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by Contributor on Monday Apr 01 2013

The Council of Canadians Nelson and District Chapter presents: Troubled Water a 37-minute documentary from BC filmmaker Paul Manly.

The film looks at threats to our water supplies. It will be followed by a discussion on water-shed issues with Nelson-based hydrologist Martin Carver.

The event takes place 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Seniors Centre in Nelson...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 01 2013

They came, they deliberated — and they deliberated some more.

The panel of learned librarians tasked with choosing the 2013 One Book, One Kootenay (OBOK) shortlist had a tough time, considering the wealth of talent throughout the Kootenays. But chose they did, and the Kootenay Library Federation (KLF), host of the annual OBOK reader’s choice celebration, is ready to announce the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 26 2013

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2013 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today we focus on tax tips for Canadians over 50.

Income split and save: Seniors are allowed to split up to half...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 26 2013

Following on the heels of the Deconstructing Dinner Film Fest, West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting a its third Conversation Café: “Local Food Means Business”.

“How can we increase our local food production and consumption regionally?” and “How can local people start viable food businesses as a way to achieve this growth?” 

These are some of the burning questions for panelists of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 24 2013

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club is inviting the public to n amazing slide
show next month at the Old Castlegar Theatre in downtown Castlegar.

The show is hosted by well known outdoorsperson Chic Scott.

Scott has skied the great traverses in the Columbia and Rocky Mountains.  He will show slides of trips dating back to the 1930's and include his recent 2010 trip at age 64...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 24 2013

Spring is here and Soul Fire Dance is eager to bring another great session

Classes begin in early April with Fundamental Moves and Groves along with Performance Class and Shimmy Mob Rehearsals.

The Fundamental Moves & Grooves runs from April 8 to June 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for 75 minutes.

This exciting class is integral for bellydance conditioning, fundamental moves...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2013

Nelson Police has received a report of a computer scam that used malware to freeze your screen and then demands $100 ransom to unlock it. 

Similar reports have been received in the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan.
The distinctive factor here is the malware purports to be from a law enforcement agency and Nelson Police is not exempt it seems. 

The locking of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 19 2013

Canadian fiction writer Holley Rubinsky will be at the Nelson Library on Thursday, April 4 to unveil a new book titled, South of Elfrida .

South of Elfrida, a nature of relationships is skilfully illuminated in this collection of stories by award-winning author  Rubinsky, delves into the lives of those coming face to face with personal truths that require resilience, humour and the...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2013

Luanne Armstrong’s memoir The Light Through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming (Caitlin Press, $24.95) has been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, one of seven prizes presented annually to BC authors and publishers at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala.

The Boswell resident on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake is the author of 14 books, and she...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2013

The 2013 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival is weeks away.

Conceived by the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show/podcast of the same name (2006-2010), Jon Steinman has selected a line-up of films that will inspire, inform and entertain from April 4-6.

The highlight of this year’s festival is the...