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Council avoids public input on parking rate doubling

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyDollar signs trumped community consensus as City council succumbed to the lure of greater revenue and doubled the rate of downtown parking meters. A motion was passed Monday night in the regular council meeting at City Hall — forgoing vetting a parking meter hike through a public meeting ...

Alberta skiers escape B.C. avalanche

A size 3.5 Yoho National Park avalanche Saturday nearly claimed the lives of two Calgary backcountry skiers, Revelstoke RCMP report.While hiking up to ski near the Emerald Lake slide path in the park Saturday, the two men crossed over the slide path to continue up the trail. That’s when the slide released and buried the two...

The story of soil

There are two permaculture events led by Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture that Mountain Waters Retreats in Nelson is sponsoring this weekend. The following is the second of two articles highlighting the need and giving insight into permaculture.By Rob Avis, Verge PermacultureWhat is the difference between soil and dirt?Soil is...

O’Driscoll's Milk War opens FLIKS Festival

FLIKS (Film Lovers In the KootneayS) opens the Canadian FLIKS Festival on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with one of three films in the festival produced by local filmmakers.Milk War, a documentary produced by former Nelsonite and theatre personality Declan O’Driscoll,  tells the story of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt whose small...

Babiarz returns home as headliner at FLIKS

Emerging Canadian filmmaker and former Nelsonite Michael Babiarz's gritty and visceral Indie drama about the violent and drug addled underbelly of youth trapped in the mill town of Trail is one of the headlining films at this weekend's Canadian FLIKS Fest.The Nelson premiere of the award winning first feature film from Babiarz...

The challenges between second and third wave feminism

The challenges between second and third wave feminism @ the Women’s Centre, 420 Mill St, Nelson Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6–8 p.m.   Second and third wave feminism, what is it? When was the first wave? What are the challenges between second and third wave feminism: Agreements?; disagreements? What does this have to do with me? The ...

Funding available to local artists and culture groups

Even though it was “under subscribed,” City council will once again let the Cultural Development Commission advise on the allocation of up to 35 per cent of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiative funding this year.Last year over $40,000 was distributed, helping to create a stable funding base to sustain Nelson’s arts...

CBT grant writing workshops — applications for grants now being accepted

To assist those interested in applying for Arts, Culture and Heritage Program grants from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), Krista Patterson and Natasha Smith of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) will present workshops on how to apply and what to expect from the application process. CBT’s arts, culture and heritage...

Sunday snow worsens avalanche conditions in backcountry

The potential for an avalanche in the West Kootenay backcountry is considerable for the next two days above the alpine, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre.A new storm in the backcountry brewing overnight Sunday spells disaster, said CAC’s Shannon Werner, but if the region receives heavier amounts of snow and stronger...

Snowfall warning for West Kootenay continues

Keep the shovel on the ready, there is still a snowfall warning in effect for the West Kootenay (or didn’t you look outside).Total snow amounts up to 20 centimetres are forecast overnight and won’t let up until Monday morning, Environment Canada has predicted. A frontal system is crossing the province and continues to give ...

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