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by Contributor on Sunday Feb 17 2013

 Five Columbia Basin non-profit organizations were among the 20 throughout BC that were approved to receive over $96,000 in support from Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) in its most recent intake.

Enp is a partnership of funders-including Columbia Basin Trust (CBT)-that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 14 2013

Stand on any spot in Nelson and you can feel history.

The Nelson Public Library celebrates the history of its location during February with a photographic and artifact display (courtesy Touchstones Nelson) and a special storytelling event celebrating the Hotel Phair, a grand institution that once stood under our feet.

On Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m., the Nelson Library hosts...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 13 2013

Columbia Basin – Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

“The CKCA is extremely proud to be announcing the 16th year of our existence thanks to Columbia Basin Trust,” said...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 12 2013

The West Kootenay EcoSociety’s third Conversation Café runs this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Oso Negro Café at 604 Ward Street in Nelson.

The topic of conversation is the what the future for energy use might look like in our community.

Featuring local experts, the discussion will range widely, covering electricity, solar, and fossil fuel and transportation.


by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2013

Kootenay Country Store Cooperative is seeking Board of Director candidate for the upcoming election in September. 

All potential candidates must submit applications before May 31.
These are busy times for the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative.

The Co-op is locked into the early stages of a big redevelopment project at the former Extra Foods building on Vernon...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 11 2013

Gabriel Macdonald and Charlie Pears-Smith won the right to represent Nelson at the Kootenay Best Singer contest June 1 in Cranbrook following semi final Thursday at the Capitol Theatre.

Macdonald and Pears-Smith finishing one, two, respectively, during the Nelson  Best Singer Semi Finals at the Capitol and now advance to...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 07 2013

The Nelson Chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF) hosted the fifth annual (reinstated) Carnaval d’Hiver at Trafalgar School grounds last Friday (February 1) with help from sister organization AFKO (Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest). 

It was a beautiful star lit evening and Carnaval was enjoyed by about 150 Nelson area French language students and their families. ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 06 2013

The Friends of the Library present a new kind of book club: An Altered Book Workshop.

The workshop is slated for Tuesday, February 19 and 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., unleash your inner artist and transform an unwanted book into a new, personalized Art Journal.
Altered books are a relatively new art form that is creating a buzz. An old book is transformed into something...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 05 2013

Nelson’s newest actor combines with its oldest for a second round of TNT’s popular play readings at the Old Church Hall at the corner of Kootenay and Victoria Streets 8 p.m., Saturday (February 9).

Fresh from playing antagonist jurors  #8 and #3 in 12 Angry Men, Philip Sarsons and Richard Rowberry will be presenting Maurice Panych’s hilarious black comedy, Lawrence and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 03 2013

 It’s down to the “Sweet 16” at the Nelson Best Singer Contest set for Thursday at the Capitol Theatre.

Trilby Buck, Alexandra Schlosser, Charlie Pears-Smith, Gabriel Macdonald, Courtney Craig, Juniper, Kirsten Douglas, Christina Killough, Emma Chart, Tyler Isaacs-Dejong, Annabelle Sullivan, Geordi Baah, Sarah Jane-Hicks, Katrina Garbula, Larry Ivanisko, and Brynn Forsey made the grade...