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By Timothy Schafer On on Sunday Apr 24 2011

By Phil Larstone

Water, water everywhere and plenty of drops to drink.

It’s a mantra well known in the West Kootenays, but it isn’t one that is shared throughout the rest of the world.

But if you enjoy the pure, refreshing water that happily flows from mountain to ocean, throughout our lives and into our very...

By Global Voices On on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

The role of social networking site Facebook in facilitating protest actions has been affirmed in the Tunisia and Egypt uprisings; governments in many countries, including China, are wary of the political activities of their citizens on Facebook. But in Cambodia, Facebook is not yet considered a threat by the government.

Politicians led by Prime Minister Hun Sen (who has been in power...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Art will emulate reality as the students of LV Rogers secondary school are moving into the filming stage of their environmental-themed feature film.

Four budding filmmakers began their public career in film as they pitched the idea for their first feature film, ...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) invites members of the arts, culture, and heritage community in the representative body of the arts, culture and heritage communities across the Canadian Columbia Basin, and manages and administers arts, culture, and heritage funding programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The CKCA Steering Committee consists of 14 members: six...

By Andrew Zwicker On on Wednesday Mar 09 2011

With much talk, meetings and debate in recent months around the potential closure or realignment of Rossland schools, behind the scenes RSS, the school board and key players in the community have been continuing to work on innovative new approaches to education.

Already running successful specialized programs such as the ski academy, dance academy and chef’s program, a new transitions...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

The two classic tales of the Bremen Town Musicians and Rumpelstiltskin, interpreted through the imaginative and skilled puppetry of Nova Scotia’s Maritime Marionettes, will be profiled in an upcoming show in Grand Forks.

Heather Bishop Taylor and Darryll Taylor began working together in the mid-1980s, with the Kids Express Puppet Troupe based in Halifax, Nova Scotia....

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

The Neighbourhoods of Learning community meeting will take place tonight -(Tuesday, March 1) at 6:30 p.m. in the RSS Gym. Two principals and a parent from Kaslo and Crawford Bay K-12 schools will be at the meeting to help us understand how their schools work and the opportunities and benefits of a K-12 school. We will also address questions about the proposal sent to the school board....

By Allyson Kenning On on Monday Feb 21 2011

On Saturday afternoon at Cafe Book West, the Rossland REAL Foodies continued their sustainability conversation series with guest speaker Scotty Miller, who arrived in a vivid teal coat that was completely homemade, right down to the carved walnut buttons. The wool came from his own animals, was spun by his wife at her own loom, and he dyed the wool himself.

About 20 people crowded...

By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them. Each year the No Boundaries film club brings a...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Feb 13 2011
Back in the “old days” the Grand Forks Fall Fair had its own fairgrounds. Today, the fair is still held annually, in fact it is over 100-years-old, but since its heydays it has been a travelling fair moving around locations in the small community because the city took back the land that had been dedicated to the fair.
“What we have in use (for the Grand Forks Fall...