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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Mar 11 2011

Registrations are currently being accepted for artists and venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT).

The CBCT is a two-day celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Mar 10 2011

Fundraiser for Nelson’s first opera

Friday, April 15, Rod and Gun Club

A beautiful night of tapas and tunes awaits in an evening in support of the Amy Ferguson Institute, raising money for the creation of Nelson's first Opera, Khaos.

The event takes place April 15, a Friday, at 6:...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

This week and beyond at The Royal on Baker Street …


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn

Wednesday, doors at 8:30 pm

Come listen to some great local music or take the stage yourself. 


The Idlers with...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011
Teched out Tuques – Reload

@ Hume Hotel, Saturday, March 12, 5-9:30 .m.


The West Kootenay’s favourite party band will bring the energy back to weary competitors as locals gather to dance, sing, learn and celebrate with the winners of the first 24-hour WebDev Showdown.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

By Ricardo Hubbs

For years, the Shambhala Music Festival was the Kootenay's little secret.

The event was born of the unique art and culture of the region 14 years ago. About 500 people attended the first Shambhala in 1998 on the Salmo River Ranch near Salmo, and that number has grown to about 10,000 people annually, making it the largest...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

Into the Mystic

Saturday, March 12, Winlaw Hall, 7 p.m.


Into the Mystic is a theatrical world dance production which embodies mythologies, traditions and lore from cultures around the world.

Featured dancers are:

Shauna Robertson ~ Middle Eastern Dance...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

Oxygen Art Centre’s third annual Kids Spring Break Art Camps are open for registration.

For two consecutive weeks, from March 14–18 and March 21–25, creative kids will be immersed in the artistic process through the exploration of several artistic disciplines.

Taught by six professional artists, the camp will introduce kids to new...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

To help support the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series for years to come, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has contributed $25,000 to its Endowment Fund.

The endowment investment will help offset the costs incurred to bring diverse and inspiring local and international speakers to the region.

Located at Selkirk College in Castlegar, the Mir...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Mar 06 2011

Wolves have found their place in folklore and fairy tale, mythology and mysticism. Finding their place in the landscape has been more challenging.

Biologist Bob Hayes (now retired) served as the Yukon’s wolf biologist for nearly 20 years, and in that time developed a first-hand understanding of the wolf’s place in the North, from predator to prey...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 28 2011

By Glyn Humphries

I watched the movie, “The King’s Speech” with more trepidation and fluttering heartbeats than I expected. While actor Colin Firth ably portrayed the pitiable nascent King George V1, I experienced aching echoes of images and agonies, reverberating back sixty years.

Transmitting shattered words in pained staccato stutters...