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Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performers cope with COVID-19

How four prominent performers are responding to the loss of their audiences

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

“Winks - Flow Arts” performed at the Festival of Lights in Fernie.  Photo courtesy of Austin Moloughney

Diwali lights up Fernie Night

The Indian Kitchen at Fernie’s Stanford Resort hosted its first ever Diwali…

Wild Honey will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a concert at The Arts Station on October 26.  Photo by Kevan Wilkie

Wild Honey releases debut album

Band celebrating release of new album at The Arts Station on October 26 from 8-10 p.m.

Wild Honey will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a concert at The Arts Station on October 26.  Photo by Kevan Wilkie
To the thrill of the crowd, Black Pistol Fire frontman Kevin McKeown (right) spent much of his set playing among them.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Black Pistol Fire ignites Wapiti festival crowd

Off stage, Kevin McKeown is a calm, collected individual. On stage, he…

To the thrill of the crowd, Black Pistol Fire frontman Kevin McKeown (right) spent much of his set playing among them.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Black Pistol Fire. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

PHOTOS: 2019 Wapiti Music Festival

With eyes to the stage and hands to the sky the crowd…

Black Pistol Fire. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

  • Jul 17, 2019
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)
Chefs dominate the wild “Untamed Kootenays”

Chefs dominate the wild “Untamed Kootenays”

Sixty lucky guests were treated to a special night of culinary excellence…

Chefs dominate the wild “Untamed Kootenays”
Sushi, sake and silk kimono

Sushi, sake and silk kimono

“The Kimono of Ichimaru” opening night at Fernie Museum attracts sellout crowd

Sushi, sake and silk kimono
Author’s special connection to Fernie

Author’s special connection to Fernie

Marina Endicott hosts reading, Q&A at Fernie Heritage Library

Author’s special connection to Fernie
GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start

GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start

Elkford man wins amateur category and People’s Choice Award; The Chopstick Truck named best pro

GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start
Fernie Rotary member Kevin McIsaac is firing up the barbecue for a cooking challenge on May 26.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fernie barbecue chef challenge this weekend

May 26 cook off to showcase local talent and produce, while raising funds for Fernie Rotoary

Fernie Rotary member Kevin McIsaac is firing up the barbecue for a cooking challenge on May 26.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Fernie trails community gearing up for annual fundraiser

Fernie trails community gearing up for annual fundraiser

Trail Razr IV will be held at the Fernie Community Centre on Saturday, May 18

Fernie trails community gearing up for annual fundraiser
GALLERY: Sparwood Secondary School modernizes Shakespeare

GALLERY: Sparwood Secondary School modernizes Shakespeare

Wasted inspired by William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with contemporary twist

GALLERY: Sparwood Secondary School modernizes Shakespeare
Lethbridge artist opens exhibition in Fernie

Lethbridge artist opens exhibition in Fernie

Donna Bilyk is showing at The Arts Station until May 28

Lethbridge artist opens exhibition in Fernie
The Mile High Club will provide entertainment at the Spring Fling in Elkford on Saturday.  Submitted

Elkford to host Spring Fling this weekend

Event to raise funds for vital medical equipment at Elkford Health Care Centre

The Mile High Club will provide entertainment at the Spring Fling in Elkford on Saturday.  Submitted
GALLERY: Fernie Stoke Fest a smashing success

GALLERY: Fernie Stoke Fest a smashing success

2019 event attracts sellout crowd to Fernie Community Centre April 6

GALLERY: Fernie Stoke Fest a smashing success
Anglican church minister Reverend Andrea Brennan is among four local women who will present at Fernie’s first Women Talk conference on Saturday.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Women Talk coming to Fernie

Local women, professional speakers to take the floor; plus win tickets to first Fernie event

Anglican church minister Reverend Andrea Brennan is among four local women who will present at Fernie’s first Women Talk conference on Saturday.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie costume designer sews up future in film industry

Fernie costume designer sews up future in film industry

Flo Barrett lands gig on Lifetime TV Royals film; Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal out May 27

Fernie costume designer sews up future in film industry
Woodwork artist launches solo exhibition

Woodwork artist launches solo exhibition

Touch Stones will be on display until April 23.

Woodwork artist launches solo exhibition