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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...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 03 2012

Nelson's newest summer festival will bring to the Queen City four prize-winning Canadian authors, including Canada's poet laureate Fred Wah giving his first hometown reading since being named to his new post. 

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival July 12-15 will also present representatives of Canadian literary publishers, plus celebrate West Kootenay authors at a B.C. wine-tasting...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 01 2012

Dr. Jackson Katz, internationally recognized for his work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy, is bringing his ground-breaking expertise to Nelson for two days of presentations and workshops, May 9-10, at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.

The weekend engagement is sponsored...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 25 2012

It's time to dig out the photographs for to submit to the upcoming 2013 West Kootenay Scenic Calendar.

The production of this calendar is intended as a promotional venture for our beautiful region.

There are three prizes for top photographers: one of $200 and two of $100 each.

Also, all photographers chosen for inclusion in the calendar will receive free calendars; six for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 22 2012

The West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild invites anyone concerned about the Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort proposal to come to a candlelight vigil at Nelson City Hall on Sunday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be speakers, live music, and information about the issue. 

The provincial government announced Tuesday that the Jumbo Glacier Resort Master Development had been approved.

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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The first of five youth scholarships available to registrants aged 18 to 30 participating in the May 11 to 13 Convergence Writers' Retreat in New Denver has been awarded to a Creston woman. 

The scholarship, awarded by the retreat's organizing committee, covers the $236 registration fee, which includes meals throughout the event. 

Kristen Cook, a student at College of the Rockies...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 13 2012

Kootenay Permaculture is welcoming Spring with a series of permaculture workshops & courses.

Toby Hemenway (author of best-selling book Gaia’s Garden, A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture) and a well-known permaculture teacher from the West Coast is coming to Nelson for an evening talk and a full day workshop.

The evening talk on March 28th is "Permaculture:...

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