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By Wikinews On on Wednesday Aug 07 2013

As of Monday, over 200 New York City area bars and restaurants had committed to boycotting Russian vodka in response to anti-homosexuality related laws passed by the country's government. The boycott follows another event that took place on Monday, where bottles of vodka were poured onto the streets of the city, as part of a protest by the president of United Restaurant and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Aug 04 2013

It’s a tour that promises to put smiles on more than just the audience.

L.V. Rogers High School and Selkirk College Music grad Shelby Babakioff is joining forces with another emerging star, Aimie Laws, for theThe Smile Tour, which has stops Tuesday in Trail and Grand Forks Thursday.

“(We) are both dedicated humanitarians (who) continuously fulfill (our) dreams to play...

By CBT On on Friday Aug 02 2013

Passed on from a seasoned “Culture Tourist” who has been every year:

1. Start with a full tank of gas – some of these spots are off the beaten track!

2. Take your ‘Backroads of BC’ or other detailed map, if you have one. The CBCT Directory maps are good, but sometimes a bigger picture will be helpful.

3. Be prepared to get a little lost – or at least think you are. One way...

By Stephanie Chandler On on Thursday Aug 01 2013

Trail residents can expect to see big changes on the downtown horizon over the next couple of years, according to city councillor Kevin Jolly.

“Creating a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly downtown core, giving patrons a reason to slow down and take the time to go onto our downtown streets, instead of just passing it all and crossing the bridge,” he said, is a key goal for the downtown...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 23 2013

The popular Kootenay-wide book club One Book, One Kootenay has kept regional readers busy trying to decide which of the three shortlisted books should get the nod. Each year, booklovers read, discuss, and vote on the book they think book all Kootenay folk should read. The deadline for voting for the 2013 One Book, One Kootenay selection is August 2nd.

This year’s shortlist is...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jun 26 2013

And the time is flying, seven candles burning low.

It's the new world rising from the shackles of the old.

If we could -- just -- join hands...        --- Led Zepplin, The Rover

When I wrote my last column, Brazil was not in the news; Turkey most definitely was. Now Brazil has become the latest nation where hordes of people are on the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Jun 17 2013

Local writer Brian T. Seifrit of Fruitvale has joined forces with 100 Mile House author Alison Townsend MacNicol to bring to life events from the late 1950s in A Bloodstained Hammer.

Both MacNicol  and Seifrit will be at the Waneta Plaza Mall in Trail for a book signing Saturday (June 22) from 1-4 p.m.

The authors are tossing out the welcome mat for readers that want...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Sunday Jun 16 2013

One of the downsides of a gluten-, dairy-, soy-free diet is that I sometimes crave something doughy, like perogies, or fritters, or dumplings.

But most of the options I've found taht we're allowed are really just gratuitous carbs, with little nutrition or flavour – expect for these pakoras, which are common in Indian cuisine and come with as many different recipes and ingredients as...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 12 2013

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) wants to strengthen the delivery of its environmental benefits to all Basin residents.  Beginning next week, CBT will be seeking your input by hosting seven open houses and workshops across the Basin, as well as two online workshops and a video-conference workshop. Input from you and others will contribute to the renewal of CBT’s Environmental Strategic Plan.


By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 11 2013

“There is necessity and order, immune to my idea of what should be – or what ought to be if only humans were better.”  - Charles Jeanes, in my last column.

I fully intend to quit my negative habits of criticizing and judging. This column may start in the old vein, but trust me, by the end it is not a rant against capitalism, however it may seem from...