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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 09 2011

The Legal Services Society (LSS), BC's legal aid provider, is enhancing its services for British Columbians, and Nelsonites can access those services through Nelson CARES (The Advocacy Centre).

Effective Sept. 1, more people with low incomes in BC may qualify for legal aid. LSS is improving its financial eligibility guidelines for legal representation and advice...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 08 2011

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was first cast into the public eye during the Gaza War that began in late 2008.

In January 2009, two days before the end of Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza, Israeli shells fell on Abuelaish's family home, brutally killing three of his daughters and their cousin.

Amazingly, the loss did not embitter Abuelaish. He...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

To find out what genetically modified foods are on the market, what is coming and what actions you can take to stop GMO foods, there will be a forum in Nelson Sept. 19 to answer those questions.

Through genetic modification (GM) scientists are able to change plants or animals at the molecular...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

This September Slocan Valley Recreation has several interesting programs coming up, but they are going to start the season by having you climbing a wall – literally.

Jody and Wendy Knight operate Bear Rock Climbing and they have recently moved to Slocan Park. You may recognize them because they have an eight-metre tall portable climbing wall.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 05 2011
Local art duo heartlab (Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith) will be offering a hands-on collaborative art making workshop that will include a brief discussion about their work.

Pairs of any kind are encouraged to attend (e.g. friends, siblings, couples), although any individual is welcome, and will be matched with a partner.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Sep 02 2011

Finding the heart and soul of the food movement can sometimes mean getting your hands dirty—in a good way. Kristeva Dowling’s Chicken Poop for the Soul (Caitlin Press, 2011) is a witty, humorous and often bizarre journey of trial and error as the author sheds urban life for rural independence.

Dowling reads from her book on Monday, September 26 at the Salmo Public Library and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 01 2011

An endless variety of exciting books, lively songs, loveable puppets and easy fingerplays are all part of Pre-school Storytime (three to five year olds)  on Wednesday mornings and Tales for Twos (two to three year olds) on Saturdays. 

Both programs start at 10:15 a.m. and require preregistration.

These free storytimes are a chance for you and your child to enjoy some time...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Seven Okanagan College faculty writers to read in Nelson
@ Oxygen Art Centre, Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.

A tasty literary smorgasbord will be offered when seven Okanagan writers — all faculty members of the Okanagan College English Department — read from their published fiction, nonfiction and poetry on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson's...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Aug 29 2011

For Canadian Mental Health Vocational Counsellor Zoe Langlois, it all began with her enrolment in Selkirk College’s Adult Basic Education Program.

Zoe goes to work each day excited.

She marvels at how lucky she is to work with people, helping them find their way in life in her role as a Vocational Counsellor for Canadian Mental Health in Nelson.


by Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Aug 27 2011

The Corazon Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Nelson.

“Anyone age 13 to 23 and who loves to sing is welcome,” says the group’s director, Allison Girvan.

Corazon is a 65-voice youth choir based in Nelson. Over the past 10 years the group has gained a reputation throughout Western Canada for its...