Culture

This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)

Netflix launches development program for diverse Canadian writers

Writers from underrepresented groups get paid mentorship and consultation sessions

 

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

 

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

 

Fernie artist Troy Cook has blended music with art for his latest exhibition at the Fernie Museum. (Contributed)

Music and art collide in Fernie exhibit

Local artist Troy Cook is the creator of an exhibit inspired by music

Fernie artist Troy Cook has blended music with art for his latest exhibition at the Fernie Museum. (Contributed)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Fernie Distillers file photo. (Contributed)

Fernie Distillers to host virtual cocktail-making class

Learn how to make two gin-based cocktails

Fernie Distillers file photo. (Contributed)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
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Francofest joins Griz Days for 2021

For musical francophone events will be streamed on Facebook as part of a virtual Griz Days

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Francofest 2021

Contribué par Anne-Charlotte Sawatzky AFRoS L’AFRoS présente son FRANCOFEST, festival francophone de…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Photos contribuées par Élodie Teulier

Bonnes résolutions 2021

Ski de fond ou pratique du français? Et pourquoi pas démarrer l’année…

  • Jan 13, 2021
Photos contribuées par Élodie Teulier
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Elodie Teulier with ?? and ?? with her cargo eBike for touring Fernie while doing French immersion. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Tour de Fernie: French immersion daycare gets a new set of wheels

Elodie Teulier is fundraising to help pay for a new eBike

Elodie Teulier with ?? and ?? with her cargo eBike for touring Fernie while doing French immersion. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Free fireworks are always a big hit at Griz Days.

Chamber makes its case for Griz Days 2021

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is committed to making Griz Days happen, but is looking for city support

Free fireworks are always a big hit at Griz Days.
Griz Days will go forward without some key events according to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)

Griz Days to go ahead in 2021, will ‘look different’: Chamber

The festival is a huge draw for tourism to Fernie and the Elk Valley

Griz Days will go forward without some key events according to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)
Summer walk program proves a hit

Summer walk program proves a hit

The Francophone community of the Elk Valley has been giving parents and…

Summer walk program proves a hit
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

Painter creates unique and distinct abstract works of art

  • Oct 25, 2018
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Challenging the viewer with her paintings of women

  • Sep 28, 2018
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
Inspired Artist John Marston

Inspired Artist John Marston

Ladysmith artist creates a variety of art and brings Indigenous culture to students

  • Sep 14, 2018
Inspired Artist John Marston