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by Contributor on Tuesday May 16 2017

Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Nelson, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow.

In May, area residents can show their support to families, friends and neighbours affected by dementia.

Many people did just that by participating in the recent Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s, a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness...

by Contributor on Sunday May 14 2017

MADD Canada, ICBC, the RCMP and supporters of Alexa’s Team gathered at Quigley Elementary School in Kelowna, on Wednesday, to recognize police officers named to the 2016 Alexa’s Team in the Southeast District area of the province. 

Sixty police officers from various RCMP Detachments, Traffic Services units and Municipal Police Forces from the Southeast District area — including ...

by Contributor on Sunday May 14 2017

A unique partnership between the Village of Salmo, local entrepreneurs and a California investor has made possible a cutting-edge arts and cultural hub centre in Salmo.

The Grand Opening of the hub offering everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery shop, tattoo shop and art studio...

by Contributor on Thursday May 11 2017

The Bikes Not Pipes Kootenay bike tour is happening for the 4th straight year. It’s a promotional ride for active transportation and a future less dependent on fossil fuels. We ride from Nelson to Winlaw Thursday, on to New Denver Friday, over to Kaslo Saturday, and back to Nelson on Sunday.

Everyone is welcome to ride with us for all or part of the journey. We plan to have...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 09 2017

More than 35 Air Cadets from Nelson and Trail went on a Citizenship tour to Southern Alberta during the final weekend of April.

On the first day the cadets traveled to Nanton Alberta and spent the night at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. In the evening, the cadets received a private tour of the museum. The next day the cadets watched as the museums’ Lancaster bomber ran it engines...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 09 2017

The Kalien Day Hospice Program is hosting an open house Thursday, May 11 at the 402 West Richards Street location.

The Kalien Day Hospice Program is a weekly program offered in beautiful nature-connected environment to help thosse with terminal illness and their caregivers.

  • There are a few different events planned for the day.
  • Peer support and social...
by Contributor on Sunday May 07 2017

The 16th Annual Nelson Garden Festival is set to run on Saturday (May 13th) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Baker St. and the 500 block of Kootenay Street.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be managing the 2017 Nelson Garden Festival again this year and Markets & Events Director Jesse R. Woodward is excited to manage this event once again.


by Contributor on Sunday May 07 2017

The Nelson Public Library and Nelson’s Amnesty International group have teamed up to celebrate the role of literature in human rights issues with a book club that embraces popular novels and great discussions.

The next Nelson AI Book Club meets Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm in the Library to discuss the Giller Prize-winning novel 419 by Will Ferguson. Everyone is welcome.


by Contributor on Thursday May 04 2017

The deadline is fast approaching for the chance to have your imaginative writing responded to by one of Canada’s best known activist authors at the 4th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend in New Denver, B.C. 

 “May 19 is the deadline for anybody wishing personal feedback on their writing from invited presenter Gary Geddes,” said Convergence Writers’ Weekend co-ordinator...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 02 2017

Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Nelson, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow.

To show them support, residents of all ages are taking part in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 7 at Nelson Rotary Lakeside Park.

The Walk, in honour of all caregivers, begins at 1 p.m. with registration at 11 a....