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The Daily Dose

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

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Mar 04 2021

There will be no festival season in Nelson for the second year in a row, says the head of the city’s leading arts organization.

Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC), told city council in a recent checkup on the arts (in a Zoom meeting) that this year was shaping up like 2020, with no live music, arts or culture gatherings.


by Lauren Penfound on Thursday Feb 25 2021

This past year has been a bit of whirlwind for everyone and Jena Renwick is no exception.

The Nelson based entrepreneur saw a big lift in her clothing company, LYDA Collective – Live Your Dreams Actively -- thanks in part to a sale she put on at the beginning of COVID-19.

“It was a huge success," Renwick explains.

"I think I sold 100 pairs of jeans in...

by Lauren Penfound on Thursday Jan 21 2021

If you’re like most people, you keep up with the goings on in town by utilizing social media.

And if you’re tapped into the tattoo culture in town, you would have seen Josh Gatten post one of his infamous contests offering one lucky person a chance to sit in his chair, on his dime, for three hours.

The theme this year?

Silver Linings.

I’ll admit, I entered this...

by Jeff Sawyer on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

As a Songster Anna Katarina’s voice and stage presence is something else. Accompanied by her red Nord Keyboard and her Gold Top Godin electric guitar, her performances have always been the sort of goose bump raising sonic experience you would imagine in a deep sublime dream state, gently drawing you out of your slumber. 

Some would say she has a voice of an angel, while...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Aug 14 2020

This years marks Hall Printing’s 100th year in operation inking them boldly into history in the Kootenay region, and like any business that survives 100 years, change and adaption is inevitable and necessary.

Considering Hall printing has been making impressions for a century, like any business, the format to their success has been one of sheer ingenuity, innovative...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

Nelson International Mural Festival returns this week for its third annual event, taking place entirely online.

From August 10 - August 14th, youth aged 12-24 years can sign up for free dance workshops in everything from breakdancing and waaking to dancehall and hip hop. 

From August 14-16, tune in live to Nelson Mural Festival on Twitch, Facebook or Mixcloud for an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 27 2020

The show must go on.

But in this time of COVID-19, most events have been tweaked to enable groups to proceed with caution.

The Capitol Summer Youth Program, in its 32nd year, have also had to adjust to safely deliver the program this year.

“The biggest one is that we have moved outside to Lions Park, instead of being inside the theatre,” said...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jul 10 2020

When it comes to going the distance, Western Auto Wreckers & Towing have always gone the extra mile to help people in need.

Their community involvement over the years is a true testament to their commitment and dedication to serving the citizens of Nelson and the West Kootenay's, and it's fair to say it extends well beyond just being the towing and recovery specialists....