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by Contributor on Sunday May 13 2012

Why do you listen to the radio?

To hear music?

To learn what’s happening in the world?

To share ideas and events? 

Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR), is entering its 13th year on the air of local music, local news and local support, entirely supported by the love of its listeners.

Radio isn’t cheap. KCR’s annual budget is over $130 000—money that goes to staff...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 13 2012

The Taghum Hall Society Starry Nights/Sunny Days Program got a big boost with the addition of its new is Hydrogen Alpha Scope.

The Hydrogen Alpha Scope and the sun filters on the big telescope we could safely look at the sun which appears through the lens as a bright orange, almost red ball and you can actually see solar flares shooting off the sun and looping back to the sun in an arc...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 09 2012

In recognition of the International Year of Co-operatives, Concentra Financial a Saskatoon based co-operative, announced the recipients of its Empowering Your Communities 2012 initiative which provides $180,000 to support credit union community projects nationwide.

Concentra Financial asked credit unions to submit proposals for a local project that is being led or championed by their...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 09 2012

Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC transports the people on a moving journey, through Calls from Whales, a Forum on the Impacts of the Enbridge BC Oil Pipeline, at the Capitol theatre in Nelson, May 30th at 7 p.m.

The forum features Andrew Nikiforuk, investigative reporter and author of award winning book, Tar Sands:  Dirty Oil and the Future of a...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2012

Support for the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson continues to arrive as the clock ticks down to the four-day event July 12-15 beginning Thursday.

The weekend features local and nationally recognized authors and publishers, a B.C. wine-tasting evening, panels, a spoken word workshop and more.

The Festival in June received a $7,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation,...

by Contributor on Monday May 07 2012

Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking students will be hosting their much anticipated Year-End show from May 25-27.

This annual event will return to its venue at the Nelson Trading Co. Building, located at 402 Baker Street.

The Fine Woodworking program is renowned in the design and woodworking communities for the highly skilled craftsman it turns out, with much credit owing to their...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 03 2012

Time to get down and Shimmy.

The Kootenay Shimmy Mob is out to bring joy of dance to the community and raise awareness and funds for abused women and children shelters in the area.

The fundraiser event is scheduled for three different times in Nelson, Castlegar and as part of Silver City Days in Trail on Saturday, May 12.

Participants are gathering donations for the Aimee...

by Contributor on Thursday May 03 2012

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shake-speare plays,“Romeo and Juliet @ Verona High!” and “Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending!”

As Act II & III of the “IVth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival”, Nelson Youth Theatre’s plays about those famous star-crossed lovers will rehearse...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2012

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.

“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.”

Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15% of Canadians experience pain to a degree that it affects daily activities — a number that rises with age.

Almost everyone experiences these and other challenges such as weight issues, anxiety, and fear.

Two self-help workshops led by Dr. John Tamiazzo offered in Nelson in May...