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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 04 2020

The Library isn’t just a place to find stories — in celebration of its 100th birthday, the Nelson

Public Library wants to collect new ones in a writing contest open to all ages. There will be prizes, and stories will be published on the library website. The deadline for submissions is July 12.

Creative written storytelling methods are encouraged, including stories and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre — Bottle Depot — is back up and running after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located in the former Star Transfer building at 120 Silica Street behind Nelson Ford, the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre has been providing beverage container recycling services for the Nelson Area since 1982.

As the need for recycling has grown so too has the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The CNIB Foundation, Canada’s largest non-profit supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, has launched a new online 50/50 raffle in the province of British Columbia.

 Starting today, you can purchase your tickets at ...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 26 2020

One thing that is a constant in this changed world: writers keep writing, readers keep reading, and Nelson B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival continues to celebrate both.

This year the annual summer festival will not go ahead as originally planned. Instead, EMLF takes a new approach, with double the opportunities for professional critique for writers, as well as some outdoor...

by Contributor on Monday May 25 2020

While the world and daily life has shifted as we know it, residents of Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Slocan, Trail and other West Kootenay communities living with dementia still need to access support and education.

To help fund these services locally, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is joining Alzheimer Societies across Canada to bring the IG Wealth Management Walk for...

by Contributor on Thursday May 21 2020

BC Heritage and Sinixt Smum iem Matriarch, Marilyn James, signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) this month to formalize her ongoing work at the Vallican Occupation Camp in the Slocan Valley. 

The Campwhich is an ancient Sinixt village and burial site is known to the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development as “DjQj-1 and...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 20 2020

Since 1991, Nelson Brewing Company has been dedicated to producing local ales and along the way, they have also been massive community supporters. Just recently NBC used its end stock of its Faceplant Winter Ale and donated it to be converted into hand sanitizer for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Nelson Brewing Company has now created a new beer ‘Essential Grapefruit Pale Ale...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 19 2020

There’s no question that many of us have felt a new kind of loss or grief creep into our lives with the extended COVID restrictions placed upon us.  

Nelson Hospice has seen this grow and is responding to the need to support those dealing with loss with two new online grief groups starting this coming week: EXPLORING LOSS FROM THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE and GRIEF IN THE TIME OF COVID. ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 14 2020

May through July is the time when honeybee colonies are most likely to swarm.

Anyone discovering a swarm in their yard, or hear of a swarm, can contact the West Kootenay Beekeepers to have the honeybees removed.

“We have compiled a honeybee SWARM RESCUE LIST for our region, and I am the swarm rescue contact person should you come across one this year,” said Laena Brown, vice...

by Contributor on Thursday May 14 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 8th Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in...