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Household hazardous waste roundup coming soon

Household hazardous waste roundup coming soon

Time is getting close to get rid of hazardous waste in the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

The RDCK is hosting another opportunity for residents to dispose of toxic hazardous materials hiding in and around the basement.

This is a free disposal for residential household hazardous waste and is open to all residents of the RDCK and municipalities. Industrial and commercial wastes are not accepted at these locations.

The date for Nelson residents is Sunday, September 7 at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot near Nelson Ford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Lunchtime talks at the Library explore childhood ailments

Free Lunchtime talks at the Library explore childhood ailments

Thanks to the interest of a local professional, the Nelson Public Library is hosting a series of presentations aimed at parents of small children.

Lunchtime Talks with Dr. Remi Champagne will look at childhood ailments including ear infections, ADHD, Colds and Flus, and Asthma.

The first of these free talks — Understanding Ear Infections--happens Tuesday, September 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the storytelling room at the Library.

The Library and AFKO launch newest novel by Aurelien Dupuis

The Library and AFKO launch newest novel by Aurelien Dupuis

When Aurélien Dupuis arrived in Nelson in 1991— retired, with children grown — the time had come: he would fulfil a lifelong dream to become a writer. Drawing from influences from his French Canadian farmstead childhood in Noëlville, Ontario, a working life in the trades as a steamfitter, and a love of rural life and nature, Dupuis went on to write 18 books in French for children and adults.

Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at Rotary Lakeside Park

Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at Rotary Lakeside Park

Family, friends and neighbours are teaming up to fight Parkinson’s. Their special power - hope! Join our community heroes at the 19th annual Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at  Rotary Lakeside Park.

Participants can register by visiting www.parkinson.bc.ca.

Nelson Tackles Food Security Asset Mapping and Needs Analysis

Nelson Tackles Food Security Asset Mapping and Needs Analysis

The Nelson Food Cupboard Society and the City of Nelson have embarked on a Food Security Asset Mapping and Gaps and Needs Analysis project to better understand the food security assets in existence within the municipality, as well as the gaps in services and distinct needs of our community. 

Heritage fair to provide family fun in downtown Nelson

Heritage fair to provide family fun in downtown Nelson

A burgeoning tradition since their heritage building turned 100 years old in 2012, Ellison’s is once again hosting their annual Heritage Fair. 

“This is an eclectic event to celebrate Ne’lsons roots and community spirit” says event organizer Jessica Curran.

For a few hours this Saturday, the local business’ parking lot will be turned over to a charity barbeque, local vendors, a petting zoo, horse carriage rides, and a display of antique cars.

Staff will be on hand, decked out in 1930’s attire.

RedFish Festival Sunday at Kokanee Park

RedFish Festival Sunday at Kokanee Park

Sunday at Kokanee Creek Park it's time celebrate the annual return of the Kokanee salmon.

This is the third annual RedFish Festival presented by the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

There will be channel spawning tours, dance, food and fun along, with a local art exhibit  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Visitors Centre on Kootenay Lake.

The 2014 festival will feature a special art exhibit in the Centre’s theatre presented by the Nelson and District Arts Council to benefit the Friends of West Kootenay Parks.

EcoSociety rolls out final MarketFest of 2014 Friday

EcoSociety rolls out final MarketFest of 2014 Friday

The final MarketFest of the summer season is ready to take over Baker Street Friday (August 22) running from 6-10:30 p.m.

Rain or shine, MarketFest organizers promise, food, crafts and music will fill the streets.

The August MarketFest, operated by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, musical line-up includes such luminaries as Gabriel Palatchi Band, Brian Rosen & The What Now, Buckman Coe and many more.

Rally set for Tuesday to support Jumbo campers

Rally set for Tuesday to support Jumbo campers

The Keep Jumbo Wild campaign is holding a Send Off Rally Tuesday (August 19) at the Nelson City Hall Courtyard.

Redfish Festival celebrates return of Kokanee

Redfish Festival celebrates return of Kokanee

Here they come again!

It’s time to celebrate the annual return of the Kokanee salmon at Kokanee Creek Park on Sunday, August 24. Get ready for channel spawning tours, dance, food and fun along, with a local art exhibit  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Visitors Centre on Kootenay Lake.