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By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Aug 22 2021

There will be no LGBTQ2+ pride parade again this year due to COVID-19, but there will be a Nelson Pride History Exhibition at Touchstones.

Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade! which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum. The show officially opens to the public on August 27th and will run through to October 30th, 2021, in Gallery B...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Aug 16 2021

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, held recently at Touchstones Nelson, started in June and is running for the next few weeks. 

McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public art collection, and his work is displayed in cities across Canada and...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Aug 16 2021

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, at Touchstones Nelson, recently closed.

But since the show has received much applause, it is being extended.

McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public art collection, and his work is displayed in...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

Listening to Kosmic T’s album “Rise Of The New Earth,” a revolutionary new world seems to not only be within reach – but here, now, breathing within our very lives!” - New Age Music Guide

It’s been a challenging year for all of us - yet from the soils of great challenge magical new creations might sprout up and be born. 

Kosmic T’s “Rise Of The New Earth” is such a creation, and it is...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

City of Nelson Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson has seen a lot during the 31 years of walking the streets of the Heritage City.

A city employee since 1987, Thomson, who retired recently from the Bylaw Enforcement Department, is a familiar and friendly face on the streets of Nelson.

The avid golfer and curler, who represented the province in curling at the Brier and Seniors...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

There will be a different feel on the streets of Nelson after City Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson recently retired after 31 years walking the beat in the Heritage City.

Raised in Langley on a farm, Thomson moved to Nakusp during high school.

Following graduation, he made his way to Nelson, where he worked in sports retail briefly before joining the city workforce in 1987 as an ice...

By CBT On on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Get a fresh perspective on the local arts scene with the 13th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace.

With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances, there is always something new to experience each year.

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By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Jul 25 2021

What present can you give a person turning 100 years — a day on the lake, fishing, of course.

Nelson's George Coletti recently celebrated his 100th year birthday, and what did the Heritage City resident do to commemorate the momentous occasion, he went fishing the family.

"The celebration was fantastic," the centurion told Daily Dose Reporter Sarah...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

Beauchamp, shares what this momentous moment means for her journey as a writer, breaking down how she uses writing as a tool for reconciling the different aspects of her identity.

“Writing about my childhood, my family dynamics, my traumas, and my...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver's contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family.

The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer–one who has published literary work in any genre. Beauchamp,...

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