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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...

by sandywallace59 on Thursday Dec 02 2010
A BLAST OF GRATTITUDE PAY IT FORWARD.... So I walked into Subway in Rossland today (Dec. 1st)to have coffee with a friend. I ordered soup and coffee. I pulled my money out to pay and the guy says "its free for you today"...I said "pardon me?" and he said..."The last customer that came in wanted to buy the next customer's lunch!" Just want to take this opportunity to thank the Anonymous person...
by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 08 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the symposium takes place October 22-24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online at www.cbt...

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