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BC Lung Association steps up to offer short-term radon testing

BC Lung Association steps up to offer short-term radon testing

The BC Lung Association has partnered with Radon Environmental Management Corp to provide a faster way to find out if your home, school or workplace has potentially unhealthy indoor radon levels, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.   

“Waiting for months to find out if your home, school or workplace’s indoor radon levels are a lung cancer risk is not easy,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association. 

Two more sponsors light up EcoSociety 'Tall Tree' list

Two more sponsors light up EcoSociety 'Tall Tree' list

With much gratitude and thanks the EcoSociety would like to celebrate the Kootenay Coop and Still Eagle for becoming the 2016 EcoSociety “Tall Tree” major sponsors.

These two wonderful local businesses will be featured as the major sponsors of all of EcoSociety markets, festivals and film events.

NELSON FAMILIES LEARN TO PREPARE FOR MOVE TO RESIDENTIAL CARE

 NELSON FAMILIES LEARN TO PREPARE FOR MOVE TO RESIDENTIAL CARE

Many Nelson families support a person with dementia at home. And as the disease progresses, many of them will need to consider residential care for their family member.

“It can be an effective option,” says Tara Hildebrand, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Provincial Coordinator, Support & Educational Services.

Residential care does bring challenges, though, and not just for the person with dementia. Caregivers can see their role change during the transition, and will need to learn to work effectively with a care team.

RDCK resumes fuel treatments

RDCK resumes fuel treatments

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has resumed operational fuel treatments in March to mitigate the risk of wildfire.  
 
The Chatfield Road project in Crescent Valley is a 13 hectare project on Crown land. Access to the area will be restricted to enable crews to work safely. Closure signs will be in place.
 
The 13.7 hectare Morning Mountain regional park will also be treated. As this is a popular mountain biking area, trails closed Monday (February 29th) to allow crews to begin work on Tuesday (March 1st).

Everyone’s jumping aboard Railtown

Everyone’s jumping aboard Railtown

More than 100 people attended last week’s Railtown District Planning Process Open House, adding more vital community input to the initial stakeholder workshop held January 7, and the 60-plus comments and surveys received since the launch of the neighbourhood vitalization project.
 
The open house presented the results of a two-day community design charrette where members of the stakeholder team worked with City of Nelson staff and a team of design professionals to develop a number of concepts for the neighbourhood.
 

City of Nelson’s broadband fibre utility partners with School District 8

City of Nelson’s broadband fibre utility partners with School District 8

The City of Nelson fibre utility is partnering directly with School District 8 (SD8) to deliver high-speed fibre circuits between SD8’s seven local schools.
 
In turn, SD8 will partner with Telus and the Ministry of Education to deliver technology solutions and faster Internet to students, using the province’s Next Generation Network (NGN).
 

Nominations now being accepted for CKCA Steering Committee

Nominations now being accepted for CKCA Steering Committee

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) invites members of the arts, culture and heritage community in the Columbia Basin to join its volunteer Steering Committee.

Practical Financial Solutions: Last minute tax-saving, income-building RRSP tips

Practical Financial Solutions: Last minute tax-saving, income-building RRSP tips

The deadline for making your 2015 contribution to investments held in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is Monday, February 29th – but you can still enhance your retirement nest egg and save on taxes when you take advantage of these last-minute RRSP tips.
 
RRSP deadline basics

Youth art exhibition on at Oxygen Art Centre

Youth art exhibition on at Oxygen Art Centre

REUNION is an art exhibition by former Self Design high art students; Sasha Baines, Reyna Brown, Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Undine Clara Foulds, Danan Lake and Savi Hanning-Brown.

Most of these artists had taken part in Self Design High's Visual Arts Intensives between 2011 - 2013, hosted at the Oxygen Art Centre studio.

WANTED: Public reports of bat activity during winter months

WANTED: Public reports of bat activity during winter months

Our local batsare gone for the winter and their whereabouts is currently unknown in the Kootenay region.

Biologists are requesting reports from citizens of bats found hibernating during the cold season. 

“During summer, we receive a lot of reports from residents who have bats roosting on their property in houses, barns or sheds” explains Juliet Craig, Coordinating Biologist for the Kootenay Community Bat Project.

“However, we have very little information about where these bats go in winter.”

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