Category Archives: The Kootenays

Songwriter Shari Ulrich on the road again

Although long gone are the days when Canadian songwriters had to make their reputation in America in order to sustain a career, we’re still too modest when it comes to honouring our own. Yet on the international stage, Canadians have … Continue reading

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Holly Hyatt releases solo album Wild Heart

Holly Hyatt’s new album, Wild Heart, is a breath of fresh air and a new direction for this talented singer and bassist. Fans will already be familiar with her rich bluesy voice and her work with father and musical collaborator … Continue reading

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Nascent Poet or Hotheaded Murderer?

Review of Big Ledge by Brian D’Eon Big Ledge by Brian D’Eon is that rarity in historical fiction—a story that combines historical veracity with narrative fluency and a deep poetic sensibility. D’Eon starts the tale from its endpoint, with its … Continue reading

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Kaslo Jazzfest scores another successful year

The Festival From the swirl of colour and rhythm at the grand opening parade on Friday evening to the last sweet sounds trailing off into Sunday night, Kaslo Jazzfest once again made a lot of people happy. Over 2,600 of … Continue reading

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Joyce to tour new novel Mountain Blues

You are invited to join author Sean Arthur Joyce on tour for a reading from his new novel, Mountain Blues. The novel has been compared to Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Joyce will do a spring … Continue reading

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Poetry Alive and Well During Poetry Month Pt. 2

A Marriage of Form and Theme Richard Harrison, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood (Buckrider Books). I’ve been a fan of Harrison’s poetry since his 2005 collection Worthy of His Fall, an undeservedly overlooked gem. Unlike the … Continue reading

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New Denver Youth Centre news: so much to do!

Behind its sleepy façade, the village of New Denver is a happening place. Small towns can be a particular challenge for youth but thanks to the New Denver and Area Youth Centre Society and the Outlet Youth Centre on mainstreet, … Continue reading

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