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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

To help support the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series for years to come, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has contributed $25,000 to its Endowment Fund.

The endowment investment will help offset the costs incurred to bring diverse and inspiring local and international speakers to the region.

Located at Selkirk College in Castlegar, the Mir...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Mar 06 2011

Wolves have found their place in folklore and fairy tale, mythology and mysticism. Finding their place in the landscape has been more challenging.

Biologist Bob Hayes (now retired) served as the Yukon’s wolf biologist for nearly 20 years, and in that time developed a first-hand understanding of the wolf’s place in the North, from predator to prey...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 28 2011

By Glyn Humphries

I watched the movie, “The King’s Speech” with more trepidation and fluttering heartbeats than I expected. While actor Colin Firth ably portrayed the pitiable nascent King George V1, I experienced aching echoes of images and agonies, reverberating back sixty years.

Transmitting shattered words in pained staccato stutters...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 28 2011

The Raven's Gift
@ Oxygen Art Centre, Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

By Fiona Brown

Jon Turk received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971 and co-authored the first environmental science textbook in North America.

Even as he continued a successful academic career, he wandered through some of the most exotic and remote landscapes of...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 25 2011

16th annual Big Lip Sync Spectacular

@ The Capitol Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Get your lips flapping and your hips shaking for the 16th Annual Big Lip-Sync Spectacular this Saturday night.

From rock to hip-hop, ballet to jive, country to Broadway musicals, all have been strutted upon the lip...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 25 2011

Never in history has there been such a large cohort of women living beyond their 70s, still in good health, who, combined, are often trapped by poverty and the loss of meaningful roles in our individualistic culture.

Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series invites you to gain insight on the role of contemporary older women in North American society...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 24 2011

Flyin' Bob: One Man Three Ring Circus

@ The Capitol Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.


An exploration of the three ring circus in Flyin’ Bob’s mind, and all the silliness that entails . . .

From the simple balance of a peacock feather, through the Flying Boom Box, to the giant...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

FLIKS presents


at the Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.


The Academy Award nominated Cinderella story is about celebrated Brooklyn artist Vic Munitz’ travels to the largest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Even though the BC Arts Council board approved $5.7 million in grants to 280 artists and arts organizations in communities across BC this week, funding to several major Nelson arts organizations is still below 2008 levels.

Five Nelson arts organizations are well below the amount they received from the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 21 2011

Magic Bus with The Man in Havana and Breakfluid 

Tuesday, Feb. 22, Doors 9 p.m.

This will be a night of soulful, funktified, midtempo bass music.  It’s also The Man in Havana’s birthday celebration ... and there's no cover.


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn...