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by Contributor on Monday Sep 03 2012

It’s been quite a ride for Fernie author Angie Abdou: her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads book, and the next, The Canterbury Trail, was a finalist for Banff Mountain Book of the Year.

She’s been cover girl on such literary publications as Quill & Quire and BC Bookworld.

Abdou will read from her work in at Nelson Public Library on Friday,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 03 2012

The Nelson and District Arts Council is holding its annual general meeting Thursday, September 13 from 6-7 p.m. in The Royal on Baker.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct elections to the NDAC Board of Directors along with informing members of upcoming council activities.

There are a number of positions on the council board open for election — four directors and up to five...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 30 2012

The readers read, they considered — and they voted.

Author Rita Moir’s The Third Crop: A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1800s to early 1940s (Sono Nis Press 2011)  is the book to read in 2012 according to Kootenay book-lovers who took part in the 2012 One Book, One Kootenay reader’s choice event. OBOK is an annual...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 28 2012

The word is out: storytimes are fun! Join us at the Nelson Public Library, where we play with pirates, cavort with dragons, frolick with fairies, and enjoy books, music, felt boards, fingerplays, and more. 

Stories for Growing is a preschool Storytime for  three to five year olds that runs Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning Wednesday, September 19th.

Tales for Twos is especially...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 26 2012

This September, thousands of people across British Columbia, including Nelson, will be lacing up their shoes to participate in the national annual fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson SuperWalk. 

SuperWalk will take place in 15 locations in BC and in 90 communities across Canada. 

SuperWalk aims to raise $3 million nationally and $325,000 in British Columbia.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 26 2012

The upcoming weekend is not only a celebration for the labour force but also an opportunity to trek to the Taghum Hall Sunday (September 2) to view the Sun with our Hydrogen Alpha Scope.

The Taghum Hall board invites the public to safely look at the sun through filters on the big telescope.

The event runs from noon until 2 p.m.

Wayne the Star Guy will be on hand to set up...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 23 2012

The West Kootenay Toy Run is just around the corner but those riders wanting to get a head start on the rest of the field check out the first annual Ride to Support Veterans Sunday beginning in Trail.

For a small fee of $20 per bike, motorcycle enthusiasts can have a little fun while raising funds for veterans needing treatment for trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 21 2012

The plums, apples and pears will soon be ripe on the trees. 

That means mouth-watering pies, sauces, juice and just plain good fruit off the tree.  But it also means that bears may be visiting our fruit trees.

What can the public do? 

Pick fruit and keep the it from accumulating under your trees. 
Anyone that cannot pick their fruit, try contacting Harvest Rescue (...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 21 2012

It's difficult to believe but summer is coming to an end which means Friday is the final chance to attend Market Fest on Baker Street.

Market Fest promises to go out with a bang as more than 100 vendors will be featured on two blocks of Baker Street along with a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options, a kids tent with giant bubbles, and seven fabulous acts on...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 15 2012

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is set to hoist sails on its 11th annual Legacy Golf Tournament Sunday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

The tournament is an annual fundraiser for the local foundation.

Golfing begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Following the time on the links, participants will enjoy dinner before getting ready for the golf drop.