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Pre-pandemic the Kaslo Jazz Fest, drew huge crowds to this small Kootenay town. Photo: KasloJazzFest.com
Pre-pandemic the Kaslo Jazz Fest, drew huge crowds to this small Kootenay town. Photo: KasloJazzFest.com
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia student art showcase opens April 21

‘Young Visions’ runs at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from April 21 to May 28

Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s fire hall as it appeared in Roxanne, with the ambulance station redecorated as a false-fronted building. Interiors were actually shot in Vancouver. Photo: Al Peterson

When Hollywood came to Nelson in 1986

Movie-making provided an ego boost for a town down on its luck

Nelson’s fire hall as it appeared in Roxanne, with the ambulance station redecorated as a false-fronted building. Interiors were actually shot in Vancouver. Photo: Al Peterson
Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge

Western Canadian comedy tour to start in Grand Forks

Show profits, food drive to benefit Boundary Community Food Bank

Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge
Violinist Carolyn Cameron

La Cafamore trio returns to Trail stage

Rossland’s Carolyn Cameron and La Cafamore trio perform March 27 at the Bailey Theatre

Violinist Carolyn Cameron
David Restivo’s album Arancina has been nominated for a Juno Award as best jazz group album of the year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson pianist nominated for Juno Award

David Restivo’s Arancina nominated as the best jazz group album of the year

David Restivo’s album Arancina has been nominated for a Juno Award as best jazz group album of the year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay band, Dirt Floor, releases Rosie Blue

The distinct Kootenay melodies of Dirt Floor reverbrate through the tracks on new digital album

Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted
The Time Keeper, by Frantisek Strouhal, has garnered the West Kootenay artist a silver medal from the prestigious Mondial Art Academia.

West Kootenay artist awarded silver medal in international competition

Owner of Mirage Studio in Passmore, Strouhal’s works can be found in many private collections

The Time Keeper, by Frantisek Strouhal, has garnered the West Kootenay artist a silver medal from the prestigious Mondial Art Academia.
Space Between Dreams, Amy Sallenbach, 2018. Photo: A. Sallenbach

Journey with the Kootenay Gallery in 2022

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.

Space Between Dreams, Amy Sallenbach, 2018. Photo: A. Sallenbach
The full cast of a public reading of A Door to be Kicked in 2019 in Nelson: L-R: Don Gordon, Jason Xiao, Marya Follinsbee, Tashi Higgs, Clement Lam, and Brahm Taylor. In a new recording for the podcast, Fred Wah replaces Clement Lam. Photo: Bessie Wapp

New podcast dramatizes history of Chinese culture in Nelson

A Door to be Kicked by Fred Wah will launch on Feb. 21

The full cast of a public reading of A Door to be Kicked in 2019 in Nelson: L-R: Don Gordon, Jason Xiao, Marya Follinsbee, Tashi Higgs, Clement Lam, and Brahm Taylor. In a new recording for the podcast, Fred Wah replaces Clement Lam. Photo: Bessie Wapp
The Washboard Union has postponed their concert at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail until October.

Washboard Union postpones Trail concert

Due to Omicron spread, Washboard Union postpones March date at the Charles Bailey until October

The Washboard Union has postponed their concert at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail until October.
Chinese New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger, begins Tuesday, Feb. 1. Photo: Unsplash

Year of the Tiger

The Chinese New Year starts today, Feb. 1 and lasts until Jan. 21, 2023.

Chinese New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger, begins Tuesday, Feb. 1. Photo: Unsplash
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
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

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
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.

The Gyro Park gazebo is looking very festive for the holidays. Photo: Trail.ca
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
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