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by Contributor on Thursday Jul 12 2012

Grocery shopping just got a little better after the Kootenay Co-op joins forces with Oxygen Art Centre on Tuesday, July 17 for a fundraiser.

The Co-op's monthly Community Donation Day for July is assigned to Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, which means one per cent of all purchases are donated to the city's artist-run centre.

Representatives of Oxygen Art Centre will be at Kootenay Co...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 10 2012

The West Kootenay EcoSociety once again brought the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street in June and is already planning for the next event July 27.

The sun was shining, the music was playing and smiles were everywhere.

EcoSociety’s Markets Director Jesse R. Woodward worked with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that MarketFest was a great success...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 08 2012

The month of July is filled excitement in the sky at the Taghum Starry Nights Astronomy Program.

The public is welcome to attend any one of the many events to as program coordinators will be taking families on trips through the cosmos, as well as teaching people how to build their own telescope at home.

Next event is scheduled for Friday (July 13th) as the Taghum Hall's Starry...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 05 2012

Meet little How-Cute-Am-I, a baby alpaca who was born in a vicious thunderstorm and still doesn't have a name of her own.

This baby's soon to become the best-adored face of our local exhibition society, which puts on the Bule Grass Jamborie as well as the Pass Creek Fall fair, not to mention hosting a variety of events at the exhibition grounds ranging from Relay for Life to dog agility...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 04 2012

Oxygen Art Centre's third Annual Summer Art Camp will take place from August 20-24 and 27-31. 

The Oxygen Art Centre has another fun filled, imagination exercising, mixed media art making Camp planned this year. 

All instructors are back again with Fiona Brown alternating Bookmaking and Printmaking workshop weeks, while Lauryn Asbell will work with the younger ones on soft...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 02 2012

It's like a celebration before the big event . . . Christmas Party before Christmas.

The Kootenay Co-op invites friends, Nelsonites and Kootenay-ans to the
Big Tailgate Party Saturday, July 7 at the new location of the Co-op at 708 Vernon Street — site of the old Extra Foods parking lot.

"Everyone is invited to join in the festivities and to help celebrate this giant step...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 02 2012

Summer becomes wild and wacky with Wild and Wacky Sizzling Summer Wednesdays for teens at the Nelson Library.

Teen Services Librarian Joanne Harris — with help from teen advisors Noelle and Emma — has cooked up some hot activities.

“Cool teens really do hang out at the Library, especially in the heat of the summer” said Harris.

“Now, with our Wednesday summer program,...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 28 2012

Soul Fire Dance shook it up on the streets of the West Kootenay.

The aim was to raise awareness about violence against women and their children and to bring funds to local societies to support affiliated services. 

Included in our local Shimmy Mob campaign are Castlegar & District Community Services Society, Nelson Community Services Centre and Trail Fair Society....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

Last week — Thursday, June 21 — was International Go Skateboarding Day.

Tom Atkins of Nelson and District Credit Union met with Rob Levesque and several local skaters at the foot of Baker Street to celebrate the day with an announcement of the donation of $10,000 to the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society.

The relationship between NDCU and KLOSPS goes back 10 years when...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 26 2012

St Saviour's Anglican Church is once again throwing open its doors for summer tours, beginning Tuesday, July 3.

Church tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Saturday inclusive, with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions.

Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self-guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time.