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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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Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted

International virtual exhibit showcases two West Kootenay artists

The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature runs online until July 20

Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted
A drive-in event is seen here put on by the Civic Theatre. Nelson’s only movie theatre is moving back toward having audiences inside. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Reopening the Civic Theatre

Eleanor Stacey on how audiences will safely return to the theatre

A drive-in event is seen here put on by the Civic Theatre. Nelson’s only movie theatre is moving back toward having audiences inside. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Sami Alwani teaches a workshop about creating comics from personal experience at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July. Photo: Kirk Lisage

Festival Tales: The writers you’ll be reading next

Four workshops and their presenters at the upcoming Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

  • Jun 2, 2021
Sami Alwani teaches a workshop about creating comics from personal experience at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July. Photo: Kirk Lisage
L-R: Aaron Pasacreta, Nicolaj Bucher, Jade Eaton-Heagle. Jake Maslak and Tamias Elder. Bucher and the quintet were the recipients of Ian Douglas Smith bursary during the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette

91st annual Kootenay Festival of the Arts held despite pandemic

Trumpeter Nicolaj Bucher will represent the Kootenays at provincials

L-R: Aaron Pasacreta, Nicolaj Bucher, Jade Eaton-Heagle. Jake Maslak and Tamias Elder. Bucher and the quintet were the recipients of Ian Douglas Smith bursary during the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette
Filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on the set of John Ware Reclaimed near Millarville, Alta. Foggo will give the keynote address at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 7. Photo: Bonnie Thompson
Filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on the set of John Ware Reclaimed near Millarville, Alta. Foggo will give the keynote address at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 7. Photo: Bonnie Thompson
A scene from Broken, which will be streamed May 29 by the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Submitted
A scene from Broken, which will be streamed May 29 by the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Submitted
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Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie

Popular West Kootenay photo show returns in June

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

‘Ram I am’
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie
Poet Carla Funk will present a workshop at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Photo: Submitted

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrates 10 years

Online event in July will feature a star-studded line-up

  • May 19, 2021
Poet Carla Funk will present a workshop at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Photo: Submitted
L.V. Rogers student Nicolaj Bucher plays the trumpet as part of five-piece jazz ensemble LVJ5. Unable to perform live, the group recorded an album instead. Photo: Tyler Harper
L.V. Rogers student Nicolaj Bucher plays the trumpet as part of five-piece jazz ensemble LVJ5. Unable to perform live, the group recorded an album instead. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Soundserious perform online May 15. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Soundserious want you to lighten up

The trio streams original music from the Capitol Theatre on May 15

Nelson’s Soundserious perform online May 15. Photo: Submitted
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Penny Shades released their debut EP last month. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Penny Shades release debut EP

Their music is available on all streaming platforms

Nelson’s Penny Shades released their debut EP last month. Photo: Submitted
Nelson dancers Glynis Waring, Slava Doval and Amanda Papailhou, and musician Nella Banner, premier Respired on April 11. Photo: Submitted

New dance work the latest online offering from Capitol Theatre

Local performers will unveil Respired beginning April 11

Nelson dancers Glynis Waring, Slava Doval and Amanda Papailhou, and musician Nella Banner, premier Respired on April 11. Photo: Submitted