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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 08 2011

Nelson native Erin Dooley wants to light up your business or home for Christmas.

The graduate of Alberta College of Arts has opened up Holiday Love interior design and decorating.

“I've always been very into my holiday decorating at home and get loads of compliments, so I thought of trying to share my talent with other people,” Dooley told The Nelson Daily....

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

CBT announces the School Works Program, as part of a $3.5 million commitment to increase employment opportunities for students in the Basin over the next three years.

This pilot program will provide an $8/hour wage subsidy to encourage small businesses, non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Columbia Basin to provide part-time employment for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 06 2011

Thirty children share three bedrooms. They bathe in a small plastic swimming pool.

The women who run the home provide for their basic physical and emotional needs, but more importantly, give them love. 

These kids are not orphans. They all have mothers who must visit them at least once a month - it's a condition of their place in this home....

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 01 2011

The embers of Art Sparks will be igniting into a full blown blaze Dec. 7 at Cedar Creek Café in Winlaw as eight young sculptors take their works public in a group show.

Under the tutelage of Nancylee Smith — the creator of Artfarm — eight sculptors ranging in age from six to eight years old will unleash 24 of their best work in a one day show at the café (1-5 p.m.)....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 30 2011

By Penelope Stuart

The famous writer and poet Peter Rosegger stated:

"Never mind what big and deathless deals you have experienced so far: to give your fellow men joy is the best that you can do in the world.”

Such is the joy that Christmas by the Lake in Silverton brings. With its brilliant...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 28 2011

The Ghost of Christmas Present will be a friendly one on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Like the Dickens, an annual event supported by CBC Radio, brings notable Nelsonites together at the Nelson United Church to present the timeless classic and raise money for the Nelson Food...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 27 2011

Ever heard of Goldie Socks and the three Li”bear”ians?

Or how about the Three Armadillo Sisters named Tuff who have to venture through a culvert inhabited by a spindly legged coyote with a big appetite for armadillo chilli—and a hankering for fine armadillo-skin boots? Sound familiar?...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 24 2011

A team from Selkirk College has again won top spot and $1,000 prize money at the 2011 B.C. Hospitality Case Study Competition held recently in Victoria.

This is the fourth consecutive win for students from the College’s School of Hospitality & Tourism.

The team, one of nine from B.C.’s colleges and universities, competes each year at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 23 2011

There are so many good reasons to live in Nelson, and most of us are grateful that we’re able to be here.

Here’s a good reason why.

Recently, the Nelson Grans to Grans held their sixth annual African Dinner at the United Church. The experience brought together people interested in raising awareness and raising funds for the grassroots...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 22 2011

Selkirk College and its School of Environment and Geomatics invites the public to attend a community dialogue on B.C. forest management as part of the Healthy Forests- Healthy Communities initiative.

It will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus in the staff lounge.

Community dialogue sessions will be held across...

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