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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 27 2013

Looking for a FREE RIDE!

Thanks to the support of the Nelson and District Credit Union, riders ride the Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS) Streetcar #23 for Free on Canada Day (July 1).

NETS have been seasonally operating the original Nelson trolley, Streetcar #23, on a symbolic route along Kootenay Lake’s majestic waterfront for more than 20 years.

The society is...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 25 2013

Saturday (June 29) marks the official opening of the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre.

“We had more than 11,000 visitors at the centre last year,” said Centre’s director Mel Reasoner.

“We’re looking for another great year of learning about conservation through fun activities for campers and residents. A couple favourites are Storytelling in the Park on Saturday nights and...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 23 2013

Registration for Summer Reading Club activities is currently happening online at Our summer activities start off with the Superhero Kickoff Costume Party on (Wednesday) July 3from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Dress up as your favourite superhero, play games, win prizes and do some fun arts and crafts. A scrumptious cake will be provided by Save-on Foods.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 23 2013

Five local Certified Management Accountants were recently honoured for extraordinary service to the profession during the Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia (CMA British Columbia) ceremony at Nelson's Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre.

Barry McLean and Bradley Howard of Nelson along with Manon van Tuyl of Kaslo John Lebidoff of Castlegar and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 20 2013

Approximately 100 riders from throughout the West Kootenay flocked to attend the annual Father's Day Poker Run Sunday.

The run raised more than $1100 for area food banks along with a ton of food donations.

Best poker hand was held by Jeremy Buckland  — a flush queen high and lowest hand belonged to Tony Shaw.

Andy Gullen won the trike races.

Once again, great group...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 20 2013

What's a Canada Day Celebration without a Lions Club Pancake Breakfast?

For the past few decades Lions Club has been sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast, and Monday, July 1, 2013, is no different.

The annual extravaganza kicks off at 8 a.m. in the 500 Block of Baker Street.

The kitchen closes at 11 a.m.

Pancakes, sausages, coffee or juice promises to be right out of the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 18 2013

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public meeting this Thursday (June 20) to review preliminary design work for the Hall Street Corridor.

Nelson Mayor John Dooley said the Hall Street plan, which is being undertaken by Kelowna’s MMM Group, is a major goal in the City’s efforts to connect two of Nelson’s most important parts of town — Baker Street and the lake front...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 18 2013

The Earth Matters Zero Waste Youth Project and SelfDesign High are excited to be collaborating on a summer intensive course for high school students called “Zero Waste Youth Camp.”

The first half of the course will take place from July 8-12 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre (with daily time spent outdoors) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The second part will be self-guided learning...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 16 2013

Get out those dancing shoes for a Jumbo Soul-stice in downtown Ymir on Saturday, June 22.

Fueled by the Lazy Poker Blues Band at 9 pm, the celebration kicks off  at 7 p.m. at the Ymir Hall with virtual and real guests like NDP MP Alex Atameneko and hockey great Scott Neidermeyer joining the mix.

“This is Jumbo Summer,” said Jumbo Wild co-ordinator K.Linda Kivi. “We are expecting...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 16 2013

The Osprey Community Foundation is opening the doors on the exciting “Age-Friendly Community” project Thursday (June 20) at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The evening begins at 7 p.m.

The “Age-Friendly Community” project is designed to make life a little easier for local seniors.

This model of community collaboration, which is being coordinated by Nelson CARES, has brought...