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By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jun 09 2019

For the second year in a row, Nelson, B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is running a contest for West Kootenay book clubs. And for the first time, a separate contest is aimed at West Kootenay writers’ groups.

The winning club or group wins a 10 per cent discount on a festival Gold Pass for all its members. The Gold Pass admits the holder to every 2019 festival event, July 11 to...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Kozmo Sammartino of Nelson is the latest winner of the June Lythgoe Scholarship the Amy Ferguson Institute said in a media release.

Sammartino, who recently was part of the smash local musical production of Mamma Mia as well as numerous other productions at the Capitol Theatre, was chosen to receive the Scholarship which will help with studies this fall at St. Clair College in Windsor,...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 30 2019

Claire Dibble has a passion for people and places and it comes through in two projects that she is undertaking that will be exhibited in the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 20 to Aug. 29. The first is the Hidden Hero Project and the second is Watershed Moments: From Source to Sea.

The Hidden Hero Projectgot underway in the late spring of 2018 with support...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday May 24 2019

The wait is over after crowds flocked to the Capitol Theatre for opening night of BLACK PRODUCTIONS, MAMMA MIA.

The musical, featuring songs by the Swedish pop group ABBA, opened Thursday with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday — including weekend matinees starting at 1:30 p.m.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday May 22 2019

T-minus hours and counting.

BLACK PRODUCTIONS, the company that brought you Grease, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago and Cabaret, Rock of Ages and Steel Magnolias is proud to be bringing MAMMA MIA to the Capitol Theatre stage this weekend — May 23-26.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to...

By aeon On on Monday May 20 2019

By Daniel Callcut, for Aeon

Imagine you work at a latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But some of it you wish you could unsee: prior to the search, it was morally unthinkable. 

It’s easy to...

By aeon On on Monday May 13 2019

By George Estreich, for Aeon

Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a persuasive illusion, one keyed to the vulnerabilities of their...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

The Capitol Theatre is wrapping up the 2018-19 season with a bang as CBC Radio’s Ali Hassan comes to the Heritage City.

Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, a frequent guest host on Q and the host of Canada Reads, will be at the Capitol Theatre Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.. as part of his  stand up comedy show Muslim Interrupted.

CBC television viewers may...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

Shoppers frequenting the downtown core of Nelson will have five new works of sculptural art to beautify the city for another year thanks to the lease agreement from Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

Works by Wayne H.E. King by Aimée-Rose Philibert, Inside Passage by Angellos Glaros, Bonfire by Paul Reimer, Down from the High Country by Steve Tyree, and Romeo by Lawrence...