Category Archives: The Kootenays

Holly & Jon interview: The A–Z of the Blues

INTRODUCTION: I’ve been following the music of Holly and Jon for about 10 years now, ever since being utterly gripped by Holly’s clarion voice and Jon’s pristine blues picking. In the Kootenays they’ve become something of a blues institution along … Continue reading

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Nakusp Medieval Days a blast from the past

Turns out there’s far more going on at Nakusp Medieval Days than just an exercise in nostalgia. Far more than merely a forum for staged battles, the festival boasts a wide array of revived ancient skills. Although numbers were down … Continue reading

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Memoirs—Sideways and Otherwise

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other … Continue reading

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Archaeologists excavate aboriginal pit house sites in Slocan Valley

A steady stream of people responded to an invitation to the open house for the Sinixt archaeological pit house site near Lemon Creek on Sunday, July 12, hosted by Drs. Nathan Goodale and Alissa Nauman. Students from the archaeology program at … Continue reading

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Life After the Landslides: Johnson’s Landing Three Years Later

This is a story about climate change. But it’s far more than that—it’s a story about the human costs of catastrophic climate change. And it’s about human resiliency—a quality that is infinitely varied. What is a shattering event for some may … Continue reading

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Disaster in Paradise: Book Review

Living in the Kootenays we can sometimes forget that nature is a force to be reckoned with and respected. And in the age of rapid climate change, the ground is literally shifting beneath our feet, as Johnson’s Landing residents tragically … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie patrons dance on despite adversity

If there’s one thing the 23rd annual Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton proved this year, it’s that music and dancing can overcome adversity. The event was notable for several things – the reunion of the original Dr. Fun and the … Continue reading

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