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by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 28 2011

Applying the word "Alzheimer's" to someone close to you can be uncomfortable, even if the signs, or symptoms, have been adding up for some time.

It's much easier to gloss over strange behavior: "Oh, Mom's just getting older. "Or to rationalize: "Well, we all forget things sometimes."

Only a qualified physician can conclude with high certainty that a living person has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 19 2011

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Center and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) have agreed to continue directing profits from a Nelson transfer station beverage container donation program to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Center has hosted a beverage container receptacle at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 18 2011

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation welcomes all of Nelson’s swimmers and floaters, young and not so young, to take the plunge for health, personal pride, and appropriately, to raise money to support surgical services at our local hospital with the purchase of an Insufflator, camera system and three high definition monitors.

The quick dip into Kootenay Lake starts at noon...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 16 2011

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute has launched a region-wide business retention and expansion project.

Spearheaded by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), the new Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) pilot project aims to help Columbia Basin communities better understand the needs of local business and the challenges they face.

A collaboration of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 15 2011

An episode of Ma Caravane au Canada aired all over the world this week, beautifully showcasing Nelson, the Slocan Valley and the East Shore.

The show came to Nelson the week of Oct. 14 and cooked the francophone society an amazing meal. Ma Caravane au Canada travelled all across Canada this summer interviewing and showcasing francophone communities. 


by Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

Dr. Steve McVicar, orthopedic surgeon at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, was recently honored by the Department of National Defence with the General Service Medal for South West Asia in recognition of his significant contribution and support to the Canadian Forces while deployed to the Role 3 Hospital Air Field in the spring of 2007 and the summer of 2010.


by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

The numbers are in and Kootenay businesses got involved in a big way during Small Business Month this year.

Community Futures Central Kootenay joined forces with other organizations throughout the region to deliver a whole host of events, workshops and seminars in Nelson, Castlegar and Creston.

Nelson business owners came out in force to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 13 2011

In today’s global economy, innovation and productivity are pivotal to British Columbia’s continued economic success.

The Kootenay Boundary Productivity Initiative will look at how business support organizations, such as Community Futures, can help businesses increase productivity....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2011

Power service in the southern reaches of the Slocan Valley just got a little better.

The Passmore substation project work currently underway is being done to improve the electricity reliability for customers located along Highway 6 and through the communities of Slocan Park, Winlaw, Slocan and Valhalla, said FortisBC spokeperson Neal Pobran....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 10 2011

The current exhibition at the Nelson Public Library is all about picking up the pieces—and turning them into something beautiful.

“As someone unable to throw out anything—particularly shimmering morsels of material—I gather up all the fallen bits at the end of every project,” explains fabric artist Kate Bridger. “After many projects, there are enough saved scraps for me to dip my hands...