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by Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2012

This Monday, (October 22) the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association  (BCTLA) is inviting everyone to join students, teachers, and volunteers from across BC to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and “drop everything and read”.
In conjunction with Canadian National School Library Day and BC Public Library Month celebrations...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 16 2012

Nelsonites will join many other protesters in a province wide protest for Pipeline-free BC.

Kootenays for a Pipeline-free BC is coordinating a rally at noon Wednesday (October 24) to support the provincial anti-pipeline action in Victoria.

The rally is scheduled for the front of Nelson City Hall.

Participants in the Victoria protest will report about the event and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 16 2012

Simon Fraser University English professor Clint Burnham, author of a 2011 history of the Vancouver centre of the Kootenay School of Writing, will read from his new book as well as from his own poetry and fiction at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The event, part of Oxygen Art Centre's Presentation Series, is free and open to...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 14 2012

There's a problem brewing in the lakes of B.C.

The Dreissenid mussel, which include Zebra and quagga mussels, is an invasive bivalve filter feeder that can cause extensive environmental and economic impacts in the ecosystems.

This has been a proven fact in in areas the Dreissenid mussel has become established.

“In an economic impact report prepared for Bonneville Power, a...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 14 2012

Dr. Teresa Clarke, lead physician, and Paul Paddon, program manager for InspireHealth BC, were in town on October 1st to speak to an enthusiastic audience about Integrative Cancer Care. 

“We dropped into a piece of heaven” was the opening comment from Dr. Clarke on her first visit to the Kootenays. 

InspireHealth offers evidenced-based research, and an integrative approach to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 11 2012

Angus Buchan made a recent stop in June in the Heritage City to lift the hearts and minds of Nelsonites with his special talk.

Locals who missed The Gathering with Angus Buchan will get a chance to relive the event during a special DVD showing at 7 p.m. in the Central School gymnasium October 27-28.

There will be live music preceding along with a few short testimonies of...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2012

As Halloween approaches, bats with bloody teeth or scary green eyes become more common conjuring up images of blood-sucking, dirty, aggressive creatures.

Educators trained by the Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) are gearing up to dispel these myths to students in the Columbia Basin.

“Bats are actually very shy, clean creatures,” said Juliet Craig, Coordinating...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 09 2012

Now that the new building is in the works the Kootenay Co-op Board is reinstating its Patronage Return program after a three-year hiatus said Board president Abra Brynne.

"“Given the Co-op’s strong financial position and the length of time since our member-owners had last enjoyed this benefit, the Board felt confident in recommending the reinstatement of the Patronage Return," Brynne...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2012

Local conservation groups are applauding news that the East Kootenay Conservation Program (EKCP) now includes the West Kootenay.

This geographic expansion means that the renamed umbrella organization — now the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) — will forge new partnerships and help focus activities around private land conservation in both the East and West Kootenay.

“For years...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2012

Nelson CARES Society’s Supported Employment Program and Community Living BC are pleased to present Community Living Month with a vibrant and unique art show at the Kootenay Bakery Café during the month of October. 

Come by the café and see paintings, photography, poetry and jewelry, featuring artists from KSCL Bigby Place, the Clubhouse and Nelson CARES Society.  

The art opening...