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The Daily Dose

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

by Sarah Lord on Monday Feb 21 2022

Robin Gallant’s road to owning her own business in Nelson is a unique one that goes back to her teenage years when her love of design started.

At age 15, on a whim, she entered a contest that changed the course of her life.

“I won the Ikea Canadian Dream bedroom designer of the year,” says Gallant.

“It gave me a boost of confidence that I wanted to...

by Sarah Lord on Sunday Feb 06 2022

If Nelson was looking for a person to champion its sporting interests, then the committee selecting Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador have found the right person for the job.

Travis Hauck lives and breathes sports, and is thrilled to be chosen as the City of Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador in December.

"I'm honoured to be recognized for the activities that I've participated in and...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Feb 01 2022

Health care advocacy is a new but swiftly growing field in Canada, and Nelson’s Paige Lennox is at the forefront.

Lennox’s former work as a nurse in acute critical care, addictions, and end-of-life care meant advocating for patients every day.

“I was always drawn to advocating for my patients,” says Lennox.

“I want to help people with their health care situations because...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust partners with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Jan 20 2022

Shayna Jones ended up in Kaslo in a relatively standard way: she lived in Vancouver and had visited friends here many times and felt drawn to the area.

"But what keeps my kids and me here," says Jones, "is this land's magnificence and raising my kids in a peaceful, beautiful, loving environment. This land nourishes my ability to access any creative space in my body, heart, and mind. I...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2022

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years.

Dear Bill, is a compilation of 141 letters sent to Hamilton’s father, Bill...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Jan 10 2022

The S.S. Moyie was built in Nelson for the Canadian Pacific Railway and launched in October 1898.

In 1958 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and later added to the BC Register of Historic Places.

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society (KLHS) is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie and oversees thousands of artifacts and operates the Kootenay Lake Archives. Keeping the...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 10 2022

Nelson CARES Society has had much to be grateful for in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The efforts of their staff, board and volunteers have been nothing short of heroic and with the generous support of the community, they have been able to continue to serve the most vulnerable among us.

Last year the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) was a fully virtual event. This year...