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By Sara Golling On on Monday Jun 24 2019

Last Thursday, Rosslanders may have seen a pedal-powered “trishaw” demonstrating its ability to carry a couple of passengers at a time – and, with the help of the electric “pedal-assist” motor, make it all the way to the top of town.  Thanks to the volunteers who are powering this age-friendly initiative – it could have the power to influence the...

By Sara Golling On on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

“Maim”isn’t a word we often hear these days, but it’s what fireworks too often do – cause blindness, blow people’s hands off, or maybe just a finger or two … add “maim” to your vocabulary, kids, especially if you like playing with fireworks.  They can maim you.

On June 15, a little before midnight, some “...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 17 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council is thrilled to announce the 31st annual ArtWalk set to kickoff with Opening Night Friday, June 28th from 6-9 p.m.

ArtWalk has become a highlight of the arts & cultural season offering the community a free event that showcases the work of local artists in business galleries. This year’s event hosts over 35 artists in 18 venues downtown and down to...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Some much-needed cleaning and restoration of the City of Nelson’s War Memorial began this week, ensuring its legacy for generations to come.

Funded through the Veteran Affairs Canada Commemorative Partnership program, this careful and detailed endeavour is being led by Chris Swetland of Swetland Enterprises, who recently completed restoration work on Ainsworth’s JP Fletcher building....

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jun 09 2019

For the second year in a row, Nelson, B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is running a contest for West Kootenay book clubs. And for the first time, a separate contest is aimed at West Kootenay writers’ groups.

The winning club or group wins a 10 per cent discount on a festival Gold Pass for all its members. The Gold Pass admits the holder to every 2019 festival event, July 11 to...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Kozmo Sammartino of Nelson is the latest winner of the June Lythgoe Scholarship the Amy Ferguson Institute said in a media release.

Sammartino, who recently was part of the smash local musical production of Mamma Mia as well as numerous other productions at the Capitol Theatre, was chosen to receive the Scholarship which will help with studies this fall at St. Clair College in Windsor,...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 30 2019

Claire Dibble has a passion for people and places and it comes through in two projects that she is undertaking that will be exhibited in the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 20 to Aug. 29. The first is the Hidden Hero Project and the second is Watershed Moments: From Source to Sea.

The Hidden Hero Projectgot underway in the late spring of 2018 with support...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday May 24 2019

The wait is over after crowds flocked to the Capitol Theatre for opening night of BLACK PRODUCTIONS, MAMMA MIA.

The musical, featuring songs by the Swedish pop group ABBA, opened Thursday with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday — including weekend matinees starting at 1:30 p.m.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday May 22 2019

T-minus hours and counting.

BLACK PRODUCTIONS, the company that brought you Grease, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago and Cabaret, Rock of Ages and Steel Magnolias is proud to be bringing MAMMA MIA to the Capitol Theatre stage this weekend — May 23-26.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to...