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by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 29 2022

Roah Levy of Nelson joins fellow students in Trail and Robson near Castlegar as recipients of the Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship Columbia Basin Trust recent announced.

The three students — Adam Doskoch from Trail, Levy from L.V. Rogers in Nelson and Michelle Moses from Robson — will receive $3,300 in financial support from the...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival are thrilled to announce this year’s recipient of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers.

Writer Zaynab Mohammed has been chosen by an arms-length jury to receive the award this year.

Mohammed’s multiple letters of nomination highlighted the quality of her work, community involvement and support...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) was delighted to see the streets buzzing again with art lovers on Friday, June 24th for the first in-person ArtWalk event since the shut down in 2020.

ArtWalk was back with a vengeance.

There were 27 venues and over 60 artists for folks to explore. The night also included eight mini-performance spaces for musicians and entertainers,...

by Spencer Legebokoff Selkirk College on Thursday Jun 23 2022

Blending all their learnings from the past two years, Selkirk College Business students transformed theory into reality at the first in-person Business Plan Tradeshow Competition in three years.

From antique refurbishing to electric bike services, the variety of student-created business concepts stimulated a buzz of energy in the Pit on the Castlegar Campus in late March.


by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2022

Thanks to support received in 2021 from Telefilm and significant hands-on efforts from a team of staff and dedicated volunteers over the last three months, Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) is pleased to finally announce the launch of our newest addition: The Shoebox Theatre, complete with a fresh, new makeover of the historic Reo’s Video collection.

These entities will be housed...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is very excited to be bringing ArtWalk back to the streets of Nelson and apparently so were the artists.

Applications were rolling in and this year ArtWalk is bigger than ever with 27 venues all throughout town and down to the waterfront and over 60 artists showing their work, sometimes for the first time in public.

The pandemic may...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 15 2022

Winning two Gold Awards and one Honourable Mention in two different global Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals competitions has placed Spring Creative Inc. of Nelson, BC in notable company — including UBC Studios and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Western Canada, and in the US, Microsoft Organization and University of Washington.

“These awards are due...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 14 2022

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Board Members Suzan Hewat and Leah Main were elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors at the annual conference in Regina, Saskatchewan earlier this month.

Main will serve a fourth consecutive term as BC Caucus Chair, while Hewat will serve her first term on the Board.

This year’s FCM conference was...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 12 2022

 Queering the Interior, a short documentary produced by Touchstones Nelson Museum and Watershed Productions, premieres Wednesday, June 22, 7 pm at the Civic Theatre.

The film, created in conjunction with the 2021 history exhibition Kootenay Pride: We Love a Parade! centres on the people and moments that defined the LGBTQ2S+ community in the Kootenays, while paying tribute to the legacy...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2022

In order to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint, Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) has made some substantial changes regarding the hospital’s anaesthetic gas usage.

According to Dr. Jim Wiedrick, Chief of Staff at KLH, general anaesthesia is usually initiated by intravenous medications and mostly maintained throughout the surgery by inhaled gases.  The two main anaesthetic gases used in...