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Calling Kootenay artists: Apply to be showcased in hub village art windows

Art windows in Salmo.

This application is for the artists and/or groups who would like to display their art in one of three Village of Salmo Art Windows located at the west side of the building located at 423 Railway Avenue in Salmo, BC.

The Village Art Windows were constructed to provide an opportunity for Salmo Valley and Kootenay region artists to showcase their work in a way that is visible to pedestrians walking along Salmo’s Main Street and street traffic. The art windows help to support the arts and encourage visitors to explore Salmo.

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Brand new sculptures to be unveiled next week

Imagine the Stories by Rabi'a and Carl Schlichting

Get your Sculpturewalking shoes ready! On Saturday, May 13, 30 sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown, marking the seventh year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

Advertorial — Mayor and Council and fellow citizens

City of Nelson downtown core.

Mayor and Council and fellow citizens:

Judge approves Lemon Creek class-action suit

In July 2013 thousands of people in the Slocan Valley were forced from their homes for several days after a tanker truck fell into Lemon Creek, spilling 35,000 litres of jet fuel into the stream.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has given the go-ahead for a class-action lawsuit for residents of the Slocan Valley affected by the 2013 fuel spill in Lemon Creek.

Justice David Masuhara ruled last week the proposed civil action had met the proper requirements of a class action and had sound enough arguments to go to trial.

In July 2013 thousands of people in the Slocan Valley were forced from their homes for several days, and warned not to use the water for weeks, after a tanker truck fell into Lemon Creek, spilling 35,000 litres of jet fuel into the stream.

The Show Must Go On — Dance Umbrella celebrates 20th year of Spring Showcase

The 20th Dance Umbrella Spring Showcase promises to be just as good as the past 19 years as Reece Boulanger and Sonje Boyd perform in one of the many routines at Capitol Theatre in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

A lot has changed in 20 years.

High speed internet has taken over from dial-up, everyone has a smart phone and the weather, well, let’s just stop right there.

While a lot has changed, a lot has remained the same for Dance Umbrella over the past 20 years.

The local dance institution, with an annual registration hovering around the 150 participant mark, has continued to boast the same family-orientated atmosphere while at the same time grooming the kids in the art of modern, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and Bollywood styles.

Smoke from prescribed burn will be visible near Kaslo

This 20-hectare controlled burn will be visible from Highway 31 and Highway 31A.

BC Wildfire Service said in a media release Tuesday personnel would be conducting a prescribed burn in the Mt. Buchanan area (11 kilometres west of Kaslo) during the month of May 2017.

The release said with weather and site conditions permitting, this burn project could begin as early as Wednesday, May 10.

"Smoke from this 20-hectare controlled burn will be visible from Highway 31 and Highway 31A," the release said.

Book launch at Touchstones — Journeys Taken: Selkirk College – The First 50 Years

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College – The First 50 Years chronicles the rich history of post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions.

Selkirk College is celebrating its 50th anniversary by releasing a commemorative coffee table book.

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College – The First 50 Years chronicles the rich history of post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. It is a beautiful volume and is a welcome addition to every bookshelf!

Mock disaster challenges local emergency agencies

Local emergency services respond to a mock bus accident Saturday at former Mount St. Francis Hospital. — Submitted photo

The former Mount St. Francis Hospital was a beehive of activity Saturday morning as Emergency Agencies from throughout the region participated in the mock disaster exercise training scenario.

The training scenario was part of Emergency Preparedness Week.

The exercise required several agencies to work together to respond to a mock bus accident that involves mass “casualties” and hazmat conditions. 

Bylaw deals Compassion Club out of the picture as cannabis regulations handed down

Council decided which applicants would be in line for the six available medical cannabis licences in the City of Nelson.

Only five of the city’s seven medical cannabis business licence applications made the cut under the new Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw, with one long-time business left on the outside looking in.

On Monday night Nelson city council flexed the muscle of its newly minted bylaw and determined which of the seven applicants for the six available medical cannabis licences would be granted a pass.

BC Election 2017: Kim Charlesworth, Green Party — A veteran environmental voice raises the Green banner

Kim Charlesworth doesn't believe the Nelson-Creston riding have been well served at all.

Only a few more sleeps for candidates as voting has commenced in BC's the 41st general election with advance polls now open.

On Tuesday, May 9th the rest of voting will conclude to elect members to the Legislative Assembly in Victoria.

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today, The Nelson Daily Reporter Tim Schafer speaks with Green Party candidate Kim Charlesworth

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