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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Nelson's budding professional theatre artists Emma Chart, Don Thompson, Quinn Barron and Sage Cowan star in the Nelson History Theatre production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Proof, running Thursday to Sunday (August 8-11) at the TNT Playhouse.

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent seasons, Proof explores the intertwined mysteries of love and...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

A fundraising campaign is underway to save a historic Japanese Canadian fishing boat that is the last of its kind in Canada.

The Merriwake, a 31’ gill netter built in 1929, was acquired earlier this year by the Slocan Valley Historical Society (SVHS) after it was alerted to the boat’s existence.  It was constructed by master boat builder Isamu Matsumoto, the father of aluminum boat...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 31 2019

The BC SPCA Nelson Branch is requesting assistance from the public to cover medical costs for an 11-month-old cat named Rupert, who fell from a two-story apartment building, breaking his right hind femur.

The cat named Rupert underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at a local vet clinic where staff saved his leg, inserting an intramedullary pin and wire to hold the bone in place while...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 28 2019

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host resident artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet for the creation of Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard, a multi-channel AV installation exploring the history and geography of Harrop-Procter. 

The exhibition dates are September 6 - 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.

prOphecy sun and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

On July 6 – 7, communities from across the West Kootenays participated in the annual MS Bike to raise funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

More than 60 cyclists came together to successfully raise more than $81,000 that will be used to accelerate the pace of MS research breakthroughs and provide programs and services to enhance the quality of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

MarketFest is back! 

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to host Nelson’s first night market of the summer this Friday, July 26th on Baker Street.

From 6-10 p.m, downtown Baker Street will be transformed into a lively night market, featuring more than 100 vendors, two stages of music — including Jaded Hearts, Devils you Don't and Hillties — performances, kid’s entertainment and...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

Kootenay Lake School District 8 recently announced that Jann Schmidt has been selected as the District Principal of International Education.

Schmidt, an educator for 26 years, comes to the position with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and Masters of Arts from Gonzaga University in Teacher Leadership in Administration.

Schmidt understands the unique...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

BC Culture Days is pleased to announce its 2019 ambassadors.

In honour of Culture Days' 10th anniversary celebration, 10 ambassadors will each be awarded $1,000, work with professional mentors, present a free Culture Days activity, and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend on September 27–29, 2019.

This year's successful applicants in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

Theatre looms large at the Capitol, where a cast of 21 from ages 12 to 19are set to entertain folks of all ages with James and the Giant Peach, a Summer Youth Theatre Program production. Showtimes are July Thursday, July 25, Friday, 26, and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

“We’re inviting everyone to come out and get your summer live theatre fun,” says...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

IODE Kokanee Chapter and Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) are delighted to announce their new three-year patron partnership. IODE has pledged $30,000 over the next three years in support of KERPA’s vehicle and medical equipment fund.

The agreement comes as KERPA welcomes its new official designation as a charity by the Federal Government’s Canada Revenue Agency...