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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.

In the weeks ahead, the Slocan Community Library would like to invite everyone to readings by these authors — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location (Main Street).

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 30 2011

Gambling has long been available to residents of the West Kootenay region, but the new Chances community gaming centre in Castlegar adds another option.

The gaming centre will provide fun and entertainment for many, but for a few it can lead to serious problems. It is estimated that in BC 4.6 per cent of the population experiences problems with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15 per cent 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.


by Tom Wayman on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

One of B.C.'s most honored writers, Victoria poet, non-fiction author and editor Gary Geddes, will read from his work at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. 

The next day Geddes will conduct a poetry workshop at Oxygen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Sept. 30 reading is free and open to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will again be joining up with Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win their order, free. 

If you order from Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week and if a fire truck shows up at the door, all you have to do is prove your home has a working smoke alarm...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 26 2011

Finding the heart and soul of the food movement can sometimes mean getting your hands dirty—in a good way.

Kristeva Dowling’s Chicken Poop for the Soul (Caitlin Press, 2011) is a witty, humorous and often bizarre journey of trial and error as the author sheds urban life for rural independence.

Dowling reads...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 25 2011

Right to left: Virginia Moss, Ivan Sayers, Maxie — photo by Fraser Milne.

Vintage Fashion show with fashion historian Ivan Sayers

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

@ Gallery A, 502 Vernon Street

Drawing from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 24 2011

Photo — Waneta Expansion Project workers constructing draft tubes forms which will be installed to create the water passage below the turbine at the future powerhouse.

Construction is progressing on the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam Expansion Project near Trail.

Work also has been going on at the office complex site for the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 23 2011

Arts and heritage organizations are facing many challenges.

Meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop in Nelson this weekend. 

Presented by Leslie Thompson, this workshop will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 22 2011

It's time to get the weeds out.

And with that in mind, students from Trafalgar Secondary School and the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife program of Selkirk College will descend on Kokanee Creek Provincial Park this Monday, Sept. 26 (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) to being pulling the invasive species.

With funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network...