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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?...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 24 2011

A team from Selkirk College has again won top spot and $1,000 prize money at the 2011 B.C. Hospitality Case Study Competition held recently in Victoria.

This is the fourth consecutive win for students from the College’s School of Hospitality & Tourism.

The team, one of nine from B.C.’s colleges and universities, competes each year at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 23 2011

There are so many good reasons to live in Nelson, and most of us are grateful that we’re able to be here.

Here’s a good reason why.

Recently, the Nelson Grans to Grans held their sixth annual African Dinner at the United Church. The experience brought together people interested in raising awareness and raising funds for the grassroots...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 22 2011

Selkirk College and its School of Environment and Geomatics invites the public to attend a community dialogue on B.C. forest management as part of the Healthy Forests- Healthy Communities initiative.

It will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus in the staff lounge.

Community dialogue sessions will be held across...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 21 2011

Kootenay residents will now be able to test for potentially dangerous radon in their homes thanks to a partnership between the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society.

RDCK offices in Nelson, Nakusp and Creston will serve as pick-up and drop-off sites for test kits, which can be obtained for a $15...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 20 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 Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 19 2011

Kootenay Business’ growing with communications technology

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Communications technology, or “Telecomm,” has provided Kootenay based businesses with better, faster and more efficient methods of running their business successfully.

With technology changing by the second, keeping up with...

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.