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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 26 2011

Nelson’s Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is opening its doors and waiving admissions from Wednesday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, Nov. 13 in an effort to help area residents learn more about the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) and how it relates to local dams, reservoirs and lake levels.

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is hosting a display at the museum as part of its...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 25 2011

A very special event is planned for the Kootenay Shambhala Centre Monday, Oct 31. 

Open house is presenting Acharya Eve Rosenthal from Halifax, NS. 

Acharya Rosenthal will be giving a talk entitled "Riding the Edge of Wakefulness."  Everyone is invited to come. Open house is from 7-9 p.m. with tea after.  

Acharya...

by Trail Champion editor on Monday Oct 24 2011

The next big project for the KBRH Health Foundation is underway as support builds for the purchase of digital mammogram equipment for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

The 11 health care auxiliaries of the Kootenay Boundary — the KBRH Health Foundation — gathered Sept. 16 at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland for their annual general meeting and announced...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 23 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 Contributor on Sunday Oct 23 2011

The winner in the Humorous Speech Contest at the Kokanee Speakeasy Toastmasters was Mary Mortimer, while Ryan Oakley won in the Table Topics Contest.

Held on Monday, Sept. 29, they had a very exciting, entertaining and quite funny Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest. 

Overall, it was a fun, competitive...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 20 2011

Are you a descendant of a British child immigrant? Is there a ‘home child’ in your family background? How would you know?

Join historian and author Art Joyce at Nelson’s Touchstones Museum of Art and History, Shawn Lamb Archives, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm for his presentation Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Honouring Canada’s Child Immigrants....

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 19 2011
Hallowe'en is a time when kids and even adults dress up to play a part. 

And this Hallowe'en night, Oct. 31, marks the start of a six-week playwriting course at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, where students will develop their skills at creating character, dialogue and plot while crafting a half-hour play.

The course, taught...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 14 2011

What better way to enjoy the changing of the seasons than going for a ride along the historic Slocan Valley Rail Trail? 

On Sunday, Oct. 16 beginning at noon, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) would like to invite cyclists of all ages to come join them on an enjoyable ride along a portion of the 52 km long former CP Rail Trail.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

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

Both authors will host readings on the books — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location of the Slocan Community Library (Main Street).

On Saturday,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 13 2011

Nelson was a wild and woolly place at the start of the last century, where characters with names like Cayuse Brown, Roughlock Perry, Weary Willie, and The Yellow Kid might sidle up to the barstool next to yours and order up a shot of something strong enough to curl the hair on a tenderfoot’s chest.

It’s in the spirit of these times that the Nelson...

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