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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Dec 09 2010

By Joy Barrett, cultural development officer

The Cultural Development Commission (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, announced Anne DeGrace’s appointment as Nelson’s 2011 Cultural Ambassador.

Co-sponsored by Otter Books and Packrat Annie’s, the award comes with a $500 cash prize.

"We already know Anne is a terrific ambassador for Nelson," said City...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Nelson Choral Society presents Voices of Winter

Saturday, Dec. 11 (7 p.m.), Capitol Theatre

Musical director Kathleen Neudorf has chosen a variety of choral pieces on a winter theme for the show, ranging from traditional to contemporary, religious to secular, warm Yule-tide fires to hushed winter landscapes where snow “falls down scarce...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

The magic of Silverton's Christmas by the Lake, where all the enchantment and delight of a traditional European Christmas were experienced, touched down in the Slocan Valley community on the weekend.

This was the fourth year of the event in Silverton and the photography of Della and Timothy Schafer captured the visual flavour of the event on Saturday.

As in previous years, the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

FLIKS movie: Force Of Nature: The David Suzuki Story

Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $8.50 for members, $10 for non-members


At 75 years old, David Suzuki shows no signs of slowing down.

In this captivating...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Dec 04 2010

A new editorial board, a new issue and now a new event.

On the heels of appointing a new editorial board, Horsefly Magazine will be hosting an event at the SelfDesign High Commons on Friday, Dec. 10 to help propel the publication on its way to publication in spring of 2011.

It’s An Evening of Spoken Words and Music at the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Dec 02 2010

It’s been quite a year for the Nelson Library.

The Library turned 80 and celebrated with an expansion to two floors, resulting in a spacious, comfortable facility to meet the needs of a growing community of library users.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Dec 02 2010

It’s a showdown at the Hoedown as the Capitol Theatre presents the 23rd annual Christmas Pantomime starting tonight.

Directed by Laurie Jarvis, the much anticipated event draws in some of the best and up-and-coming acting and singing talents from the community.

The play runs tonight until Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

So, next Saturday, Dec. 11, you'll be out shopping, getting gifts for loved ones, buying cards, stocking up on staple holiday fare ... what could be more in keeping with the spirit of Christmas than to share a little bit of the season's bounty with those less fortunate?

Mountain FM and The Bridge are making it easy for you to do just that with the fifth annual Miracle Marathon on...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Landscape comes alive under the brush of Evelyn Kirkaldy, whose luminous oil paintings are currently on display at the Nelson Library.

Many of Kirkaldy’s pieces are created en plein air—on site— the better to harness spontaneity and energetic colour play in portrayals of vibrant mountain meadows, lively flower gardens and lush rainforests.

Her influences include Jackson...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Programming at Touchstones

Artist Talks: Rachel Yoder and Natasha Smith

Tuesday, November 30 at 7pm

$2 for general public / FREE for members

Join artist and printmaker, Natasha Smith and painter Rachel Yoder for talks about their new exhibitions at...