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The Daily Dose

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

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Dec 20 2022

Ever since surviving a brain tumour at age three, Paige Purcell has wanted to give back to other families going through challenging medical situations.

Paige and her mother Andrea have worked together for nearly a decade to meet their latest fundraising landmark: $100,000.

“Never in a million years did I think this is something that would happen,” Andrea Purcell told...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Thursday Dec 15 2022

The seed planted that grew Matthew Carr’s interest in farming vegetables happened by accident.

The former Fernie Ghostrider was in a Grade 11 biology class doing an experiment when he became really interested in how plants are bred, specifically how they can grow roots on stem tissue and vice versa. That led to him developing a little nursery garden centre with shrubs and...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 08 2022

A Nelson businessman is getting noticed on the social media video platform, TikTok during a visit to Europe to meet his daughter.

Jeff Shecter, who owns and operates Zap Welding and Glotech Sign Manufacturing in Nelson, is getting noticed thanks to a...

by Jeff Sawyer on Tuesday Dec 06 2022

The last time I sat down and interviewed local Nelson musician and independent recording artist Anna Katarina was over two years ago during the height of the pandemic.

We met at Oso Negro (September 2020), and she had just finished releasing an EP aptly titled ‘Gone With The Wine’ with Aline Daigle in the form of their duo act Rumour Mill...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Dec 01 2022

West Kootenay EcoSociety, a local leader in community environmental organizing, has recently undergone a name and branding change.

The organization, now Neighbours United (NU), still has the same mission, says Executive Director Montana Burgess.

“Our goal is to bring local residents together to protect the natural environment and build just, equitable, livable communities. Our...

by Sarah Lord on Wednesday Nov 30 2022

Pantomime is a theatrical show mainly for children, involving music, timely jokes, and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story, usually produced around Christmas.

This year’s show, The Pied Piper of Nelsondorf which runs from December 1-4 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, is inspired by the centuries-old German legend of The Pied Piper.

The show’s hit is...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Nov 21 2022

Trans Connect is so vital that Nicola Hare has seen people drive up to three hours to access a peer support group or special event — some of her peers live in very rural locations.

Hare is reminded on the impacts of the program.

“I’m reminded almost every day of the impact my presence can make — being a visible, resilient transgender person — it can mean a lot to other gender...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 21 2022

The large new sign presents comprehensive information on the Sinixt təmxʷúlaʔxʷ(territory), the marsh ecosystem, and eight keystone species.

Plants and animals are described with both their English name and their name in the Interior Salish dialect, Snslxcin. 

The sign project was a joint effort between the Autonomous Sinixt and the Valhalla Foundation for Ecology (VFE).