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Mike Wicentowich shared these photos of musician Peter Makortoff’s weekly street music performance in the 1400 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail. Makortoff, a well known Trail musician, puts on a show every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. much to the delight of his neighbours and residents. Photo: Mike Wicentowich.

Dancing in the street!

Musician Peter Makortoff entertains neighbours and friends every Wednesday in downtown Trail

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

‘I’m so happy to be back’: Live musical theatre returns to Nelson

Summer youth program puts on Little Women July 29-31

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)
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
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
Concert donations will go to St. Andrew’s United Church rehab. Photo: Rossland News

Locals invited to reserve seat for ‘Bachyard’ fundraising concert in Rossland

RSVP is a must, contact Marie Skinner by 250.231.9003 or email: skinnermarie51@gmail.com

Concert donations will go to St. Andrew’s United Church rehab. Photo: Rossland News
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 Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. Photo: Submitted

Family sculpture installed at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall

“The Spirit of Family,” by Spring Shine, was selected from 13 submissions.

“The Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. 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)
Cropped photo: Silver Screen Drive-in will be in the upper parking lot of Waneta Plaza.

Summer drive-in returns to Trail unveiling blockbuster movies

PHOTOS: Scroll to bottom for a trip down memory lane to the Auto Vue Drive-In

Cropped photo: Silver Screen Drive-in will be in the upper parking lot of Waneta Plaza.
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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
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
‘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

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
VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Student art being showcased at Trail mall

The Crowe Art Showcase runs until May 30

VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. Photo: Submitted

Two West Kootenay teens launch faith podcast

Scratch the Scripture aims to answer teen’s questions about God

Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. 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