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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2012

It’s variety week for music at places in the Nelson area.

The Royal Inn kicked off the festivities with Estevan hosting Open Stages Wednesday.

The same open stages shifts to the Dam Inn Thursday.

Friday, Do 'N Notes are playing at Balfour Beach Inn on Friday.

All shows start at 9 p.m.

A Sunday afternoon Jam at Finley's Irish pub in Nelson hosted by Dan...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 31 2012

It’s simple, really. Read the books; mark your ballot.

Tell the world—or at least the Kootenays—which book from the One Book, One Kootenay 2012 shortlist you think should get the nod.

The deadline for voting for the book all Kootenay book-lovers should read is August 10th. Ballot boxes are in libraries throughout the Kootenay Library Federation.

One Book, One...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 29 2012

Several years ago, local historian Greg Scott and his wife, Denyse, became “Holy Hoovers”, once-a-month volunteer cleaners at Nelson’s St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral.

It was during this time, being immersed in the beauty of the Church’s stained glass windows, that a germ of an idea was born.

St. Saviour’s, built in 1899 and rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1928, is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 29 2012

The event was named on of the "10 Great Places to Get In Tune, Be Outdoors" in 2007 by USA Today.

Five years later, it's still a great place to kick back and enjoy.

The 2012 Kaslo Jazz Festival is getting close to happening as the annual event begins Friday in the North Kootenay Lake City for three glorious days.

The festival begins Friday with the talented and ever...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Nelsonites are urged to make the Nelson City Hall Courtyard a happening place as the community joins forces to help the people of Johnsons Landing during a benefit concert.

The even kicks off a high noon, running until 9 p.m.

Some of the artists performing include Bill Bourne, Soniko Waira, Sunshine Drive, Tangerine Swing, Pat Henman, Bessie Wapp, The Alan Kirk Band, Randy Morse...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 25 2012

Like the outdoors?

Like taking pictures of the outdoors?

Then grab camera and pack and have the opportunity to see a picture on the cover of the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, through a photo contest announced by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

The Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is published every two years, and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 24 2012

Birthe Holt is offering a one-day course will enable people to get Bio Dynamic farming and gardening working in their own applications, no matter the scale.

The event takes place Sunday (July 29), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It is a practical course looking at natural plant feeding, how to build soil structure,the formation of humus, green manure, sheet composting, weeds as green...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 23 2012

Time is running out on competitors wanting to enter the 30th annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon.

The race, with a course distance of 1.5 kilometer Olympic swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run, goes Sunday August 5 at 8 a.m. from Lakeside Park in Nelson.

For racers looking for a short distance, the sprint race is 500 meter swim, 22 km cycle and five km run.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 22 2012

The month of July is quickly coming to an end and that can mean only one thing — Nelson's Summer Music Festival is back.

Friday (July 27) the West Kootenay EcoSociety invites the public back for Market Fest on Baker Street.

Fans of the event can look forward to more than 100 vendors on two blocks of Baker Street, a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 17 2012

Keep the Beat is back for its fourth fundraiser and the Nelson and District Credit Union is proud to be a sponsor of the music event.

Keep the Beat, a ten-hour concert held at Nelson's Lakeside Rotary Park, is organized by a group of local youth to raise funds for War Child Canada.

The event celebrates its fourth anniversary Wednesday, July 25 from noon until 10 p.m.