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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Castlegar native Todd Smee has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking. 

Selkirk College’s School of University Arts and Sciences is proud to host the first Todd Smee Film Festival to be held on Wednesday, November 21, from 7-10 p.m. in the Sentinel 113 lecture theatre, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar campus.

The former Selkirk...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Wayne the Star Guy is back to bring the stars closer to earth at part of the Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on the edge of Kootenay River.

The November activities commence Friday (November 9) with viewing begining at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

On November 11, Remembrance Day, the Crescent Moon will be between Venus and the bright...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Pain is a problem faced by many people and unfortunately they often feel there’s nothing they can do.

However, Tuesday (November 6) Nelsonites and the surrounding communities will get a chance to have their questions answered at a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre, 518 Lake Street, hosted by The Arthritis Society.

The Chronic Pain,...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Harvest Rescue volunteers have been busy picking unwanted fruit and produce that might otherwise go to waste — or attract bears.

The program, supported by an Osprey grant, is a win for homeowners, the Nelson Food Cupboard and the community.

Reaping the harvest- that's what community foundations are all about! Donations to our permanent endowment ‘plant the trees.’


by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Royal & CBC's Radio West are rolling out the red carpet to welcome Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen and crew to the Baker Street spot for a live broadcast Wednesday (November 7) from 4 - 6 p.m.

The event is open to the public and The Royal is offering up special seating to the 100 guest list.

The tickets are available to the public Friday (November 2) from 6-8 p.m. at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Whitewater Ski Team unofficially kicks off the winter season with its annual Ski Swap set for Sunday at the Hume Elementary School gymnasium.

The 21st annual event opens the doors to bargain hunters from 12:30-3 p.m.

Sellers can drop off used equipment from 9-11 a.m.

Organizers expect racks and racks of skis, boots, boards and clothing ideal for the skier and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

Kalein Hospice Society would like to invite the public to Rachel Yoder's artist talk Saturday (November 3).

Yoder, a local visual artist, will be giving an artist talk on her latest body of work, Memento Mori.

There will be an opportunity to view the work and to create your own pattern based on your answers to the questions about death, dying and living that are embedded in the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

From the mountains of Kootenay Lake's East Shore in the 21st Century to the prairies east of the Rockies in the mid-1800s may seem a huge distance. 

But Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene ably transports readers through space and time in her debut novel Napi's Dance, to be launched at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and Allan Markin is please to host Dr. Cole Harris, a BC historian and geographer, whose lecture is entitled: BC Aboriginal Land Claims:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects.

Harris was born and raised in New Denver and is now retired after some forty years of teaching at the University of Toronto and at the University of...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

Interior Health has won its fifth PowerSense Conservation Excellence Award from FortisBC.
“It’s easy to forget that Interior Health’s commitment to the health and well-being of residents in our region extends to supporting a healthy environment,” said Dr. Robert Halpenny, President and CEO of Interior Health.

“Awards like this help remind everyone that we’re also doing...