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Fred Rosenberg's new show at Touchstones has him treading in waters he has never entered

Fred Rosenberg’s photographs will be the visual anchor in Gallery B for the next two months when In Our Community opens at Touchstones Nelson this Friday (7 p.m.).

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t do the printing nor the framing, in fact, he doesn’t even own the images contained in the exhibition.

Bernard Leach Pottery unveiled at KSA

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. He established Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, in 1920.

City begins waterfront, downtown planning process

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City will be opening the books on a plan for the waterfront as it hosts an evening workshop and presentation this Thursday (5-9 p.m.) — the first of two public workshops.

Two presentations will be held (5 and 7 p.m.) by the City’s Development Services and Sustainability Department (DSSD) to gather input from Nelsonites on the development of the sustainable waterfront and downtown master plans.

The tap runneth over in South Slocan

Tap water is now fit to drink in the South Slocan - Wikipedia photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Turning on the water tap in South Slocan never felt so good.

The water that comes straight out of the taps in the regional district Area H community 22 kilometres west of Nelson is good, good enough to drink.

The boil water order that has loomed over the community on and off since 1997 was lifted Monday — the South Slocan water treatment plant project is now complete.   

Skatepark vision coasts along

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some movement has occurred on the long-awaited skatepark for Nelson, albeit of a very incremental, microscopic sort.

In the wake of a completed study on the feasibility of the parking lot of the Nelson and District Community Complex, the report has been passed to the Nelson and District Recreation Commission for review before coming to council, said City manager Kevin Cormack.