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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Jul 18 2011

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (revised)

@ the Capitol Theatre, Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23

  • Friday, July 22nd, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 23rd, 2 pm
  • Saturday, July 23rd, 7:30 pm

A Capitol Theatre summer youth production.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Jul 17 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker ...

Fred Eaglesmith with the Ginn Sisters

Monday, July 18 - Showtime 8 pm

  • Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show and are available at, Royal Espresso and Eddy Music
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jul 14 2011

One of Nelson's own is coming back, at least for one night.

Kevin Armstrong will make his much-anticipated return to Nelson at Bogustown
Town Pub on Friday, July 22. 

Armstrong is on tour across Canada to prepare his show Opera for
for its premiere at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. A versatile and unorthodox performer, Armstrong has forged a career both...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Jul 14 2011

 Mark your calendars and work up an appetite in preparation for the second annual “Need to Feed” spaghetti dinner and ice cream social, a fundraiser for Castlegar’s Community Harvest Food Bank.

The event, slated for July 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. outside the Station Museum downtown, drew hundreds last year and is expected to be better still in 2011, according to food bank manager Deb McIntosh...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Starbelly Jam

Friday, July 15-17, Crawford Bay Park, East Shore of Kootenay Lake

Starbelly Jam is an outdoor music festival held in Crawford Bay.
Now in its 12th year, Starbelly’s music and other entertainment is very eclectic, and this year will include world music, hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and...

By Allyson Kenning On on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Ever wondered where all those un-won lottery ticket funds go? Have you ever been at a casino, lost badly, and wondered where all you hard-earned cash ended up after you left the blackjack table, bereft? What about all those bingo bucks you spent on bingo games but ended up losing? And what about that horse you bet on but came in last? Well, all that money doesn’t just sit in...

By Allyson Kenning On on Saturday Jul 09 2011

It’s a good feeling when something is a known quantity. Last year was my first foray into Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies and my first experience viewing a full show came after a series of pretty bad days.

I really didn’t want to go, but it wound up being just the pick-me-up I needed. This year, something similar occurred: I was having an even crappier week than that one last year, but...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jul 07 2011

Valhalla School of Theatre Arts

Silverton, July 11-16

ViSTA, the Valhalla School of Theatre Arts, is a dynamic theatre arts program set in a simply idyllic location.

ViSTA’s drama school for children and youth boasts top notch theatre faculty with professional credentials, and in their outstanding...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, is open for free tours, 11 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive, during the months of July and August. 

St. Saviour’s is a bylaw-designated Heritage Church built in 1898 and rebuilt in 1929 after a disastrous fire.

In addition to carved wood architectural...

By Contributor On on Monday Jul 04 2011

This year in celebration of Canada Day 2011 the Nelson District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre is holding a photo contest for visitors to Nelson.

This contest is designed to encourage visitors to the Nelson area to explore our historic town, natural surroundings, attractions, and events and to share their experiences through their photograph submissions....