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by Contributor on Sunday Nov 18 2012

Offering evidence of a First Nation community dating back to 1000 B.C., a site located at Slocan Narrows near Lemon Creek has been the focus of intense archeological research for more than a decade.

For the last four years it has also served as the location for an innovative archeological field school. Co-Directed by Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale,...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 15 2012

Fifty years ago an amazing event occurred. It was the early 1960s, and a small band of enthusiastic nature‐loving Canadians had a bold idea.

Concerned about the damage to the natural world they saw all around them, they launched a program to take direct, private action to protect natural spaces and promote conservation.

At the time it was an audacious plan.

It was also the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 14 2012

Columbia Basin Trust is making $150,000 available for projects that benefit Basin youth through two granting programs.

“We confirmed in our 2011-2015 Youth Initiatives Strategic Plan that we wanted to continue to support a range of opportunities that allow youth to engage with their communities and one another," said Sabrina Curtis, CBT Director, Sector Initiatives.

"These two...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 12 2012

Warpworldis the first in a five-book science fiction adventure series, co-written by Nelson author Kristene Perron and her Texan writing partner, Joshua Simpson. Perron will launch Warpworld Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

The story centers around two young rebels, from two very different worlds. Seg, an arrogant but brilliant Cultural Theorist...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 12 2012

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be holding a series of conversation cafès over the winter and early spring, the non-profit recently announced.

The environmentally-focused conversations will cover hot topics such as forestry, energy, food systems, and waste.

“We’ve been cooking up this café series for a few months,” said John Alton, the EcoSociety’s Outreach Committee...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 08 2012

At the BC Ombudsperson’s presentation on seniors’ care in BC that was held in Nelson and Castlegar last September, many seniors and their caregivers asked where they could go locally for help with their present problems, to find options for support and to improve seniors’ living conditions. 

It was suggested at these meetings that another local presentation would be advantageous to...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 08 2012

It’s back, bigger and better than last year! Kootenay Kids Society (KKS) presents their annual fundraising extravaganza at the Nelson Rod and Gun club on Friday, November 16.

Feeling lucky?

Like the games of chance while supporting a great cause? Then get a bunch of friends or co-workers together and purchase your invitations to this evening of fun, food, drink and music soon –...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Castlegar native Todd Smee has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking. 

Selkirk College’s School of University Arts and Sciences is proud to host the first Todd Smee Film Festival to be held on Wednesday, November 21, from 7-10 p.m. in the Sentinel 113 lecture theatre, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar campus.

The former Selkirk...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Wayne the Star Guy is back to bring the stars closer to earth at part of the Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on the edge of Kootenay River.

The November activities commence Friday (November 9) with viewing begining at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

On November 11, Remembrance Day, the Crescent Moon will be between Venus and the bright...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Pain is a problem faced by many people and unfortunately they often feel there’s nothing they can do.

However, Tuesday (November 6) Nelsonites and the surrounding communities will get a chance to have their questions answered at a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre, 518 Lake Street, hosted by The Arthritis Society.

The Chronic Pain,...