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Richard Carver winner Ellen Burt 'overwhelmed' to receive award

Local writer Ellen Burt was “overwhelmed” and “incredulous” to learn she won the 2023 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers. Each year, one writer is chosen for this honour locally and awarded a cash prize. Burt, who has authored two memoirs and is releasing a third, says nature is a theme woven throughout her writing. […]

Queen City Burlesque Expo hits West Kootenay stages

The Queen City Burlesque Expo is coming to Salmo, Castlegar, and Nelson in September 6-9. Founder and organizer Deja Louve says this year’s display of talent is not to be missed. “I’m constantly looking to elevate the art form of Burlesque. My goal is always to present sensational talent by industry professionals. Our tagline is […]

Keep it local: new film industry study to explore establishment of local film industry infrastructure

The seed is being planted to begin to grow the crop of the film industry in the Kootenay region. A Kootenay Regional Film Sector study is underway — after being awarded $35,000 by the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) — to help attract more of the $3.62 billion that was spent on film-related […]

NCTS Artists Residency introduces new cohort of artists

Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) Artists Residency introduces a new cohort of artists.  NCTS Executive Director Eleanor Stacey says this residency is unique.  The 2022-2023 NCTS artists residents include Antonia Banyard, a published author writing about her family's immigration history tied to Zambian folklore....

Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit now available in audio, braille

Nelson’s Diana Cole published Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit in 2015, but today, her book is getting a boost as it is being published in audio and braille format by the Washington State Library. A long-time resident of Nelson, Cole’s deeply personal memoir is about war and displacement, detailing her birth in an Idaho internment...

Daily Dose — Local Author’s Memoir Making New Waves

Diana Cole, a longstanding member of the Nelson community, published Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit in 2015 with Diaspora Press. Today, Washington State Library, which serves patrons who are blind and print-disabled, is transcribing Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit into braille and narrating it for an audiobook. “This is a ...

Daily Dose — In the realm of Art and Architecture with David Dobie

The realm of art and architecture is a fascinating and diverse field that encompasses a wide range of creative expressions, styles, nuances, materiality and form. In the realm of art, artists use various mediums such as painting, sculpture and photography to create their works that can evoke emotions, tell stories, and even...

CBIRH launches new website

The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History (CBIRH) is pleased to announce the arrival of its highly anticipated Website Transformation and Rebranding project. “We are extremely grateful for the $30,000 of support from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and their willingness to help us to realize our vision and achieve our...

Capitol Theatre Summer Youth program ready to perform Matilda the Musical

The Capitol Theatre has run its unique Summer Youth Education and Mentorship program for 35 years. This year’s program is in full swing, with preparations underway for Matilda the Musical. The professionally produced show is gearing up to be a visually and musically stunning experience for audience members. Director Heather...

Daily Dose — Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program Celebrates 35th Year with Matilda the Musical

As the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Education and Mentorship program celebrates its 35th year, students and supporting adults are working hard to bring Matilda the Musical to the stage. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the...

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