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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

By Jeff Yasinchuk, BC Teacher-Librarians’ Assoc.

Over 65,000 students and nearly 19,000 teachers, parents, and school volunteers participated in the Drop Everything and Read event on Oct. 25, including hundreds of readers in Nelson.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Nov 08 2010

Selkirk College is counting on the support of the community, foundations and organizations as it launches its campaign to raise $150,000 for the upgrade of Studio 80— the practice, recital and concert space for faculty, guest artists and students of the Contemporary Music and Technology program.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Nov 05 2010

The goal has been set and operators are standing by.

Now the listening community of Kootenay Co-op Radio has to answer the call when the November membership month drive amps it up on air Nov. 12-22.

Bear witness to the outstanding efforts by volunteers and local talent during this time as they attempt to raise $18,000 by the end of November....

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

Author reading at Nelson Library

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

It’s a story any writer would love to wrap their keyboard around.

And although Creston author Tanna Patterson-Z had a personal connection with the story of the Colombian kidnapping of...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Nov 01 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee.

Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Nov 01 2010

Nelson Daily staff

"The Armed Man must be feared;
Everywhere it has been decreed
That everyman should arm himself
With an Iron coat of mail"

— Anon, c1450-1463

The Armed Man

The Capitol Theatre, Nov. 11-13


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.