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Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia student art showcase opens April 21

‘Young Visions’ runs at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from April 21 to May 28

Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s fire hall as it appeared in Roxanne, with the ambulance station redecorated as a false-fronted building. Interiors were actually shot in Vancouver. Photo: Al Peterson

When Hollywood came to Nelson in 1986

Movie-making provided an ego boost for a town down on its luck

Nelson’s fire hall as it appeared in Roxanne, with the ambulance station redecorated as a false-fronted building. Interiors were actually shot in Vancouver. Photo: Al Peterson
Soup for the Cultured Soul at home. Photo: Betsy Kline

Kootenay Gallery’s Soup for the Cultured Soul warms hearts

The art gallery fundraiser moved to homes this years

Soup for the Cultured Soul at home. Photo: Betsy Kline
David Restivo’s album Arancina has been nominated for a Juno Award as best jazz group album of the year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson pianist nominated for Juno Award

David Restivo’s Arancina nominated as the best jazz group album of the year

David Restivo’s album Arancina has been nominated for a Juno Award as best jazz group album of the year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay band, Dirt Floor, releases Rosie Blue

The distinct Kootenay melodies of Dirt Floor reverbrate through the tracks on new digital album

Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted
The full cast of a public reading of A Door to be Kicked in 2019 in Nelson: L-R: Don Gordon, Jason Xiao, Marya Follinsbee, Tashi Higgs, Clement Lam, and Brahm Taylor. In a new recording for the podcast, Fred Wah replaces Clement Lam. Photo: Bessie Wapp

New podcast dramatizes history of Chinese culture in Nelson

A Door to be Kicked by Fred Wah will launch on Feb. 21

The full cast of a public reading of A Door to be Kicked in 2019 in Nelson: L-R: Don Gordon, Jason Xiao, Marya Follinsbee, Tashi Higgs, Clement Lam, and Brahm Taylor. In a new recording for the podcast, Fred Wah replaces Clement Lam. Photo: Bessie Wapp
Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette

Kootenay Festival of the Arts invites applications

The festival is celebrating its 92nd year

Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
Rita Moir is the author of In Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness. Photo submitted by Rita Moir

REVIEW: In and Out of Grief by Slocan Valley author Rita Moir

Gord Turner looks at Moir’s book about a time when illness overtakes her family and death is imminent

Rita Moir is the author of In Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness. Photo submitted by Rita Moir
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday return with new album From The Headwaters

It’s the folk group’s second album in less than a year

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted
Newly appointed Kootenay regional film commissioner, John Wittmayer. Photo: Timothy Schafer

Piece of film production pie sought by new Kootenay film commissioner

John Wittmayer says Hollywood North’s economy is ready to move east

Newly appointed Kootenay regional film commissioner, John Wittmayer. Photo: Timothy Schafer
Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith

Argenta’s Tenise Marie releases debut album Storm

Marie is a graduate of Selkirk College’s music program

Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith
Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo

Symphony of the Kootenays returns to the stage in Cranbrook, Nelson

A total of four concerts will be available for those with BC Vaccination Cards

Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo
Fourteen-year-old Teigan Ward of Nelson will compete in Okanagan’s Got Talent, which can be viewed online on Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m. Photo submitted

Nelson singer makes the finals at Okanagan’s Got Talent

Winner will be decided at finale online on Sept. 25

Fourteen-year-old Teigan Ward of Nelson will compete in Okanagan’s Got Talent, which can be viewed online on Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m. Photo submitted
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.

REVIEW: An unorthodox take on a Kootenay Lake landmark

The greatest value in Lost Souls of Lakewood comes before and after Selwyn Blaylock’s involvement

  • Sep 10, 2021
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Blaylock Mansion’s history, as told from a ghost’s perspective

Lost Souls of Lakewood looks into the storied past of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home.

  • Sep 10, 2021
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Castlegar musician Ty Wright is releasing a new album. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar musician Ty Wright releasing first album

Fill Your Pockets with Caviar. We’re Leaving will be available Aug. 20

Castlegar musician Ty Wright is releasing a new album. Photo: Submitted