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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 07 2012

The 11th annual West Kootenay Walk for ALS on Sunday once again attacted a host of walkers, riders and runners supporting the cause.

The walk, held at Lakeside Park in Nelson, attracted more than 100 participants and, to date, has raised more than $25,000 toward funding research and to provide support for those living with ALS.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 07 2012

Mark June 23-24 down on the calendar as the Kokanee and Selkirk Rock Clubs host the Kootenay, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in Castlegar.

There will be plenty of displays featuring  Gems, Crystals, Minerals Geode Cutting, Fossils, Jewellery Lapidary Supplies, Dealers Displays Demonstrations, Gold Panning and Rock Tumbling.

The show runs Saturday (June 23) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 05 2012

The 2012 Cancer Relay for Life, Nelson edition, may be just around the corner, but plenty of time remains for people to get teams together for the June 16 event.

The event begins at 10 a.m. from Lakeside Park. Teams will walk, run, ride or sprint, if they have the stamina to do so, for 12 hours to raise money for for cancer research.

"The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 03 2012

The photographs of David R. Gluns are familiar to some: his work appears on many local websites and tourism brochures, and he’s the feature photographer for the coffee table book: Nelson, British Columbia.

Now, a selection of some of his finest work is on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Dave Gluns travels everywhere with an inspired eye, consummate skill, and a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 03 2012

The Oxygen Art Centre is hosting artist Sandra Rechico from Toronto in June.

The show opens Thursday, June 7 from 7-9 p.m. with a talk by Rechico.

While in Nelson, Rechico will be depending on the kindness of strangers to take her on walks. 

She is interested in all altitudes: walks in the mountains, the city and the mines.  After each walk, Rechico will create a visual...

by Contributor on Thursday May 31 2012

Keep The Beat is War Child Canada's high school fundraising campaign designed for you by the students.

All the funds and awareness we raise throughout our Keep The Beat event will help aid children and families in developing countries who deal with conflict in their everyday lives.

How can you the community help Keep The Beat?

Come to one of our events at the Nelson Legion...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 29 2012

The Osprey Community Foundation is hosting its annual general meeting Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Emporium Room of the Hume Hotel.

Prior to the official business for the community foudation, is a presentation by the Kalein Hospice Centre Society.

The public is welcome to attend to learn more about the Kalein Society’s plans to create a Hospice House for Nelson.


by Anonymous on Sunday May 27 2012

Ride the Dragon was a roaring success as novice paddlers took turns in the dragon boat Saturday at Lakeside Park.

Paddlers of all ages took to the lake with Nelson's Kootenay Rhythm Dragons who gave rides to five happy boatloads of paddlers.

The event was a way for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons to give a big“Thank You Nelson” for all the community support received for eight years...

by Contributor on Thursday May 24 2012

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Heritage City author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was described by the Globe and Mail as “a beautiful achievement by a gifted writer.” 

DeGrace reads from Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at Castlegar & District Public Library on June 7 at 7 p.m.

“I love Canadian history, and I’m...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 22 2012

It's popular to slay the dragon.

Now locals can ride the dragon Saturday (May 26) at Lakeside Park.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons would like to offer locals a chance to take a ride in the club's boat.

"This is the team’s big “Thank You Nelson” for all the community support received for eight years. They are also recruiting new members for a second team," said a team...