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By George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

By Michael Scott on Saturday Feb 12 2011

On February 11th, the community of Nelson held a rally to support the Egyptian people in their struggle for democracy and freedom from tyranny.  The protestors were determined to make their voices loud enough so that Canadian leaders would hear and pressure Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down as President.

Before the news of Mubarak “stepping down”, the protest was already of...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 08 2011

A new partnership between Teck Metals Ltd. Trail Operations and Selkirk College called “TeckServ” has created an annual fund to provide support for Selkirk College students to undertake local community-based research projects. 

The funding is intended to support students to work on research projects that are part of community and economic development...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 08 2011

Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border.  Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation.  What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.

There appear to be more barriers to Canadians who...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Feb 07 2011

Doug Chadwick followed the gnarly wolverine for five years — in two weeks you can learn what he learned.

“Wolverines eat everybody,” said Chadwick, whose book The Wolverine Way is published by Patagonia. “Alive, dead or long dead, moose, mouse, fox and frog; still warm or long-frozen.”

Wildsight is bringing Chadwick to the...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 06 2011

To assist those interested in applying for Arts, Culture and Heritage Program grants from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), Krista Patterson and Natasha Smith of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) will present workshops on how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

CBT’s arts, culture and heritage grants are managed and...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 04 2011

Small businesses in the Kootenays and Okanagan can now upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems at virtually no cost, thanks to a new program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC.

‘FLIP’ stands for the FortisBC/LiveSmartBC Lighting Installation Program. The...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 04 2011

An alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar is the subject of a shared exhibition this month between Touchstones Nelson and Castlegar’s Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College.

Called Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010, the exhibit is a series of 30 photographs accompanied by a poem or narrative created by 15 male and female...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Environmentally aware, adventure minded and packed with breathtaking views of nature; Kootenay Kalendars is a company that lives up its culture conscious name.

The Kootenay’s...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival returns to Whitewater Ski Resort this month.

What is Coldsmoke? Super light, fluffy, powder puff snow that skiers passionately pursue each winter.

What is the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival? A four-day (Feb. 25–28) grassroots gathering of backcountry skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers from all over...