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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 09 2011

“Our farmers need us. We need the farmers. Here is how to find them,” says Malin Christensson, project leader of The Slocan Valley Food Guide, a comprehensive directory of over 50 local farms and businesses related to local food production.

In the food guide you can find contact information for farmers from Playmore Junction to Hills, as well as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

New Denver has the Slocan Lake’s first public boat washing station.

Conveniently located next to the boat launch in Centennial park, the free service allows and encourages boaters to use a high-pressure water hose to remove invasive plants and residue from the hulls of their craft before entering Slocan Lake.

“Doing projects like this is why...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 07 2011

Men’s healing circle at Take Back the Night

@ Hall and Baker Street, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Take Back the Night! is an annual rally and march where women identified folk gather to demand safety and an end to gender-based violence.

But gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue, so male...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 06 2011

Members of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragon Boat Team and members of the local Breast Cancer Support group were at Nelson Safeway to answer questions and distribute information to shoppers on Oct. 22/23.

Pictured at the Safeway display for Breast Cancer Awareness month are (from left to right) Patty McMillan, Rebecca George, Margot Waterer, Lua Gerun (Safeway employee) and Dorothy Hatto....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 05 2011

Are you a first timer?

Have you ever tried snow-cat or heli skiing?

If you haven’t you ‘gotta’ this winter and the Powder Highway is the place to get out there. The West Kootenay has 16 cat and nine heli operations.

Here are a few 2012 packages:

Deep powder package

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 04 2011

The Kootenay lake Hospital Foundation has been celebrating the hospital’s recent emergency room expansion and the addition of the CT scanner. 

But another key piece of the health services at KLH is made up of the many surgeries that are performed in Nelson by local and visiting specialists. 

These services include a...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 03 2011

Changes to the BC Arts Council board will result in the loss of a unique rural perspective, and will lessen the BC Arts Council’s ability to meet the needs of arts organization and artists in rural B.C., says Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald.

The decision of the BC Arts Council not to renew the board appointment of Bill Usher of Golden — and instead replace...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 02 2011

It’s a local diet of another sort.

Tea Preville is cataloguing a huge body of work to publish a guidebook in 2012 and seeks community input to ensure all active spiritual locations are acknowledged. 

Using...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

Thirteen-year-old Kyra Burkart explored her local watershed recently and got a closer look at Anderson Creek near Nelson.

She joined other Grade 8 students from Trafalgar Middle School who participated in Know Your Watershed, a Columbia Basin Trust water-stewardship initiative.

Kyra and the rest of the students did water quality testing and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 30 2011

Are you a descendant of a British child immigrant? Is there a ‘home child’ in your family background? How would you know?

Join historian and author Art Joyce Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm at Touchstones Nelson, Shawn Lamb Archives for his presentation Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Honouring Canada’s Child Immigrants.

Between 1869 and 1939, 100,000 children were...

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