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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 24 2013

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club is inviting the public to n amazing slide
show next month at the Old Castlegar Theatre in downtown Castlegar.

The show is hosted by well known outdoorsperson Chic Scott.

Scott has skied the great traverses in the Columbia and Rocky Mountains.  He will show slides of trips dating back to the 1930's and include his recent 2010 trip at age 64...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 24 2013

Spring is here and Soul Fire Dance is eager to bring another great session

Classes begin in early April with Fundamental Moves and Groves along with Performance Class and Shimmy Mob Rehearsals.

The Fundamental Moves & Grooves runs from April 8 to June 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for 75 minutes.

This exciting class is integral for bellydance conditioning, fundamental moves...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2013

Nelson Police has received a report of a computer scam that used malware to freeze your screen and then demands $100 ransom to unlock it. 

Similar reports have been received in the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan.
The distinctive factor here is the malware purports to be from a law enforcement agency and Nelson Police is not exempt it seems. 

The locking of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 19 2013

Canadian fiction writer Holley Rubinsky will be at the Nelson Library on Thursday, April 4 to unveil a new book titled, South of Elfrida .

South of Elfrida, a nature of relationships is skilfully illuminated in this collection of stories by award-winning author  Rubinsky, delves into the lives of those coming face to face with personal truths that require resilience, humour and the...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2013

Luanne Armstrong’s memoir The Light Through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming (Caitlin Press, $24.95) has been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, one of seven prizes presented annually to BC authors and publishers at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala.

The Boswell resident on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake is the author of 14 books, and she...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2013

The 2013 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival is weeks away.

Conceived by the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show/podcast of the same name (2006-2010), Jon Steinman has selected a line-up of films that will inspire, inform and entertain from April 4-6.

The highlight of this year’s festival is the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 14 2013

This is a big weekend for 10-year-old Sascha MacMillan.

It's a weekend that could make or break the dreams of the Slocan Valley Sport Stacking wonder to represent Canada at the 2013 World Sport Stacking Championships in Orlando, Florida.

MacMillan's entourage will be front and center at the Nelson Leaf bottle depot raising money for the trip to Florida.

Sascha is hosting a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 12 2013

On Saturday (March 9) FCpl Joel O'Sullivan of the 279 Elk Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Sparwood won the gold medal at the Air Cadet League of Canada, Kootenay Wing Effective Speaking Competition held in Trail.

Dustin Brooks, 266 Kimberley RCACs, Kimberley earned the silver medal and LAC Sierra Blackwell, 552 Key City RCACS of Cranbrook placed third earning the  bronze...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 12 2013

Taking inspiration from the Kootenays and infusing her creations with a dose of symbolism and emotion, the paintings and shrine boxes of Slocan Valley artist Pam Sims shine with a particular luminosity. Sims’s work is currently on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Working primarily in oils, Sims grinds her own pigments and mixes her own glazes, then wields brush and aesthetic...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 10 2013

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2013 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today we focus on helping families caring for an aging parent.

 Are you a caregiver?: Age, income and living...