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by Contributor on Sunday Sep 30 2012

Earth Matters, a program of Nelson CARES Society, is pleased to reveal the newly revitalized Hendryx Street Forest Garden. 

Highlights of the revitalization include a new wheelchair accessible picnic table, flat-rock seating area, and a large variety of new plants, including kiwis, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and other beautiful flowers and herbs.  

The Hendryx...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 30 2012

The public is reminded on the eve of Fire Prevention Week in Canada to always " Have Two Ways Out.”

The Kaslo Volunteer Fire Department, along with Fire Prevention Canada hopes this is a message that rings true to every household, not only for  as Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, but for every day.

Despite the fact that fewer fire losses are reported in Canada, still, on...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Local artist Ian Johnston is wholeheartedly invested in the creative process.

And he is currently Oxygen Art Centre's artist in residence.

Throughout the month, Johnston is exploring his invention for vacuum forming wet clay. The work focuses on two installations for an upcoming Canadian tour of his project: Reinventing Consumption.

On display is a seductive, large...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Did you know that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mother and child?

Saturday (September 29) at the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson mothers of infants will get a first-hand look at the benefits during The Big Latch-On as Interior Health Interior helps celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

The Big Latch-On begins at 11 a.m. in the mall.

“One of the biggest hurdles for...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 24 2012

The Community First Health Co-op is pleased to help bring InspireHealth, Canada’s foremost Integrative Cancer Care Centre, to the West and Central Kootenays to provide information and care for people living with a diagnosis of cancer.

Dr. Teresa Clarke of InspireHealth will present a free public talk on “Healthy Choices to Prevent Cancer & Recurrence” Monday, October 1, 7-9 p.m. in...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 23 2012

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is again joining with Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week — October 7-13 — to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win free pizza. 

Customers ordering from Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week may see a fire truck showing up at the door.

To win just prove it's your home with a working smoke alarm. 

If no working alarm can be...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 23 2012

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan is back and eager to tell the public about their venture Thursday (September 27) at 7 p.m. at Self-Design High, in the Legion Building at 410 Victoria Street in Nelson.

From July 16-26, four Kootenay citizens took a message of support to opponents of the Enbridge Pipeline in northern BC. 

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan visited 12 communities...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 20 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson CARES Society present the 3rd annual Edible Garden Tour on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

The tour focuses on what kinds of vegetables and fruits are growing and ready for harvest. 

There will also be information on sustainable gardening, composting and watering techniques along with innovative and local food production in our...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2012

 From Zimbabwe to the West Kootenays, Julie Leffelaar’s life path has crossed borders, cultures and time zones while always heading in the same direction: helping others.

And that path has now led her here, to serve as the Support and Education Coordinator for the West Kootenay region for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The position is an ideal fit, says Leffelaar, who...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 18 2012

The Kootenay Tax Payers Association is eager to get the word out to voters in advance of the provincial election in May of 2013 and has commissioned the services of former Canfor and Finning Tractor CEO Jim Shepard to help.

The association is sponsoring the first of several speaking engagement in the next several months Wednesday (September 19) in Castlegar at the Community Complex....