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by Contributor on Monday Dec 16 2019

While the federal government talks about climate change in the throne speech and world leaders meet in Madrid for the United Nations climate change convention, communities in the West Kootenays are taking action in their backyards.

Recently, the Village of Kaslo became the third West Kootenay local government in the past month to make the commitment to 100% renewable energy, the sixth...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 12 2019

With the howlidays around the corner, the Nelson BC SPCA is once again hosting Pet Photos with Santa Wednesday, December 18th from 3-6 p.m. at the Chalko Mika Mall.

The whole family can come meet Santa and get your holiday photos for Christmas cards or keepsakes, and the funds will help support animals at your local BC SPCA branch.

All well-behaved pets on leash or in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 11 2019

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Light Up the Hospital! campaign is geared toward the purchase an ultrasound machine to perform Cardiac Ultrasounds.

A Cardiac Ultrasound, or echocardiogram, is a painless test which uses sound waves to provide detailed images of the valves, muscles and chambers of the heart to aid in diagnosis, treatment and follow up in patients with suspected or...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2019

NDAC and Hidden Creek Art and Ecology Retreat have joined forces again to host the fourth annual Wood Gundy Hidden Creek Artist’s Residency, located at Grohman creek, a short boat ride from the City of Nelson.

"Our collective goal is to provide artists with a “retreat style” setting in order to work on or develop their Art in the areas of visual art, creative writing including music...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2019

Nelson Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future are teaming up for a craft day and gift exchange on Friday, December 13th at the Nelson & District Youth Centre, located at 608 Lake Street in Nelson.

The event is just in time to subvert the holidays with a handy climate message on a t-shirt or headband.

There will also be a "Re-gifting table" and we are inviting folks to...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 05 2019

Following a report by WSP for the City in September, the end third of runway 22 (close to the Prestige Inn) was deemed unsafe and a NOTAM was issued stating that the runway was rough and difficult to land on.

A NOTAM is a ‘Notice to Airmen’, issued through Transport Canada and made available to all pilots. These NOTAMs typically warn pilots of temporary obstructions, unserviceable...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 01 2019

The Kootenay Lake Healthcare Auxiliary Society is hosting a Bake Sale at the Kootenay Lake Hospital Gift Shop on Thursday, December 12th from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be many Christmas items for sale, including cakes, cookies and gifts. There is also Co-op, Save-On-Foods and Safeway grocery gift cards for sale.

Proceeds from the Christmas Bake Sale go to Kootenay...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 01 2019

The Nelson Amnesty group is standing up for human rights and inviting the community to join in Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign, a global letter-writing campaign around International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Letter Writing Dates:

  • Saturday December 7 at Nelson Public Library 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday December 8 at Oso Negro Café...
by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Looking for something distinctive and unique for the special people in your life? Don’t miss out on the EcoSociety Winter Craft Fair! Bring your family and friends and come support your local community.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again hosting its annual Winter Craft Fair. This year’s fair takes place on December 14th at the Central School Gym, 811 Stanley Street in Nelson, from...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 26 2019

The holiday season is a time filled with togetherness and laughter. Sometimes, though, social gatherings can be overwhelming and may cause mixed feelings when we notice changes in friends and family members affected by dementia. Caregivers can explore strategies for minimizing stress and making holiday celebrations more enjoyable for both the caregiver and the person living with dementia....