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by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2012

For a dialysis patient, healthy veins are a life line.

But sometimes when Renal staff plan to create a permanent vascular access (called  an AV fistula) to facilitate the necessary blood flow for hemodialysis, they find a patient’s veins have been damaged from previous IVs or lab work.

Renal staff have been working with Interior Health’s IV therapy team on ways to better preserve...

by Contributor on Monday May 21 2012

What secret does coroner Bern Fortin uncover in a quiet mountain town, and what does beer have to do with it?

Find out by buying a ticket to a special event and book launch for Deryn Collier’s new mystery novel, Confined Space, a Nelson Public Library event to be held at the Nelson Brewing Company Friday, June 15th at 7:00pm.

Confined Space, published...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 17 2012

The Rite of Movement is coming to L.V. Rogers High School.

The show, a production of the LVR dance program, is set for the LVR Hangar, Friday (May 25) at 7 p.m.

Students will be performing both  teacher and student-choreographed pieces.

Tickets are currently for sale by LVR students, and will also be available at the door: $10 for adults, $6 for students, and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 15 2012

Looking to get some exercise . . . with a friend or two?

Slot Sunday, June 3 on the calendar for the 11th West Kootenay Walk for ALS.

This fun filled community event is slated for Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson at 1 p.m. Registration goes at 11:30 a.m.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the person’s motor neurons...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 15 2012

The market was such as success in 2011, organizers are ready to do it all over again at the Oxygen Art Market May 25-27.

The Art Market has quickly become an important fundraiser for the Oxygen Art Centre.

The event, attracting an estimated 700 attendees, was developed in response to a greater need for fundraising to keep the Oxygen’s doors open.

Like many artist-run...

by Contributor on Sunday May 13 2012

Why do you listen to the radio?

To hear music?

To learn what’s happening in the world?

To share ideas and events? 

Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR), is entering its 13th year on the air of local music, local news and local support, entirely supported by the love of its listeners.

Radio isn’t cheap. KCR’s annual budget is over $130 000—money that goes to staff...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 13 2012

The Taghum Hall Society Starry Nights/Sunny Days Program got a big boost with the addition of its new is Hydrogen Alpha Scope.

The Hydrogen Alpha Scope and the sun filters on the big telescope we could safely look at the sun which appears through the lens as a bright orange, almost red ball and you can actually see solar flares shooting off the sun and looping back to the sun in an arc...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 09 2012

In recognition of the International Year of Co-operatives, Concentra Financial a Saskatoon based co-operative, announced the recipients of its Empowering Your Communities 2012 initiative which provides $180,000 to support credit union community projects nationwide.

Concentra Financial asked credit unions to submit proposals for a local project that is being led or championed by their...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 09 2012

Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC transports the people on a moving journey, through Calls from Whales, a Forum on the Impacts of the Enbridge BC Oil Pipeline, at the Capitol theatre in Nelson, May 30th at 7 p.m.

The forum features Andrew Nikiforuk, investigative reporter and author of award winning book, Tar Sands:  Dirty Oil and the Future of a...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2012

Support for the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson continues to arrive as the clock ticks down to the four-day event July 12-15 beginning Thursday.

The weekend features local and nationally recognized authors and publishers, a B.C. wine-tasting evening, panels, a spoken word workshop and more.

The Festival in June received a $7,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation,...