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SPIN OFF exhibition opens Friday at Oxygen Art Centre

SPIN OFF exhibition opens Friday at Oxygen Art Centre

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present new work by Victorian artist Megan Dickie.  

SPIN OFF is a sculpture and video installation. The video references the format of video games; flat, multi-leveled obstacle courses that are traversed by a character who continually fails and reattempts the challenges.

Get ready for the first ever Kootenay Spirit Festival

Get ready for the first ever Kootenay Spirit Festival

The count down is on for the first ever Kootenay Spirit Festival — September 12-14 in Nelson.

In just over a month peole will gather for the inaugural event.

Kootenay Spirit Festival is a celebration of yoga, dance, meditation and music held in the natural beauty of Nelson, BC, aspiring to ignite and unite community within this region and beyond.

Helping To Build Peace in Israel and Palestine

Helping To Build Peace in Israel and Palestine

Peace seems more distant than ever in Israel, but Selkirk College instructor Denis Kleine is forging ahead with a project he hopes will act as a symbol of what can be achieved in the future.

Bloodshed and tension rises daily in the Gaza Strip as Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continue the conflict that has taken a terrible toll on the region. With no end in sight to the struggle, earlier this month Kleine headed to the Middle East to get started on a sculpture project that promotes peace.

Safeway partners with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to 'Make Muscles Move'

 Safeway partners with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to 'Make Muscles Move'

Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Safeway launched a campaign to “Make Muscles Move” in support of those affected by neuromuscular disorders. 

Thursday, at the Safeway in Nelson, local ambassador Jonathan White was on hand to officially kick off the drive in the Heritage City as Muscular Dystrophy Canada partners with Safeway stores in western Canada from July 31 – August 15, to raise funds to support the Safeway Mobility Grant program, post-secondary scholarships for young adults and to fund important research.

Humans of Nelson leaps from screen to book

Humans of Nelson leaps from screen to book

What began as an experiment is about to become a book. Humans of Nelson, a project that has been charming legions of followers through Web and Facebook pages, will make the leap to the printed page this fall. A Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling launches August 8.

The project has come a long way since photographer Ryan Oakley took the first shot, on his lunch break from his job as an engineer with the Ministry of Transportation.

Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 goes BC Day Weekend

Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 goes BC Day Weekend

The always popular Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 returns for a special summer engagement the next two long weekends in Nelson — BC Day and Labour Day.

For the two long weekends in August  (1-3 & 29-31) people are invited to enjoy a guided tour of Nelson’s paranormal side from the safety of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s (NETS) 108 year old Trolley Streetcar #23.

Tips for a safe summer from Interior Health

Tips for a safe summer from Interior Health

Now that we are in the thick of the “fun in the sun” season, residents across the region are planning road trips, hitting the beach, or heading to the hills.

Nobody wants to spend the summer season in a hospital bed, so Interior Health is reminding the public to take a few simple steps to stay healthy this summer:

BC Used Oil Ambassadors make pitstop in Heritage City

BC Used Oil Ambassadors make pitstop in Heritage City

Two ambassadors for BC Used Oil and Recycling program were in Nelson during the weekend to promote public awareness and encourage responsible recycling.

Susan Zhang and Therese Mah are part of four student ambassadors canvassing the province for 17 weeks on a mission to foster sustainable communities by educating the public on how to recycle everything in their homes.

"For us we want to make sure all the collection facilities have all the resources they need and are happy with the program," Susan Zhang told The Nelson Daily.

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for August

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for August

For anyone who has ever been interested in the sky, then Taghum Starry Night program is the place to be.

During the month of August, there is plenty to see in the night sky at Taghum Community Hall — 5915 Taghum Hall Road by the old Taghum Bridge.

Unfortunately there will be no longer very good views of Saturn and Mars as the planets sink in the west.

Neptune will be at opposition in late August and will be an object to aim for next month.

Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

The names of 280 soldiers are engraved on cenotaphs and memorials around BC’s Kootenay Lake, names that our generation stand in front of and honour every year on November 11.

But who were these men?

What did they endure?