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By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

So, next Saturday, Dec. 11, you'll be out shopping, getting gifts for loved ones, buying cards, stocking up on staple holiday fare ... what could be more in keeping with the spirit of Christmas than to share a little bit of the season's bounty with those less fortunate?

Mountain FM and The Bridge are making it easy for you to do just that with the fifth annual Miracle Marathon on...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Landscape comes alive under the brush of Evelyn Kirkaldy, whose luminous oil paintings are currently on display at the Nelson Library.

Many of Kirkaldy’s pieces are created en plein air—on site— the better to harness spontaneity and energetic colour play in portrayals of vibrant mountain meadows, lively flower gardens and lush rainforests.

Her influences include Jackson...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Programming at Touchstones

Artist Talks: Rachel Yoder and Natasha Smith

Tuesday, November 30 at 7pm

$2 for general public / FREE for members

Join artist and printmaker, Natasha Smith and painter Rachel Yoder for talks about their new exhibitions at...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Nov 29 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The highest ranking Japanese officer on Canadian soil will be visiting several areas of Slocan Valley, the Kyowakai Society in New Denver announced.

Kyowakai Society president Gail Swanson said the consul general will come in March to pay homage to the thousands of Japanese Canadians that...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Nov 28 2010

Author reading at Nelson Library

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

It’s a story any writer would love to wrap their keyboard around.

And although Creston author Tanna Patterson-Z had a personal connection with the story of the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Nov 26 2010

Awareness and silence are urged in support of the Sinixt Nation.

Friends of the beleaguered First Nation and now the Perry Ridge Wilderness Preserve Initiative are invited to an awareness raising benefit concert and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 28 at The Royal on Baker (1 p.m. to midnight).

The Sinixt are currently preparing for a...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

Nelson Choral Society presents Voices of Winter

Saturday, Dec. 11 (7 p.m.), Capitol Theatre

Musical director Kathleen Neudorf has chosen a variety of choral pieces on a winter theme for the show, ranging from traditional to contemporary, religious to secular, warm Yule-tide fires to hushed winter landscapes where snow “falls down scarce...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Nov 22 2010

Get your words on.

The Kootenay Literary Competition — presented by the Kootenay Literary Competition Committee — is now open to any residents of the Kootenay region.

Kootenay Literary Competition 2010 theme: isolation. Contestants should explore this theme in their original work.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Nov 22 2010

Saturday, Nov 27, 9 a.m. at Michael Smith's farm (directions below)

By Chris Morasky, Pathways School

Our ancestors made many tools from bones, and more projectile points were probably made from bone than stone.

Bone is a beautiful material to work with and lends itself well to functional and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Nov 21 2010

Canadian mining and human rights in Guatemala will be the topic of a talk by human rights lawyer Grahame Russell this Sunday, Nov. 21 (7 p.m.) at Self Design High.

Russell is the co-director of Rights Action, a Canadian NGO long engaged in community development, environment and human rights work throughout Central America.

“Another world is possible and necessary,” said Grahame...