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By Sarah Lord On on Monday Feb 21 2022

Robin Gallant’s road to owning her own business in Nelson is a unique one that goes back to her teenage years when her love of design started.

At age 15, on a whim, she entered a contest that changed the course of her life.

“I won the Ikea Canadian Dream bedroom designer of the year,” says Gallant.

“It gave me a boost of confidence that I wanted to...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Feb 06 2022

If Nelson was looking for a person to champion its sporting interests, then the committee selecting Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador have found the right person for the job.

Travis Hauck lives and breathes sports, and is thrilled to be chosen as the City of Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador in December.

"I'm honoured to be recognized for the activities that I've participated in and...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Jan 31 2022

In a career that spans more than two decades, Mindy Fair has helped open dozens of recognizable restaurants both near and far. Now back in the surroundings that ignited her passion for the hospitality industry, the rookie Selkirk College instructor is taking on a new challenge as she grips the reins of an essential training ground.

Scholars Dining Room on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus is...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust partners with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Jan 23 2022

Shayna Jones is doing essential artistic work from the small town of Kaslo.

An award-winning professional performance artist specializing in the traditional oral storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore, she is a professionally trained actor, vocalist, and fine mover.

Jones has performed for audiences across Canada.

As a folklorist, Jones combines her passion...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Jan 20 2022

Shayna Jones ended up in Kaslo in a relatively standard way: she lived in Vancouver and had visited friends here many times and felt drawn to the area.

"But what keeps my kids and me here," says Jones, "is this land's magnificence and raising my kids in a peaceful, beautiful, loving environment. This land nourishes my ability to access any creative space in my body, heart, and mind. I...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Thursday Jan 20 2022

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years.

Dear Bill, is a compilation of 141 letters sent to Hamilton’s father, Bill...

By Contributor On on Friday Jan 14 2022

2022 brings the launch of Not Extinct - A Sinixt Virtual Exhibit, an interactive website based on the book, Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way by Marilyn James and Taress Alexis that features traditional and contemporary Sinixt stories. Each story illuminates the Sinixt relationship with the upper Columbia River watershed and the Sinixt quest to reclaim their rights and responsibilities in...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Jan 10 2022

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society (KLHS) is raising funds to renovate the S.S. Moyie, a cultural and historical landmark ship stationed in Kaslo.

The S.S. Moyie is the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler (a paddle steamer having the paddlewheel in the stern). The S.S. Moyie regularly travelled over...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Jan 10 2022

The S.S. Moyie was built in Nelson for the Canadian Pacific Railway and launched in October 1898.

In 1958 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and later added to the BC Register of Historic Places.

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society (KLHS) is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie and oversees thousands of artifacts and operates the Kootenay Lake Archives. Keeping the...