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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 03 2012

Time to get down and Shimmy.

The Kootenay Shimmy Mob is out to bring joy of dance to the community and raise awareness and funds for abused women and children shelters in the area.

The fundraiser event is scheduled for three different times in Nelson, Castlegar and as part of Silver City Days in Trail on Saturday, May 12.

Participants are gathering donations for the Aimee...

by Contributor on Thursday May 03 2012

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shake-speare plays,“Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High!” and “Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending!”

As Act II & III of the “IVth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival”, Nelson Youth Theatre’s plays about those famous star-crossed lovers will rehearse...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2012

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.

“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.”

Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15% 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.

Two self-help workshops led by Dr. John Tamiazzo offered in Nelson in May...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012

The annual Syd's Fun Run motorcycle ride again was a awesome success raising over $1500 for Muscular Dystrophy.

The 175-mile run Easter Weekend into the United States takes s riders at Leather and Steel in Fruitvale, finishing at the Warfield Fire Department Hall with a barbecue and silent auction.

The riding jacket donated by Leather and Steel in Fruitvale was won by Jen...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Looking to liven up your front porch or get some veggie starter plants?

Here at L.V. Rogers the dance club is pre-selling a variety of vibrant hanging baskets, patio planters, bedding plants, and veggies.

Those interestd in purchasing please contact where order forms and more info is available.

All procedes will go...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

At the 61st Annual General Meeting held in Rossland, BC on Tuesday (April 24), Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) released financial results for 2011.

Wednesday, board chair John Malakoff was introduced. Malakoff has several years experience in the role as chair of NDCU.

The high points of 2011 were the Community Investment Program, which saw close to $270,000 distributed...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 24 2012

Spring is about renewal and rejuvenation – especially for Nelson residents dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

“One thing that helps us renew our energy and improve our well-being is connecting with others,” says Linda Hoskin, the Nelson Support and Education Coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Research shows that being socially active helps...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2012

Selkirk College is asking for community input towards their future direction.  The college is developing a strategic plan that will set a high level direction for the next five years.

According to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, “Community engagement and development are absolutely integral to the success of
Selkirk College.

"Hearing the thoughts and ideas...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

This week (April 15 -21) is set aside as Prevention of Violence Against Women Week” across B.C.  

This week gives communities across the province the opportunity to join together and collectively focus attention on the issue of violence against women and children. 

Education and raising awareness of the issue are steps we can take to prevent the violence that thousands of women...