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Nelson Library launches 'Human Library'

Nelson Library launches 'Human Library'

Folks browsing the shelves at the Nelson Public Library one Saturday in March could find themselves “borrowing” a person.

Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk raises money for Nelson CARES

Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk raises money for Nelson CARES

On Saturday February 25th, Nelson CARES Society is hosting the 3rd annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk.

“The past two years, we’ve had tremendous support with over 350 community members walking with us to raise awareness about homelessness and funds for Nelson CARES Room to Live campaign,” CNOY Team & Walker Recruiter, Kate Nott said.

“We’d love to see hundreds of people walk with us again this year too!”

21st ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS WEEK

21st ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS WEEK

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund’s 21st  Annual Burn Awareness Week (BAW) program runs February 5-11.   

Burn Awareness Week teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and helps make their families aware of potentially harmful situations. All Burn Awareness Week resources and curriculum are available online at burnfund.org

FairVoteKootenay hosts rally Saturday in Nelson

FairVoteKootenay hosts rally Saturday in Nelson

Nelson is going to be part of the push against the Liberal government plan to retain the current electoral system when supporters march on National Day of Action on Electoral Reform Saturday, February 11.

The public is asked to join the Council of Canadians and FairVoteCanada for a rally at noon at the amenity area on 400 block Baker Street in downtown Nelson.

"A clear preference for a new electoral system, let alone a consensus, has not emerged," Karina Gould, the ​newly appointed Minister of Democratic Institutions announced February 1.

Don't miss Ladies Night on the Lake Spring Fashion Show

Don't miss Ladies Night on the Lake Spring Fashion Show

The importance of the work done at hospitals in BC is not lost on local residents.

Which is why a group of Save-On-Foods employees is hosting Ladies Night on the Lake Spring Fashion Show, Saturday, February 25 to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital and the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation in Nelson.

FortisBC hosts information session regarding buildings South Slocan facility

FortisBC hosts information session regarding buildings South Slocan facility

FortisBC is hosting an information session in collaboration with the Friends of South Slocan Staff House to discuss options for buildings at its South Slocan facility.

FortisBC is currently in the process of building new operations center in Castlegar.

This present South Slocna site has been important to electricity operations in the region for more than 100 years and will continue to play an important role into the future.

FortisBC believes this has been a popular area for the community in South Slocan.  

Kootenay Cadets attend Sports Weekend in Castlegar

Kootenay Cadets attend Sports Weekend in Castlegar

The weekend of 27-29 January 2017 was a busy two days for local Kootenay cadets, with over 160 youth and 24 adult supervisors from Grand Forks, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Golden and Sparwood converging on Selkirk College for a weekend of fitness, fun and leadership activities.
 

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program.

The projects address one or more of the program’s four goals: Ecosystems, Climate, Water and Environmental Education.
 
“We know residents value a healthy environment,” said Tim Hicks, Columbia Basin Trust Manager, Water and Environment.

Kootenay elders celebrated in new book

Kootenay elders celebrated in new book

When Nelson author Lee Reid set out to learn about elders and aging in the West Kootenay, she was unprepared for the richness and complexity of the stories she heard. Before long, interviews about gardening, cooking, and collective wisdom began to take root.

Co-op Radio Blues, Brews & BBQ is Back

Co-op Radio Blues, Brews & BBQ is Back

Blues, Brews & BBQ is back for another year, and just in time to save us from cabin fever and get us up on the dance floor.

Saturday Feb 25th at Finley's Bar and Grill, Doors open at 6pm, tickets for the door only $25.

Featuring such legends as Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones. Opening for Jones and the " Nelson All-stars " is none other than special guest Kelly Fawcett. Kelly will front the opening band lead by sax player Clinton Swanson and featuring Don Stewart, Mark Spielman, Jim Fike, and Tim Bullen.

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