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Nelson potter and teacher Diane Walters. Photo submitted

Local filmmaker teams up with potter for new movie

Dying into Becoming opens at the Civic Theatre on July 26

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au

FESTIVAL TALES: Starstruck at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Anne DeGrace on the festival’s All-Star Event on July 10

  • Jun 24, 2021
Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au
Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted

FESTIVAL TALES: When 2012 meets 2021

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will include authors from the event’s inaugural year

  • Jun 18, 2021
Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
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FESTIVAL TALES: Celebrating local, with pith and plonk

Anne DeGrace on the writers and wines of this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

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Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted

International virtual exhibit showcases two West Kootenay artists

The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature runs online until July 20

Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. (Ellen Vallie photo)

Camera Club show to open at Kootenay Gallery next week

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. (Ellen Vallie photo)
Filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on the set of John Ware Reclaimed near Millarville, Alta. Foggo will give the keynote address at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 7. Photo: Bonnie Thompson
Filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on the set of John Ware Reclaimed near Millarville, Alta. Foggo will give the keynote address at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 7. Photo: Bonnie Thompson
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Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie

Popular West Kootenay photo show returns in June

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

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Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie
Poet Carla Funk will present a workshop at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Photo: Submitted

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrates 10 years

Online event in July will feature a star-studded line-up

  • May 19, 2021
Poet Carla Funk will present a workshop at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Photo: Submitted
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted
This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter

Showcase of artwork by Kootenay Columbia students opens April 22

Young Visions 2021 runs April 22 to May 29 in the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar

This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter
Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay musicians included in B.C. grant program

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday and Argenta’s Moontricks are among the recipients

Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted
Resolute by Angele Karosi (acrylic on canvas). Photo: submitted

Two new exhibits opening at Kootenay Gallery of Art

Works from Angèle Karosi and Maureen Gruben will be on display

Resolute by Angele Karosi (acrylic on canvas). Photo: submitted
The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival cancelled for 2021

Ticket holders from the 2020 festival will be offered refunds as festival re-imagines its future

The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner
Steppin’ Out by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd, has won the Sculpturewalk 2020 People’s Choice Award. Photo: Sculpturewalk

Steppin’ Out wins Castlegar Sculpturewalk People’s Choice Award

The sculpture was created by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd

Steppin’ Out by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd, has won the Sculpturewalk 2020 People’s Choice Award. Photo: Sculpturewalk