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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 23 2010

Combine great West Coast blues harmonica with blues guitar and you have the makings of one great show.

That great show will be at The Royal on Monday, Oct. 25 as Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors (with Rusty Zinn) take the stage (7:30 p.m.) — a Legendary Blues Promotions and Kootenay Co-op Radio presentation.

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by Nelson Daily editor on Saturday Oct 23 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Information is a great tool in the kit of any municipality, allowing it to forge policy, planning and decision-making.

However, it is in short supply for resource-starved rural governments in the West Kootenay. That will change after the announcement Saturday afternoon...

by Nelson Daily editor on Friday Oct 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Although police won’t speculate on the economic ramifications of their summer grow operation busting activity, they have managed to take a bite out of the meal ticket of what they consider to be “organized crime.”

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment took over 20,000 marijuana plants...

by Nelson Daily editor on Friday Oct 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The fate of Jumbo Glacier Valley is nearly at hand.

In August of 2009 the decision making power for the Jumbo Glacier Resort passed from the Regional District of East Kootenay to the province.

The RDEK board of director’s vote went eight...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 22 2010

In a world where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan.

With a collective “wow” across Canada, the poet of our generation was found, and we weren’t even looking for one.

He will be found this Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.) as the city’s theatre...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 22 2010

Call it a film to inspire people to oppose privatization of the province’s rivers.

In People Power: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada, the six-chapter, 50-minute film explores private versus public power economics, environmental issues and meaningful First Nations engagement.

It will be a free showing in Nelson Nov. 2...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Oct 21 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson is guaranteed a share in the over 400 new jobs created in the Waneta Dam expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River, says the Columbia Basin Trust’s vice president of investments.

Johnny Strilaeff said a prescription is in place to ensure that 85 per cent of the new jobs will come from the...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Oct 21 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There may be a way around the resultant high cost of library service for some regional district residents in Area E, despite a resounding ‘no’ vote delivered in the Nelson Municipal Library referendum Saturday, says the area’s director.

Ramona Faust said she is working on a solution to...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Oct 21 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There won’t be another referendum on library services in Area F.

The regional district’s director for the area has decided the extra $7,000 needed to conduct another referendum — after an initial taxpayer-funded vote passed by a margin of only three votes — is too much.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 21 2010
It’s a little known fact that oysters support literacy.

Indeed, oysters are for literacy, libraries and the vast oceans of opportunity that open up with reading. They’ll prove it on Friday, Nov. 12 at Oysters, Authors and Ale, a gala benefit for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Learning Place, and the Nelson Library, when they offer...

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