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By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

 The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 23 2021

The Nelson Mural Festival recently announce there will be a myriad of creators and musicians in celebration of the arts and community during the August 13 - 15 event.

Now, in their fourth year, the festival has hosted over 95 performances and has had their featured muralists' creations grace over 20 walls in the local Nelson area.

With over 400 national and...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Anyone who has ever played or watched a game of chess, may know that what you’re seeing transpire on the board may actually belie the final intention.

This sentiment could be applied to competitive chess player, internationally trained physician and math scholar Patricia Smuga.

Smuga, who moved to the Nelson are a few years ago, just last year championed a premier publication for...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

This summer Living Lakes Canada is calling on all Columbia Basin residents to get involved in the Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge.

Simply snap a photo of your favourite lake(s) and submit it to the contest for a chance to win prizes from Kicking Horse Coffee and Lush.

Photo submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2021 and displayed in an online gallery and shared on social...

By Contributor On on Friday Jun 11 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. NDAC is excited to be able offer ArtWalk this year, continuing its long history of supporting local artists to sell their work.

The Nelson and District Arts Council has worked hard to engage and support local artists during the...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Last week, we were delivered tragic news about Indigenous children who lost their lives in our province’s residential school system. Indigenous communities were hit especially hard by this discovery.

Christopher Yates, a Director of the West Kootenay Métis Society and Lesley Garlow, Indigenous Educator at Touchstones Museum, organized a memorial and ceremony for the 215...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Artists and Revolutionaries


Allow me a brief tangent about rock music and the Revolution; I am a 1960’s kid and I cannot forget a childhood illusion that my Woodstock Nation would transform our world. Music, love, peace, revolution, all were One, right? As the Eagles put it lyrically, “we thought we could change the world with words like love and freedom...

By John Boivin Loc... On on Monday Jun 07 2021

The Hills Garlic Festival will not be taking place this summer.

“This decision was made with the best interests of our small community in mind,” says a notice on the festival website. “We look forward to welcoming vendors, patrons, and volunteers in 2022.”

The Hills Recreation Society’s board of directors chose to cancel the popular annual event in New Denver despite the easing...

By Contributor On on Wednesday May 26 2021

It’s time to put your Sculpturewalking shoes on! Castlegar has once again welcomed a huge variety of amazing artwork to beautify and enliven the city’s downtown core and offer a welcome attraction for residents and regional visitors

“The past year has very challenging for arts and culture organizations,” says Sculpturewalk Executive Joy Barrett, “and we’re very fortunate to have the...

By Contributor On on Monday May 24 2021

This weekend is a rich offering of streamed presentations from the Capitol Theatre with local Nelson and BC representation in the genres of music and dance respectively.

Beginning on May 27th  and available for one week, local singer and ukulele player Brian Kalbfleisch will be joined by Rob Fahie on bass, Don Macdonald on violin, and Graham Tracy on percussion to present an...