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By Contributor On on Thursday Aug 18 2011

When one walks into the Cutter Theatre, a short drive over the US border in Metaline Falls, one is in for a very pleasant surprise. Once the Metaline Falls School designed by architect Kirtland Cutter in 1912, it’s confounding to imagine how close this iconic 30,000 square foot building ever came to the wrecking ball. But in the early 1970s the brick building stopped functioning as a school;...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Aug 13 2011

One of Nelson’s heritage jewels is on display at this year’s Columbia Basin Cultural Tour.

A Cathedral Whispers is a presentation on the magnificent memorial stained glass windows at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.

The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, will be open Saturday, Aug. 13 from...

By Timothy Schafer On on Saturday Aug 13 2011

British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grant Review will hold a community forum Monday, Aug. 15 at the Sandman Hotel in Castlegar.

Skip Triplett, appointed last month by Premier Christy Clark to lead the independent review, is examining the role of government in allocating gaming revenue with input from charities, non-profits, community members, local government and others...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The Heritage city’s arts scene comes alive this weekend with the Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event (August 13-14 from 10 am - 5 pm).

Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Aug 09 2011

Seasonings: A Year of Local Flavour in Words and Recipes (published by the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative and the Nelson Library last fall), is short-listed in the English-...

By Timothy Schafer On on Friday Aug 05 2011

If you missed the five-day window in which to purchase tickets to Shambhala Music Festival when it opened in late spring (before it sold out), this story won’t do you any good.

And if you do have tickets to one of the biggest festivals in Western Canada, this story probably won’t do you any good either — you are already there.

The 12th...

By Timothy Schafer On on Wednesday Aug 03 2011

The Tall Man may be the latest film to be shot in the West Kootenay, but a recent infusion of cash for Kootenay Columbia Film ensures it won’t be the last.

The Province handed the Nelson-based film commission $30,000 Wednesday to continue to attract and provide services to film and video producers from around the world.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jul 31 2011

If readers get a little shiver when they hear the name Mark Nykanen, they could be forgiven: Nykanen’s name has become synonymous with literary thrillers of the seriously edgy variety.

Nykanen will launch two new novels on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Striking Back...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Art-in-the-Park for Kids at Kokanee Creek

1-3 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri through the summer

  • Kokanee Park Visitor’s Centre

Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? Are you planning day-trips or holidays close to home? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Hit television-show-hosts the Canadian Pickers are coming to the Koots, and they want to root through YOUR drawers!

Okay, maybe that’s putting too fine a point on it, but they do want to explore the overstuffed barns/sheds/attics/basements in the area, using their special skills to discover treasure where the rest of us may see only trash.