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by Contributor on Monday Nov 12 2012

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be holding a series of conversation cafès over the winter and early spring, the non-profit recently announced.

The environmentally-focused conversations will cover hot topics such as forestry, energy, food systems, and waste.

“We’ve been cooking up this café series for a few months,” said John Alton, the EcoSociety’s Outreach Committee...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 08 2012

At the BC Ombudsperson’s presentation on seniors’ care in BC that was held in Nelson and Castlegar last September, many seniors and their caregivers asked where they could go locally for help with their present problems, to find options for support and to improve seniors’ living conditions. 

It was suggested at these meetings that another local presentation would be advantageous to...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 08 2012

It’s back, bigger and better than last year! Kootenay Kids Society (KKS) presents their annual fundraising extravaganza at the Nelson Rod and Gun club on Friday, November 16.

Feeling lucky?

Like the games of chance while supporting a great cause? Then get a bunch of friends or co-workers together and purchase your invitations to this evening of fun, food, drink and music soon –...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Castlegar native Todd Smee has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking. 

Selkirk College’s School of University Arts and Sciences is proud to host the first Todd Smee Film Festival to be held on Wednesday, November 21, from 7-10 p.m. in the Sentinel 113 lecture theatre, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar campus.

The former Selkirk...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 06 2012

Wayne the Star Guy is back to bring the stars closer to earth at part of the Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on the edge of Kootenay River.

The November activities commence Friday (November 9) with viewing begining at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

On November 11, Remembrance Day, the Crescent Moon will be between Venus and the bright...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Pain is a problem faced by many people and unfortunately they often feel there’s nothing they can do.

However, Tuesday (November 6) Nelsonites and the surrounding communities will get a chance to have their questions answered at a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre, 518 Lake Street, hosted by The Arthritis Society.

The Chronic Pain,...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Harvest Rescue volunteers have been busy picking unwanted fruit and produce that might otherwise go to waste — or attract bears.

The program, supported by an Osprey grant, is a win for homeowners, the Nelson Food Cupboard and the community.

Reaping the harvest- that's what community foundations are all about! Donations to our permanent endowment ‘plant the trees.’


by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Royal & CBC's Radio West are rolling out the red carpet to welcome Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen and crew to the Baker Street spot for a live broadcast Wednesday (November 7) from 4 - 6 p.m.

The event is open to the public and The Royal is offering up special seating to the 100 guest list.

The tickets are available to the public Friday (November 2) from 6-8 p.m. at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Whitewater Ski Team unofficially kicks off the winter season with its annual Ski Swap set for Sunday at the Hume Elementary School gymnasium.

The 21st annual event opens the doors to bargain hunters from 12:30-3 p.m.

Sellers can drop off used equipment from 9-11 a.m.

Organizers expect racks and racks of skis, boots, boards and clothing ideal for the skier and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

Kalein Hospice Society would like to invite the public to Rachel Yoder's artist talk Saturday (November 3).

Yoder, a local visual artist, will be giving an artist talk on her latest body of work, Memento Mori.

There will be an opportunity to view the work and to create your own pattern based on your answers to the questions about death, dying and living that are embedded in the...