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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday May 25 2011

This year’s Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking class of woodworking student has come from all regions of Canada, bringing with them many varied experiences and talents.

This weekend the students will reveal their progress achieved in one year as the Year-End Show is held.

An assortment of approaches to the design process and a full spectrum...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday May 24 2011

Selectah Messenjah with Gisto

@ The Royal on Baker, Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m.

  • Tickets: $5

Reggae DJ, Selectah Messenjah along with Reggae MC, Gisto, plan to throw down a serious party at the Royal.  Come give it up for the reggae vibe with these two talented performers.

Gisto is an ultra...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday May 23 2011

Join the excitement this weekend at the first annual Oxygen Art Market – a studio sale of original work.

As a fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre, over 30 local artists will display their work, from mixed-media to cera-cola, encaustic, watercolour oil, and acrylic painting, to photography, fibre art, and other two-dimensional pieces.

Drop in for...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday May 23 2011

Aspen Switzer

@ Cedar Creek Café, 7:30-9 pm, Tuesday, May 24

Aspen’s pure and powerful voice sets her apart and brings meaning to the subtle poetry found in her lyrics.

Her influences range from folk to country to bluegrass to rock and jazz – but she has evolved a style that is all her own.

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday May 22 2011
The key aim for aboriginal education programming across the Boundary’s School District 51 is to ensure completion rates improve for First Nations students yet its successes are as much about participation and inclusion as they are test scores. 
In 2010, 345, about 22 percent, out of 1484 students across the region identified themselves as having aboriginal ancestry....
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday May 22 2011

100 Mile House

@ Cedar Creek Café, Wednesday, May 25

Transatlantic outfit 100 Mile House have found a place somewhere between Canada and England with their rootsy folk sound full of intricate harmonies, luscious strings, pounding snares and heartfelt stories of places left and found.  

100 Mile House...

By Anonymous On on Sunday May 22 2011

There’s no mystery to the book signing tour for author Vicki Delany: she will be in Nelson this Saturday signing copies of her new book, loosely based on the Kootenay town of “Trafalgar” — a very thinly disguised Nelson.

The newest mystery by Delany, Among the Departed, is a story about love — new and old, long-concealed, life-affirming — and fatal....

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday May 20 2011

By Catherine Hargreaves, Nelson Grans to Grans

Seven cast-off pews from the Baptist Church are being transformed by local artists while five well-used chairs from Willow point Church are being reinvented by talented teens at the Nelson Youth Centre.

The public is invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best pew with a prize for the winning artist.

By Andrew Zwicker On on Thursday May 19 2011

Imagine the scene: 88 people fill a century-old room, surrounded by local works of art. To your left the ten foot tall arched windows of the former bank afford spectacular views as the sun dips behind the snow capped mountains. Above you, ornate beams adorn a ceiling that is as much a piece of art as the works hung on the surrounding walls. In front of you is a small raised stage and atop that...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday May 19 2011

Photos courtesy Linda Swanson

Castlegar city council met the eight contenders for Miss Castlegar 2011 during its regular meeting Monday night, as each young lady introduced herself and offered a short speech.

Pageant coordinator Carol Summerville says the ladies have been working since January to prepare for pageant day June 3.
“They’ve been...