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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.

“Save some for tomorrow,” they often scolded. “Share; don’t be greedy.” “Help others when they need it because one day you might need to ask for their help.” “Live within your...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 15 2017

What better present to give a close friend or family member than to give tickets to PIGS for its Tuesday, February 13 concert at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The Pink Floyd Tribute Band returns after after a successful seven-week, 30-date tour that started out at the end of September at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. The tour took...

by Dermod Travis on Saturday Dec 09 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

“You and I have memories

Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”

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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

Part Two

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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

“The West is the best. /  Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”

                                                -- Jim Morrison, the Doors, Blue Bus

In the beginning, two words

I do not often fare into the waters of moral judgements, but in this column I do. My morals and ethics, or “values” as the modern vocabulary seems to prefer,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name.

Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 06 2017

There’s a new mural jazzing up the 400 Block of Victoria Street next to the Capitol Theatre.

The large mural is part of a project initiated by the Nelson Heritage Working Group and Touchstones Museum.

Local Art Educator Amber Santos said the Heritage Working Group's Youth Heritage Mural is in partnership with the Nelson Youth Centre Youth Action Network.

The large-scale...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

“I cheat and I lie, I do what I have to do, to get by But I know what is wrong and I know what is right — And I die for the truth, in my secret life.”

-- Leonard Cohen, In my secret life

Interiority and Spirituality

The one place we all hold most private, most...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 11 2017

A retrospective selection

Believing as I do that history is of profound importance, I seek to discern the purposes and themes I have explored with constancy over the years of publishing this column. I hope by doing this to present a coherent statement of the issues and interests that have stirred current events in culture, politics, economics,...

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