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The Daily Dose

Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Jan 20 2022

Shayna Jones ended up in Kaslo in a relatively standard way: she lived in Vancouver and had visited friends here many times and felt drawn to the area.

"But what keeps my kids and me here," says Jones, "is this land's magnificence and raising my kids in a peaceful, beautiful, loving environment. This land nourishes my ability to access any creative space in my body, heart, and mind. I...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2022

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years.

Dear Bill, is a compilation of 141 letters sent to Hamilton’s father, Bill...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Jan 10 2022

The S.S. Moyie was built in Nelson for the Canadian Pacific Railway and launched in October 1898.

In 1958 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and later added to the BC Register of Historic Places.

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society (KLHS) is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie and oversees thousands of artifacts and operates the Kootenay Lake Archives. Keeping the...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 10 2022

Nelson CARES Society has had much to be grateful for in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The efforts of their staff, board and volunteers have been nothing short of heroic and with the generous support of the community, they have been able to continue to serve the most vulnerable among us.

Last year the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) was a fully virtual event. This year...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 06 2022

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the RDCK is now accepting applications for 2022 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative funding. 

The application deadline is February 11, 2022.

The City of Nelson is committed to a sustainable future that includes a productive economy, well-protected environment, healthy citizens, and strong...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Dec 20 2021

During the last year, nine entrepreneurs took part in three qualifying pitch events organized by the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST).

The competition had thousands of viewers from across the province and beyond. According to KAST: “Entrepreneurs from every corner of the Kootenays braved the virtual stage to pitch their business to the world.”

The Kootenay...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 20 2021

The City of Nelson and its Heritage Working Group (HWG) are proud to present Nelson CARES Society with the 2021 Heritage Award for their significant restoration work on Ward Street Place.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium.

This substantial initiative, with an approximate budget of $3 million, was done with great respect and care, honouring the building’s history and its...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 15 2021

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is pleased to announce author Jane Byers’ appointment as Nelson’s 2022 Cultural Ambassador.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium.

“We are thrilled to formally acknowledge Jane’s accomplishments, both as a writer and valued contributor to our community,” says Sydney Black, Chair of the CDC.