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by Contributor on Sunday Jun 18 2017

Nelson author, Diana Morita Cole, is the recipient of the 2017 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers.

The award is sponsored by the Nelson and District Arts Council, the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and the Carver Family.

Cole, selected by a jury charged with finding the best recipient, will receive her award and read from her work at Elephant Mountain Literary...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

On Sunday, June 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Slocan Valley Rail Trail will be the place to experience "Random Acts of Creativity".

For that day, the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society have formed a unique partnership to celebrate Canada150.

The day will involve recognizing our valley’s place in history, reaching from deep into...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

How do we have conversations with people who seem to have such perplexingly different assumptions and priorities?

It can often feel like you are living in completely different worlds, and questioning if there is hope of working together to resolve critical issues.

Community members have an excellent opportunity to explore such concerns at a timely workshop called “Getting Outside...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 11 2017

There's only a few more sleeps for fans of Ron James to purchase tickets for the award-winning comedian.

The show in Nelson is scheduled for Thursday (June 15) at the Capitol Theatre and the next night in Trail, Friday (June 16) at the Charles Bailey Theatre.

Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, James takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 11 2017

Mark Friday, June 23rd on the calendar as a must-attend event as the Annual Legacy Golf Event, in partnership with Selkirk Paving and Nelson Ready Mix, returns to the Granite Pointe Golf Club.

This is the fifth year of a very successful partnership with SPL/NRM, which has raised $30,000 for the Legacy Fund – each year!

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Selkirk...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 08 2017

The cadets, staff and sponsor of 561 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron held their Annual Ceremonial Review recently. The 19 cadets were inspected by Roland Krueger, the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 39 Brigade, which is the parent unit of the local Canadian Armed Forces Reserve unit, the 44th Filed Engineer Squadron in Trail.

“It was an amazing pleasure to be...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Best-selling author Joy Kogawa, whose widely taught novel Obasan is based on her family’s World War II internment in Slocan, is among the invited and local writers and other artists featured at the 6th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C. July 6-9.

Tickets for Festival events, including a full Festival Gold Pass, are now available online at ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Dedicated volunteers at three search and rescue organizations are working together to improve their ability to help save lives. Search and rescue (SAR) teams in Golden, Nelson and Fernie have partnered to purchase crucial equipment to perform helicopter rescues. The equipment is being funded in part by $258,500 from Columbia Basin Trust.

Called Human External Transport Systems, the...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 04 2017

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski has no shortage of ideas on how to strengthen and support small businesses in this region, thanks to feedback from local business and community members who attended his Nelson Small Business Forum on May 24th.

This was the third in a series held by Stetski across his riding.

“Nelson’s uniqueness is reflected in challenges...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 04 2017

Looks like there's another week of waiting before the Downtown Market kicks off the 2017 season on Baker Street in Nelson.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will reopen the 2017 Nelson Downtown Local Market on Wednesday June 14th in the 400 block of Baker St. for its eighth year of operation.

The market will run each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through to September 27th,...