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By Contributor On on Monday Dec 23 2019

In a decade long ago on a continent far, far, away I was joyfully oblivious to all major cultural events. It was 1977 and I was vaguely travelling around Europe. By June more young people were drifting across the ocean, huddling together at hostels, and whispering, “Have you seen it yet?” I soon learned that everyone in North America was flocking to see ‘Star Wars’.

By early September I...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Dec 23 2019

Things to help us feel better are welcome during a season that can be hectic, stressful, demanding – and, for many, isolating and lonely. The demands of holiday entertaining can raise blood pressure levels and jangle nerves. 

Soothing music, designed to be calming and healing, might help, and is guaranteed to cause fewer problems than resorting to the anaesthetizing effects of alcohol,...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Dec 20 2019

Someone who wears many hats is usually defined as multi-faceted, versatile, accomplished, eclectic and most of all diverse.

It’s fair to say that Zan Comerford fits this definition to a tee. Her star shines brightly on the many moons around her, and after recently having had an opportunity to work alongside her, The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer discovered how...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are now being accepted.

NDAC said in a media release the organization is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson.

Through the festival, NDAC is increasing the cultural...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Dec 13 2019

Nelson native Shawn Morris is an exceptionally gifted photographer who has found a way to turn this photos into art.

Morris confesses he makes art, because he can. But admits he never thought growing up in the Heritage City he would find art as his profession.

The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer, a long-time friend of Morris, sat down with the local artist to find the...

By Contributor On on Thursday Dec 12 2019

In a recent Parenting column in the Washington Post, writer Mary Petersen wrote, “ There’s a  lot of talk about Mister Rogers these days — and intertwined with all of the current chatter is the implied message that the original “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” series, while loved and appreciated by adults, is part of a bygone era and would never fly with today’s iPad-loving, Fortnite-obsessed...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 11 2019

As a city, Nelson has made a name for itself as one of the preeminent arts and culture hubs in British Columbia offering up big-city quality with a small town flavour. But who are the faces behind this thriving and ever-emerging scene? The Daily Dose, a newly formed new media platform for The Nelson Daily is here to tell you.

With a mission to herald the stories and...

By Contributor On on Monday Dec 09 2019

Buckle your theatre seats and grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing their unique brand of hilarity to Nelson this holiday season.Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, yet it is the duo’s chemistry and charisma that provide the real magic of this play.

James...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

“Today, we have made history. British...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Nov 25 2019

Symbol and revenge: being human in peace and war

The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality.”-- M. Heidegger

Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.” -- Deuteronomy, 32:35

What is a symbol?

Let me cite my dictionary: “an object, animate or inanimate, standing for or calling up...

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