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by Contributor on Sunday Jun 25 2017

RBC Nelson employees donated their time to volunteer at the Nelson MS Walk.

RBC, in turn, donated $1,000 to the Walk through their Volunteer Days of Service program. The Nelson MS Walk raised over $7,600, which will be used to fund MS research and support programs for people living with MS and their families.

Photo Caption: Pictured are RBC employees with top...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Chuckleberry Community Farm – a local year-round producer of micro greens for the West Kootenay and Okanagan regions - is taking big leaps as an inspiring model of sustainable food production. 

This summer, the farm is hosting several live-in camp style workshops each with a focus on sustainable living and abundant food production.  Workshops will occur amongst a fully...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

The Nelson Public Library invites children aged 6-12 to join the 2017 BC Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Walk on the Wild Side. Programs are free and drop in at the library and run from Tuesday July 4 to Thursday August 17. Children receive a reading record to help keep track of their summer reading fun: if they complete the record, they will be awarded a medal at the end of...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

Vancouver artist, Sylvia Grace Borda, in partnership with Nelson area residents have worked together to create the first staged net artworks in the Columbia Basin area to reside in Google Street view.

Borda is known for her pioneering work to create unconventional photographic staging and to produce the first ever global artworks in Google Street View in 2013. For her iteration in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 20 2017
A bird-eye view of the Nelson Community Solar Garden (bottom right), Nelson Hydro Bonnington Falls Plant (Green Roof) and FortisBC Upper Bonnington Plant. - Photo Credit: Richard Vere

The public is welcome to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Nelson Community Solar Garden and Customer Appreciation Saturday (June 24th) at the Nelson Hydro facility in Bonnington.

The event will include opportunities for the public to take a guided tour of the Hydro Power Plant and the opening ceremony for the Solar Garden. There will be refreshments served at the event.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 20 2017

Kootenay Co-op Radio is currently running its One and Only Membership Drive live on-air week this week to Friday June 23rd at 93.5 FM in Nelson.

The membership drive is the only membership offering this year.

This is a big departure from the way things have done things in the past.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is finding that our volunteer programmers, who already donate so many...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 20 2017

Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski was instrumental in awarding $632,913 in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay-Columbia students.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for students aged 15 to 30 years of age.  The federal government provided $600,000 this year earmarked for youth employment in the Kootenay-Columbia riding...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 18 2017
Most people in BC seem to be unaware of the private health care court case churning along in Vancouver, Rick Turner told his audience in Nelson recently.  But the case frightens him because he says it threatens the health care security of his children and grandchildren.
Turner is the provincial co-chair of the BC Health Coalition, a citizens’...
by Contributor on Sunday Jun 18 2017

Nelson author, Diana Morita Cole, is the recipient of the 2017 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers.

The award is sponsored by the Nelson and District Arts Council, the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and the Carver Family.

Cole, selected by a jury charged with finding the best recipient, will receive her award and read from her work at Elephant Mountain Literary...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

On Sunday, June 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Slocan Valley Rail Trail will be the place to experience "Random Acts of Creativity".

For that day, the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society have formed a unique partnership to celebrate Canada150.

The day will involve recognizing our valley’s place in history, reaching from deep into...