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by Contributor on Friday Oct 23 2020

Did you know that Mt. Sentinel once had an extra-curricular Calculus Club?

Or that the current band room at W.E. Graham used to be the SD8 District School Board office?

The 2020-2021 academic year marks the 70th anniversary of both of our current secondary schools in the Slocan Valley. Mt. Sentinel and W.E. Graham will be celebrating this milestone year and we are looking to the...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 23 2020

Famed Vancouver fiction and nonfiction writer Timothy Taylor, and Slocan Valley author Fletcher FitzGibbon will read from and talk about their writing online on Wednesday, November 18 as the Zoom continuation of the “Home and Away” author reading series co-presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Those interested...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

“It’s hard to run a fundraiser during these hard times,” acknowledges Nelson Hospice Society Executive Director Jane DiGiacomo, but she continues:  

“Starting in mid-summer, we here at NDHS started receiving calls for outdoor yard work support from many of our regular Work-a-thon...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 18 2020

The Nelson Lions Club, social distancing of course, made a lot of homes a little warmer thanks to the club’s annual Firewood Sale held earlier this month.

The Lions Club sold out of wood in less than two hours as locals flocked to the Granite Road site with trucks, trailers and cars ready for filling.

The Firewood Sale fundraiser allows the Lions Club of Nelson to offer community...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Oct 18 2020

Deepening understanding of racism on a global and local level is the focus of a Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture featuring Canadian writer and activist Desmond Cole.

In partnership with School District #8, Selkirk College is hosting an anti-racism and intercultural awareness event on October 23 for all citizens of the region. The day of learning includes a virtual keynote...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 16 2020

At Taghum Hall’s roots is a deep tradition of bringing people together. This fall is no exception — at just took a little ingenuity..

“Folks can still celebrate fall at the Hall,” says longtime board member and event organizer Heather Haake, “just in smaller numbers and a little more carefully."

"There’s plenty we can do outdoors, and the hall can accommodate 30 socially-distant...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

On October 8th the 81 Hampton Gray VC, Nelson Royal Canadian Sea Cadets started their new training year with a combined in person/virtual awards presentation and Coxswain Change of Appointment. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Petty Officer Second Class John Christner.

The awards that were presented were:

  • Most improved Junior Cadet – Leading Cadet...
by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

Fall is typically the time of year when gardeners gather together to swap garden successes and compare tomato crops. But this year, like everything else, all things garden are different including the SEEDS Nelson AGM. This year, it will be a virtual event where you can vote on amendments and board member nominations.

And with the rain (and eventually snow) also comes SEEDS Nelson 6th...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 08 2020

Bringing healthy, local food to families in need simply makes sense in these trying times. West Kootenay EcoSociety launched a new project this summer to do just that, and it’s been so successful, they’re extending it to the end of the year. 

With funding from a few grants and a lot of business sponsors and individual donors, Farms to Friends has EcoSociety staff and a group of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 06 2020

Every year, winemakers worldwide eagerly anticipate the end of September as the time to make a new vintage of wine. And in the West Kootenay, winemakers were worried they were going to miss their annual opportunity because an area retailer would not be bringing in the coveted grapes and wine juice from California this year.

Despite the uncertainty of getting any product, The Nelson...