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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 10 2018

Nelson CARES Society is hosting rolling out the red carpet for its third monthly inclusive community dance.

On Thursday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Front Room in the Heritage City, Nelson CARES is holding an Inclusive Dance — May Squerade Social.

“Most of us take for granted that we can interact and socialize with friends, coworkers, and peers when we want, how we want, and in...

by Contributor on Thursday May 10 2018

Small businesses in downtown centres throughout the Interior will get a visit over the coming weeks from a FortisBC Community Ambassador who will help them find ways to save energy and dollars in their businesses.

These visits are part of the FortisBC Small Business Engagement initiative. Initial visits provide businesses with basic energy-efficiency advice and information about rebates...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 09 2018

Mt. Willet Wilderness Forever and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) are hosting an evening presentation by Dr. Suzanne Simard on the hidden life of our inland rainforests.

Simard will explain how trees in these marvellous forests communicate with each other. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 16, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the United Church in Nelson, 602...

by Contributor on Sunday May 06 2018

The 17th Annual Nelson Garden Festival is set to run on Saturday May 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its new location of the 600 block of Baker Street and the 500 block of Hall Street. This move taking place to gain access to the newly renovated Hall Street and its new public amenities.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be managing the 2018 Nelson Garden Festival...

by Contributor on Sunday May 06 2018

As its final and feature concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert series is excited to present one of Canada’s finest ensembles, the New Orford String Quartet. These four elite orchestral leaders perform chamber music at the highest level, a collaboration that the Toronto Star has described as “nothing short of electrifying.”

Giving their first performance as a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 03 2018

Throughout Invasive Species Action Month, Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is challenging the public to participate in the “What’s In my Back Yard” photo contest.

The winner could win $350 for their group or class by photographing as many invasive species in the area and posting on social media using #BCinvasivecontest or entering online.

The BC Government has...

by Contributor on Thursday May 03 2018
Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 (SD8) is excited to announce that Nick Howald has been selected as the District’s Director of Information Technology. 
Howald is joining SD8 from his position at FortisBC where he worked as a compliance manager. With PMP (Project Management Professional) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)...
by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2018

Being sent to the Principal’s office has never been so much fun! Students at different schools around the District are being recognized for their positive behaviour through a variety of motivating programs. 

Turning up the heat

Blewett Elementary School has always had rules, and now it has RULES (Respect & Responsibility, Understanding, Learning, Environment...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2018

The Nelson Public Library invites readers to join a free, drop-in book club. The next meeting is Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga — but the time to get reading is now.

Popular Canadian books form the basis for the Amnesty International Book Club, and the Library has teamed up with the...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2018

 Students at South Nelson Elementary have been busy of late, transforming the bank near the Uphill based school into a beautiful mix of native and ornamental plants this April.

The giant dirt slope at South Nelson Elementary was transformed when parents and kids came together to complete phase two of a school-grounds improvement project.

The plants are settling in nicely...