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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t do the printing nor the framing, in fact, he doesn’t even own the images contained in the exhibition.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 18 2010

 When asked recently what she thought of Jack Layton’s proposal to increase the payout of the Canada Pension Plan (by gradually increasing premiums paid by workers and employers) Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party replied:

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. He established Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, in 1920.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

 BC Hydro estimates that they lose over $100 million annually to power stolen for grow ops. Hydro says it thinks smart meters can reduce the theft.

“I’m always surprised when the BC Liberal government and a government utility like BC Hydro can’t see the obvious,” said Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk. “Not only does prohibition feed violence and put our communities at risk as gangs fight to control the business of producing and selling cannabis, but Hydro says we are taking a hit to our economy of $100 million each year.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 17 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson saw the greatest influx of new residents into the city in 10 years, according to the results of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce’s Nelson and Area New Resident Survey.

And the figures show they are young.

By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

What are the key issues that progressives need to be fighting to rid the country of Stephen Harper's wrecking crew? One is the tar sands and the Enbridge pipeline, which would see giant oil tankers plying the waters off the B.C. coast. Another key issue is the Harper government's oft-announced plan to begin its so-called budgetary austerity program, starting with the spring 2011 budget. That, combined with the government's inept economic policies, should be the target of a concerted campaign.

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team is anticipating a pair of exciting matches as they welcome their closest opponent from Kelowna on October 16th and 17th. Both teams met in an evenly contested preseason tilt that saw the Saints lose 6-5 after a last second goal from the Okanagan College Coyotes.

The Saints are 0-2 to start the season after a couple of home losses to Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. The Selkirk squad has had a couple of weeks to improve on special teams and conditioning, both of which were deficient in their first two games of the season.

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 12 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City will be opening the books on a plan for the waterfront as it hosts an evening workshop and presentation this Thursday (5-9 p.m.) — the first of two public workshops.

Two presentations will be held (5 and 7 p.m.) by the City’s Development Services and Sustainability Department (DSSD) to gather input from Nelsonites on the development of the sustainable waterfront and downtown master plans.