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Music in the Park, a popular summer series at Gyro Park in Trail, showcases some of the best talent locally and beyond. COVID has cancelled this event for the past two summers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Province kicks in for reboot of Greater Trail events, festivals and fairs

$200,000+ will help Greater Trail cultural and sporting events get back on their feet this year

The Gyro Park gazebo is looking very festive for the holidays. Photo: Trail.ca

Enter to win best Christmas lights display in Greater Trail

Trail Ambassadors are this year’s judges. The competition ends Dec. 20.

Photo: Submitted by Gary Boyle

If you’re outside in Trail tonight, look up for the meteor shower

The night of Dec. 13/14 is the annual Geminid meteor shower

  • Dec 13, 2021
Photo: Submitted by Gary Boyle
Tickets for the Trail show go on sale Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted

Washboard Union coming to Trail’s Charles Bailey Theatre

Washboard Union has been certified gold twice in Canada for “Country Thunder” and “Shot of Glory”

Tickets for the Trail show go on sale Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted
Paulson Pass has a passion for coffee and released his single Coffee with You last week. Photo: contributed

Rossland musician, Paulson Pass, releases new single

Paulson Pass’ “Coffee with You” can be heard on Spotify and other music and social media platforms

Paulson Pass has a passion for coffee and released his single Coffee with You last week. Photo: contributed
Lana Swanson, the new VISAC Gallery director, invites the community to the Holiday Pottery Sale on Friday and Saturday. It will be held in the downtown Trail gallery, located in the basement of Selkirk College. Entrance is gained through the red door, located underneath the Cedar Avenue-facing “Gallery” awning. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail gallery welcomes new director, throws pottery sale

The VISAC Gallery has a new executive director whose first order of…

Lana Swanson, the new VISAC Gallery director, invites the community to the Holiday Pottery Sale on Friday and Saturday. It will be held in the downtown Trail gallery, located in the basement of Selkirk College. Entrance is gained through the red door, located underneath the Cedar Avenue-facing “Gallery” awning. Photo: Jim Bailey
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
To see the full-size piece titled “Wheel of Fortune” by artist Raphael Akiba, please scroll down the story.

Trail art gallery welcomes back guests to ‘Metamorphosis’

Masks are required and guests must call into the building to gain entrance

To see the full-size piece titled “Wheel of Fortune” by artist Raphael Akiba, please scroll down the story.
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
Instagram images: @VancouverFineArtGallery/@JMcLeanGallery

Trail-born talent on Instagram

Janice McLean’s paintings are on exhibit at the Vancouver Fine Art Gallery

Instagram images: @VancouverFineArtGallery/@JMcLeanGallery
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
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
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
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”.
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