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By Contributor On on Friday Oct 01 2010

Anne DeGrace’s first novel, Treading Water, a series of linked stories based on the flooding of Renata in the 1960s, has been chosen for the second annual One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) selection.

One Book One Kootenay covers the East and West Kootenays and Boundary, and each year chooses one book written by an author residing in the region. The selected author will read...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Sep 30 2010

By Chris Holland

For generations the Capitol Theatre has been bringing in talented and diverse groups that inspire the imaginations of the children of the Kootenay region.

With spirited live entertainment that inspires and contributes to the culture of our community, the Capitol Kids Series has been a perennial host of the...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Sep 30 2010

The Cultural Development Commission (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2011’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador.

“This year’s category is literary arts, and for the first time there will be a $500 cash prize attached to the honour, provided by co-sponsors Otter Books and Packrat Annie’s,” explains Joy...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Sep 12 2010

You don't have to travel 1,900 kilometres and cross the Garlic Wall in eastern Saskatchewan to get your fill of garlic this weekend.

In less than 90 minutes of slope-style driving up the Slocan Valley you can be in New Denver, amidst thousands of garlic lovers and admirers, reveling in the heady aroma of the herb at the 18th annual Hills Garlic Festival on Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in...

By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

It’s a rare thing to gain exclusive, invite-only access to the world premiere of a film. Almost as rare for this writer is an impromptu trip through Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor to bear witness to such an event: I don’t like leaving my house. Even more rare (and now we’re talking almost cryptozoologically rare) is when little old Rossland can take pride in the combined efforts of a...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

The 2009/10 Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Annual Report and audited financial statements are now available to the public. The Annual Report reflects CBT's performance for the 2009/10 year ending March 31, and details the financial investments, spending and Delivery of Benefits activities. 

"For CBT, 2009/10 was a year of action and solid returns on our investments. We disbursed $10.9...

By Allyson Kenning On on Thursday Jul 01 2010

Summer in the Mountain Kingdom heralds the arrival of all kinds of fun stuff: open patios at local restaurants, museum and mine tours, snow-free (hopefully) hiking trails, and our own local musical theatre production, The Gold Fever Follies.  This ever-changing, dynamic show, consisting of stories loosely based on actual historical events in Rossland's history, will see its 24th season this...

By Contributor On on Thursday Apr 08 2010

Interactive video sets, 3D animation and amazing displays of artwork are a few of the many things you can experience at the upcoming Digital Arts Student Showcase at Selkirk College in Nelson.

The first and second year Digital Arts & New Media students will be putting forward their best work of the year to be viewed, played with and enjoyed by the general public. With free Adobe...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Feb 16 2010

by Tiffany Kanda

The Steps Dance Company has been working hard to create a once in a life time opportunity.They will be presenting a fashion show titled 27 Dresses, which will show case wedding dresses throughout the century.  It is truly a celebration of women.

The 27 wedding dresses will be modeled by community members and will feature modern to yesteryear...