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Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 23 2023

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce has launched a first-ever guide aimed at helping aspiring professionals and veterans of the region’s widely renowned arts and culture sector build their portfolios and their profits.

The guide, available online at discovernelson/ and in hardcopy at cultural venues throughout the region, is called Arts. Business. Culture. —...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 16 2023

Black Productions is excited to be staging The Addams Family: A New Musical at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre May 25-28th.

Tickets are on sale now.

Sydney Black is co-founder of Black Productions, a company that has worked since 2013 to provide the Kootenays with high-quality theatrical presentations of famous works.

The Addams Family: A New Musical is Black...

by Contributor on Monday May 15 2023

How can we support artists — especially those deserving equity and justice — and arts and culture organizations in the Kootenays?

That’s the question posed by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council and the reason it’s launching a new series of free conversations, called Kootenay Art Connect, taking place online and in person in May and June 2023.

“How can the West Kootenay...

by Contributor on Friday May 12 2023

 Kat Hartwig of Brisco is the recipient of two BC Achievement awards, which were presented to her during a formal ceremony held at Government House in Victoria on Wednesday, May 10.

As the founder and executive director of the Nelson-based water stewardship organization Living Lakes Canada, Hartwig is one of 20 individuals across the province to be recognized with a 2023 Community Award...

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2023

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 10th Annual Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Sept 2023.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Apr 11 2023

Matthew Carr, Owner and Production Manager at Linden Lane Farms, runs a small fruit, vegetable, and nursery business on family land that has been farmed for generations in Krestova.

The farm is located approximately eight kilometers north of the Highway 3A/6 junction at South Slocan and 31 km from Nelson.

“It’s a first-generation business, but I’m a 3rd...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023

A piece of the historic Gyro Park bridge will live on in the Shawn Lamb Archives at the Nelson Museum, thanks to a donation from the Nelson Gyro Club.

The bridge was recently dismantled due to failing structural integrity.

The plaque was installed in 1952, when the bridge was dedicated to Robert Hampton Gray VC, a World War II pilot who was the last Canadian recipient of the...

by Sarah Lord on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

When Jazmine Lowther, 30, found out she was the 2023 Sports Ambassador for Nelson, she felt honoured.

“It felt especially fitting because, in 2022, I was breaking into the international trail and ultra running scene. And becoming more involved in the community, from coaching people to raising money. I appreciated that my actions and pursuits were being noticed.”