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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Oct 28 2010

Get your best mask on, and dust off those vampire fangs, it’s Halloween and there are a couple of things that can satisfy your ghoulish fancy this weekend:

Terror: Oxygen Art Centre cabaret

Oct. 29 at Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon (alley)
Arriving in Canada in a shipping container with 497 other refugees, Yakov Libidovitch has high expectations of...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Oct 28 2010

There is a new sheriff in town at the Kootenay Co-op Radio shop.

As of Oct. 12 Jay Hannley has taken over in the newly created position of station manager at KCR (93.5 FM) while the administrative manager position was dissolved.

Leah Wilson held the position of administrative manager for the last two years but will be leaving the station’s paid staff roll. 

Kootenay Co-...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Common Sense Canadians founders Damien Gillis and Rafe Mair present a provincial townhall tour for common sense Canadians.
Salmon, rivers, oil tankers, democracy.  These will be the subjects of a tour of BC this fall and spring, led by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis, founders of the popular new online journal, The Common Sense Canadian —...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Oct 23 2010

Combine great West Coast blues harmonica with blues guitar and you have the makings of one great show.

That great show will be at The Royal on Monday, Oct. 25 as Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors (with Rusty Zinn) take the stage (7:30 p.m.) — a Legendary Blues Promotions and Kootenay Co-op Radio presentation.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Oct 22 2010

In a world where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan.

With a collective “wow” across Canada, the poet of our generation was found, and we weren’t even looking for one.

He will be found this Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.) as the city’s theatre...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Oct 22 2010

Call it a film to inspire people to oppose privatization of the province’s rivers.

In People Power: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada, the six-chapter, 50-minute film explores private versus public power economics, environmental issues and meaningful First Nations engagement.

It will be a free showing in Nelson Nov. 2...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Oct 21 2010
It’s a little known fact that oysters support literacy.

Indeed, oysters are for literacy, libraries and the vast oceans of opportunity that open up with reading. They’ll prove it on Friday, Nov. 12 at Oysters, Authors and Ale, a gala benefit for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Learning Place, and the Nelson Library, when they offer...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson’s Denis Kleine won the best in show (bronze II) in the gala awards for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Kleine’s Peace Sign took the award as well as the People’s Choice Award when the first Sculpturewalk held its awards at the Element Bar and Grill in Castlegar on Saturday...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...