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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
Kosmic T’s new album is out now. Photo: Submitted

Nelson artist releases hopeful hip-hop message

Kosmic T’s new music video launches Aug. 20

A musician plays near a sculpture on the Kaslo River Trail as part of the Summer Music Series. Photo: Submitted
A musician plays near a sculpture on the Kaslo River Trail as part of the Summer Music Series. Photo: Submitted
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
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
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)
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
Nelson potter and teacher Diane Walters. Photo submitted

Local filmmaker teams up with potter for new movie

Dying into Becoming opens at the Civic Theatre on July 26

Nelson potter and teacher Diane Walters. Photo submitted
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)
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Fred Wah, who has been a friend of EMLF since its inception, appears as part of Alumni Reading and on the panel discussion Writing in a Dangerous Time on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Festival Tales: Dangerously cool at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Anne DeGrace’s final column before the festival starts July 7

Fred Wah, who has been a friend of EMLF since its inception, appears as part of Alumni Reading and on the panel discussion Writing in a Dangerous Time on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
Nelson author Roz Nay launches her new thriller The Hunted at Touchstones Museum on July 6. Photo: Submitted

Roz Nay launches new book The Hunted

Touchstones Museum is hosting the launch July 6

Nelson author Roz Nay launches her new thriller The Hunted at Touchstones Museum on July 6. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Nicolaj Bucher was among the winners at the provincial performing arts festival. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Nicolaj Bucher was among the winners at the provincial performing arts festival. Photo: Submitted
Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au

FESTIVAL TALES: Starstruck at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Anne DeGrace on the festival’s All-Star Event on July 10

  • Jun 24, 2021
Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au
Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted

FESTIVAL TALES: When 2012 meets 2021

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will include authors from the event’s inaugural year

  • Jun 18, 2021
Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted
The Civic Theatre’s Jason Asbell uses Super 8 film to get a shot. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Super things unfolding at The Civic Theatre

Jason Asbell writes about the return to the theatre, and the upcoming Super 8 youth challenge

The Civic Theatre’s Jason Asbell uses Super 8 film to get a shot. Photo: Submitted
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
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FESTIVAL TALES: Celebrating local, with pith and plonk

Anne DeGrace on the writers and wines of this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

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