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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

A multi-award winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today, Sue Foley, is coming back to the Kootenay's for two shows. 

Foley spent her early childhood in Canada and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s — the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 11 2019

Nelson City Council put the pedal to the metal this week, taking a look at new and proposed development around the City.

This wasn’t an ordinary tour though, Council rode from site to site on E Bikes.

Gericks Cycle and Ski was gracious enough to provide the E Bikes for the tour, ensuring that the 36 degree day didn’t require too much of Council’s energy peddling up and down our...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 08 2019

Arin Fay’s summer show at the Nelson Library pull from two well-received touring exhibitions: Between the Lines, an artistic tribute to female Canadian writers, and Beyond the Batholith, which focused specifically on female writers who live in the Columbia Basin.

Fay used pyrography — word-burning — as well as acrylic paint in these works. To create the pyrographic elements, she pressed...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

On July 21, 2019, the City's new Climate Change Coordinator officially began work in the Department of Development Services. The successful incumbent is Kate Letizia, who originally hails from Calgary, but is a long-time visitor to Nelson.

City Council moved forward with the decision to hire a Climate Change Coordinator (CCC) position to implement initiatives to increase Nelson's...

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.

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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...