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Gabe Mann (left) and his grandfather Richie Mann have a close bond, especially through fiddling. To support the annual Kootenay fiddle camp, which brings young musicians together in a local venue, the Kootenay Fiddlers are presenting a show by renowned Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in The Bailey Theatre. For tickets contact the Bailey box office at 250.368.9669.

Passion for the fiddle keeps Kootenay culture alive

Proceeds from the Calvin Vollrath show in Trail will help support the 2019 Kootenay fiddle camp

Gabe Mann (left) and his grandfather Richie Mann have a close bond, especially through fiddling. To support the annual Kootenay fiddle camp, which brings young musicians together in a local venue, the Kootenay Fiddlers are presenting a show by renowned Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in The Bailey Theatre. For tickets contact the Bailey box office at 250.368.9669.
RAM Camp opens next week, all musicians welcome

RAM Camp opens next week, all musicians welcome

You don’t have to be accomplished to go to the two-day camp, organizers say

  • Sep 23, 2018
RAM Camp opens next week, all musicians welcome
Nina Amelio at the Hollywood in Media Awards. Submitted photo

Castlegar singer Nina Amelio headed to London

Nina Amelio is making a big move to pursue her singing career.

Nina Amelio at the Hollywood in Media Awards. Submitted photo
Ruth Bieber will perform her one-woman show To See or Not to See; Homecoming at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. (submitted)

Special performance coming to Kootenay Gallery

One-woman show, To See or Not to See; Homecoming, will be performed by Creston resident, Ruth Bieber

  • Sep 10, 2018
Ruth Bieber will perform her one-woman show To See or Not to See; Homecoming at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. (submitted)
Rossland photographer Richard Soltice has captured quite a number of stunning black and white images. (Photo by Betsy Kline)

It’s black and white for photographer Richard Soltice

Rossland photographer has been shooting Kootenay landscapes for more than 20 years.

Rossland photographer Richard Soltice has captured quite a number of stunning black and white images. (Photo by Betsy Kline)
Artwalk: Meet Mary Kate Woodward

Artwalk: Meet Mary Kate Woodward

Her work can be seen at HollisWealth, Castleaird Plaza

  • Aug 22, 2018
Artwalk: Meet Mary Kate Woodward
Castlegar Art Walk: Meet Gayle Edwards

Castlegar Art Walk: Meet Gayle Edwards

Edwards works can be found at GraviTea Coffee Toys.

  • Aug 21, 2018
Castlegar Art Walk: Meet Gayle Edwards
Artwalk: Meet Zdena Price

Artwalk: Meet Zdena Price

Her work can be seen at Central City Shoes

  • Aug 21, 2018
Artwalk: Meet Zdena Price
Sunflowers in the Breeze by Barbara Legg.

Castlegar Art Walk: Meet the Artist

Barbara Legg’s work can be found at Kootenay Family Dental

Sunflowers in the Breeze by Barbara Legg.
Viewfinder by Natasha Smith

New exhibitions at Kootenay Gallery explore organic forms

Krestova resident Natasha Smith opens solo exhibition August 3 alongside Glow, by Sonia Haberstich.

  • Aug 7, 2018
Viewfinder by Natasha Smith
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. The monthly event provides a stage for aspiring rappers. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: At The Comeup in Nelson, young rappers sink or swim

The monthly show gives aspiring MCs a coveted stage

Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. The monthly event provides a stage for aspiring rappers. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. Photo: Submitted

Gospel Music Festival coming to Castlegar

Event expanded to two days will take place July 20-21.

  • Jul 12, 2018
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. Photo: Submitted
Forty musicians gathered Monday night at Millennium Park for an Old Time Fiddle Jam. Many of the musicians were also participating in the 17th Annual Fiddle, Guitar and Piano Workshop hosted by the Kootenay Fiddlers and taking place at Selkirk College this week. The event will culminate with a Community Concert and Dance Thursday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Fiddling around in Castlegar

Forty musicians gathered Monday night at Millennium Park for an Old Time Fiddle Jam.

Forty musicians gathered Monday night at Millennium Park for an Old Time Fiddle Jam. Many of the musicians were also participating in the 17th Annual Fiddle, Guitar and Piano Workshop hosted by the Kootenay Fiddlers and taking place at Selkirk College this week. The event will culminate with a Community Concert and Dance Thursday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Cameron Opperman, Betsy Kline, Joshua Kline, Tom Kline, Michelle Potter and Nathan Kline were the first team to successfully complete Conquer the Kootenay Escape Room — Castlegar’s newest entertainment venue.

Kootenay Escape Room adventure

Our reporter goes on her first escape room adventure at Castlegar’s newest entertainment venue.

Cameron Opperman, Betsy Kline, Joshua Kline, Tom Kline, Michelle Potter and Nathan Kline were the first team to successfully complete Conquer the Kootenay Escape Room — Castlegar’s newest entertainment venue.
Blooms abound at BC/Yukon Peony Show

Blooms abound at BC/Yukon Peony Show

The show was held last weekend in Castlegar, home to the 2019 National Peony Show.

Blooms abound at BC/Yukon Peony Show
BC/Yukon Peony Show coming to Castlegar

BC/Yukon Peony Show coming to Castlegar

The show will take place June 15-17 at the Sandman Hotel.

BC/Yukon Peony Show coming to Castlegar
Red Birches by Carol Reynolds

Exhibitions set for Kootenay Gallery

Featured work from three artists

  • Jun 6, 2018
Red Birches by Carol Reynolds
Kootenay Gallery introduces Hidden Hero Project

Kootenay Gallery introduces Hidden Hero Project

Artist Claire Dibble is seeking nominations from the Castlegar area for a new portrait series.

  • May 31, 2018
Kootenay Gallery introduces Hidden Hero Project