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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

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

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

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
L-R: Born on a Wednesday includes Ian Caron, Jon Francis, Cole Auringer, Trevor Reid and Simon de la Salle . Photo: Submitted

Born on a Wednesday, and ready for the spotlight

Nelson folk group releases its debut album Western Wind

L-R: Born on a Wednesday includes Ian Caron, Jon Francis, Cole Auringer, Trevor Reid and Simon de la Salle . Photo: Submitted
Photo: KootenayGalleryGifts.com

Shop locally,virtually in the Kootenays this holiday season

Kootenay Gallery of Art is offering Christmas at the Gallery

Photo: KootenayGalleryGifts.com
Saxophonist and bandleader Clinton Swanson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Performance in the time of COVID-19

How four prominent Nelson performers are coping with the pandemic

Saxophonist and bandleader Clinton Swanson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted

‘Carve your hearts out’ at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Pumpkin carvings by KBRH staff will be on display Thursday and Friday in the hospital lobby

The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted
Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar man seeks to inspire through podcast

Will Watt has launched the WillPower podcast to encourage young people to overcome their struggles.

Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted
Author Bob Dickson at the Castlegar Fire Hall. Submitted photo
Author Bob Dickson at the Castlegar Fire Hall. Submitted photo
Slocan City’s Benjamin Jordan filmed himself paragliding over the Rockies in 2018. His documentary about the experience, ‘The Endless Chain,’ has been selected for online streaming Sept. 9 to 16 by the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Photo submitted

‘What does it mean to be a man?’: West Kootenay paraglider ponders gender, confidence in documentary

‘The Endless Chain’ by Slocan City’s Benjamin Jordan is now available to be streamed online

Slocan City’s Benjamin Jordan filmed himself paragliding over the Rockies in 2018. His documentary about the experience, ‘The Endless Chain,’ has been selected for online streaming Sept. 9 to 16 by the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Photo submitted
Choir members spent several weeks getting prepared to sing for the video. Photo: Twin Rivers Community Choir Youtube page

Castlegar choir releases online music video

Members participated in several rehearsals through Zoom to prepare for music video

Choir members spent several weeks getting prepared to sing for the video. Photo: Twin Rivers Community Choir Youtube page
Sarah Louise Butler is the featured guest at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Wild Grapes event next month. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrates the outdoors

Writers Sarah Louise Butler and Jayme Moye will read in Blewett next month

Sarah Louise Butler is the featured guest at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Wild Grapes event next month. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich
Drive-in movies will be screened next week in the at the Millennium Park parking lot. File photo

Drive-in movies coming to Castlegar next week

Shows will be at the Millennium Park parking lot. Tickets are required.

Drive-in movies will be screened next week in the at the Millennium Park parking lot. File photo
Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez

Shambhala Music Festival not offering ticket refunds

The festival says it will make tickets redeemable if this year’s dates are postponed

Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez
Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted

VIDEO: Nelson rappers release song ‘COVID-19’

TV Legends includes Taylor Pritchard, Charlie Garton and Akailah Yocom

Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted
RED Mountain will close operations on Tuesday. File photo

RED Mountain to close in response to COVID-19 pandemic

RED joins Whitewater resort in shutting operations for public health concerns

RED Mountain will close operations on Tuesday. File photo
The Lion’s Head Pub won this year’s top soup prize.                                 Photo: Jen Small

From sweet to sour to savoury, Castlegar chooses its best soups

Soup for the Soul annual fundraiser made supporting the arts a delicious affair

The Lion’s Head Pub won this year’s top soup prize.                                 Photo: Jen Small