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Taghum Hall celebrating First Autumn Fall Festival

Taghum Hall celebrating First Autumn Fall Festival

The Taghum Hall is celebrating Autumn with a Fall Festival, Sunday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As well as local vendors of fresh produce and handmade goods, there will be lots of fun events lined up for kids and adults.

One of them is a cake walk; another a pie-eating contest, and a third is a bake table. There will be freshly made Borscht available for a meal.

The Fall Festival committee is asking volunteers to bring a cake (or two!), a pie (or two!), baking to sell, and bodies to help in any way.

Scotiabank Nelson delivers nice chunk of change to Kootenay Kids Society

Scotiabank Nelson delivers nice chunk of change to Kootenay Kids Society

Kootenay Kids Society Board Chair Janet Leahy and Executive Director Valerie Warmington happily accept a cheque for $5000 from Scotiabank Nelson Branch Manager Sharlene McKie recently.

This cheque presentation was the Grand Finale to a very successful fundraising partnership with Scotiabank Nelson's staff and Kootenay Kids
Society volunteers. 

Four Lemonade Stand & Bake Sale events were held over the summer on Baker Street in front of Scotiabank Nelson. 

Nelson Library celebrates 95th birthday with a party and book launch

Nelson Library celebrates 95th birthday with a party and book launch

 In 1920 the League of Nations was founded, Arthur Meighen became Canada’s ninth Prime Minister, Agatha Christie published her first mystery, and Nelson celebrated its first official library.

On Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m., the Nelson Public Library celebrates its 95th birthday with fun, entertainment, door prizes, delicious things to eat, and the launch of a new cookbook with a literary twist.

Selkirk College Students Host Fifth Annual SROAMazing Race in Nelson

Selkirk College Students Host Fifth Annual SROAMazing Race in Nelson

It's a race through Nelson that always has shopper's heads turning.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program is back to host the fifth annual 2016 SROAMazing Race starting at the Nelson District Youth Centre.

SROAMazing Race, set for Saturday, October 17 in beautiful downtown Nelson, is open to all scavenger hunters.

"Costumes are encouraged," said Ski Resort Operations and Managment
student at Selkirk College in Nelson, Dan Johnston.

Practical Financial Solutions — Retire yourself, but not your business

Practical Financial Solutions — Retire yourself, but not your business

You’ve built a thriving business over the years – now you’re ready to retire and you want your business to thrive without your daily guidance.

The solution is effective succession planning – and one of the most important components of your plan should be reducing the tax burden on you and your successor(s) by maximizing the after-tax value of your business.

Tom Wayman launches new book at Nelson Library

Tom Wayman launches new book at Nelson Library

Tom Wayman launches his new book of short stories, The Shadows we Mistake for Love, on Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Set in the Slocan Valley, the collection brings together loggers and environmentalists, pot growers and lawyers, homesteaders and skiiers in stories that draw from the underlying tensions in rural life and the colourful social landscape of small communities.

Wayman is the award-winning author of 18 books of poetry, two collections of essays, and four books of fiction.

RDI Partners with AKBLG to Host Aging in the Kootenays Learning Event

RDI Partners with AKBLG to Host Aging in the Kootenays Learning Event

The Association of Kootenay-Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) is partnering with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) to host a learning event focused on regional demographic shifts relating to our region’s aging population.

These shifts will create new challenges and opportunities for our region.

Fred Rosenberg exhibits photographs of the 60s and 70s at Library

Fred Rosenberg exhibits photographs of the 60s and 70s at Library

Fred Rosenberg is a familiar figure in Nelson, shutter clicking at Remembrance Day ceremonies, Baker Street parades and other gatherings.

He’s been the man behind the beautiful black-and-white photographs that chronicle transformations, from the growth of our public radio station to the death of a friend. In 2010, Touchstones Nelson hosted a retrospective of Rosenberg’s work from 1999 to 2008.

Now, photographs from the 1960s and 70s are on display for the first time at the Nelson Public Library in September and October.

CIBC Wood Gundy chips in with generous donation to Kootenay Kids Society

CIBC Wood Gundy chips in with generous donation to Kootenay Kids Society

Kootenay Kids Society had a very successful fundraising summer thanks to One of our very generous supporters was CIBC Wood Gundy in Nelson with a cheque for $1000 from their 'Miracle Day' initiative where CIBC Wood Gundy Investment.

Practical Financial Solutions: Retirement Myths and Realities

Practical Financial Solutions: Retirement Myths and Realities

Planning for a person's retirement is tough enough these days.

That's why it's important to avoid being misled by the growing number of myths surrounding the difficult job of preparing for and living in a financially comfortable retirement.