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by Contributor on Monday Jul 03 2017
This year the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is putting their very own KOOTENAY-FOOD-LOVERS spin on the Slocan Valley Art & Garden tour.
by Contributor on Monday Jul 03 2017

The Harrop-Procter Community Co-Operative was awarded the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry.

In its second year, this $10,000 grant honours past president of the BCCFA and community forest champion, Robin Hood. Established in 2016, the prize is awarded annually by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations to the community forest that best...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 29 2017

The Capitol Theatre has spearheaded a community project that will use dance as a way to celebrate the historical significance and cultural importance of historic sites throughout the city.

The public is invited to join in and dance with professional dancers and instructors in celebration of our achievements as a country and people.

With funding provided by the Government of...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Kootenay Carshare is excited to announce the launch for its new Wheelchair Lift Van during the Canada Day Ceremony hosted by the Nelson Chamber Commerce Saturday between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. at Lakeside Park.

The Carshare marketing student and volunteers are hosting a booth in the park to showcase the new lift feature on the new van.

The wheelchair van has had a long history, which...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Salmo is going all out for Canada 150 Celebrations.

A community beautification campaign includes celebratory banners along the highway, floral planters in the national colours, a brand new Canada flag pole installed at the Village office, a limited edition Canada 150 Salmo Lumberjack bottle, and an exciting itinerary for this year’s Salmo Days Celebrations.

The Canada Day...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

The future looks bright for the teaching profession in the region after the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) graduated 34 new instructors at a recent graduation ceremony hosted by Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, UBC at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.

The 11-month WKTEP is located in Nelson and surrounding communities. The graduation ceremony was attended...

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...