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by Contributor on Tuesday May 14 2013

Saturday (May 18) marks the return of the Cottonwood Market at the Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson.

The market runs every weekend until October from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To help kick off the inaugural day of the season, there will be live music  by local favorites Morien Jones from 10 a.m. to noon and Rob Funk from noon to 2 p.m.

“As our climate and our global trading...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 14 2013

The Get Bent Active Arts Society’s 2013 production “BOLLYWOOD STARDOM!“ is coming Saturday (May 18) to the Heritage City with opening act including beautifully talented Kootenay dancers.
This full length dance production is unlike any other belly dance show — it's a Bollywood Belly Dance Ballet.

It is the story of Shakti, a young dancer that idolizes the current...

by Contributor on Sunday May 12 2013

A Sweet Sixteen Birthday party is an important milestone for any young person, and even more so for a print literary magazine in these days of electronic publishing. 

On Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, eight regional authors will read as part of the Sweet Sixteen birthday celebration for the Queen City's New Orphic Review.

The Oxygen...

by Contributor on Sunday May 12 2013

The 2013 Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS at West Kootenay will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson.

Everyone is welcome and there is no registration fee!  Register at

There are 15 WALK locations in BC & Yukon. The WALKS are the annual, signature fundraiser for the ALS Societies...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 09 2013

The eager beavers noticed by passing motorists filling orange bag after orange bag with litter from the highway ditches Saturday morning west of the Heritage were from the Ascension Lutheran Church congregation.

The congregation member were cleaning up the road as part of the Adopt a Highway program.

The Adopt a Highway program offers volunteer groups the opportunity to...

by Contributor on Thursday May 09 2013

In Deryn Collier’s novel Confined Space, small-town coroner Bern Fortin investigates a murder in a brewery. Coincidentally, the author worked for a time at Columbia Brewery in Creston before settling in Nelson.

Confined Space is shortlisted for the One Book, One Kootenay 2013, a region-wide book club.

Catch Deryn Collier at the Nelson Public Library on...

by Contributor on Monday May 06 2013

Boundary 4-H District held its Judging Rally day Saturday  May 42013 at the Rock Creek & Boundary  Fair Grounds.  Fifty three 4-H Members attended out of the 74 Enrolled in the district.

The members judged their 5 classes, an alternate class and the common class of apples before enjoying a pot luck lunch, followed by the Demonstrations and Awards Ceremony.  The  leaders...

by Contributor on Sunday May 05 2013

In just over a month the local chapter of the BC Wildlife Federation is hosting a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program at Camp Kooleree on Kootenay Lake June 7-9.

The "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program is designed for women 19 years or older and provides them an opportunity to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 05 2013

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.

Stargazers lose Jupiter by the middle of May but soon get good views of Saturn and it’s moons.  The Solar Sunday Program is starting up this month.

Those interested in seeing the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 02 2013

The Shimmy Mob is back.

The talented Kootenay Bellydancers is bring the flash mob to the streets of Nelson Saturday, May 11 at the the Eco Society's Baker Street Garden Market.

The show at the Garden Market is at 11 a.m.

The mob then moves to the Kootenay Street Junction at 1 p.m.

Shimmy Mob is an international "Flash Mob" type event raising awareness and funds for...