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By Timothy Schafer On on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Take a trip through the past, do something good for the environment and add a classic touch to your wardrobe.

A one-day vintage sale this Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will get you to the promised land of hip, collecting together some of the most classic and sought after vintage and retro styles of clothing in the Kootenay.

The one-day sale of...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jun 23 2011
Fathers and Sons, a humorous work by director Carl Bessai (Emile) will be featured at the upcoming Spotlight Films night at the Gem Theatre in Grand Forks.
In this film Bessai strays somewhat from his usual fare of tight fisted drama. Filmed in Vancouver Fathers and Sons weaves four stories of relatives in various...
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Nelson Poetry Slam, Horsefly Magazine and Oxygen Art Centre were some of the Nelson groups that were successful in landing one of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance arts and culture grants.

Of the 133 arts, culture and heritage projects — including the Nelson and District Arts Council — received a total of $555,000 in funding support for the...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jun 23 2011


@ The Spiritbar, Friday, June 25, 10 p.m.

  • Tickets: $5 at the door

With his humbling attitude and social awareness, SonReal brings a distinctive quality to the Hip-Hop genre.

The Vancouverite’s mature self-understanding...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jun 22 2011

Take 100 vendors, mix in two live stages and sprinkle in healthy doses of music, dancers and some artisans and you have the first 2011 version of MarketFest.

This Friday the famous family friendly frolic will feature the diversity of the Kootenay region, encouraging the use of local goods.

MarketFest (6-10:30 p.m.) returns to the 200 and 300...

By Andy George On on Wednesday Jun 22 2011
Tremendous displays of foliage and flora were exhibited to art supporters at the Gallery 2’s annual ‘Garden Tour’ fundraiser giving the supporting public a glimpse into the personal sanctuaries of local green thumbs.
The event featured nine private locations, as well as the Kettle Valley Community Garden. In total, about 100 people took part in the viewings on...
By Allyson Kenning On on Wednesday Jun 22 2011

Every so often, I come across someone who’s so inspiring, who, during the course of a conversation, seems to reach out and touch my soul in such a way that I feel so heard and understood it almost makes me want to cry. My interview with local author and well-known ice climber Margo Talbot was such an instance, and when talking to her on Monday over the phone, I was rendered speechless to the...

By Timothy Schafer On on Tuesday Jun 21 2011

Get your game face on, it’s the summer solstice, officially the first day of summer.

And judging by the attempts of the sun to break through the cloud and gloom in most parts of the West Kootenay, the powers that be are aware of the significance of the day as well.

Summer solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's and the moon's axial tilt is...

By Anonymous On on Tuesday Jun 21 2011

Fun, interactive and uplifting, Oso Simple’s shows are a treat for young and old.

Oso Simple - yes that’s his name - is now living in the Columbia Valley.  Originally a songwriter from Ontario, he came to BC to spend a season in the mountains skiing, but fell in love with this province’s undeniable beauty and stayed. 

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Jun 21 2011

Beats for concrete

@ The Royal, Friday, June 24

Three of the finest DJ’s in the Kootenay’s are coming together for a night of FUNdraising.

In support of the Nelson Outdoor Skatepark, DJ’s Shasta, Rhapsody and Craig Mullin are joining forces to bring you a night of Global Rhythms, and help bring the...