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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.

Both authors will host readings on the books — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location of the Slocan Community Library (Main Street).

On Saturday,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 13 2011

Nelson was a wild and woolly place at the start of the last century, where characters with names like Cayuse Brown, Roughlock Perry, Weary Willie, and The Yellow Kid might sidle up to the barstool next to yours and order up a shot of something strong enough to curl the hair on a tenderfoot’s chest.

It’s in the spirit of these times that the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

CBT welcomed six new members to its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) this past weekend in Golden.

YAC members are motivated and involved youth age 15-29 who provide advice on youth-related grants and events at CBT.

"Engagement and leadership are two key areas of CBT's recently finalized 2011-2016 Youth Strategic Plan," said Wayne Lundeberg,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Municipal Library.

McTavish Mint’s exhibition, Feltscapes, will brighten the library through November.

Fiber artist Lindsey McTavish-Mint...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 10 2011

On Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., area seniors are invited to the Passmore Lodge for the First Annual Seniors Information Health Fair.

Organized by the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society, the free event promises to be a day devoted to connecting seniors with the wide range of services available to them – and all with a local connection.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 09 2011

A few hours could make a huge difference in the lives of caregivers.

The Family Caregiver Series, starting on Oct. 13, will explain effective ways to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

"For family caregivers, the commitment can last many years, and can bring with it high stress levels and illness," explains...

by Contributor on Saturday Oct 08 2011

The CBT is revising its Environmental Initiatives Program to increase convenience for the groups that use it, says the organization’s director, Water and Environment.

Kindy Gosal the change will allow successful large projects to have their funding in place before the summer field season begins.

“Proponents will be able to plan accordingly,...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 07 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.

“I love Canadian history, and I’m...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 06 2011

Nelson Poetry Slam

@ Legion Hall, Saturday, Oct. 8, 7 pm

Spreading the word: spoken, devoted, provoking and in motion.

Wanna read? Come with three poems, each under three minutes long.

The slam is blessed this month with their first feature poet of the season, Cass Page,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Welcome to Kootenay Country exhibit’s grand prize winner, Herman Halvorson, surrounded by Kootenay Country team members.

 

The “Welcome to Kootenay Country” initiative took part in the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver last week, utilizing the same exhibit that was showcased successfully in Richmond’s “Ozone” during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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