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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...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 06 2020

Cicero Gouvea was ten years into a successful career with IBM in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro when he uprooted his life in Brazil and headed north to the West Kootenay in search of a powder-filled dream.

A student in the Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program based out of Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson, the 37-year-old is gliding into his second year...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 02 2020

An important new communication tool is now being offered for staff, parents and students in the Kootenay Lake School District to stay well-informed and better connected.

The mobile app, Schoolkit Hub, is now available for download free on both iPhone and Android.

The new mobile app provides audiences with the latest announcements, news, events and contact information about the...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 01 2020

W.E. Graham Community School students opted for shovels and wheelbarrows instead of pencils and Chromebooks this week, with the delivery of nearly 30 trees and shrubs to their school.

Green Team leader and Educational Assistant, Tanya Wright, was thrilled to learn that the funding she had applied for through Tree Canada’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds grant program had been approved...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 30 2020

This Friday, the new Canadian hit romcom I PROPOSE WE NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN AFTER TONIGHT starts its first week at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

A funny, touching story of two lonely twenty-somethings who meet while pushing a stranger's car out of the snow in deepest winter, this cross-cultural romcom rocketed into Canada's top five Canadian films at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 29 2020

The Nelson Lions Club, social distancing of course, is hosting its annual Firewood Sale, Saturday, October 3 at the new location — across from the Blewett Elementary School —  beginning at 8 a.m.

Cost is $250 per cord of dry fir wood, but customers will only be charged for what they take.

The new site, located west of Nelson on Granite Road, is on private property, so No Early...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 28 2020

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2021 Cultural Ambassador.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium, with the winner announced in December.  

Applications and nominations are welcomed for established artists of all disciplines who will be showcasing their work in...