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Daily Dose — Ellen Burt Wins Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Ellen Burt is honoured with the 2023 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers. Burt has published two memoirs; her third is out in the next few months. The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer who has published one or two books. The recipient must be a West Kootenay resident, and the published work can be […]

Derek Edwards 'In Praise of the Ostrich' coming to Trail, Nelson

‘In Praise of the Ostrich’  with Derek Edwards is coming to Trail and Nelson. ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. Edwards returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans […]

Daily Dose — Pink Mountaintops Playing at the Royal

On September 14th, the Pink Mountaintops will play at The Royal in Nelson. Described as a genre-defying band that weaves an eclectic tapestry of psychedelic rock, dreamy folk, and experimental soundscapes, Pink Mountaintops have been part of the indie music scene of Vancouver since the early 2000s. Led by Stephen McBean, who formed the band […]

Daily Dose — Capitol Theatre Launches Brand New Season

The Capitol Theatre has launched a brand-new season of diverse and exciting content. So far, the launch is going well, says Allison Girvan, outgoing Box Office Manager. “It’s going great. Kyla Hurst is now our full-time Box Office Manager, and she’s been working really hard to get all the tickets up for sale. They’re available […]

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival features three renowned authors

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is back for its 11th year with an exciting roster of interdisciplinary programming, readings and discussions by some of the country’s most renowned authors, including Ivan Coyote, one of North America’s most powerful storytellers, and Governor General award-winning author John Vaillant whose recently published book on climate change, Fire Weather: […]

Pride Parade highlights Nelson Pride Celebrations

Nelson Pride culminated a weekend of activities as spectators lined Baker Street Sunday afternoon for the annual parade through downtown, ending with an after-parade Block Party on Kootenay Street. Sunday, Baker Street was lined with people waving rainbow flags and clever signs to cheer on the parade. From rainbow face paint to homemade signs encouraging […]

Daily Dose — Broadway Talent featured at Queen City Burlesque Expo

From September 6th-9th, the 4th Annual Queen City Burlesque Expo is hitting the stage in Salmo, Castlegar and Nelson, with performers from Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Quesnel, Seattle, and Georgia, alongside hard-working local talent. Burlesque performer and producer Deja Louve, is the Expo organizer. “The Queen City Burlesque Expo is my baby. My mandate is to […]

Daily Dose — Basin Food and Buyers Expo (FABx) Connects Food Producers, Buyers and Consumers

Since 2018, Shauna Fidler has been tasked with organizing a yearly Expo that brings together area producers and buyers. Fidler owns DESIGN FARM, a Slocan-based company that creates design solutions for producers building delicious and bio-diverse legacies of good food and community. Fidler explains how she got involved initially. “In 2018 the Columbia Basin Trust […]

Daily Dose — Nelson Civic Theatre Society Supporting a New Cohort of Resident Artists

Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) Artists Residency is one of a kind. NCTS Executive Director Eleanor Stacey introduced this concept.  “When we initiated this program in 2020 with our first cohort of four artists, we sought to offer a space and opportunity that demanded nothing from the residents. We wanted to find a way ...

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 ...

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