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“The Flaming Revelation,” by Frantisek Strouhal. Photo: Submitted

International exhibit showcases West Kootenay artist

FCA exhibit showcases West Kootenay artist Frantisek Strouhal

Diamond Willow and the Trail Maple Leaf Band perform tonight at Gyro Park beginning at 6:15 p.m. Image: TDAC

Music in the Park goes tonight in East Trail

Music in the Park is back after a two-year hiatus, and it’s bigger than ever

Rich Dodson, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King were one of Canada’s top bands in the 1970s. Photo: Submitted

Stampeders ready to rock the Trail stage Saturday night

Canadian three-piece band have toured the country on-and-off for more than 50 years

Rich Dodson, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King were one of Canada’s top bands in the 1970s. Photo: Submitted
Weather permitting, the Trail Pipe Band and Boomer will open Music in the Park at 6:15 p.m., June 16.

Music in the Park returns to Trail this week

Weather permitting live music returns to Gyro Park Thursday, 6:15 p.m.

Weather permitting, the Trail Pipe Band and Boomer will open Music in the Park at 6:15 p.m., June 16.
Christopher Moore (centre) leads a group of bikers at the front of Nelson’s first Pride Parade in 1996. The parade nearly didn’t happen due to public pressure and concerns for the lives of participants. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson LGBTQ2S+ Archives
Christopher Moore (centre) leads a group of bikers at the front of Nelson’s first Pride Parade in 1996. The parade nearly didn’t happen due to public pressure and concerns for the lives of participants. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson LGBTQ2S+ Archives
Ron James is touring B.C., including Trail, June 11. Photo: Shantero Productions

Legendary comic Ron James hits the Trail stage Saturday night

Canadian comedian is back on tour, with a new memoir that is a comedic map of the country

Ron James is touring B.C., including Trail, June 11. Photo: Shantero Productions
The Barra MacNeils return to The Bailey Theatre Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10. Photo: Submitted

Celtic favourites returning to Trail

The show is now slated for The Bailey Theatre on Monday Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Barra MacNeils return to The Bailey Theatre Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10. Photo: Submitted
Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer

Author explores the glory days of Nelson rail in his latest work

When Trains Ruled the Kootenays to be launched June 22 at the Touchstone Museum of Arts and History

Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer
Robbie Turnbull’s music is a fusion of classic folk, Celtic, with a touch of jazz and can be accessed on Spotify and Apple Music. Photo: Robbie Turnbull @robbieturnbullmusic

Seven Summits alumnus on musical journey to a magical career

Robbie Turnbull is an accomplished singer and songwriter of Canadian folk music

Robbie Turnbull’s music is a fusion of classic folk, Celtic, with a touch of jazz and can be accessed on Spotify and Apple Music. Photo: Robbie Turnbull @robbieturnbullmusic
This family movie will air at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at Haley Park.

Families invited to Friday night outdoor movie in Warfield

Trail arts council and Royal Theatre screening “The Princess Bride” at Haley Park

This family movie will air at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at Haley Park.
Keiko Devaux is a contemporary classical music composer raised in Nelson and based in Montreal. Photo: Juno Awards

West Kootenay-born composer wins Juno Award for classical composition

Keiko Devaux attended Mount Sentinel Secondary and Selkirk College

Keiko Devaux is a contemporary classical music composer raised in Nelson and based in Montreal. Photo: Juno Awards
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Rossland student wins prestigious playwright award

Sety Roshdibenam’s play ‘The Christmas Heist’ earns Young Playwrights Festival top honour

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Beyond Extinction traces Indigenous matriarchs who revive traditions and fight to save an ancient burial ground in the Slocan Valley. Declared “extinct” by the Indian Act, the film documents their intimate living histories and their decades long struggle for recognition.

‘Beyond Extinction: A Sinixt Resurgence,’ showing Friday at the Royal Theatre

The film documents three decades of Indigenous struggle by the Sinixt people

Beyond Extinction traces Indigenous matriarchs who revive traditions and fight to save an ancient burial ground in the Slocan Valley. Declared “extinct” by the Indian Act, the film documents their intimate living histories and their decades long struggle for recognition.
Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted

Nelson suspense author nominated for national award

The Hunted by Roz Nay is shortlisted for Best Crime Novel

Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
The 2022 Trail Ambassador candidates back row L-R: Madi Bradford, Miss Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11; Jazmine Lankhaar, Miss Selkirk Security Services; Esther Lawe, Miss Kiwanis Club of Trail; Miss Trail Princess 2021 Gracie Bobbitt; Miss Trail 2021 Jasmine Smith; Freya Dixon-Reusz, Miss Colombo Lodge; and Mattea Palesch, Miss Italo Canadese. Front L-R: Cassidy LaFond Miss Trail Firefighters Local 941; Keirra Hallborg, Miss Knights of Pythias; Rylin Bowcock, Miss Shoppers Drug Mart; and Rannde Wyatt, Miss Re/Max All Pro Realty. Photo: Submitted

Trail pageant returns live to the stage Friday night

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The 2022 Trail Ambassador candidates back row L-R: Madi Bradford, Miss Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11; Jazmine Lankhaar, Miss Selkirk Security Services; Esther Lawe, Miss Kiwanis Club of Trail; Miss Trail Princess 2021 Gracie Bobbitt; Miss Trail 2021 Jasmine Smith; Freya Dixon-Reusz, Miss Colombo Lodge; and Mattea Palesch, Miss Italo Canadese. Front L-R: Cassidy LaFond Miss Trail Firefighters Local 941; Keirra Hallborg, Miss Knights of Pythias; Rylin Bowcock, Miss Shoppers Drug Mart; and Rannde Wyatt, Miss Re/Max All Pro Realty. Photo: Submitted
Looking for a fun night out? The community is invited to join local author Rosa Jordan for a reading of her latest novel, In Search of a Happy Ending, Tuesday night in the Rossland library. Valemount author Maureen Brownlee will read from her new novel, Cambium Blue that night as well. A chat about writing, small towns, and the people who inspired them will follow.

Authors unite for a literary evening in Rossland library

The evening will begin in the Rossland library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Looking for a fun night out? The community is invited to join local author Rosa Jordan for a reading of her latest novel, In Search of a Happy Ending, Tuesday night in the Rossland library. Valemount author Maureen Brownlee will read from her new novel, Cambium Blue that night as well. A chat about writing, small towns, and the people who inspired them will follow.
As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted

Christina Lake launching ‘Live Music at the lake 2022’ with power trio

For prices and to purchase advance tickets visit the society’s website: christinalakearts.com.

As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted
L-R: Yohann Gandevia, Juliana Kopp, Grace Clark and Sapphire Guthrie will each perform half-hour concerts at the Capitol Theatre on April 23. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Emerging Nelson talent to be showcased at Sojourn concerts April 23

Sapphire Guthrie, Grace Clark, Juliana Kopp and Yohaan Gandevia will perform half-hour sets

L-R: Yohann Gandevia, Juliana Kopp, Grace Clark and Sapphire Guthrie will each perform half-hour concerts at the Capitol Theatre on April 23. Photo: Bill Metcalfe