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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 28 2010

It’s a time-honoured tradition with a twist.

Along with the usual fund-raising activities at Beaks, there is a new way to raise money that benefits the environment as well.

Beaks is tackling the growing problem of electronic waste and literally turning trash into cash.

Beaks is joining Think Recycle, a program which gathers used print cartridges, cell phones and...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 28 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A call for another referendum on the vote for library service in Area F was dismissed Thursday by regional district Area F’s current director.

Ron Mickel said despite a “stack” of six letters and printed emails from former regional district director Al Dawson, in opposition of the area’s...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 26 2010

The West Kootenay 4-H Community Club will get things kicked off for the 2011 year, starting in January, for youth of ages nine to19 years old who are interested in food and agriculture.

Sonja Seher will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus for anyone interested in getting involved, either as a...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A wave of raves in the Kaslo area and Taghum Beach in the last year has prompted complaints and now the drafting of a regional district bylaw to regulate mass gatherings.

Electronic music parties (raves) are creating a stir in some rural areas of the Regional District of Central Kootenay,...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

By Greg Alexis, BC Hydro

With sustained cold temperatures province-wide, there is currently a very high demand for electricity.

On Monday night, the hourly peak demand – 9,877 megawatts – for BC Hydro was recorded between 5 and 6 p.m., representing an increase of more than 1,900 megawatts over the peak a week earlier.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 22 2010

Saturday, Nov 27, 9 a.m. at Michael Smith's farm (directions below)

By Chris Morasky, Pathways School

Our ancestors made many tools from bones, and more projectile points were probably made from bone than stone.

Bone is a beautiful material to work with and lends itself well to functional and...

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The Ktunaxa Nation sent a 50-member delegation to Victoria on Monday, Nov. 15 to deliver a message to the Provincial Legislature.

In the Qat'muk Declaration and Stewardship Principles, the Ktunaxa Nation spells out their...

By Harvey Oberfeld on Sunday Nov 14 2010

Now that I’m back from some well-enjoyed fun in the sun, I am amazed at the number of people who have suggested the biggest story that happened in BC in the past few weeks was the decision by Premier Gordon Campbell to step down.  They are wrong.


As repeatedly explained on this blog long ago, especially after the HST debacle,  Campbell would be going  before the next election: it...

By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

For those considering issue triage — picking five or six issues to focus on — in the fight to rid the country of the current government, one area that is critical to the outcome is exposing the Harper government’s construction of the national security state.


I am referring here to the commitment of the Harper government to implementing policies that increase the importance of a...