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KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

In 2010, KAST and the Nelson Tech Club joined forces with 6 Kootenay Boundary middle schools in holding the first Annual Robogames.

Twenty-four students, aged 12 to 17 created the robotic entries which battled for robotic supremacy. In 2016, we're hosting nearly 40 teams and over 80 participants in our largest, most ambitious event to date. 

Lead by NTC President, Brad Pommen, the Nelson, BC Hackerspace shouldered the mentoring and guidance, along with assistance from many of the society's Directors.

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in Kootenay communities for the fourth Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the Festival’s 100-Mile Gala in Nelson on July 7, 2016.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in anthologies or literary journals.

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce a new granting program that will provide financial help to groups and organizations wishing to construct new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure. Recreation Infrastructure Grants will offer $3 million per year over the next three years.

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

It takes one to know one, and novelist Chris Dawson knows the business and its characters. The former senior communications strategist for Petro Canada set out to shed light on the issues of oil sands and the environment through fiction—and be entertaining about it. Dawson launches his new novel Oily Business on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has received a $2,500 prize for their entry in the BC Water & Waste Association's (BCWWA) provincial "What's Water Worth to You?" contest.

The top prize winning entry is a four-piece mural at the RDCK head office painted by a group of Visual Arts students from L.V. Rogers Secondary School in Nelson and depicts the important role water systems play in our lives.

The "What's Water Worth to You?" contest was held by the BCWWA to help raise awareness about the value of our water systems.

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

Thursday (October 15) is a big day for credit unions and its members.

Credit Unionr members and branches from around the world will join together to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and in local communities.

This year’s theme, “People Helping People. Our Co-op Advantage”, embraces the long-standing credit union philosophy of helping.

World Suicide Prevention Day Thursday at Lakeside Park

World Suicide Prevention Day Thursday at Lakeside Park

Across Canada, the globe and Nelson, on Thursday (September 10th) people will gather in communities to show their support for suicide prevention, to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, comfort those who grieve and strengthen our connection with each other. 

During World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), including the ceremony at Lakeside Park, from noon to 1 p.m., people will remember by reaching out, being connected and believing lives can be saved.

UBC to offer first university writing course in Nelson since 1984

UBC to offer first university writing course in Nelson since 1984

Starting this September, the University of B.C. will offer in Nelson a creative writing course focused on community that will help students develop their skills in writing non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. 

The credit course will be open both to anyone who qualifies for UBC entrance, and to unclassified students: members of the public who will receive university credit for the course but aren’t entering into a degree program at UBC.

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2015 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today the focus is on a few tax suggestions for Canadians over the age of 65 years..

Heading into retirement, it's always a good thing to try to keep money instead of giving it to the government. So here are some tips to keep in mind:

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Kalein Hospice Centre announces return of 'Death Cafe'

Kalein Hospice Centre announces return of 'Death Cafe'

Kalein Hospice Centre is delighted to announce the return of its popular “Death Cafe.”

Beginning this spring, a series of three cafes are scheduled for April 23rd, May 28th and June 25th.

Anyone is welcome to attend one, two, or all three.
Death Café” is part of an international movement started in 2011. There are nowover 500 registered cafes around the world. As the founder saw it,