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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 05 2019

Following a report by WSP for the City in September, part of Runway 22 (close to Prestige Inn) at the Nelson Airport was deemed unsafe, forcing a NOTAM — Notice to Airmen — was issued stating that the runway was rough.

The NOTAM was issued through Transport Canada and made available to all pilots. These NOTAMs typically warn pilots of temporary obstructions, unserviceable navigation...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 01 2019

The Kootenay Lake Healthcare Auxiliary Society is hosting a Bake Sale at the Kootenay Lake Hospital Gift Shop on Thursday, December 12th from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be many Christmas items for sale, including cakes, cookies and gifts. There is also Co-op, Save-On-Foods and Safeway grocery gift cards for sale.

Proceeds from the Christmas Bake Sale go to Kootenay...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 01 2019

The Nelson Amnesty group is standing up for human rights and inviting the community to join in Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign, a global letter-writing campaign around International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Letter Writing Dates:

  • Saturday December 7 at Nelson Public Library 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday December 8 at Oso Negro Café...
by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Looking for something distinctive and unique for the special people in your life? Don’t miss out on the EcoSociety Winter Craft Fair! Bring your family and friends and come support your local community.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again hosting its annual Winter Craft Fair. This year’s fair takes place on December 14th at the Central School Gym, 811 Stanley Street in Nelson, from...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 26 2019

The holiday season is a time filled with togetherness and laughter. Sometimes, though, social gatherings can be overwhelming and may cause mixed feelings when we notice changes in friends and family members affected by dementia. Caregivers can explore strategies for minimizing stress and making holiday celebrations more enjoyable for both the caregiver and the person living with dementia....

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 24 2019

Past members of the North Shore Fire Department (NSFD) shared stories about call-outs and practices during a special reunion event last month.

Past NSFD chiefs and volunteers were invited to catch up with each other and reminisce about old times, and to get to know some of the current volunteers. Some members came from as far away as Vancouver, although most still reside in the area....

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

The Kootenay Lake Healthcare Auxiliary Society recently purchased a new power blood collection chair and ergonomic cardiac stretcher for the laboratory.

The cost to purchase this equipment was $12,300 with the money being raised through Gift Shop sales, TV Rentals, Bake Sales and two Raffles.

The Auxiliary thanks the community for your generous support. The Auxiliary meets on the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

Hard to believe, I know . . . and don't we look fabulous at the tender age of 20?

KCR has been rockin' and talking on the air since 1999 and to celebrate, we're throwing a party at the Royal Friday, November 22. The community is invited to come out and celebrate.

Remissness with the founding Kootenay Co-op Radio board, catch up with former programmers and current ones, buy a t-...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Getting offline and spending more time outside in nature is something we can all get on board with, right?

West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing two movies, Level 1 Productions’ Romance and Nitro Snowboards’ Offline to Rossland on Wednesday, November 20th at the Miners Hall at 7 p.m, and to Nelson on Wednesday, November 27th at the Civic Theatre at 7 p.m. 

Both screenings will...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Imagine getting all bundled up on a cold winter’s night to water the ice rink at Lions Park with the help of a new friend.

This is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those of us who have been doing this year after year it’s a labour of love. Love of the satisfaction you get when you see that sheen of ice glisten in the night. Love of the sound of skates cutting into that cold...