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OP/ED: You won't be calling me paranoid once the kidnappers get me

OP/ED: You won't be calling me paranoid once the kidnappers get me

This October, my besties and I are going on a girls-only trip to Napa Valley and San Francisco. We have been saving up for almost a year and have quite the travel itinerary planned. First, we are going to rent a little cabin in wine country and tour the various vineyards (sipping all the way). When we are not busy pickling our livers, we plan to frolic on the beautiful California beaches and mingle with the locals. Then we will go to San Fran and spend the rest of our time touring the city and eating at the restaurants recommended on the show Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives.

One Book One Kootenay author to present 'The Third Crop' in Castlegar

Author Rita Moir signs a copy of the 2012 One Book, One Kootenay selection 'The Third Crop'. Photo by Linda Crosfield

Rita Moir will read from her book The Third Crop at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.  The Third Crop is this year’s One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) selection.

Nelson author offers reading at Castlegar library

Nelson author offers reading at Castlegar library

Eyes sparkling with excitement, an animated Frances Welwood shares her enthusiasm for a remarkable woman, Annie Garland Foster, who challenged the conventions of her times, to become, among other things, the first woman councilor in Nelson.

Kootenay Storytelling Festival plans on getting bigger and better

Barry Gray of Harrop was one of the many storytellers during Sunday's festival in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson edition of the Kootenay Storytelling Festival may not have blown the doors off like organizers had hoped for, but its definitely a start of something big for the Heritage City.

After a few year hiatus, the Kootenay Storytelling Festival may its way back to the community with stops in Proctor (Saturday) and Nelson (Sunday).

The Kootenay Storytelling Festival featured storytellers from Toronto (Mariella Bertelli), Cranbrool(Joshua Klassen) as well as locals Barry Gray (Harrop) and Olivia Van Jarrett (Nelson).

54-40 gives Nelsonites an evening of rock and roll

Neil Osborne and 54-40 rocked the Capitol Theatre Friday. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson was rocking as the band 54-40 treated the sellout crowd to an evening of rock and roll.

The band came to the Heritage City as part of its 30-year anniversary tour.

One of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape had the crowd rocking for most its show.

Castlegar council pans paper; switches to computerized meeting materials

Councillor Kevin Chernoff peruses an agenda on an iPad instead of paper

City council is chasing the green - environmental and cash savings - with the move to paperless council meetings, according to councillor Kevin Chernoff.

"We started thinking about it a year ago, through the Green Committee, and started implementing it in June - I was the first to make the switch," he said, adding now four of six councillors have been trained on iPads and the others should be up to speed in a matter of weeks. Senior city staff are working off iPads or laptops, he added.

Global TV to feature Pass Creek in time to promote Fall Fair

Global TV to feature Pass Creek in time to promote Fall Fair

Source readers really stepped up, answering the call for photos of Pass Creek to give Global TV as they prepare to feature the community in a news segment this Sunday. Roll your mouse over each photo to find out where it was taken and by whom.

Pass Creek will be in the limelight Sept. 16, when Global Morning News (Channel 7) features the community in its Small Town Segment with Wesla Wong. It will air three times between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

INTERVIEW: You say you want a revolution? The 2012 Kootenay Literary Competition launches

KLC chair Kristene Perron

The Kootenay Literary Competition (KLC) is back for 2012...and bigger and better than ever. New innovations for this year include larger cash prizes, lower entry fees, publication in the KLC anthology for all winners, writing workshops, a draw prize for emerging writers, and a special bonus prize for all youth winners. And if that’s not enough, the annual awards ceremony and celebration will feature winners’ readings, free desserts, and a very special guest performer and speaker – spoken word poet Sheri-D Wilson.

Garnet Rogers plays EXPRESSIONS

Garnet Rogers in Nelson Sunday.

Clear your schedule for a unique performances by legendary Canadian folk music singer/songwriter, Garnet Rogers, on Sunday, September. 16, 8 p.m. at Nelson’s newest live performance venue, EXPRESSIONS.

Roger’s music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful.

Phoenix Mine geneaology to be featured on BBC radio Sept. 6

A grave site in the Phoenix graveyard may have a connection to a modern person in Wales. Photo courtesy of Boundary Museum Archives.

Long dead Phoenix miners and a modern-day Welsh connection will be featured on a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) radio Wales program on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. British time.

The popular BBC program, Jamie and Louise, hosted by Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott, will be including genealogist Cat Whiteaway in their morning discussions tomorrow. During her interview, Whiteaway will be offering advice on tracing your family history which includes a modern person with a connection to the Phoenix mine.

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