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

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 10 2022

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 business over from George Sr. and Anna, current owners...

by Contributor on Friday May 06 2022

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 mills, industry, and mines.  Some also ventured into the...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday May 05 2022

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.

Jean-Marc La Flamme, a person...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 28 2022

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 too.

“It was awesome. It had been a Catholic church...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 21 2022

April is Autism month, and local mother of a child with Autism, Kiomi Tucker, hopes to spread awareness and understanding about Autism.

She is excited that the series of workshops happening in Nelson with the goal to disseminate information and understanding about Autism.

“I wanted to bring Canuck’s Autism Network (CAN) in to educate people in the community who often...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 18 2022

With the latest push by the Russians in eastern Ukraine, now, more than ever, is a time for people to come together to support the people of the ravaged European country.

In Nelson, what began as friends having dinner with people of Ukrainian heritage has blossomed into a drive to re-locate families to the Heritage City from the war-torn country.

“I received a call from my...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 10 2022

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program enjoyed a virtual visit with award-winning Canadian musician Serena Ryder where she introduced her house plants and pets, chatted about the healing power of song and graciously answered questions.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Apr 04 2022

Two and a half years ago, award-winning television and film Makeup Department Head Tamar Ouziel decided to make Nelson home.

She was considering moving out of the country when her Nelson friend asked her to come to visit.

"Long story short, I came to visit, and I never left. It sucked me right in," says Ouziel.

Ouziel's job is unique and very fulfilling....