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by Contributor on Monday Apr 16 2012

How the Afghan War has impacted daily life in Canada is the focus of West Kootenay author Tom Wayman's newest collection of poems, Dirty Snow, which will be launched April 27 at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), Nelson.

The launch, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

 "The core of Dirty Snow is the Afghan War, whose effects hang over...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 15 2012

The B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada has awarded $2,500 to support the May 11-13 Convergence Writers' Retreat in New Denver. 

The focus of the Retreat, to occur at New Denver's Heart's Rest Retreat Centre, is on writing on social justice themes. 

The event offers three talks/discussions on aspects of social change writing, three writing workshops on a variety of...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 12 2012

A close encounter with a full-grown elephant changed the life of Dag Goering, veterinarian, photographer and founder of Hidden Places Travel.

While working as a volunteer vet in India, he was examining a baby elephant. “Its mother suddenly grabbed me with her trunk, pulled me close and stared me in the eye,” says Goering. “It was a magical moment. An epiphany.”
With his...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 09 2012

Joyce Buckler, Selkirk College Donor Service Coordinator (photo above) accepts $300 cheque for the Peace and Human Rights Award from Stefanie Zaytsoff and Lianna Zwick representing the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Kootenay Ladies Organization.

The Peace & Human Rights Award is in recognition of Doukobor Ideals and will be given at the Fall 2012 Scholarship and Awards...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 09 2012

A packed house of tasters were treated to an evening of foods fit for Kings and Queens at the Selkirk’s 2012 Top Chef competition.

The public was invited last month to Mary Hall to sample a variety of taste delights from around the world, and then asked them to vote on whose food was the best.

“Top Chef is an annual collaboration between the Resort and Hotel Management Program...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 03 2012

Nelson's newest summer festival will bring to the Queen City four prize-winning Canadian authors, including Canada's poet laureate Fred Wah giving his first hometown reading since being named to his new post. 

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival July 12-15 will also present representatives of Canadian literary publishers, plus celebrate West Kootenay authors at a B.C. wine-tasting...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 01 2012

Dr. Jackson Katz, internationally recognized for his work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy, is bringing his ground-breaking expertise to Nelson for two days of presentations and workshops, May 9-10, at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.

The weekend engagement is sponsored...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 29 2012

Shiver me timbers! 

Thrown on your breeches, tricorne hat and eye patch, matey!  Hoist the Jolly Roger, raise the anchor, and sail off in a galleon with this rascally crew. 

The Nelson Public Library invites young writers to raid their imaginations and find the buried treasure in a special six-week series for kids who love to write stories with pirate-instructor Eileen Holland....

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 28 2012

The Osprey Community Foundation is pleased to recently receive a $20,000 contribution from the Nelson and District Credit Union.

The contribution boosts the totally capital in the NDCU’s endowment fund to $110,000.

The fund was established in 2001.

The capital in the fund is never spent but annual earnings flow back into the community like an apple tree that is never cut...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 26 2012

Don' t you dare miss it!

L.V. Rogers Secondary School presents the Grad Talent Show 2012 —  Stairway to Heaven — on Thursday April 12 at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The Talent Show is one of many fundraisers to help defer costs for the grad class of 2012.

Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for regular admission and are available at Capitol Theatre box office....