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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

The Nelson Lions Club is more than just a service club which hosts the July 1 Pancake Breakfast or picks up Christmas Trees following the holiday season or caretakes Lions Park located in the Uphill District of the Heritage City.

The community service club also accepts applications for its Community Grant Program.

This program, in its 11th year,  has the Lions club...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

Multimedia assemblages that evoke strange tales grace the walls at the Nelson Public Library this fall in an exhibition of work by found-object magician Evelyn Posgate.

The 12 pieces incorporate vintage game pieces, doll parts, miscellaneous hardware and elements from the natural world to create compelling visual narratives.

Posgate’s artistic inventiveness may well have been...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to welcome and introduce Pat Hergott as the new Fire Chief of the Balfour Harrop Fire Department.

“The Fire Chief plays a very important role in the community, and the responsibilities include everything from the administration of the hall, operational readiness of firefighters and equipment, and maintenance of a training...

by CBT on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 03 2019

Oxygen Art Centre transforms the gallery into a community open studio over three Sundays this Fall as part of  the world-wide event known as “The Big Draw.”

The third and final session will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Facilitated by Oxygen Art Centre member and artist Anita Levesque, “The Big Draw” theme for 2019 is #DrawnToLife and explores the...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

SEEDS Nelson would like to announce the launch of their 5th annual fundraising calendar. Called ‘Best of the Best’ the calendar contains the best local photos and art from the previous 4 calendars.

The calendar is available for purchase at the Kootenay Co-op Country Store, Touchstones Museum of Art and History, Otter Books, the Nelson Visitor’s Centre, and Ellison’s Market.


by Contributor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

MLA Michelle Mungall’s community office is hitting the road and visiting Creston, Kaslo and Salmo for mobile offices next week.  These mobile offices give people who live in all areas of the riding a chance to access MLA Mungall’s community office services in person. 

"It has always been important to me that constituents can access the services my office provides," said Mungall. "We...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019


It’s on the minds of Kootenay residents, and for good reason: every year hundreds of fires ravage forests in British Columbia, threaten communities, and put homes in peril. Authors Chris Czajkowski and Fred Reid offer a first-hand account of personal standoff between human and inferno in their new book Captured by Fire (Harbour Publishing).

Reid tells the story in a...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

“The Miner is printed on Saturdays provided the staff is sober.” — Masthead, 1893

Since the Nelson Miner published its first edition in June 1890, Nelson has always had a newspaper (and often more than one) to chronicle its evolution.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History presents the story of Nelson’s print media, from a weekly hand-cranked paper to a bustling daily with...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 23 2019

Japanese knotweed is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. Knotweed is among the highest priority plants to be eradicated for the Province of BC and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS).

There are four species of knotweed found in BC – Japanese, Giant, Himalayan, and Bohemian. These plants are...