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By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Aug 24 2011


@ Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, Gallery B

  • Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 26, 7-9 pm 
  • Art workshop with heartlab: Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 pm

What is the shape of sound?

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 24 2011

Believe it or not, the Grand Forks' Fall Fair is fast approaching. Amidst the planning for exhibits, mini-chuckwagon races and vendors, Chris-Anne Gilmore, owner of Your Dollar Store With More and head of the Parade Committee, is busy helping to organize the 2011 Fall Fair Parade.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

A dramatic accident/rescue took place in Pass Creek over the weekend, after an ATV and its driver went over a steep embankment.

The driver, a 42-year-old Alberta man, spent an entire night with various broken bones before managing to contact help. The accident took place on Norns Road, approximately 10 kilometers from Castlegar.

“It looks like there was a group of people quadding, and they were racing along, one in front of the other,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 22 2011

Squatters are believed to be the blame of a small fire that occurred in the early afternoon of Friday, August 19 west of Nelson near the CPR tracks.

The fire was caused as a result of an abandoned campfire near a squatter’s camp.

Members of the Beasley Fire Department, at the time assisting the 2011 West Kootenay B.C. Seniors Games Dragon Boat Races at near Lakeside Park in their rescue boat, ferried forestry firefighters who quickly extinguished the small blaze up river from the Nelson sewage treatment plant.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 22 2011

Opposition leader Jack Layton died Monday morning at his home.

The Layton family announced the sudden passing in a statement.

Layton had been battling cancer and recently stepped down as federal NDP leader. He, however, had hoped this would be a short time away from politics, optimistic to return when Parliament resumed next month.

"We deeply regret to inform you that the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today," the statement said.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Aug 21 2011

It’s nice to have home court advantage for once.

And Zone 6 West Kootenay/Boundary took full advantage of the home cooking to score its best result ever, finishing second overall at the 2011 West Kootenay B.C. Senior Games Saturday.

The provincial event was hosted jointly Castlegar, Trail and Nelson.

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

A sweet, flaxy, crunchy cracker. Finally, right? You're probably thinking it sounds pretty weird - and truthfully, when I first found the recipe I did too. But it seemed simple enough to try, so I did. They are AMAZING. These crackers satisfy both my sweet tooth and my crunchy cravings! They're packed full of energy, protein, and deliciousness (3 of the most important ingredients in food, naturally). The original recipe is from the Sunny Raw Kitchen.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

Employees, contractors and owners of the Waneta Expansion Project celebrated 415,000 man hours without a lost time or major environmental incident. Lunch and prizes were provided to 180 workers to thank them for their dedication to a high standard of safety, environmental protection and quality.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

A former New Denver Mountie has been charged with the second-degree murder of his common-law wife.

Keith Gregory Wiens, who worked in the New Denver detachment of the RCMP, was arrested Tuesday after police were called to a home in a gated adult community.

Wiens was charged after the Aug. 16 shooting death of his 55-year-old wife at their Pentiction home.

Penticton RCMP are continuing the investigation and have not released the victim’s name. An autopsy was conducted in Penticton Wednesday.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Aug 16 2011

Even as Nelson becomes less medically “isolated,” a new provincial program could potentially see additional physicians hired for the city.

The $10-million province-wide program is aimed at benefiting rural communities and supporting physicians by improving patient access to rural emergency services.

Funding of up to $200,000 per year will be provided to groups of rural, fee-for-service physicians who commit to work as a team to ensure reliable public access to emergency services at their rural community hospital.