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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jul 28 2011

Michael Oakes, art opening

@ Ourglass Studio

  • Friday, July 29 at 6 pm

Ourglass studio presents an exhibit of new paintings by Michael Oakes.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 29 at 6 pm, the exhibit runs through to Aug. 26.

Michael Received his...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Jul 27 2011

With trademark honesty and surprising humour Dr. Brian Goldman gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the emergency room in his book Night Shift.

The author and host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art will tell all at the Nelson Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 pm.

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 27 2011
The summer is flying by, and the plans for this year's Fundival 2011 set for next Thursday, Aug. 4, are shaping up to be their best celebration yet! This year’s event is named "Fire and Ice" in reference to the fiery performers being featured and the icy glass and other cool artwork which will be in the auction this year.
Neil Krog of Twisted Forks Catering will be...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Art-in-the-Park for Kids at Kokanee Creek

1-3 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri through the summer

  • Kokanee Park Visitor’s Centre

Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? Are you planning day-trips or holidays close to home? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

 Today’s the big day – after years of anticipation, Chances Gaming Centre will finally be opening its doors in Castlegar.

Grand opening celebrations begin with an invitation-only reception, from noon to 4 p.m., with over 200 guests ranging from the local MP and MLA, as well as mayors-and-councils from all tri-city communities, to contractors and other members of the business community...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Hit television-show-hosts the Canadian Pickers are coming to the Koots, and they want to root through YOUR drawers!

Okay, maybe that’s putting too fine a point on it, but they do want to explore the overstuffed barns/sheds/attics/basements in the area, using their special skills to discover treasure where the rest of us may see only trash.
By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 24 2011

It's a topic that is very much in the political forefront these days. For the first time in history could a Mormon Presidential candidate be elected to the White House? A soon-to-be-released documentary looks into the history behind the Mormon links to the U.S. Presidency.

A Mormon President, Joseph Smith and the Mormon Quest for the White House will be released on Aug. 15, 2011...

By Rachel Selkirk On on Friday Jul 22 2011

Iron Mountain Theatre has a lot on their social calendar for the next year or so, with two shows on the road, a newly-written play...and some brand new sound equipment for their touring group.


The local theatre group secured grants from Teck, Columbia Basin Trust, the Trail Arts Council and the Rossland Arts Council to purchase the much-needed equipment....

By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Jul 21 2011

 Free, fun and family-friendly - the second annual Sandsations event is officially underway in the parking lot of the Pioneer Arena.

Featuring four local - but international-award-winning - sand sculptors, the event will allow folks to see massive sculptures created in a remarkably short time span, according to organizer Pat Field.

"They start carving today. They each have one...

By Andrew Zwicker On on Wednesday Jul 20 2011

Ever actually stopped at one of those “Information areas” along the highways in the region? You know the ones I mean. The ones featured at highway pull outs, coated with outdated ads and feature a surprisingly square, seemingly scale-less, essentially useless series of connect-the-dot lines between community names?

If you’ve ever wondered if anyone has found them useful, wonder no more...