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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2013

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project — Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are accepting applications for this year’s Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).

This program provides up to $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Sunday Jan 20 2013

After waking up recently to a brilliant blue sky, I couldn’t help but jump out of bed and go for a back-country ski up at the pass and absorb that bluebird day up at the top of Crowe!

I still hadn’t had enough of that sunshine, so, I went for a cross-country ski on Sunday afternoon up at Paulson.

I felt like I had been sunshine starved for a few weeks.

It’s hard to look...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2013

Preparing for the journey with dementia is an important step for family caregivers and those living with the health issue.

To help them get on their way, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. will offer a free tele-workshop, Understanding Dementia, on Thursday, January 31.

The one-hour session starts at 7 p.m. and explains the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2013

Nelson Youth Theatre’s fifteenth production jumps down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland.

Youth actor Zooey Bingham’s faithful, "darker" script adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic — originally titled "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" — will rehearse one or two afternoons a week from February to April.

Youth actors of all levels from age seven to 16 are welcome...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2013

For some Kootenay residents, forestry represents an important boost to our region’s economy.

For others, forestry brings to mind habitat loss and watershed contamination.

Is it possible to have healthy forests and a sustainable forestry industry?

That’s the question on the table at West Kootenay EcoSociety’s event on Saturday (January 19) at John Ward Fine Coffee in...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 13 2013

Film goers will not want to miss the Amnesty International film festival scheduled for February 1-2 in Nelson.

According to local activist Anna Purcell, "These films are really interesting and inspiring without being too disheartening.

"For example, the film Umoja: No Men Allowed follows a group of Kenyan women who turn patriarchy on its head by starting their own...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 11 2013

Calling all clubs, special interest groups and organizations looking for ways to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being in their communities.

The City of Nelson is hosting two workshops to assist applicants who will be requesting Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program funding for the City of Nelson in 2013.  

“Staff will provide applicants...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2013

If you thought learning was just about books and classrooms, it’s worth thinking again.

When your child figures out how to button her coat or tie her shoelace, that’s learning. When your teen masters standard transmission, that’s learning. And when you figure out a new recipe, that’s learning, too.

On January 27, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Nelson Public Library...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

If a close friend said they have dementia, would you avoid them for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do?

If you answered “yes,” you're not alone.

According to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis.

It's no surprise, then, that one in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe-band hosts the annual salute to Scotland’s most famous poet at the annual Rabbie Burns Night Saturday, January 26, in the Eagles Hall on Baker Street in Nelson.

The annual fundraiser boasts an evening of pipes, toasts, haggis and roast beef during a gathering to honour Scotland's most famous poet.

The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe celebration beings at 6 p.m.