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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

The Kootenay Community Bat Program (KCBP) is seeking volunteers and bat colonies for the Annual Bat Count.

This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites.

“Bat counts are a wonderful way for residents to get involved in collecting important scientific information” says Leigh Anne Isaac, Project Biologist with the KCBP.

“No special...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

A great new film on environmental community and action in Atlantic Canada is coming to Nelson’s Civic Theatre at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7th.

Acclaimed Nova Scotia filmmaker Neal Livingston is bringing the film to Nelson, as part of a Canada-wide tour of his stories of stopping gas fracking drilling and instead building windmills in Nova Scotia. Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2017

Every year, volunteers from all around the province team up with the ALS Society of BC to organize and lead a Walk for ALS. This year’s West Kootenay Walk for ALS will be held on Sunday, (June 4) at Lakeside Rotary Park, Nelson. 

The park is located at the foot of the famous orange bridge and runs along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. The Walk will start...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2017

Nelsonites flocked to Lakeside Park Sunday to raise more than 6,600 to end Canada’s disease — multiple sclerosis — during the Scotiabank MS Walk.

The event was a success thanks to combined efforts of participants, volunteers, staff, and sponsors.

Nelson was joined by 17 other communities throughout British Columbia, all walking and raising funds for critical research into the...

by Contributor on Sunday May 28 2017

Students at Wildflower school are getting a taste for business this week. Through the Junior Achievement program, their teacher along with local mentors have helped the Experiential Education come up with a business idea and take it to market.

Although there isn’t a formal process to fulfill, the program takes students through various aspects of taking an idea to market. Brainstorming...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 28 2017

The cadets and staff of 561 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron invite the community to attend their Annual Ceremonial Review on Wednesday (May 31) at 5:45pm at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street.

The cadets will be on parade, demonstrating the skills and training they have received over the year, as well as receiving awards and recognition for their hard work.

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by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

For the second year in a row, Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will provide the opportunity for 10 local writers to receive one-on-one feedback on their work from a noted Canadian author.

Alberta novelist, screenwriter, and educator Fred Stenson is this year’s writer-in-residence for the Holley Rubinsky Blue Pencil Sessions, named for the late Kaslo author whose bequest has...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

On a cold, snowy Saturday night in February, Nelson and 113 other cities across Canada participated in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year Walk. 

More than 400 community members walked to raise money for Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign and help take steps to end homelessness.

“We were hoping to raise $30,000 through this event and once again the people of Nelson have helped...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 24 2017

Get ready kids and parents, Mister Mojo is coming to town!

It was four years ago that the beloved children's musician released his debut CD for kids in Nelson.

Now, to celebrate the release of his second full length CD for children, Mister Mojo will be having a concert on Sunday May 28th at the Nelson Legion, 402 Victoria St. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $8,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2017

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the...

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