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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 24 2017

The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program is back to entertain the public, this time presenting the 1968 British musical,Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The musical about an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas, is directed by Geoff Burns, with music by Allison Girvan and choreography by Lynette Lightfoot.

This beloved family favourite features a...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 23 2017

The Nelson Public Library and Nelson’s Amnesty International group have teamed up to celebrate the role of literature in human rights issues with a book club that embraces popular novels and great discussions.

The next Nelson AI Book Club meets Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm in the Library to discuss the prize-winning novel Carnival...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Kootenay Pride 2017 is looking for volunteers for the annual Pride Weekend event, set for September 1-4 in Nelson.

Stephanie Myers said Kootenay Pride lost a few key members of the organizing committee and are hopeful new people in the community will step forward.

“We want to help keep Nelson colourful, Kootenay Pride weekend as fabulous as ever,” she said.

“Do you want to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Summer is back in the Kootenays, and for avid readers there is no greater pleasure than a good book and an icy drink on the patio. On the beach or under a shady tree also works!

The Kootenay Book Weekend is celebrating its 14th annual event this year, and book lovers can discover great summer reads as they prepare for this three-day book-loving celebration in the fall. This year’s event...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this July 28nd starting at 6 p.m. and running until 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will soar. This MarketFest musical line-up is power packed with amazing acts such asSlava Doval’s – “Dance Locale: Local Dance”, Baker Street Blues,Gabriel...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Mountains are in Ulla Farrelly’s blood. The visual artist is a former ski instructor, and avid backcountry hiker, and a keen observer. Farrelly’s Mountain Mythology series, which honours mountains and valleys in the Kootenays and Rocky Mountains, is now on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Farrelly works en plein air — painting outdoors — in an effort to capture the essence...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

Kootenay Co-op Radio, a community-based radio station in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia, is pleased to announce that it was awarded $48,953 for the implementation of "Amplifying the Voices of our

These funds were made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) under their Radiometres program.

With the funds received, the station will build...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

The Nelson and District Arts Council, Wood Gundy and Hidden Creek Arts Centre are proud to name Nelson artist, Kelly Shpeley as the 2017 Wood Gundy Hidden Creek Resident Artist. Shpeley will have one week in August to create, all expenses paid, at Hidden Creek Arts Centre at Grohman Narrows.

The selection committee was charged with choosing an artist based off of samples of their work,...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

Are you an artisan in the Nelson and West Kootenay area who creates authentic handcrafted products?

Do you want to welcome visitors into your workshop and share the knowledge and tradition of your craft?

Would you like to transform your business into something more? 

The Économusée® BC Artisans at Work program, in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 06 2017

On June 22nd, over 160 water professionals came together to celebrate innovators and influencers in the water sector at the Water’s Next Awards Gala — part of the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit in Toronto.

Water Canada editor, Katherine Balpataky said that ”This year, we received nearly 60 submissions, and with the Selection Committee’s help they were whittled down to three or four...