegar from June 7-11. During the week, archaeological sites were set up in and around former kekulis (remains of underground houses built by First Nations people) and...