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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 13 2013

Film goers will not want to miss the Amnesty International film festival scheduled for February 1-2 in Nelson.

According to local activist Anna Purcell, "These films are really interesting and inspiring without being too disheartening.

"For example, the film Umoja: No Men Allowed follows a group of Kenyan women who turn patriarchy on its head by starting their own...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 11 2013

Calling all clubs, special interest groups and organizations looking for ways to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being in their communities.

The City of Nelson is hosting two workshops to assist applicants who will be requesting Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program funding for the City of Nelson in 2013.  

“Staff will provide applicants...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2013

If you thought learning was just about books and classrooms, it’s worth thinking again.

When your child figures out how to button her coat or tie her shoelace, that’s learning. When your teen masters standard transmission, that’s learning. And when you figure out a new recipe, that’s learning, too.

On January 27, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Nelson Public Library...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

If a close friend said they have dementia, would you avoid them for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do?

If you answered “yes,” you're not alone.

According to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis.

It's no surprise, then, that one in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe-band hosts the annual salute to Scotland’s most famous poet at the annual Rabbie Burns Night Saturday, January 26, in the Eagles Hall on Baker Street in Nelson.

The annual fundraiser boasts an evening of pipes, toasts, haggis and roast beef during a gathering to honour Scotland's most famous poet.

The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe celebration beings at 6 p.m.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 06 2013

As Canadians work at improving their own lives, they also strive to help the less fortunate. According to a recent report by BMO Harris Private Banking, charitable giving is on the rise in Canada. 

Almost 79 per cent of Canadians made a charitable donation in 2012, up from 68 per cent in 2011, and the average amount they gave has increased from $487 in 2011 to $557 this year.

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 06 2013

Osprey Community Foundation recently welcomed a rather large donation from the Wildlife Genetics International.

Dr. David Paetkau and Wildlife Genetics International staff made a generous $5000 donation to Osprey’s Community Fund.

The Osprey Community Foundation grants support new or existing programs, capital projects, research, public awareness projects and/or innovation.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 02 2013

The Nelson Lions Club in conjuction with 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets are hitting the streets Saturday, January 5, to help the public rid themselves of Christmas Trees.

The annual event raises money for community projects.

For a donation of at least $5, Nelson Lions Club and 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets will pick up and chip the trees.

The method is simple.


by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 02 2013

It seems that 2012 was the wettest year on record for this area, which didn't help the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall.

Thanks to the clouds and rain a partial solar eclipse, a partial lunar eclipse, and the transit of the sun by Venus were all missed.

The upcoming year does not have the spectacular events of 2012 but if the clouds stay away the program could look forward to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 30 2012

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society made Christmas a little more special for three families as the club pulled the names in the Christmas Cash Raffle during December 19 game against Castlegar at the Nelson & District Community Complex. 

Patti Heinrich from Boswell (see picture) away as the big winner, capturing the $7,000 first prize.

Second prize of $2,000 went to Brad Ouchi of...