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By Valerie Rossi On on Thursday Jan 12 2023

A sound storm is on the horizon this month in Rossland, where Blizzard Music Festival is once again bringing top talent to the alpine city.

The eclectic Canadian music festival is back by popular demand for its 12th year, spanning four days – Jan. 25 to 28, 2023 – and coinciding with Rossland Winter Carnival. The small yet mighty event is packed with an exciting variety of artists and...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 12 2023

Black Productions is proud to bring THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A New Musical to Nelson audiences in May of 2023.

This deviously delicious musical comedy with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa is coming to the Capitol Theatre for the musical theater event of the season.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is directed by Lindsay Clague (The Gin Game), with...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Thursday Dec 08 2022

A Nelson businessman is getting noticed on the social media video platform, TikTok during a visit to Europe to meet his daughter.

Jeff Shecter, who owns and operates Zap Welding and Glotech Sign Manufacturing in Nelson, is getting noticed thanks to a...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Tuesday Dec 06 2022

Nelson musician and independent recording artist Anna Katarina recently debut album Daisychain dropped October 14th, 2022.

The album showcases Katarina’s unapologetic lyricism, distinctive and eccentric production, and a sonic scape reminiscent of Clairo, Kacey Musgraves, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift’s Folklore and Kathleen Edwards’ Voyager.

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By Jeff Sawyer On on Tuesday Dec 06 2022

The last time I sat down and interviewed local Nelson musician and independent recording artist Anna Katarina was over two years ago during the height of the pandemic.

We met at Oso Negro (September 2020), and she had just finished releasing an EP aptly titled ‘Gone With The Wine’ with Aline Daigle in the form of their duo act Rumour Mill...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Nov 15 2022

Nelson native Mike Parenteau said growing up in the Heritage City was spent a lot of time with his older brother.

“We lived on the north shore and we were always outside like most Nelson kids," the accomplished film director said after spending the past half dozen years in living in Southern California.

"We had a tree fort that we hung out in. It was special....

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

Nelson rock band Arcana Kings is set to join the Headstones as official special guests for the Canadian leg of their upcoming tour.

The tour starts on November 22nd in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Johnny McCuaig, lead singer, bagpipe player, and rhythm guitarist...

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

Arcana Kings, headed by Nelson lead singer Johnny McCuaig, has made significant strides internationally.

The band has played in Las Vegas for the last several years at a massive outdoor concert.  

And later this month will join the Headstones as special guests for...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Oct 24 2022

Nelson author Rayya Liebich was longlisted for the CBC Nonfiction Prize.

“I was excited and surprised because I know it’s a long shot to submit to that competition that gets so many entries. I was excited.”

Liebich’s essay is about language, lineage, loss and identity. 

“The big theme of the piece is secondary loss, so the ripples of loss after you lose someone...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Oct 23 2022

Liebich is an award-winning writer of Lebanese and Polish descent.

Her debut poetry collection Min Hayati was released in 2021 by Inanna Publications and has appeared in literary journals internationally.

The writer finds joy in teaching creative writing to youth and adults in Nelson. Her chapbook Tell Me Everything won the Golden Grassroots Competition and was published by the...