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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

Words, lines, and images collide in edgy graphic renderings in a new exhibition by multimedia artist Chris Ingles, now showing at the Nelson Public Library.

Chris Ingles was born in working-class England, where he was influenced by the 1960s music scene there, known on this side of the pond as the British Invasion.

Although the ways in which these early influences shaped Chris’s...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

Grab your lawn chair and head to the Taghum Hall for another month of star gazing at the Starry Night Astronomy Program.

Taghum Hall is located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on the waterfront.

August is a busy month for astronomical events.

The Taghum schedule goes like this:

Friday Aug. 10th to 14th - Perseid meteror shower. We won't have a moon to worry about...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2012

It's that time of year again and the West Kootenay Kennel Club is hosting it's 36th Annual All Breed Championship Dog Show at the Castlegar Communicty Church Soccer Field (the old Kinnaird Middle School) from August 17 - 19.

In addition to six all-breed conformation shows, there will also be four obedience trials and four rally obedience trials.

There will be two Conformation...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2012

The Oxygen Art Centre’s third annual Summer Art Camp is just around the corner.

From August 20-24 and 27-31, the Oxygen Art Centre is hosting a one, or two, week long program combining visual arts, theatre arts and breakdancing for ages five to 13.  

Instruction is provided by local, professional artists and arts educators, whom bring their passion and experience to the table by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2012

It’s variety week for music at places in the Nelson area.

The Royal Inn kicked off the festivities with Estevan hosting Open Stages Wednesday.

The same open stages shifts to the Dam Inn Thursday.

Friday, Do 'N Notes are playing at Balfour Beach Inn on Friday.

All shows start at 9 p.m.

A Sunday afternoon Jam at Finley's Irish pub in Nelson hosted by Dan...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 31 2012

It’s simple, really. Read the books; mark your ballot.

Tell the world—or at least the Kootenays—which book from the One Book, One Kootenay 2012 shortlist you think should get the nod.

The deadline for voting for the book all Kootenay book-lovers should read is August 10th. Ballot boxes are in libraries throughout the Kootenay Library Federation.

One Book, One...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 29 2012

Several years ago, local historian Greg Scott and his wife, Denyse, became “Holy Hoovers”, once-a-month volunteer cleaners at Nelson’s St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral.

It was during this time, being immersed in the beauty of the Church’s stained glass windows, that a germ of an idea was born.

St. Saviour’s, built in 1899 and rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1928, is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 29 2012

The event was named on of the "10 Great Places to Get In Tune, Be Outdoors" in 2007 by USA Today.

Five years later, it's still a great place to kick back and enjoy.

The 2012 Kaslo Jazz Festival is getting close to happening as the annual event begins Friday in the North Kootenay Lake City for three glorious days.

The festival begins Friday with the talented and ever...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Nelsonites are urged to make the Nelson City Hall Courtyard a happening place as the community joins forces to help the people of Johnsons Landing during a benefit concert.

The even kicks off a high noon, running until 9 p.m.

Some of the artists performing include Bill Bourne, Soniko Waira, Sunshine Drive, Tangerine Swing, Pat Henman, Bessie Wapp, The Alan Kirk Band, Randy Morse...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 25 2012

Like the outdoors?

Like taking pictures of the outdoors?

Then grab camera and pack and have the opportunity to see a picture on the cover of the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, through a photo contest announced by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

The Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is published every two years, and...