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by Contributor on Sunday Aug 26 2012

This September, thousands of people across British Columbia, including Nelson, will be lacing up their shoes to participate in the national annual fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson SuperWalk. 

SuperWalk will take place in 15 locations in BC and in 90 communities across Canada. 

SuperWalk aims to raise $3 million nationally and $325,000 in British Columbia.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 26 2012

The upcoming weekend is not only a celebration for the labour force but also an opportunity to trek to the Taghum Hall Sunday (September 2) to view the Sun with our Hydrogen Alpha Scope.

The Taghum Hall board invites the public to safely look at the sun through filters on the big telescope.

The event runs from noon until 2 p.m.

Wayne the Star Guy will be on hand to set up...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 23 2012

The West Kootenay Toy Run is just around the corner but those riders wanting to get a head start on the rest of the field check out the first annual Ride to Support Veterans Sunday beginning in Trail.

For a small fee of $20 per bike, motorcycle enthusiasts can have a little fun while raising funds for veterans needing treatment for trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 21 2012

The plums, apples and pears will soon be ripe on the trees. 

That means mouth-watering pies, sauces, juice and just plain good fruit off the tree.  But it also means that bears may be visiting our fruit trees.

What can the public do? 

Pick fruit and keep the it from accumulating under your trees. 
Anyone that cannot pick their fruit, try contacting Harvest Rescue (...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 21 2012

It's difficult to believe but summer is coming to an end which means Friday is the final chance to attend Market Fest on Baker Street.

Market Fest promises to go out with a bang as more than 100 vendors will be featured on two blocks of Baker Street along with a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options, a kids tent with giant bubbles, and seven fabulous acts on...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 15 2012

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is set to hoist sails on its 11th annual Legacy Golf Tournament Sunday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

The tournament is an annual fundraiser for the local foundation.

Golfing begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Following the time on the links, participants will enjoy dinner before getting ready for the golf drop.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 13 2012

Summer is always a great time for a cruise in the old sedan, eh, compact.

On Thursday, August 23 Nelsonites may want to skip the barbecue and head down to the local A&W Restaurant — located at 512 Railway Street —  for the A&W Cruisin' for a Cause fundraiser.

A&W's across Canada will be donating ...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2012

Nelson Youth Theatre “Juliet & Romeo!” is the full version of Shake-speareʼs classic “Romeo and Juliet” with a dramatic twist ending.

What will it be?

Find out August 17th & 18th, Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Nelson’s Gyro Park.

Showcasing 20 local actors age six to 16, “Juliet & Romeo!” stars Zoe Bingham and Gideon Berry as the famous Juliet...

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...