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The Cost of Art

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me how I price my paintings. His question helped me realize that not many people know what goes into making a piece. I thought this month I would pull back the curtain a bit and share with you my process and some of the hidden costs to help build understanding about why buying art is valuable for the price. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Sep 04, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

What Makes a River Healthy?

The Elk River watershed interlaces the valley, providing clean water for vegetation, wildlife, and humans. Healthy streams are vital for all life; but what makes a stream “healthy?” The Elk River Alliance has monitored Elk Valley waters for over a decade, and we’d like to explain.

Posted by Evgeni Matveev on Sep 04, 2023 in Health

RDEK Planning for Assessment of Hosmer Fire Hall Prior to Proceeding with New Fire Hall

A proposal to fund an assessment of the current Hosmer Fire Hall will be considered by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors at its September board meeting next week.

Posted by admin on Sep 03, 2023 in Community

Teck Breaks Ground on New Zero-Carbon Office Building in Sparwood, BC

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has broken ground on its zero-carbon office building in Sparwood, BC. The new 121,500-square foot facility will bring together approximately 580 Teck employees in the Elk Valley into one sustainable new space.

Posted by admin on Sep 03, 2023 in Business

Teck Supports Wildfire Emergency Response Efforts

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has donated more than $230,000 to organizations supporting emergency wildfire responses in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Washington State in addition to providing equipment, goods, and other assistance to help battle wildfires this season.

Posted by admin on Sep 02, 2023 in Community

Gimme Shelter

As I write this with the sun blazing in through an open window, it’s hard to imagine that autumn is just around the corner. After the sweltering dog days of August, I’m looking forward to some cooler temperatures - that said, I’m not ready to let go of summer entirely. In the garden, my chard is going strong and the rows of kale that I seeded in August are still sizing up. I have hopes for some late season salad harvests and I would prefer that they not be dashed by the first hard frost. 

Posted by Hilary Thomson on Aug 30, 2023 in Health

Back to School

Posted by Nic Milligan on Aug 30, 2023 in Community

Local Expand Opening Hours for the Harvest Season, Reflecting Community Input

In direct response to input from community members, Wildsight Elk Valley’s social enterprise Local is excited to announce extended opening hours. After a recent survey which drew participation from over 90 local residents, they are pleased to adjust Local’s schedule with the aim to make fresh locally-produced food available to more members of the Elk Valley community this Harvest season.

Posted by admin on Aug 29, 2023 in Business

Financial Insecurity and Mental Health

One trip to the grocery store and we are bound to feel the impact of the seemingly endless rise in the cost of living our country is experiencing. In this valley we already had an inflated cost of living compared to cities and non-tourist small towns, so we feel the current financial crisis even more. We talk about it, budget, plan, or for some simply pretend it is not happening. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Aug 24, 2023 in Health

Knife Skills

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Aug 24, 2023 in Community

Glass Onion

Rian Johnson is an American writer and director recognized for writing and directing the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012), a critical and commercial success. He received the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing for his work on three episodes of Breaking Bad (2008-2013), and he wrote and directed the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). For Knives Out (2019) and its sequel Glass Onion (2022) he received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Aug 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Fall Fair is Back in September 2023

Posted by admin on Aug 20, 2023 in Community

Facebook Security

Recently my sister’s Facebook account got hacked. This was an actual hack where she received a malicious link that appeared to come from a friend. The link was allegedly a coupon code. I’m distinguishing here between this type of hack and the duplicate account that alleges to be you. That type of social engineering doesn’t actually affect your account, it’s targeted at your Facebook friends.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Aug 19, 2023 in Art and Entertainment