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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 05 2013

It's free for families to swim Saturday at the NDCC Pool.

Members of the public are invited to Nelson’s biggest pool party on Saturday, September 7th as the RDCK celebrates “Free Family Day” at the Nelson Aquatic Centre.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is rolling out the red carpet as a sign of appreciation for having to close the faclitiy for renovations earlier this...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 05 2013

Two regional marketing organizations are using collaboration to promote the Kootenay Rockies region, with Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay formally entering a partnership to work together on regional marketing initiatives aimed at tourism and business investment.

The two organizations see a strong link between tourism and investment attraction, since investment interest is...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2013

As part of a series of summer events revolving around the theme of arts and activism, Touchstones Nelson invites artists of all backgrounds and mediums to join Winlaw artist Peter Corbett on an outdoor painting adventure.

Participants will meet on Thursday, August 15, from 7-9 p.m., at Touchstones Nelson for a workshop covering design, composition, colour theory, process, and all...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 30 2013

Being nosey is a good thing for a sleuth; having almost super-hero powers when it comes to smell is a bonus. The main character in Glynis Whiting’s mystery novel A Nose for Death (Thistledown Press, 2013) has both attributes, and that makes for a great read. Whiting brings Dr. Joan “Nosey” Parker to the Nelson Public Library on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Chemist Joan...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 28 2013

Carrera sun glasses, gift baskets, body and foot message, tickets to Grease singalong, gift certificates, paintings and much, much more.

These items, and many more, are all available at the Raising the Curtain for Pat & Maia live show and auction at the Capitol Theatre Wednesday (July 31).

More than 65 silent auction items are up for grabs at the gala.

The event is to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 25 2013

Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park users are getting a much needed update to the topographic maps which have served them for decades.

This summer, Friends of the West Kootenay Parks (FWKP) and Mighty Bighorn Maps are collaborating to create a map which reflects the community’s deep attachment to the park, the park’s history, and its future.

Over the next few months park enthusiasts...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 25 2013

One week is down, but there are plenty of opportunities remaining as Touchstones Nelson welcomes back Summer Tour Saturdays: Museum of Art and History.

Visitors and locals alike are invited to explore Nelson’s diverse history with a knowledgeable docent in the Permanent Museum Exhibit.

Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday morning this summer for a guided walk through the rich...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 23 2013

The Earth Matters Zero Waste Project and the EcoSociety are excited to be collaborating on a project that will offer Wednesday Market participants the challenge of going waste free. 

The Zero Waste Market Challenge will be running at the Wednesday Markets on Baker Street for the month of August. 

This is an opportunity for vendors and customers alike to reduce their waste and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 23 2013

Get ready for MarketFest Number II.

The month-end extravaganza is once again back on Baker Street Friday (July 26) starting at 6 p.m/ and going until 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with some luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will soar.

This MarketFest musical line up includes Lisa Nicole, James Lamb, Shane Philip, Brian...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2013

The popular Kootenay-wide book club One Book, One Kootenay has kept regional readers busy trying to decide which of the three shortlisted books should get the nod. Each year, booklovers read, discuss, and vote on the book they think book all Kootenay folk should read. The deadline for voting for the 2013 One Book, One Kootenay selection is August 2nd.

This year’s shortlist is...