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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 18 2013

Mount St. Francis may have been closed, but there remains many people who worked with the Sisters of St. Anne to care for the elderly in Nelson for years.

Which is why a few movers and shakers are coordinating a reunion of sorts (Friday) September 6 from 2-7 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park.

"Over the past few years, every time I ran into people I had worked with at...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 18 2013

You never know when you might need a survival shelter, and you’re never too young to find out how to make your own!

Kids aged six to 11 years can learn how to make a survival shelter and a paracord survival bracelet this Wednesday, July 24 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library with writer and forest educator Darcee O’Hearn. No registration is required—kids can just drop in.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 16 2013

Don't look now but tickets are dwindling in the annual West Kootenay Toy Run Motorcycle Ride Raffle.

First prize in the annual raffle is a 2013 Harley Davidson FXDC Anniversary Motorcycle.

Second prize is a Harley Davidson XL 48-1200.

Raffle is Sunday, September 8 following the annual West Kootenay Toy Run through Nelson, Salmo, Trail, Rossland and Castlegar.


by Contributor on Sunday Jul 14 2013

Stop Motion Animation Camp at Oxygen Art Centre begins Monday July 15.

A couple of places remain in

both age groups: Ages 9-11 from 9am - noon and Ages 12 - 15 from 2 - 5pm.  Camp runs Monday to Friday, July 15 - 19.  Register online at or contact us at P: 250 352 6322 E:


by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2013

Are you between the ages of 12—18?

Are you looking for something different to do?

Do you want to meet new friends?

Would you like to go to summer camp for free?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Do you want to earn high school credits?

Would you like to have fun learning new skills?...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2013

The Kootenay Local Agricultural Society is pleased to present "Make Hay When the Sun Shines," a FREE field day with the BCS 853 walking tractor and eco-farmer Cal Lorencz.

Learn how to use a cutter, tedder, and baler to make hay just about anywhere with the beefy BCS walking tractor. Other BCS attachments —r otary plow, tiller, flail mower, and more—will be on display, ready to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 10 2013

Extra, extra . . . Slurpee drinks at Nelson 7-Eleven on Thursday.

As temperatures rise across the country residents of Nelson are in luck as 7-Eleven is giving away more (and larger) Slurpee drinks on its birthday than ever before!

In what has become a much-anticipated tradition, 7-Eleven is celebrating its 44th birthday and the Slurpee AWESUMMER (#711Awesummer) season by...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 09 2013

Brush meets bluster in a series of colourful, weather-inspired acrylic landscapes by Yvonne Vanens Munro, now showing at the Nelson Library. It’s a dramatic exhibition that celebrates the power of nature in the Kootenays.

When Munro was six months old her parents, recently emigrated from Holland, drove from Nova Scotia to British Columbia in a Volkswagen truck with a bottle warmer. The...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 07 2013

Sixteen projects that support social well-being and address social issues in Basin communities have been approved to receive $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

“These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2013

It's about as close to a miracle as one could get.

On the eve of pulling the plug for good, the Board of Directors of the Camp Koolaree Society are overwhelmed at the response to their request for financial help.

“In just over three months we've moved from in debt and despair to well funded and confident of our ability to offer a camping experience to any child or family...