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by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2019

Local historian Peter Bartl has been awarded The City of Nelson’s annual Heritage Award for 2018 for his dedicated work in the education, promotion and preservation of Nelson’s local history. The award comes with a $1000 honorarium.

“We are thrilled to present Peter with this award,” says Heritage Working Group Chair and Touchstones Museum Executive Director Astrid Heyerdahl. “His depth...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2019

Toronto’s Dundurn Press has released No Place for Wolverines, the second novel in author Dave Butler’s award-winning Jenny Willson mystery series.

Butler lives in Cranbrook, BC and is a professional forester and biologist, a writer and photographer, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2019

For years photographer David Gluns has gone the extra mile for the perfect shot. Sometimes that meant getting up before daybreak for the best light or working his magic to make a Whitewater Cooks dish look good enough to eat. In addition to the famous cookbook series by Shelley Adams, David has been the feature photographer for a large number of commercial and tourism-related projects.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2019

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is thrilled to share some exciting news that Erin Bates has accepted the role as Executive Director.

Bates has been working with the CKISS for the last three years, starting as an Outreach/American Bullfrog worker before becoming the Operations Program Coordinator.

Over the years, Bates has offered positive ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 16 2019

Public libraries across Canada are calling on multinational publishers to make more content available. The Nelson Public Library is part of that campaign, working to raise awareness to the problem of accessing popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for members to download and enjoy.

The two-week national campaign spearheaded by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council begins January 14, and aims to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2019

The Young Agrarians and Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors are hosting a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman on Lean Farming. Hartman has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms while minimizing waste and work.

  • Where: Centre 64 Theatre – 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC. Ktunaxa Territory
  • When: Monday, January 21...
by Wayne Holmes on Monday Jan 14 2019

There will be a total eclipse of the Moon on Sunday January 20th and this will be the last total lunar eclipse that we get to see until May 2022.

The Moon will also be what the media likes to call a "Super Moon" meaning that it will be at it's closest to Earth.

Observers should start watching at about 7:35 p.m. when the moon moves from Earth's penumbral shadow into the dark...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 14 2019

“Both Willi and I knew something was up,” says Stella Adams, talking about when she and her husband Willi Brombach began to suspect that Stella might be living with dementia at the age of 77. “We were both seeing changes.”

Since Stella’s dementia diagnosis, they have focused on staying active, eating well and staying social. They regularly go out dancing with friends on the weekends and...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2019

The Board of SEEDS Nelson wishes to thank the following for supporting our very successful 4th annual Nelson Calendar Fundraiser:

  • Tina Shields, SEEDS Nelson member extraordinaire, who has spearheaded and organized all four calendar fundraising campaigns.
  • Hall Printing for their guidance, patience and professionalism in all things ‘production’.
  • ...
by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2019

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Healthcare Auxiliary Society gifted the first newborn at the Kootenay Lake Hospital in 2019 with a stuffie, a "Born in Kootenay Lake Hospital" sleeper and a newborn toque.

Indie Rain, born to proud parents Sage Laboucan (Mom) and Blue Netherelift (Dad) from Slocan City, arrived at KLH at 5:28 a.m. Thursday, January 3.

Seven-pound, 10-ounce Indie, is the...