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Welcome to the Megaphone. This is your place to post the news that matters to you. If someone's getting married or getting born, this is the place to let your community know. If you want to thank someone for a good turn or lambaste the noisy, nosy, or woefully ignorant, do it here. Basically, anything you think your community need to know about: use the megaphone and make yourself heard. 

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2012

It's that time of year again and the West Kootenay Kennel Club is hosting it's 36th Annual All Breed Championship Dog Show at the Castlegar Communicty Church Soccer Field (the old Kinnaird Middle School) from August 17 - 19.

In addition to six all-breed conformation shows, there will also be four obedience trials and four rally obedience trials.

There will be two Conformation...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Nelsonites are urged to make the Nelson City Hall Courtyard a happening place as the community joins forces to help the people of Johnsons Landing during a benefit concert.

The even kicks off a high noon, running until 9 p.m.

Some of the artists performing include Bill Bourne, Soniko Waira, Sunshine Drive, Tangerine Swing, Pat Henman, Bessie Wapp, The Alan Kirk Band, Randy Morse...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 16 2012

It's a few days and counting for the 2012 edition of the Starbelly Jam in beautiful Crawford Bay, B.C.

The annual celebration, which happens every year on the third full weekend of July, is celebrating its 13th festival —  this year July 20-22.

The music and other entertainment is soulfully eclectic, and this year will include funk,  world music, rock, hip-hop, reggae, blues,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2012

With the 25th anniversary run just around the corner, the West Kootenay Toy Run is stepping things up a  notch.

For starters it is really a pleasure to be able to offer you all a chance at two raise money for the food-banks, women's shelters and families of the Kootenays.

The Toy run has two beautiful Harley Davidson motorcycles for raffle with only 3000 ticket being sold.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 07 2012

Mark June 23-24 down on the calendar as the Kokanee and Selkirk Rock Clubs host the Kootenay, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in Castlegar.

There will be plenty of displays featuring  Gems, Crystals, Minerals Geode Cutting, Fossils, Jewellery Lapidary Supplies, Dealers Displays Demonstrations, Gold Panning and Rock Tumbling.

The show runs Saturday (June 23) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 22 2012

It's popular to slay the dragon.

Now locals can ride the dragon Saturday (May 26) at Lakeside Park.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons would like to offer locals a chance to take a ride in the club's boat.

"This is the team’s big “Thank You Nelson” for all the community support received for eight years. They are also recruiting new members for a second team," said a team...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 09 2012

Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC transports the people on a moving journey, through Calls from Whales, a Forum on the Impacts of the Enbridge BC Oil Pipeline, at the Capitol theatre in Nelson, May 30th at 7 p.m.

The forum features Andrew Nikiforuk, investigative reporter and author of award winning book, Tar Sands:  Dirty Oil and the Future of a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 03 2012

Time to get down and Shimmy.

The Kootenay Shimmy Mob is out to bring joy of dance to the community and raise awareness and funds for abused women and children shelters in the area.

The fundraiser event is scheduled for three different times in Nelson, Castlegar and as part of Silver City Days in Trail on Saturday, May 12.

Participants are gathering donations for the Aimee...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

This week (April 15 -21) is set aside as Prevention of Violence Against Women Week” across B.C.  

This week gives communities across the province the opportunity to join together and collectively focus attention on the issue of violence against women and children. 

Education and raising awareness of the issue are steps we can take to prevent the violence that thousands of women...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 15 2012

The B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada has awarded $2,500 to support the May 11-13 Convergence Writers' Retreat in New Denver. 

The focus of the Retreat, to occur at New Denver's Heart's Rest Retreat Centre, is on writing on social justice themes. 

The event offers three talks/discussions on aspects of social change writing, three writing workshops on a variety of...

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