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by Contributor on Monday Feb 20 2012

After a successful first year operating the area’s only licensed poultry abattoir, owner Judi Morton is beginning the new season with an educational event called  “Chicken Day”.

The event will be held Saturday, March 10th at the Vallican Whole Community Centre and will feature an introductory session for beginners as well as sessions for experienced poultry producers and planning for...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 09 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety will open the doors of the Kokanee Creek Visitors Centre again this summer thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Environmental Initiatives Program.

 “We are very pleased to be running the Centre for 2012,” says EcoSociety Executive Director David Reid.

“We’ve got lots of programs planned and the CBT has provided the backbone ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2012

Art is essential.

It connects us and brings great joy to our lives.

By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world. 

Which is why the Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce another two weeks of its popular...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Trial on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Castlegar Castlegar and District Complex.

The Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbour Program is a
full Obedience Title, open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, and aims to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 22 2012

 A Kootenay writer and teacher  Luanne Armstrong, who has published in a wide variety of genres, is offering a courses in editing and writing nonfiction at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre.

Armstrong, whose most recent title is Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, is conducting the editing course in February 17-19 and writing nonfiction March 2-4.

The editing course...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 22 2012

The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) will be hosting it's eighth Annual Day on the Trail from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29.

This popular event started as a way for everyone to discover new scenic locations on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, but has grown into a friendly social gathering around a toasty bonfire.

All winter long, SVHTS volunteers have been grooming...

by Anonymous on Thursday Jan 12 2012
A couple married thirty years were revisiting the same places they went to on their honeymoon. Driving through the secluded countryside, they passed a ranch with a tall deer fence running along the road. The woman said, "Sweetheart, let's do the same thing we did here thirty years ago." The guy stopped the car. His wife backed against the fence, and they made love like never before. Back in the...
by Contributor on Thursday Dec 29 2011

Selkirk College’s Recycling Department is celebrating 20 years of making the college a greener place to work.

Established in 1991, the Recycling Department is run by the Kootenay Society for Community Living, a regional organization that provides support services for a range of people in communities throughout the Kootenays.

“When the department was first established at...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 28 2011

Applying the word "Alzheimer's" to someone close to you can be uncomfortable, even if the signs, or symptoms, have been adding up for some time.

It's much easier to gloss over strange behavior: "Oh, Mom's just getting older. "Or to rationalize: "Well, we all forget things sometimes."

Only a qualified physician can conclude with high certainty that a living person has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 18 2011

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation welcomes all of Nelson’s swimmers and floaters, young and not so young, to take the plunge for health, personal pride, and appropriately, to raise money to support surgical services at our local hospital with the purchase of an Insufflator, camera system and three high definition monitors.

The quick dip into Kootenay Lake starts at noon...

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