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Daily Dose — Nelson Filmmaker continues to make his mark Internationally

Like many, the pandemic affected Jeremy Grant’s career, and he spent much time at home with his three kids. "I did a year, almost two of stay-at-home dad, homeschooling," says Grant. "The pandemic was so particularly slow that filmmaking in general, especially adventure travel filmmaking, was the furthest...

The Stampeders — In Concert at Charles Bailey Theatre

They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail for a Saturday night performance on June 18 that will everyone attending singing along after the first chorus. The predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits — Wild Eyes,...

Mount Sentinel Film Fest Showcases Local Talent

Mount Sentinel Secondary Performance and Media Academy (Academy PM) students have been hard this past year getting ready to show their work to their peers, their teachers, and their community. Now it’s show time. On June 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., the Civic Theatre in Nelson is hosting Mount Sentinel’s Academy PM Fourth Annual Film...

Ron James — Back Where I Belong

Canada's stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups', award-winning comedian Ron James is making two stops in the West Kootenay as part of a tour of BC in June. James, who has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances, will perform in Trail on June 11 at the Charles Bailey Theatre and in...

VIFF launches Pop-Up festival in Nelson

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is delighted to announce the launch of the VIFF Pop-Up Festival. This new initiative delivers festival favorites to audiences across British Columbia, with the inaugural events taking place in partnership with the Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (May 20-21) and...

Daily Dose — Broadway Cabaret Comes to Capitol Theatre

Sydney Black of Black Productions recalls the moment in January 2020 when her team did auditions for Little Shop of Horrors and had an entire cast prepared to go. But two rehearsals in, COVID-19 shut the show down entirely. As time passed, the show no longer seemed like the right fit. “But we wanted to figure out a way...

Daily Dose — Changing of the Guard at Georama Growers

Originally from Holland, George Sr. and Anna Grypma arrived in the Kootenays in the early 1960s with their young children. The Grypmas started a hobby farm and small seasonal greenhouse, slowly developing into a full-time landscaping and greenhouse enterprise called Georama Growers. Five or so years ago, after taking the...

Italian-Canadian Society celebrates 50 years in Nelson

The Kootenays have a long historical connection with Italian immigrants.  During the past decades, many Italians ventured to the region looking for opportunities for a better life for themselves and their families.  These eager immigrants established themselves in the Kootenay communities working for the railroad, lumber...

Daily Dose — Kootenay Lake Innovation Centre Undergoing Transformation

Correction: May 11, 2022. The Nelson Daily recently received new information regarding this story and apologizes for the inconsistencies in the original piece — published May 5, 2022. The Nelson Daily has corrected and updated the organization behind the funding, how the funding will be deployed, and the space devoted....

Daily Dose — Trail Designer Couple Redesign Historic Church

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail. At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building...

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