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by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

From the mountains of Kootenay Lake's East Shore in the 21st Century to the prairies east of the Rockies in the mid-1800s may seem a huge distance. 

But Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene ably transports readers through space and time in her debut novel Napi's Dance, to be launched at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and Allan Markin is please to host Dr. Cole Harris, a BC historian and geographer, whose lecture is entitled: BC Aboriginal Land Claims:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects.

Harris was born and raised in New Denver and is now retired after some forty years of teaching at the University of Toronto and at the University of...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

Interior Health has won its fifth PowerSense Conservation Excellence Award from FortisBC.
“It’s easy to forget that Interior Health’s commitment to the health and well-being of residents in our region extends to supporting a healthy environment,” said Dr. Robert Halpenny, President and CEO of Interior Health.

“Awards like this help remind everyone that we’re also doing...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Tyler Scott, of Blewett,  graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Selkirk College this spring, and now he has even one more reason to be proud: winning the Ike Barber Transfer Award of $5000, to be distributed over two years.

Awarded to 100 university-transfer students each year, this scholarship is intended to reward academic excellence, as well as...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Columbia Power has received the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Silver Award Level and the CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence, Bronze Award Level for Generation.

The award is primarily due to its employees and contractors for their safety contribution over the past year.

For over 40 years, the CEA has...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 23 2012

Selkirk College renewable energy students are going to benefit from an enriched learning environment thanks to support provided by the Heritage Credit Union.

Recently, Heritage Credit Union CEO Lorne Myhra, and Community Environment Fund Chair Bruce Gerrand, presented a cheque for $15,000 to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme.

“Heritage Credit Union doesn’t just...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 23 2012

It’s Halloweentime for the younger set at the Library, with things set to go Boo! on Thursday, October 25 at 3:30 pm. Kids ages 6 to 8 years will enjoy scary and not-so-scary stories, a haunted craft, ghoulish games and spooktacular treats. Wear you costume and parade through the Library.

Please pre-register by calling 352-6333 or email nradonich@...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 21 2012

Having listened to the successes, challenges and needs of local businesses, the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), The Manufacturing And Technology Sector (MATS) initiative, and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), bring the EXCELerate 2012 Kootenay Business & Innovation Conference to the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort Friday, October 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 21 2012

The Kootenay Jewish Association is offering free to the public an opportunity to hear independent strategic intelligence analyst Avi Melamed Sunday, November 4, at the Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn.

Titled, The Middle East in 2012: Winds of Change and Quicksand, the Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region, Melamed lectures, tours and articles offer a behind the scenes, first-hand,...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2012

Read. Discuss. Socialize!

Book discussion groups have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, but finding one to join can be a challenge. As part of the Nelson Public Library’s Love-Your-Library October events, the Library wants you to find your book group! Enter Bookapalooza!–a fun, facilitated evening, part round-robin, part musical chairs on Thursday (October 25) at 7...