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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…

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

Art created by Seven Summits students is a way of expressing themselves through several mediums, like clay. Photo: Shauna Davis

Rossland school fosters creative mind through art education

The process of creating art expresses ideas, information, and dreams

  • Nov 18, 2021
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
Photo: Lydia Matzel/Unsplash via KootenayGallery.com
Photo: Lydia Matzel/Unsplash via KootenayGallery.com
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
The EP by Slocan Valley’s Ruiner will be available on Bandcamp Oct. 8. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley punk band releases EP

Ruiner’s EP is split with Kelowna band High Horse BC

The EP by Slocan Valley’s Ruiner will be available on Bandcamp Oct. 8. Photo: Submitted
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
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.
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