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by Contributor on Monday Jun 25 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety announced a star-studded lineup this week for the kickoff of the Market Fest season on Friday (June 29) on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street.

The street festival will feature Vancouver's Blackberry Wood and a lineup of local favorites that appeals to every audience.

Samba drumming, folk dancing, and a kids tent round out a jam packed schedule that...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 24 2012

A small class projected blossomed into a full gown garden/greenhouse as the Global Perspectives class of L.V. Rogers Secondary culminated a successful year in the dirt.

The project, that began with a few students and teacher and located on the back side of the school near the stairs to the school fields, quickly created a buzz throughout LVR.

Soon Technology teacher had students...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Adielle Lewis  picks up a piece of bark she found outside the door and inserts it carefully into the nest…just like the birds that build them.

She is helping make a display for the opening of the Kokanee Park Visitors Center July 1.   

She and six other home schoolers volunteered to build the Osprey nest for the new Web of Life display with the help of osprey biologist Marlene...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 20 2012

The annual ‘Grounded Gives to the Kids’ fundraiser for the Kootenay Kids Society (KKS) is scheduled for Thursday June 28, this year, bigger and better than ever thanks to the addition of another local business prepared to assist community children of all ages.

Make plans to come for refreshments and buy some original art at Grounded!

For the past three years, owner Sasha...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2012

With the 25th anniversary run just around the corner, the West Kootenay Toy Run is stepping things up a  notch.

For starters it is really a pleasure to be able to offer you all a chance at two raise money for the food-banks, women's shelters and families of the Kootenays.

The Toy run has two beautiful Harley Davidson motorcycles for raffle with only 3000 ticket being sold.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2012

The Nelson Public Library's Winlaw Outreach Program is about to take a summer break.

However before the program trades books for sand, its slated to final Winlaw Library Day Thursday,(June 21) from 3—7 p.m.

The program has been a tremendous success as readers in the valley have come out to borrow library items and find out about databases, audio and e-book download opportunities...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 17 2012

You like your Elizabethan drama served earthy and organic as intended, which is why you’ll be at the IVth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival in downtown Nelson’s Gyro Park!

ACT I: “Shake-speare Shorts VII: Greatest Love Scenes” kicks off the bill in romantic style! Lisel & Jeff Forst reenact the Bard’s legendary affairs of the heart, July 18th, 19th,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 13 2012

Canada Day is traditionally a day of celebration in Nelson.

Now people attending the annual Canada Day celebrations don't need to find a parking spot, up close and in person, near Lakeside Park after the Nelson & District Credit Union decided to sponsor admission on the Nelson Streetcar on July 1.

Nelsonites can park along the route of the streetcar and hop a free ride.

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 11 2012

Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson of the Balfour Golf Course will go on a golf marathon Monday, June 18th in aid of ALS.

The two Balfour players will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for ALS. 

Balfour Golf Course is one of 40 golf courses located across B.C participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS presented by uniPHARM & Medicine Centre...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 10 2012

Saturday, at Lakeside Park, teams from throughout the region will be bellying up to the start line for the 2012 Cancer Relay for Life, Nelson edition.

Well, maybe we're overdoing it on the "bellying" for position.

The event begins at 10 a.m. from Lakeside Park.

Teams will walk, run, ride or sprint, if they have the stamina to do so, for 12 hours to raise money for for...