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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Sep 02 2019

The Nelson downtown was buzzing with excitement Sunday afternoon as spectators lined Baker Street to witness in person the annual Kootenay Pride Parade.

The parade was part of a week of celebrations by the local LGBTQ community.

Baker Street was lined with people waving rainbow flags as the parade snaked through the downtown core, starting at the former Central School parking lot...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Aug 29 2019

Kootenay Pride 2019 kicked off the week of celebrations with the raising of the banner over Baker on Monday prior to raising the Pride and Transgender flags in front of City Hall.

Pride events continue through the week before the annual parade Sunday (September 1) beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday, at Touchstones Museum, is Queer Date Night from 5 -7 p.m.

On the same evening...

By Contributor On on Monday Aug 26 2019

Submitted by Jason Asbell, Programming Director, Nelson Civic Theatre

As the Civic Theatre moves forward in their development of a media arts centre to offer a wider array of community programs and diverse cinemathey are,once again, finishing off the summer in style with the ‘Summer of Sundance’.  

Selecting film from this year’s Sundance Festival offers...

By Charles Jeanes On on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Part Two

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in the last edition of the column, and continue it in this one. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Aug 01 2019

It’s news that will warm more than the hearts of the congregation at St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Nelson.

The Columbia Basin Trust recently announced that Anglican Church on Ward Street is on the Heritage Grants list for more than $135,000 to install a new heating system.

The system will use a series of efficient technologies to heat the church as well as...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Jul 26 2019

The 31st edition of the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program opened Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson with Roald Dahl’s adaptation of James and the Giant Peach.

Directed by Adriana Bogaard, with musical direction by Malaika Horswill and choreography by MacKenzie Hope, James and the Giant Peach is a musical fantasy of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing...

By CBT On on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The rich history, arts and culture of the Columbia River in Canada and the United States will be on display at the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future in September.
The conference aims to address key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management and...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Jul 22 2019

What is your “Philosophy of Life?”

Recently, I’ve learned in various media commenting on cultural trends that an ancient philosophy, Stoicism, is making a comeback in the 21st century, to address the human condition and crisis of our particular moment in time. How and why people adopt a philosophy interests me. So I am going to indulge in a reading...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 21 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council is thrilled to announce the second opening for 31st annual ArtWalk Saturday, July 27th.

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 17 venues downtown and down to the waterfront.


By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 21 2019

On Sunday, July 28, a Buddhist minister will bless a new monument commemorating Japanese Canadians cremated at Slocan during the internment era.

The cedar post replaces a similar monument that has been in place at the east end of village’s cemetery since 1986. The original memorial on the site was created by the Slocan Buddhist Mission Society 75 years ago.

Rev. Yasuhiro...