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by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2016

There's going to be a benefit reading (Friday) August 26 in support of a noted Nelson  author and publisher whose computer was frozen and access to files blocked in April by cyber extortionists.

The reading, set for in Room 310 of Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts building, 606 Victoria St., will feature Ernest Hekkanen.

Hekkanen has refused to pay the ransom demanded, as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 18 2016

The Hip is coming to Nelson Saturday at Lakeside Ball Diamonds.

Well, almost.

Expressions Theatre Café and RDCK are joining together to bring the final concert for the Tragically Hip from Kingston, Ont, live via CBC-TV. The concert runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In Nelson there are at least five venues that are presenting this free event, including:

  • The Civic...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 16 2016

Kootenay Kids Early Care & Learning Centre is thankful to Nelson Ready Mix for a recent dump truck load of washed masonry sand donated and delivered. 

The sand will be used to update and refresh the three sand playing areas at  Early Care & Learning Centre.

Photo caption: Children and staff at the Kootenay Kids Early Care & Learning Centre and the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 16 2016

Hopefully this won't be the last Beach Party for Queens Bay.

However, organizers are taking no chances by staging the Queen’s Bay Beach Party “Swim-in” Sunday (August 21) at Turtle Rock Beach approximately four kilometers north of Balfour along Highway 31.

The event, schedule to begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine, is to show support for keeping the Kootenay Lake ferry terminal in...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 14 2016

Lesley Anderton's presentation of The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins” is coming to the Legion Hall in the Village of Slocan Saturday (August 20) beginning at noon.

There will be an opening by Marilyn James, Matriarch, Sinixt Nation and an educational visual slide presentation, concluding with a field trip to the Slocan River, where Slocan Lake drains into...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 14 2016

Major Kevin DeBiasio, Unit Public Affairs Representative for the West Kootenay Air Cadets said the last group of Cadets recently departed for Summer Training.
The Air Cadets aged 12 and 13 were from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks. 

Major DeBiasio said the cadets were heading to the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre near Victoria and will be attending the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 11 2016

Expressions Theatre Café and Regional District of Central Kootenay present
Canadian Movies in the Park at Lakeside Park and Kokanee Creek Park for the community.

Each movie is under two hours, and all are family friendly and free of admission.

The movies include The Grand Seduction, Saturday (August 13) at Kokanee Creek Park on the North Shore.

Sunday (August 14) it...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

Local students will once again be hosting a 12-hour music festival in Lakeside Park to raise funds for War Child Canada. ‘Keep the Beat 2016’ runs from 10 am to 10 pm and will include live music, dancing, a silent auction and raffle, and a kids tent full of fun activities.

All proceeds go towards development projects benefiting children in war-torn countries.

“It’s a really...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 09 2016

The Nelson Summer Theatre Festival has returned to The TNT Playhouse (corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets) with another August line up of theatrical delights served up by our city’s finest young professional talent.

This past weekend audiences were delighted by Comedy Bouquet, a hilarious mix of sketches and songs served up by newcomer Quinn Barron (fresh off...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 07 2016

More than 160 arts, culture and heritage projects — including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour — have received a total of $706,000.00 in funding support for the 2016–17 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

“In recent weeks we have heard from many grant recipients how much the funding from the Columbia Basin Trust...