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Chef James Varghese and Florio Vassilakakis from The Nineteenth restaurant served a carrot coconut mango soup. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Carrot coconut mango soup wins Castlegar gallery fundraiser

The sold-out event featured soups from local restaurants and caterers served in hand-made pottery.

Chef James Varghese and Florio Vassilakakis from The Nineteenth restaurant served a carrot coconut mango soup. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Landscape of Change by Jill Pelto illustrates the effects of climate change.

Art and science merge at Kootenay Gallery of Art shows

Scientists are looking to the art world to help communicate the threat of climate change.

  • Feb 15, 2018
Landscape of Change by Jill Pelto illustrates the effects of climate change.
Brilliant talent and culture on display

Brilliant talent and culture on display

The Castlegar Refugee Project held its first International Talent Showcase.

Brilliant talent and culture on display
The West Kootenay Take a Hike program will hold its second annual Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike Quest fundraiser at Red Mountain Resort on Feb. 8. Last year the program raised $6,000 with the event. (Submitted)

Go on a snowshoe quest with Take a Hike

An alternative education program invites area residents to its moonlight snowshoe fundraiser.

The West Kootenay Take a Hike program will hold its second annual Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike Quest fundraiser at Red Mountain Resort on Feb. 8. Last year the program raised $6,000 with the event. (Submitted)
Director Scooter Corkle poses with the poster for Hollow in the Land. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Movie filmed in Castlegar opens

Hollow in the Land opened Friday night to a sold-out crowd.

Director Scooter Corkle poses with the poster for Hollow in the Land. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land

Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land

We have two pairs of tickets to see the movie Castlegar is talking about.

Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land
Armstrong Metalfest launches People’s Choice Award

Armstrong Metalfest launches People’s Choice Award

One band will be selected through online voting to perform on the 2018 lineup.

  • Jan 25, 2018
Armstrong Metalfest launches People’s Choice Award
The Pack AD (Maya Miller and Becky Black) rocked the Flying Steamshovel on Friday night. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Nelson band Saint Mountain thrilled to open for The Pack AD

The Pack AD was originally scheduled to play the Shovel on Friday, Jan. 12.

The Pack AD (Maya Miller and Becky Black) rocked the Flying Steamshovel on Friday night. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Dianna Agron, who stars in Hollow in the Land, appears in the trailer for the movie.

Movie filmed in Castlegar opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing at the Kootenay Centre Cinemas.

Dianna Agron, who stars in Hollow in the Land, appears in the trailer for the movie.
Kootenay Gallery’s Monday Night at the Movies takes you to Switzerland

Kootenay Gallery’s Monday Night at the Movies takes you to Switzerland

Showing Monday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. at the Old Theatre Castlegar is The Divine Order.

  • Jan 18, 2018
Kootenay Gallery’s Monday Night at the Movies takes you to Switzerland
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) coordinator Alana Murdoch and other volunteers provided entertaining and engaging activities for children as part of Family Literacy Week celebrations at the Castlegar Library last year. CBAL’s new coordinator, Corinne Svardfeldt, and volunteers will deliver activities at this year’s celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Besty Kline/file photo)
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) coordinator Alana Murdoch and other volunteers provided entertaining and engaging activities for children as part of Family Literacy Week celebrations at the Castlegar Library last year. CBAL’s new coordinator, Corinne Svardfeldt, and volunteers will deliver activities at this year’s celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Besty Kline/file photo)
Carol Reynolds’ exhibition Between the Trees will run at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 15 until July 28. (Courtesy of the Kootenay Gallery of Art)

2018 Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibitions will explore place

The gallery has announced its 2018 schedule and this year will see six shows that reflect place.

Carol Reynolds’ exhibition Between the Trees will run at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 15 until July 28. (Courtesy of the Kootenay Gallery of Art)
Open house for Castlegar-area garden lovers

Open house for Castlegar-area garden lovers

Castlegar Communities in Bloom hosting event featuring speakers and peony growing tips.

Open house for Castlegar-area garden lovers
Pigs will fly in this Pink Floyd tribute show

Pigs will fly in this Pink Floyd tribute show

Pigs are starting 2018 with the second leg of a 12-week, 45-date tour, stopping in Trail in March.

  • Dec 14, 2017
Pigs will fly in this Pink Floyd tribute show
SQx Dance Company’s Interactive Dance Awareness program delivers dance-based learning to youth at risk across B.C. (Submitted)

Castlegar-area woman behind dance charity receives recognition

“The mission of the organization is to use dance to promote kinship, collaboration [and] teamwork.”

SQx Dance Company’s Interactive Dance Awareness program delivers dance-based learning to youth at risk across B.C. (Submitted)
Myanmar (Burma) refugees Tha Tin, Zing Men and their daughter at last year’s International Culture Festival. The family was sponsored into Canada by the Castlegar Refugee Project. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Opportunities for international culture to shine in Castlegar

Two events will be held in February to raise funds for the Castlegar Refugee Project.

Myanmar (Burma) refugees Tha Tin, Zing Men and their daughter at last year’s International Culture Festival. The family was sponsored into Canada by the Castlegar Refugee Project. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Kootenay Art Gallery ready to send you on unforgettable getaway

Kootenay Art Gallery ready to send you on unforgettable getaway

The Kootenay Gallery is offering you a chance to win your choice of one of two great getaways.

  • Dec 14, 2017
Kootenay Art Gallery ready to send you on unforgettable getaway
Holiday Train rocks into Castlegar

Holiday Train rocks into Castlegar

Local foodbank receives $10,000 at event.

Holiday Train rocks into Castlegar
Hallmark to film again in Revelstoke

Hallmark to film again in Revelstoke

Scenes for Frozen in Love will be filmed in downtown Revelstoke starting Saturday

Hallmark to film again in Revelstoke
The new executive of the Castlegar Arts Council elected at the recent Annual General Meeting is from right, Maggie Shirley, Secretary, Val Field, President, Chris D’Arcy, Vice-president, Susan Ingram, Treasurer and Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff, director at large. Field reported that the Council is busy with overseeing the administration of Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Grants, administering the finances for the Kootenay Festival, participating on the Cultural Advisory Committee and organizing the annual Art Walk. (Submitted)

Castlegar Arts Council holds AGM

The new executive of the Castlegar Arts Council elected at the recent…

  • Dec 7, 2017
The new executive of the Castlegar Arts Council elected at the recent Annual General Meeting is from right, Maggie Shirley, Secretary, Val Field, President, Chris D’Arcy, Vice-president, Susan Ingram, Treasurer and Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff, director at large. Field reported that the Council is busy with overseeing the administration of Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Grants, administering the finances for the Kootenay Festival, participating on the Cultural Advisory Committee and organizing the annual Art Walk. (Submitted)