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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 14 2013

This is a big weekend for 10-year-old Sascha MacMillan.

It's a weekend that could make or break the dreams of the Slocan Valley Sport Stacking wonder to represent Canada at the 2013 World Sport Stacking Championships in Orlando, Florida.

MacMillan's entourage will be front and center at the Nelson Leaf bottle depot raising money for the trip to Florida.

Sascha is hosting a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 12 2013

On Saturday (March 9) FCpl Joel O'Sullivan of the 279 Elk Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Sparwood won the gold medal at the Air Cadet League of Canada, Kootenay Wing Effective Speaking Competition held in Trail.

Dustin Brooks, 266 Kimberley RCACs, Kimberley earned the silver medal and LAC Sierra Blackwell, 552 Key City RCACS of Cranbrook placed third earning the  bronze...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 12 2013

Taking inspiration from the Kootenays and infusing her creations with a dose of symbolism and emotion, the paintings and shrine boxes of Slocan Valley artist Pam Sims shine with a particular luminosity. Sims’s work is currently on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Working primarily in oils, Sims grinds her own pigments and mixes her own glazes, then wields brush and aesthetic...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 10 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 helping families caring for an aging parent.


 Are you a caregiver?: Age, income and living...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 08 2013

The movers and shakers of the West Kootenay Flat Track Roller Derby League are offering a camp to kids during the upcoming Spring Break holiday.

The cost is $100 for five days of classes. The camp runs March 18-22 from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the old Extra Foods building on Vernon Street in Nelson.

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by Contributor on Thursday Mar 07 2013

Gary Wright is unrepentant. Lovers of books, politics, and subversity can find out why at a reading from Wright’s rollicking 2012 biographyUnrepentant on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Wright is known locally as the former long-time mayor of New Denver.

If that is remarkable in itself, so is Wright’s story. An American college student in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 05 2013

Have you ever wondered about the controversy surrounding evolution and
creationism?

Many people find the debate confusing as both sides claim a
‘scientific’ conclusion. It is very difficult to decide which side is
correct. Is there a correct side?

Is there evidence for both sides of the
debate?

Is the truth somewhere in the middle?

The...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 03 2013

Safety and service were the watchwords last week as local business Live To Play Sports was presented with St John Ambulance's (SJA's) BC & YukonCouncil Award.

A prestigious accolade presented by the world's longest-standing humanitarian organization, the BC & Yukon Council Award was offered Feb. 21 in a ceremony celebrating Live To Play Sports' contribution of expertise and...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 03 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 helping out families with children.


Claim the kids: Families will continue to benefit from a $2,...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 28 2013

Oxygen Art Centre has pulled out all the stops this year to bring you Spring Break Art Camp 2013.

Now in its fifth year of producing Arts Education Programming for Children and Youth, Oxygen's instructors have developed brand new camps this year that will develop skills and exercises over each week, culminating in a performance or screening at the end of the week for family and friends...

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