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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2011

Power service in the southern reaches of the Slocan Valley just got a little better.

The Passmore substation project work currently underway is being done to improve the electricity reliability for customers located along Highway 6 and through the communities of Slocan Park, Winlaw, Slocan and Valhalla, said FortisBC spokeperson Neal Pobran....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 10 2011

The current exhibition at the Nelson Public Library is all about picking up the pieces—and turning them into something beautiful.

“As someone unable to throw out anything—particularly shimmering morsels of material—I gather up all the fallen bits at the end of every project,” explains fabric artist Kate Bridger. “After many projects, there are enough saved scraps for me to dip my hands...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 08 2011

If you've ever had a notion to write a novel, been meaning to scribe your memoirs, or pride yourself on your poetry then a rare opportunity to enhance your writing skills begins Jan. 5 in Nelson. 

Selkirk College will offer its university-transferable Creative Writing 100 course Thursday evenings from Jan. 5 to April 5 at Nelson's Kootenay School...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 08 2011

Nelson native Erin Dooley wants to light up your business or home for Christmas.

The graduate of Alberta College of Arts has opened up Holiday Love interior design and decorating.

“I've always been very into my holiday decorating at home and get loads of compliments, so I thought of trying to share my talent with other people,” Dooley told The Nelson Daily....

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

CBT announces the School Works Program, as part of a $3.5 million commitment to increase employment opportunities for students in the Basin over the next three years.

This pilot program will provide an $8/hour wage subsidy to encourage small businesses, non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Columbia Basin to provide part-time employment for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 06 2011

Thirty children share three bedrooms. They bathe in a small plastic swimming pool.

The women who run the home provide for their basic physical and emotional needs, but more importantly, give them love. 

These kids are not orphans. They all have mothers who must visit them at least once a month - it's a condition of their place in this home....

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 01 2011

The embers of Art Sparks will be igniting into a full blown blaze Dec. 7 at Cedar Creek Café in Winlaw as eight young sculptors take their works public in a group show.

Under the tutelage of Nancylee Smith — the creator of Artfarm — eight sculptors ranging in age from six to eight years old will unleash 24 of their best work in a one day show at the café (1-5 p.m.)....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 30 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 Monday Nov 28 2011

The Ghost of Christmas Present will be a friendly one on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Like the Dickens, an annual event supported by CBC Radio, brings notable Nelsonites together at the Nelson United Church to present the timeless classic and raise money for the Nelson Food...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 27 2011

Ever heard of Goldie Socks and the three Li”bear”ians?

Or how about the Three Armadillo Sisters named Tuff who have to venture through a culvert inhabited by a spindly legged coyote with a big appetite for armadillo chilli—and a hankering for fine armadillo-skin boots? Sound familiar?...