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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Welcome to Kootenay Country exhibit’s grand prize winner, Herman Halvorson, surrounded by Kootenay Country team members.

 

The “Welcome to Kootenay Country” initiative took part in the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver last week, utilizing the same exhibit that was showcased successfully in Richmond’s “Ozone” during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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by Tom Wayman on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

A graduate of Nelson's David Thompson University Centre and former Selkirk College instructor Calvin Wharton launches his new collection of poetry, The Song Collides, at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The launch is free and open to the public.

"How...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 03 2011

Caring for a person with dementia from a long distance presents many challenges for Nelson residents.

“It is important to develop a plan of action,” said Linda Hoskin, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s support and education coordinator for the area.

Caregivers should take some basic steps before visiting the person with dementia, she says, to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 02 2011

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. for a Halloween program you won’t forget.

Scary tales (and some not so scary) ghostly jokes and riddles like “What do ghosts serve for dessert? (I scream),” spooky songs and more. Did you know the largest pumpkin pie ever made was 2,020...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.

In the weeks ahead, the Slocan Community Library would like to invite everyone to readings by these authors — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location (Main Street).

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 30 2011

Gambling has long been available to residents of the West Kootenay region, but the new Chances community gaming centre in Castlegar adds another option.

The gaming centre will provide fun and entertainment for many, but for a few it can lead to serious problems. It is estimated that in BC 4.6 per cent of the population experiences problems with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15 per cent of Canadians experience pain to a degree that it affects daily activities—a number that rises with age.

Almost everyone experiences these and other challenges such as weight issues, anxiety, and fear.

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by Tom Wayman on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

One of B.C.'s most honored writers, Victoria poet, non-fiction author and editor Gary Geddes, will read from his work at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. 

The next day Geddes will conduct a poetry workshop at Oxygen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Sept. 30 reading is free and open to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will again be joining up with Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win their order, free. 

If you order from Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week and if a fire truck shows up at the door, all you have to do is prove your home has a working smoke alarm...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 26 2011

Finding the heart and soul of the food movement can sometimes mean getting your hands dirty—in a good way.

Kristeva Dowling’s Chicken Poop for the Soul (Caitlin Press, 2011) is a witty, humorous and often bizarre journey of trial and error as the author sheds urban life for rural independence.

Dowling reads...

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