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Nelson author Roz Nay will release her second novel Hurry Home on July 7. Nay’s first novel Our Little Secret was an international success. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson author Roz Nay will release her second novel Hurry Home on July 7. Nay’s first novel Our Little Secret was an international success. Photo: Tyler Harper
Sarah Louise Butler is the featured guest at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Wild Grapes event next month. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrates the outdoors

Writers Sarah Louise Butler and Jayme Moye will read in Blewett next month

Sarah Louise Butler is the featured guest at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Wild Grapes event next month. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich
From 2019: Mural by Sheldon Pierre Louis on the parkade and Kevin Ledo’s portrait of J. Fred Hume on the Hume Hotel. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
From 2019: Mural by Sheldon Pierre Louis on the parkade and Kevin Ledo’s portrait of J. Fred Hume on the Hume Hotel. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson composer Doug Jamieson remotely recorded a song dedicated to front-line workers. File photo

VIDEO: Nelson composer remotely records song with 14 singers

Doug Jamieson initially wrote the song for last year’s ‘Fastlane To Paradise’

Nelson composer Doug Jamieson remotely recorded a song dedicated to front-line workers. File photo
Bubbles the Clown, candidate for mayor, hitchhikes into town. Photo submitted

Only in Nelson set for pop-up drive in, broadcast premiere

The documentary, filmed around the municipal election of 2018, will air on the Knowledge Network

  • May 17, 2020
Bubbles the Clown, candidate for mayor, hitchhikes into town. Photo submitted
For every ticket purchased to one of the Civic Theatre’s online screenings, you can donate another ticket to a local frontline service group. File photo

COLUMN: How the Civic Theatre is paying it forward

Executive director Eleanor Stacey explains a new initiative

For every ticket purchased to one of the Civic Theatre’s online screenings, you can donate another ticket to a local frontline service group. File photo
Pip Bryson is one of the artists participating in ArtWalk 2020, which is going ahead in an altered form. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich Photography

Nelson’s ArtWalk 2020 to feature digital art gallery

A staple event for the local arts community will have a different feel this summer

Pip Bryson is one of the artists participating in ArtWalk 2020, which is going ahead in an altered form. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich Photography
Nelson’s Sarah Louise Butler spent a decade working on her debut novel, which has just been published. Photo submitted

Nelson author’s novel chronicles a family’s cryptozoological obsession

Sarah Louise Butler’s The Wild Heavens reviewed by Tom Sandborn

  • May 1, 2020
Nelson’s Sarah Louise Butler spent a decade working on her debut novel, which has just been published. Photo submitted
Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez

Shambhala Music Festival not offering ticket refunds

The festival says it will make tickets redeemable if this year’s dates are postponed

Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez
Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted

VIDEO: Nelson rappers release song ‘COVID-19’

TV Legends includes Taylor Pritchard, Charlie Garton and Akailah Yocom

Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted
RED Mountain will close operations on Tuesday. File photo

RED Mountain to close in response to COVID-19 pandemic

RED joins Whitewater resort in shutting operations for public health concerns

RED Mountain will close operations on Tuesday. File photo
Nelson’s ArtWalk will have two openings this year, on Friday June 26 and Friday, July 31. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Nelson ArtWalk seeking submissions

You have until April 17 to submit your application

  • Feb 21, 2020
Nelson’s ArtWalk will have two openings this year, on Friday June 26 and Friday, July 31. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich
COLUMN: Hollywood’s biggest night comes to The Civic Theatre

COLUMN: Hollywood’s biggest night comes to The Civic Theatre

The theatre is hosting a free screening of the Oscars

  • Feb 6, 2020
COLUMN: Hollywood’s biggest night comes to The Civic Theatre
This year’s Kootenay Home Educators musical will be staged at the Covenant Church on Feb. 6, 7, and 8. The cast is seen here. Photo submitted

Homeschool students stage Let the Games Begin

A charismatic Kootenay-based cast of home learners ages five to 16 will dazzle you Feb. 6, 7, and 8

  • Jan 29, 2020
This year’s Kootenay Home Educators musical will be staged at the Covenant Church on Feb. 6, 7, and 8. The cast is seen here. Photo submitted
All dressed up for The Civic’s annual New Year’s Eve pajama party. Photo submitted

COLUMN: Glancing backward and gazing forward at The Civic

The Civic’s top ten movies of the year, and more from Brian May

  • Jan 10, 2020
All dressed up for The Civic’s annual New Year’s Eve pajama party. Photo submitted
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The second annual Secondhand Stoke film festival, organized by Pow Gals, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. Photo submitted

Secondhand Stoke film festival to open Friday at Capitol

The event will raise money for the Yukon to Yellowstone Conservation Initiative

  • Dec 4, 2019
The second annual Secondhand Stoke film festival, organized by Pow Gals, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. Photo submitted
The Playmor Junction Big Band is playing a concert series that comes to Nelson on Wednesday and South Slocan next week. Photo submitted

Concert series raising money for Kootenay school music programs

The Playmor Junction Big Band plays LVR on Wednesday and Mount Sentinel on Dec. 4

  • Nov 25, 2019
The Playmor Junction Big Band is playing a concert series that comes to Nelson on Wednesday and South Slocan next week. Photo submitted
Colin James (right) brings his Blues Band Trio to the Interior in March. (Terry Farrell photo)

Colin James and Blues Trio cranks up Interior stages

Tickets on sale Friday for Vernon, Penticton, Nelson and Cranbrook shows

Colin James (right) brings his Blues Band Trio to the Interior in March. (Terry Farrell photo)
Simon Shave (left) and Clay Mitchell are the co-founders of CK9 Studios, which last month released its first film Over Time. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: New Nelson company CK9 Studios makes debut with stunning ski film

Simon Shave and Clay Mitchell released ‘Over Time’ last month

Simon Shave (left) and Clay Mitchell are the co-founders of CK9 Studios, which last month released its first film Over Time. Photo: Tyler Harper