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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 18 2011

By Penelope Stuart

The famous writer and poet Peter Rosegger stated:

"Never mind what big and deathless deals you have experienced so far: to give your fellow men joy is the best that you can do in the world.”

Such is the joy that Christmas by the Lake in Silverton brings. With its brilliant...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 17 2011

A collective of local and visiting trail builders and advocates gathered to learn trail building techniques from the IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Trail Care Crew on Saturday, Oct. 29 in New Denver.

Chad and Deanne, who have been crisscrossing Canada since March of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 16 2011

Old Growth, a series of 11 half-hour radio shows about life after 65, began airing on Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) on Nov. 7.

The series was produced by writer and broadcaster Bill Metcalfe. “Several of the episodes are stories of local seniors who are highly functional and on the move, and what we can learn from them,” he said.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 15 2011

Ever wonder what makes the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative so great? 

The answer is simple, its members. And what better way to celebrate its growing Kaslo membership than with a community potluck. 

On Saturday, Nov. 19 the Carshare board, staff and community coordinators from Revelstoke...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 14 2011

Eleven new members have been added to the Columbia Basin Trust’s three advisory committees in its core areas of social, economic and environment.

One way CBT remains accountable to Basin residents is through the use of these committees, which provide advice on how CBT delivers benefits to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 14 2011

In and around our city, just behind the scenes, volunteers and organizers are busy preparing for Community Connect Day 2011.

This year will mark the fourth annual offering of the event in Nelson. Given the community support that is building, it is sure to be a great day.

Community Connect Day is an inclusive...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 10 2011

Preparation for Christmas begins now.

The Kootenay Christmas Fair is a 50-vendor, juried artisan fair being held at the Nelson Prestige Lake Side Resort Dec. 2-4.

It’s packed full of all of the essentials needed to create a proper Christmas holiday, including Old World Bakery conducting a ginger bread house work shop.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 09 2011

“Our farmers need us. We need the farmers. Here is how to find them,” says Malin Christensson, project leader of The Slocan Valley Food Guide, a comprehensive directory of over 50 local farms and businesses related to local food production.

In the food guide you can find contact information for farmers from Playmore Junction to Hills, as well as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

New Denver has the Slocan Lake’s first public boat washing station.

Conveniently located next to the boat launch in Centennial park, the free service allows and encourages boaters to use a high-pressure water hose to remove invasive plants and residue from the hulls of their craft before entering Slocan Lake.

“Doing projects like this is why...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 07 2011

Men’s healing circle at Take Back the Night

@ Hall and Baker Street, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Take Back the Night! is an annual rally and march where women identified folk gather to demand safety and an end to gender-based violence.

But gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue, so male...