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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 05 2012

Meet little How-Cute-Am-I, a baby alpaca who was born in a vicious thunderstorm and still doesn't have a name of her own.

This baby's soon to become the best-adored face of our local exhibition society, which puts on the Bule Grass Jamborie as well as the Pass Creek Fall fair, not to mention hosting a variety of events at the exhibition grounds ranging from Relay for Life to dog agility...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 04 2012

Oxygen Art Centre's third Annual Summer Art Camp will take place from August 20-24 and 27-31. 

The Oxygen Art Centre has another fun filled, imagination exercising, mixed media art making Camp planned this year. 

All instructors are back again with Fiona Brown alternating Bookmaking and Printmaking workshop weeks, while Lauryn Asbell will work with the younger ones on soft...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 02 2012

It's like a celebration before the big event . . . Christmas Party before Christmas.

The Kootenay Co-op invites friends, Nelsonites and Kootenay-ans to the
Big Tailgate Party Saturday, July 7 at the new location of the Co-op at 708 Vernon Street — site of the old Extra Foods parking lot.

"Everyone is invited to join in the festivities and to help celebrate this giant step...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 02 2012

Summer becomes wild and wacky with Wild and Wacky Sizzling Summer Wednesdays for teens at the Nelson Library.

Teen Services Librarian Joanne Harris — with help from teen advisors Noelle and Emma — has cooked up some hot activities.

“Cool teens really do hang out at the Library, especially in the heat of the summer” said Harris.

“Now, with our Wednesday summer program,...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 28 2012

Soul Fire Dance shook it up on the streets of the West Kootenay.

The aim was to raise awareness about violence against women and their children and to bring funds to local societies to support affiliated services. 

Included in our local Shimmy Mob campaign are Castlegar & District Community Services Society, Nelson Community Services Centre and Trail Fair Society....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

Last week — Thursday, June 21 — was International Go Skateboarding Day.

Tom Atkins of Nelson and District Credit Union met with Rob Levesque and several local skaters at the foot of Baker Street to celebrate the day with an announcement of the donation of $10,000 to the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society.

The relationship between NDCU and KLOSPS goes back 10 years when...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 26 2012

St Saviour's Anglican Church is once again throwing open its doors for summer tours, beginning Tuesday, July 3.

Church tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Saturday inclusive, with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions.

Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self-guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time.


by Contributor on Monday Jun 25 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety announced a star-studded lineup this week for the kickoff of the Market Fest season on Friday (June 29) on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street.

The street festival will feature Vancouver's Blackberry Wood and a lineup of local favorites that appeals to every audience.

Samba drumming, folk dancing, and a kids tent round out a jam packed schedule that...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 24 2012

A small class projected blossomed into a full gown garden/greenhouse as the Global Perspectives class of L.V. Rogers Secondary culminated a successful year in the dirt.

The project, that began with a few students and teacher and located on the back side of the school near the stairs to the school fields, quickly created a buzz throughout LVR.

Soon Technology teacher had students...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Adielle Lewis  picks up a piece of bark she found outside the door and inserts it carefully into the nest…just like the birds that build them.

She is helping make a display for the opening of the Kokanee Park Visitors Center July 1.   

She and six other home schoolers volunteered to build the Osprey nest for the new Web of Life display with the help of osprey biologist Marlene...