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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 11 2011

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15 per cent of Canadians experience pain to a degree that it affects daily activities — a number that rises with age.

Almost everyone experiences these and other challenges such as weight issues, anxiety, and fear.

Two self-help workshops led...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 10 2011

The Nelson Public Library is coming to the Slocan Valley.

The library will be at the Winlaw School Library the third Thursday of the month in September, October, November and then again in January, through June from 3–7 pm.

People can come in and check out a book, DVD or MP3 from the small library collection on-site, reserve a book online and...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

It’s been an amazing “Summer of Science” for 300 Kootenay kids, with the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology  proudly supporting science-themed summer camps offered across the region.

From chemistry, to physics, to astronomy and outdoor adventure, each day camp was filled with...

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...