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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 03 2013

Time is ticking down on the the third annual Mr. Nelson Fundraiser set for February 16 at Finley's Irish Pub and Grill.

A handful of contestants are busy, or not, working out the finer details on the routines in preparation for the big day.

The contest runs from 7-9 p.m.

The event has been a big fundraiser during the past two years which will be a big boost to KidSport and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 31 2013

James Bond will be in Nelson on February 23.

Of course 007 won't be here in person. The British Secret Agent will be front and center on the big screen at the first movie showing at the Civic Theatre in almost three years when the Nelson Civic Theatre Society shows Skyfall.


by Contributor on Thursday Jan 31 2013

L.V. Rogers Grade 12 student Connor Banks is heading into the home stretch at L.V. Rogers High School.

The senior student is taking some time away from the books (see photo) to draft up a few words about the local high school as guest columnist for The Nelson Daily.

From arts, to sports to news about the upcoming anything and everything at LVR, including...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 29 2013

If Google is a verb, Tweeting is no longer for the birds, your favourite novel might live in a Cloud, and it’s hard to know your Mouse from your Megapixel, what’s a digitally-baffled person to do?

Go to the Nelson Public Library, where CAP (Community Access Program) leaders Tim Inkster and Sara Markin are available to unravel all those e-mysteries through group or one-on-one tutoring...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 29 2013

The West Kootenay Alzheimer's Society is hosting a free Dementia Education series in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail in the coming weeks.

The local society is hosting three different educational sessions — Shaping the Journey; Family Caregivers and Understanding Dementia.

The Nelson course, Shaping the Journey: living with dementia™, is a program designed specifically for people...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 28 2013

A large turnout of walker joined the Nelson Chapter of the Alzheimer's society of BC at the annual Investors Group Walk for Memories Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Each of the Walks is dedicated to an Honoree  — a person who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

The 2012 Nelson fundraiser honoured longtime Nelson resident George Grypma.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 27 2013

Once again Carnaval d’hiver will be celebrated in Nelson.

Everyone is welcome to participate outside at the Trafalgar school grounds on Friday (February 1) from 7-9 p.m. to celebrate winter fun and French Canadian culture and language.

Canadian Parents for French (CPF), Nelson chapter has been hosting the annual winter carnaval since 2009 with help from its sister organization...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 24 2013

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is offering a chance for the public to attend the Enbridge pipeline on Monday (January 28) in Kelowna.

The society is chartering a bus for the one-day trek, there and back.

The bus leaves Nelson at 6 a.m., picking up people in Castlegar and Grand Forks, and returning at about 9:30-10 p.m. that evening.

The cost for participants will be only $30...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2013

The Winter/Spring semester at Oxygen kicks off in February with Writing the Wild a new course from Kootenay eco-activist and author of five books, K.Linda Kivi. 

Visual artists have a plethora of workshops to choose from for all ages and experience levels. 

Both adults and youth are welcome to sign up for the 1 day long painting workshops with local painter Karen Guilbault. ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2013

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society is throwing the doors open to the Civic-curious on Sunday, January 27 from 3-6 p.m.

Those who haven’t been in the theatre since the last time the projector rolled will want to see the space now: how far we’ve come, where we’ve yet to go, and all about opportunities to help.

There will be some short presentations during the afternoon, opportunities...