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by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2020

On a sunny October morning students from Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife Program joined the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) to remove invasive yellow flag iris from Erie Lake, a small waterbody outside of Salmo, BC.

Yellow Flag Iris is a “wet-footed” invasive plant that grows in ponds, ditches, wetlands and other riparian habitats. From May to July...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2020

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

As Halloween approaches and bat decorations appear, bat enthusiasts around BC are celebrating and supporting our real bats by participating in International Bat Week (October 24- 31).

Bat Week is all about appreciating these amazing animals and their benefits, from eating insects to pollinating the agave plant used to make tequila.

Take a moment to learn about the many ways bats...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

TEETH Applications for the low-cost Community Dental Clinic are once again, able to be processed safely at Seniors Coordinating Society at 719 Vernon on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m., starting Thursday, October 29th. 

“It has been a busy and challenging time for our local dentists, dental professionals and volunteers navigating CoVid safely for all,” said the Community Dental Clinic...

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...