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by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

For the second year in a row, Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will provide the opportunity for 10 local writers to receive one-on-one feedback on their work from a noted Canadian author.

Alberta novelist, screenwriter, and educator Fred Stenson is this year’s writer-in-residence for the Holley Rubinsky Blue Pencil Sessions, named for the late Kaslo author whose bequest has...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

On a cold, snowy Saturday night in February, Nelson and 113 other cities across Canada participated in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year Walk. 

More than 400 community members walked to raise money for Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign and help take steps to end homelessness.

“We were hoping to raise $30,000 through this event and once again the people of Nelson have helped...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 24 2017

Get ready kids and parents, Mister Mojo is coming to town!

It was four years ago that the beloved children's musician released his debut CD for kids in Nelson.

Now, to celebrate the release of his second full length CD for children, Mister Mojo will be having a concert on Sunday May 28th at the Nelson Legion, 402 Victoria St. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $8,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2017

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Monday May 22 2017

Renowned in the furniture design and woodworking communities for the highly-skilled craftspeople it produces, the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program is preparing for an impressive showcase of creative talent.

A Nelson tradition, students in the Fine Woodworking Program will have their finished products on display May 26 to 28 at the Nelson Trading Company at 402 Baker Street....

by Contributor on Thursday May 18 2017

Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre and it’s no wonder.

This year's event is set for May 26,-28 at 320 Vernon Street — Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. -6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More than 30 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work...

by Contributor on Thursday May 18 2017

Salmo’s Volunteer Fire Department is hosting “Be a Firefighter for a Night” event Wednesday May 24 at the local Village hall.

Anyone interested must be 19 years of age, or older, and in good physical condition.  The Fire Department is also accepting expression of interest.

Salmo Volunteer Fire Department has more than 20-plus volunteer members.

Interested applicants to “Be...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 16 2017

Poetry and peonies feature this June in the West Kootenay. 

Award-winning Ottawa poet and past-president of the Canadian Peony Society Blaine Marchand will journey west to be guest speaker at the 2017 Peony Show, June 9 – 11 in Castlegar. With a nod to Marchand’s poetic fame, the author will read from his work Thursday, June 8 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library. 

The National...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 16 2017

Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Nelson, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow.

In May, area residents can show their support to families, friends and neighbours affected by dementia.

Many people did just that by participating in the recent Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s, a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness...

by Contributor on Sunday May 14 2017

MADD Canada, ICBC, the RCMP and supporters of Alexa’s Team gathered at Quigley Elementary School in Kelowna, on Wednesday, to recognize police officers named to the 2016 Alexa’s Team in the Southeast District area of the province. 

Sixty police officers from various RCMP Detachments, Traffic Services units and Municipal Police Forces from the Southeast District area — including ...