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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Dec 20 2010

Kris Ledrew and the Mushana Marimba Band

@ Self Design High (402 Victoria Street, upstairs)

Monday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

It’s cool outside but it will be hot inside for this free concert.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Dec 19 2010

Ourglass, 568 Ward Street

Kiera Zaslove is the newest inspiration on the walls of Ourglass Studio and Gallery on Ward Street.

The Nelson-based painter had her show opening on Saturday night at the gallery, but will have her work adorn the walls of Nelson’s favourite art spot for the next four weeks (Dec. 18 until Jan. 14)....

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Dec 16 2010

National historic site Fort Steele is getting a $160,000 boost from the sale of a Scottish locomotive that is returning to the United Kingdom. 

Proceeds from the sale, supported by the Friends of Fort Steele Society, will be invested back into Fort Steele Heritage Town, located 16 kilometres northeast of Cranbrook, strengthening tourism in the region.

By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).


“The Aboriginal Gathering Places will...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

Wassabi Collective w/DJ Rhapsody

Friday, Dec. 17, The Royal on Baker

Wassabi Collective, local hometown groove makers are back in town to ring in the holiday season and make you wanna dance.

The band's sound fuses everything from pop, roots reggae, funk, jazz, hip hop, rock and everything in...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Dec 11 2010

Chilly is a relative term. Chili isn’t.

The first depends on your metabolism, attire, and attitude. The second is what’s waiting for you at this year’s Polar Bear Dip.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is sure that attitude is the most important element and that the warm chili that awaits will more than make up for the rest.

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Dec 11 2010

Open Miic for readers and writers at the Cup and Saucer Café in Silverton, every third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.

Even if you're not a writer, but simply love literature and poetry and want to share a favourite author with others, feel free to join us.

Ten minute time limit for each writer or reader. And...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Dec 11 2010

The Province is investing $8.7 million to preserve and protect two of B.C.’s historic treasures: Fort Steele and Barkerville. 

The funding will upgrade sewer, water and fire suppression systems over the next four years to safeguard health, safety and the environment, and to prevent the loss of irreplaceable artefacts at the two heritage sites.

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Dec 09 2010

By Joy Barrett, cultural development officer

The Cultural Development Commission (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, announced Anne DeGrace’s appointment as Nelson’s 2011 Cultural Ambassador.

Co-sponsored by Otter Books and Packrat Annie’s, the award comes with a $500 cash prize.

"We already know Anne is a terrific ambassador for Nelson," said City...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Nelson Choral Society presents Voices of Winter

Saturday, Dec. 11 (7 p.m.), Capitol Theatre

Musical director Kathleen Neudorf has chosen a variety of choral pieces on a winter theme for the show, ranging from traditional to contemporary, religious to secular, warm Yule-tide fires to hushed winter landscapes where snow “falls down scarce...