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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

by Nyree Marsh
The Nelson Daily Contributor


Spring may seem far off with fields still covered in snow but gardeners are starting to plan for the coming growing season — and the Salmo Elementary Community Learning Garden Committee is no exception.

The Learning Garden committee resumed meetings earlier this month to create a plan for the long...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Trial on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Castlegar Castlegar and District Complex.

The Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbour Program is a
full Obedience Title, open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, and aims to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 22 2012

 A Kootenay writer and teacher  Luanne Armstrong, who has published in a wide variety of genres, is offering a courses in editing and writing nonfiction at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre.

Armstrong, whose most recent title is Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, is conducting the editing course in February 17-19 and writing nonfiction March 2-4.

The editing course...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 22 2012

The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) will be hosting it's eighth Annual Day on the Trail from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29.

This popular event started as a way for everyone to discover new scenic locations on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, but has grown into a friendly social gathering around a toasty bonfire.

All winter long, SVHTS volunteers have been grooming...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 16 2012

Ready to celebrate winter in all its glory - by forgetting that it’s there for one night?  

Feeling an urge to throw on a brightly-coloured Hawaiian shirt and whip out the shades and sunscreen?

Well, the originators of the local 100 mile potluck are planning to bring back summer (briefly) and want you to be part of it. 

On Saturday, January 28th, the Vallican Whole Community...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 16 2012

The City of Nelson wishes to advise the local boating public the boat launch at Lakeside Park will be temporarily closed until further notice for dock replacement.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause to local boaters.

For any further questions please contact 250-352-8238.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 10 2012

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragon Boat Club is rolling out the red carpet on another season of fun on the water.

The club is hosting its 2012 annual general meeting/dinner in the Hume Hotel on Monday, January 30.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons is Nelson's first dragon boat team, tossing the paddles in the water in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 05 2012

Seventy-five brave swimmers accomplished more during the Kootenay Hospital Lake Foundation Polar Bear Swim than clearing a head from the night before.

The contingent raised more than $700 for the foundation during the annual New Year's Day ritual.

Through donations for the chili and hot chocolate, as well as pledges collected, the Polar Bear Swim raised $784.64 for the foundation...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 03 2012

The Osprey Foundation has been more than a blessing to community groups in Nelson by donating almost $150,000 in 2011.

From a Night at the Opera House to the Blewett Amphitheatre Shade Project to the Summer Youth Mentorship Program, the Osprey Foundation has made it happen.

One of the final grants of 2011 makes the foundation feel particularly warm and furry.

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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012

Nelson Storytellers are back in action.

The local storytelling group —  meets once a month on a Sunday —  is meeting New Year's Day at  7 p.m. in Backalley Studio.

The stories told represent different times in our history, people that did great things, battles that were fought, won and lost, but most of all they talk about people who called this region home.

The guild...

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