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Tickets, impaireds, vandalism - and rain, rain, rain.

Tickets, impaireds, vandalism - and rain, rain, rain.

Police are reporting … well, not much of anything, after inclement weather washed out most of the activity normally expected during the summer’s first long weekend.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said people were out and about, and roadblocks saw a great deal of activity, but otherwise there wasn’t a ton of stuff going on.

Nazareth concert for Nelson CANCELLED

Nazareth will not be making another trip to Nelson.

The Nelson Daily has learned that the Nazareth/Headpins concert slated for the NDCC Arena Tuesday, July 10 has been cancelled.

The reason is a lack of ticket sales.

Organizers had hoped to sell at least 1,300 tickets to break even but sold less than half that amount.

"We thought we'd sell at least 1,300 to break even. What we did expect to was to sell a lot more than 500," said promoter Bill Stack, making the decision Tuesday.

Stack said his promotion team is out a bit of money after having to pay the band a deposit fee up front.

Dimestore Fishermen TV series featuring Nelson airs Friday and Saturday

Kerry Reed and the Dimestore Fishermen boys enjoyed great scenery on Kootenay Lake during filming in fall of 2011. — photo courtesy Reel Adventures

Nelson will be showcased once again on television, this time as part of the Dimestore Fishermen series appearing on the World Fishing Network (WFN) Friday.

The episode shot on Kootenay Lake in the fall of 2011 is on Channel 152 on Shaw TV. Airtimes are Friday at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. All ties PDT.

Dimestore Fishermen is an outdoor fishing TV show that focuses on more than just fishing.

OP/ED: In tech we trust?

OP/ED: In tech we trust?

Technology rocks.

Just look at all of wonderful things it has brought into our lives … I can sit here on my couch with my coffee and my mini laptop and send this to my editor within seconds of finishing. I can listen to 800 different songs on something that’s smaller than a box of tic tacs. I can tweet, google, facebook, text, blog, email, skype, youtube, watch the news, movies, and all my favorite shows from a tiny handheld device.

It’s great! We can connect with friends and family far away, watch each other’s children grow up, meet the partner of our dreams – all online. The benefits are endless, right?

Yes … and no.

IN REVIEW: Prometheus - the beginning of the story

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My craving for a great science fiction / alien thriller was thoroughly satiated this weekend after an intense ride with director Ridley Scott aboard the spaceship Prometheus.

COMMENT: A dumb drug for a dumb species

COMMENT: A dumb drug for a dumb species

Ah, the eternal marijuana debate. It was a cliche a half a century ago when beatniks raged against men in grey flannel suits, and it’s a cliche today when trustafarians rage against Born Again neo-liberals.

City commits $350,000 to navigational software if WestJet comes to town

City commits $350,000 to navigational software if WestJet comes to town

City officials played a comparatively rich card in today's bid to draw WestJet to the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA) in Castlegar, promising to purchase $350,000 navigational software to reduce airport landing ceilings by 1,000 feet.

Teck delivers $1 million donation to Kootenay portion of Trans Canada Trail

Teck delivers $1 million donation to Kootenay portion of Trans Canada Trail

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by Teck Resources:

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) (“Teck”) today announced a $1 million investment to support the completion of a section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) connecting communities in the Kootenays.

OP/ED: Waltons, eat your heart out. This family knows how to have FUN

OP/ED:  Waltons, eat your heart out. This family knows how to have FUN

A family fun-filled day, that’s what we had planned. You know, like the ones they show on commercials with all of the slow motion laughter and delight. Well, I’m sorry to tell you, all that that just didn’t happen. I’ve now decided that family fun-filled days are only possible if you pack; a good sense of humour, a first aid kit, and low expectations. With those three things, you’ll do okay.

Kaslo rolls out red carpet for Canada Day Weekend Folk Fest beginning Friday

Kaslo rolls out red carpet for Canada Day Weekend Folk Fest beginning Friday

Kaslo is getting ready to provide the region with another weekend on celebration on the summer calendar with the second annual Folk Music Festival Canada Day Weekend.

“The response was so great (last year) that we have decided to go even bigger this year . . . with more great musicians, and accessible for more people to come listen and enjoy,” said organizer Heather Wilson of the Kaslo Hotel.

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