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by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2012

Invest locally. Save on your tax bill! And bring the big screen back.

That’s the message from the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, which is encouraging community members who wish to donate before the end of the year to drop by the theatre Thursday, December 20 between 4-8 p.m.

Donations made to the City of Nelson earmarked for the Nelson Civic Theatre are eligible for a charitable...

by Keith Simmonds on Wednesday Dec 05 2012

It was the end of times. On moving to Trail from Castlegar we kept our rent down by agreeing to take down some of the trees that were rooting far too close to foundations and roof lines for either comfort or the good of the house. All told, I created stumps from an evergreen, two deciduous, and an ancient birch.

The remains were hauled to the curb, along with the trimmings of other...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2012

Anyone wanting to see Mickey Hart at the Capitol in February that doesn't already have a ticket, good luck.

Best known as one of the two drummers of the rock band the Grateful Dead, tickets for Hart sold out in hours.

Fans began lining up outside the Capitol Friday morning and tickets were sold out in hours.

Hart is scheduled to appear at the Capitol Theatre in February...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 04 2012

The West Kootenays Francophone Association (AFKO) will hold its annual Christmas dinner. This year the event will take place on December 8th at 5pm at Tarry's Hall in Thrums. Members of the association, as well as locals are invited to attend this fun and yummy event. Special guest Santa Claus and his helpers will be there to distribute gifts while the parents can sip on a good...

by Nicola Kuhn on Monday Dec 03 2012

A few months into the new blended learning model at Rossland Secondary School and we are able to take some time to reflect on the successes, as well as discuss the adjustments we need to make. We know it takes time to implement change and for the students and teachers to adjust to the new system and realize that the program is still in its infancy.

So this past Friday, a group of...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 29 2012

Five Basin-based ideas are being awarded $10,000 each for their innovative approaches to addressing Basin issues. The projects have strong potential to improve social, economic or environmental well-being in the Columbia Basin, and are being awarded the money by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) as part of the province-wide BC Ideascompetition.

“These ideas...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 29 2012

I don’t see how a person as afflicted with ADD as myself could help but adore Christmas – all those twinkly lights and sparkly ornaments and bows and ribbons and bells, oh my!

I hear other people’s angst about the increasingly commercial aspect of the holiday, but that’s never troubled me over much. Seems to me if some over-entitled egomaniac wants to throw down with other  Wal-Mart...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 29 2012

Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West presented Queen’s Jubilee medals to four deserving constituents during November. As a Member of the BC Legislature, Katrine was allowed to nominate four people for the Queen’s Jubilee Medal which is being given out for outstanding community service. She had a committee that made sure that all areas of her constituency were represented and four names were...

by Wikinews on Wednesday Nov 28 2012

Japanese multinational company Fujitsu launched a website for a dog pedometer which allows customers to monitor their dog's health online.

The device measures data while attached to the dog's collar. Customers are also able to add more data to the website manually, then it displays the complete set of data graphically.

Fujitsu launched the website today (Tuesday) and plans to...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Nov 27 2012

History does not repeat. People do. --- Voltaire

As an historian, I am not supposed to say that people often cannot learn from history. Yet that is what I wrote in my last column.

However, I still see much value in studying history for we-the-people who...


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