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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday May 29 2011

Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

@ Otter Books, Saturday, June 4, 1-4 p.m.

  • Book signing by author Mary Kate Woodward

Otter Books on Baker Street is hosting a book-signing event this Saturday as author Mary Kate Woodward will be at the bookstore with her book Butterflies and Butterfly...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Saturday May 28 2011

By Fiona Brown

Born-and-raised Nakusp artist Kate Tupper opens her latest exhibition, Full Metal Basket, at Oxygen Art Centre this Friday (7 p.m.).

Kate is a female tradesperson – a welder and fabricator – and a mother who tells her story in the weaving of her metal baskets.

“I have built a...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Saturday May 28 2011

Beauty and the Beast by Mount Sentinel Drama

@ The Capitol Theatre, Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4

  • Tickets: adult, $12; students and seniors, $10.

It’s a classic story done in a classic style.

Mount Sentinel Secondary School drama department is hosting a three-day presentation of...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday May 27 2011

For the last five months students of Slocan Valley schools have been creating blocks.

Not just any blocks, mind you, but creations that represent their identity, their family ancestry and what makes their community school and where they live special.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 1 at the Slocan Park Hall Field, some students from each of...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday May 27 2011

For the Birds, Dirty Grace, Boo Dee, intermission surprise

@ Ellison’s, Saturday, May 28, 12-3 p.m.

This will be the last show of the season for the Unplugged Sessions.

Opening at noon is local Boo Dee, a superb musician. He will be followed by another intermission surprise.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday May 27 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 Rachel Selkirk On on Friday May 27 2011

Rossland Radio Cooperative  has been approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to make an important jump from a five-watt to a 20-watt radio station license.


The station made its debut as an internet radio station in 2005, and later was approved for an FM license. “We incorporated as a non-profit cooperative in 2005, and we...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday May 26 2011

Guitar night: An evening with Don Ross and Brooke Miller

@ The Capitol Theatre, Saturday, May 28, 8 p.m.

  • Tickets: all seats $20

Don Ross is one of today's true innovators of guitar composition and technique.

He has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday May 25 2011

Brooklyn Earick with DJ Rhapsody

@ The Royal on Baker, Friday, May 27, 9:30 p.m.

  • Tickets $5 at the door. 

Brooklyn Earick is a high energy DJ from Bellefontaine, Ohio. 

Starting out with vinyl and turntables, Earick has now progressed to music making by creating his own edits, remixes...

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...