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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
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
Trail and District Arts Council presents a series of three live performances at Miners Hall in Rossland starting with the one-woman biographical musical masterpiece “Josephine”.

Live performances coming to Miners’ Hall

Trail and District Arts Council is bringing live performances to the stage once again

  • Sep 6, 2021
From The Bailey Theatre’s newly renovated box office, Nadine Tremblay is counting the days until she can welcome in live performers and an in-person audience. The box office, which no one has seen because the building was mostly closed to the public, was updated earlier this year. The box office project was funded by Creative BC, the Trail and District Arts Council and Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

The Bailey primes to welcome live performers and theatre-goers this fall

$1.2M functional makeover now underway in the downtown Trail venue

From The Bailey Theatre’s newly renovated box office, Nadine Tremblay is counting the days until she can welcome in live performers and an in-person audience. The box office, which no one has seen because the building was mostly closed to the public, was updated earlier this year. The box office project was funded by Creative BC, the Trail and District Arts Council and Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Sophie Hargreaves will study ballet in Toronto this fall. Photo: Lesley Chisholm

Rossland ballerina off to national dance school

As a child, Sophie spent many hours watching footage of Karen Kain performing.

Sophie Hargreaves will study ballet in Toronto this fall. Photo: Lesley Chisholm
Nelson District Credit Union’s Brian Poch (front right) presented a cheque to cast member Daniel Merlo. The rest of the Gold Fever Follies cast includes from left: Rhythm Storm, Landon LaFond, Jean Hart, Mimi Hicks, Konrad Lasocki, Michaela McLean, Kevin Wasilenkoff, and Leanne from NDCU (front right).

Don’t miss Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies

Nelson and District Credit Union lends support to Gold Fever Follies as show enters its final week

  • Aug 23, 2021
Nelson District Credit Union’s Brian Poch (front right) presented a cheque to cast member Daniel Merlo. The rest of the Gold Fever Follies cast includes from left: Rhythm Storm, Landon LaFond, Jean Hart, Mimi Hicks, Konrad Lasocki, Michaela McLean, Kevin Wasilenkoff, and Leanne from NDCU (front right).
Selkirk Mt. Music Society and the Freedom Stage is heading to Montrose on Aug. 21 for an open mic night.

Freedom Stage in Montrose for open mic night

Kootenay Jack and Friends welcomes all musicians to a Saturday gig behind the Montrose Hall

Selkirk Mt. Music Society and the Freedom Stage is heading to Montrose on Aug. 21 for an open mic night.
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A golden path from inspired opportunities

Michaela is a preforming arts student at the Canadian College of Preforming Arts in Victoria

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted

Virtual workshops offered to Kootenay musicians

The events focus on the business side of music

Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted
Lisa Nicole returns to Greater Trail for one night only. (Photography Credit - Suzanne Sagmeister)

Lisa Nicole set for Kootenay release of new album

Country singer Lisa Nicole invites fans to her concert in Rossland on Aug. 13

Lisa Nicole returns to Greater Trail for one night only. (Photography Credit - Suzanne Sagmeister)
Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Alexandar Bacon highlights Nelson International Mural Festival

The Toronto artist has two pieces in this year’s event

Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper
The cast of the Gold Fever Follies is seen on stage following a recent performance at the Miners Hall. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Rossland Follies still fun, despite cast change and hiatus

The annual musical is back in fine form after being cancelled last year due to COVID.

  • Aug 5, 2021
The cast of the Gold Fever Follies is seen on stage following a recent performance at the Miners Hall. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
The cast of the Gold Fever Follies is seen on stage following a recent performance at the Miners Hall. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

REVIEW: Rossland Follies still fun, despite cast change and hiatus

The annual musical is back in fine form after being cancelled last year due to COVID.

  • Aug 4, 2021
The cast of the Gold Fever Follies is seen on stage following a recent performance at the Miners Hall. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Fellows of the Follies: Konrad Lasocki, Daniel Merlo, Landon Lafond, and Kevin Wasilenkoff. Photo: Marco Santano

Veteran cast member returns to Gold Fever Follies fold

Veteran Kevin Wasilenkoff (Roger Clemons) is back for a fourth year

  • Jul 28, 2021
Fellows of the Follies: Konrad Lasocki, Daniel Merlo, Landon Lafond, and Kevin Wasilenkoff. Photo: Marco Santano
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)

Combine a road trip with art in the upcoming Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Over 50 stops across the Kootenays Aug. 7 and 8

  • Jul 26, 2021
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women, with 28 cast members age 12 to 18, opening July 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women, with 28 cast members age 12 to 18, opening July 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Back on stage: the cast of this year’s Gold Fever Follies is (from left) Daniel, Rhythm Storm, Konrad Lasocki, Jean Hart, Kevin Wasilenkoff, Mimi Hicks, Landon Lafond and Michaela McLean. (Gold Fever Follies photo)

Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies back with The Great Invention

After a one-year hiatus and a few casting changes, the popular summer theatre production returns.

  • Jul 19, 2021
Back on stage: the cast of this year’s Gold Fever Follies is (from left) Daniel, Rhythm Storm, Konrad Lasocki, Jean Hart, Kevin Wasilenkoff, Mimi Hicks, Landon Lafond and Michaela McLean. (Gold Fever Follies photo)
The Selkirk Mountain Music Society’s mobile stage is ready to roll, and will make its debut in Fruitvale at the Ruala Cafe on Friday night. Photo: Facebook

Selkirk Mt. Music Society’s mobile stage ready to roll and rock

The Freedom Stage makes its debut with an Open Mic Night at the Ruala Cafe in Fruitvale Friday

The Selkirk Mountain Music Society’s mobile stage is ready to roll, and will make its debut in Fruitvale at the Ruala Cafe on Friday night. Photo: Facebook