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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Environmentally aware, adventure minded and packed with breathtaking views of nature; Kootenay Kalendars is a company that lives up its culture conscious name.

The Kootenay’s...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival returns to Whitewater Ski Resort this month.

What is Coldsmoke? Super light, fluffy, powder puff snow that skiers passionately pursue each winter.

What is the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival? A four-day (Feb. 25–28) grassroots gathering of backcountry skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers from all over...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

On Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.

The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for.

Golden RCMP notified Golden Search...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

The Village of Slocan has hired a consultant to study their proposed municipal micro-hydro project on Springer Creek.

Nelson’s Selkirk Power will be producing a report that will include an environmental assessment and water flow monitoring information.

The Village council had identified potential sites for the intake and power house, as well as...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 29 2011

British Columbia is set to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, which kicks off Thursday, along with a variety of Lunar New Year events reflecting the Asia-Pacific influence that has helped build this province over the past 150 years.

Here are a dozen suggestions to help you take part in the festivities:

1. Enter Canada’s oldest Chinatown through...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

MLAʼs rally for Jumbo Wild

Feb. 5, 12 p.m., Central School Gym

In November, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall spoke to the Minister for Natural Resource Operations and he said that he would be making a decision regarding Jumbo "in the next few months."

With this decision...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Police believe the motive for a beating in Nakusp on Dec. 29 was one of hate and ignorance relating to the victim's sexual orientation.

Nakusp RCMP reported Tuesday that two men were attacked at St. Leon’s Hot Springs outside Nakusp three weeks ago after they were identified as a gay couple.

On Dec. 29, 2010 around 8:30 p.m., while on a cross country skiing trip into St. Leon's...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist, president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions, former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up and the upcoming speaker for Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series.

She will be speaking passionately about the rights of women and children in her native Iran, particularly regarding the issue of capital...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

By Amy Taylor, Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic 

Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are? 

The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is holding a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-5 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall. 

The workshop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely...