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By Lone Sheep Publ... On on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail for a Saturday night performance on June 18 that will everyone attending singing along after the first chorus.

The predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits — Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady and Devil You to name a few — kick off...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 06 2022

Mount Sentinel Secondary Performance and Media Academy (Academy PM) students have been hard this past year getting ready to show their work to their peers, their teachers, and their community. Now it’s show time.

On June 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., the Civic Theatre in Nelson is hosting Mount Sentinel’s Academy PM Fourth Annual Film Fest.

Tickets are available to the public on the ...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Wednesday Jun 01 2022

The Taghum Hall "Perogies for Peace” generously donated over $1,000 to the Ukraine Refugee Family that has arrived in Nelson.

The Taghum Hall board and community members met in early May to make over 74 dozen Perogies as a fund raiser. This was a community effort as donations of the food items came from:

  • Kootenay Coop, Save On Foods, and Lorry Mann.

There was...

By Contributor On on Monday May 30 2022

Canada's stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups', award-winning comedian Ron James is making two stops in the West Kootenay as part of a tour of BC in June.

James, who has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances, will perform in Trail on June 11 at the Charles Bailey Theatre and in Nelson on June 12 at the Capitol Theatre.

Marshalling a...

By Contributor On on Wednesday May 25 2022

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is delighted to announce the launch of the VIFF Pop-Up Festival.

This new initiative delivers festival favorites to audiences across British Columbia, with the inaugural events taking place in partnership with the Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (May 20-21) and Nelson Civic Theatre (May 27–31).

"The Paramount Theatre...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday May 23 2022

On May 27th and 28th, at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, Black Productions celebrates a decade of theatre-making in Nelson with Decade of Delight: A Broadway Cabaret.

The show features a selection of songs from past Black Productions shows and other pieces from Broadway’s most adored musicals.

Sydney Black, Artistic Director of Black Productions,...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday May 23 2022

Sydney Black of Black Productions recalls the moment in January 2020 when her team did auditions for Little Shop of Horrors and had an entire cast prepared to go.

But two rehearsals in, COVID-19 shut the show down entirely. As time passed, the show no longer seemed like the right fit.

“But we wanted to figure out a way that we could still honour all these wonderful people...

By Contributor On on Friday May 06 2022

The Kootenays have a long historical connection with Italian immigrants. 

During the past decades, many Italians ventured to the region looking for opportunities for a better life for themselves and their families.  These eager immigrants established themselves in the Kootenay communities working for the railroad, lumber mills, industry, and mines.  Some also ventured into the...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail.

At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building too.

“It was awesome. It had been a Catholic church...

By Bob Hall On on Sunday Apr 10 2022

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program enjoyed a virtual visit with award-winning Canadian musician Serena Ryder where she introduced her house plants and pets, chatted about the healing power of song and graciously answered questions.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for...