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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

It was the award winning play that spawned the local history movement for TNT Theatre.

Based on the true and funny story of the 1926 Cranbrook elephant stampede, the play fired the imagination of Nelson thespian and TNT artistic director Richard Rowberry, and whetted his appetite for...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Staying sane while all around you go crazy is a trick for the ages.

It is also the trick we are being asked to pull as economic hard times, climate change and “messy issues of oil” assail us on an ever increasing scale.

It is also the topic of a public talk and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Oct 12 2010

This is about more than books.

The people of Nelson have a large stake in the referenda that will take place this Saturday in the regional district areas of E, F and southern H.

It means expanded library hours, a bigger...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Oct 08 2010

Twist twenty tantalizing tales of BC’s early years into one film and you have The Edge of the World: BC’s Early Years.

The film, which premieres Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Capitol Theatre (7:30 p.m.), chronicles the events, people and places that shaped British Columbia’s early history, from pre-European contact to the dawning of the 20th Century....

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Oct 08 2010

She’s a popular (and a little crazy) Victoria-based songstress that eloquently captures and puts into words the things we often only say on the inside — and she’s coming to the Cedar Creek Café in Winlaw this Saturday night (7 p.m.). An evening with Carolyn Mark may include a guest appearance by members of The Be Good Tanyas. Reservations are recommended. Cover $10.  Have a listen at...

By Contributor On on Friday Oct 01 2010

Anne DeGrace’s first novel, Treading Water, a series of linked stories based on the flooding of Renata in the 1960s, has been chosen for the second annual One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) selection.

One Book One Kootenay covers the East and West Kootenays and Boundary, and each year chooses one book written by an author residing in the region. The selected author will read...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Sep 30 2010

By Chris Holland

For generations the Capitol Theatre has been bringing in talented and diverse groups that inspire the imaginations of the children of the Kootenay region.

With spirited live entertainment that inspires and contributes to the culture of our community, the Capitol Kids Series has been a perennial host of the...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Sep 30 2010

The Cultural Development Commission (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2011’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador.

“This year’s category is literary arts, and for the first time there will be a $500 cash prize attached to the honour, provided by co-sponsors Otter Books and Packrat Annie’s,” explains Joy...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Sep 12 2010

You don't have to travel 1,900 kilometres and cross the Garlic Wall in eastern Saskatchewan to get your fill of garlic this weekend.

In less than 90 minutes of slope-style driving up the Slocan Valley you can be in New Denver, amidst thousands of garlic lovers and admirers, reveling in the heady aroma of the herb at the 18th annual Hills Garlic Festival on Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in...