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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Art-in-the-Park for Kids at Kokanee Creek

1-3 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri through the summer

  • Kokanee Park Visitor’s Centre

Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? Are you planning day-trips or holidays close to home? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

Hit television-show-hosts the Canadian Pickers are coming to the Koots, and they want to root through YOUR drawers!

Okay, maybe that’s putting too fine a point on it, but they do want to explore the overstuffed barns/sheds/attics/basements in the area, using their special skills to discover treasure where the rest of us may see only trash.
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jul 14 2011

One of Nelson's own is coming back, at least for one night.

Kevin Armstrong will make his much-anticipated return to Nelson at Bogustown
Town Pub on Friday, July 22. 

Armstrong is on tour across Canada to prepare his show Opera for
for its premiere at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. A versatile and unorthodox performer, Armstrong has forged a career both...

By Allyson Kenning On on Saturday Jul 09 2011

It’s a good feeling when something is a known quantity. Last year was my first foray into Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies and my first experience viewing a full show came after a series of pretty bad days.

I really didn’t want to go, but it wound up being just the pick-me-up I needed. This year, something similar occurred: I was having an even crappier week than that one last year, but...

By Allyson Kenning On on Friday Jul 01 2011

Despite some irritating showers Thursday afternoon, the Mountain Kingdom’s first farmers' market of the season was a festive, friendly affair with lots of offer for everyone (check out this gallery!). There were great eats, there was some great local musical talent providing entertainment, and for me, it was the social event...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

The West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby League is taking it to the track in the final bout of the regular season: the Carnival of Carnage.

Half of the profits from this double-header are being donated to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity.

Castlegar's Dam City Rollers take on Nelson's Lumber Jackies, then Nelson's Killjoys take it to the track again Salmo's Babes of Brutality...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Nelson novelist Mark Nykanen has two new books coming out under two different names with two different publishers – all within a three-week period this spring.

The first is Burn Down the Sky, a post-apocalyptic thriller published by HarperCollins. Using his pen name, James Jaros, Nykanen tells a tale set in North America in the latter part of this century...

By Timothy Schafer On on Monday Jun 27 2011

A chance to be live at one of the best outdoor music festivals on the continent is up for grabs as the calendar heads into the Canada Day weekend.

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival — now in its 20th year (July 29-31) — has ignited the delight of a worldwide audience, with USA Today calling it one of the “Top 10 places to get in tune, be...

By Timothy Schafer On on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Take a trip through the past, do something good for the environment and add a classic touch to your wardrobe.

A one-day vintage sale this Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will get you to the promised land of hip, collecting together some of the most classic and sought after vintage and retro styles of clothing in the Kootenay.

The one-day sale of...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Grand Forks can add another group to their list of international stars as Les Folles Jambettes dance troupe travelled to Germany to participate in the International Folklore Avalanche at the invitation of the Spree-Neisse regional government.
Having last attended the dance festival eight years ago, the cancan dancers were excited to be once again representing the...