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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 09 2012

Now that the new building is in the works the Kootenay Co-op Board is reinstating its Patronage Return program after a three-year hiatus said Board president Abra Brynne.

"“Given the Co-op’s strong financial position and the length of time since our member-owners had last enjoyed this benefit, the Board felt confident in recommending the reinstatement of the Patronage Return," Brynne...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2012

Local conservation groups are applauding news that the East Kootenay Conservation Program (EKCP) now includes the West Kootenay.

This geographic expansion means that the renamed umbrella organization — now the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) — will forge new partnerships and help focus activities around private land conservation in both the East and West Kootenay.

“For years...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2012

Nelson CARES Society’s Supported Employment Program and Community Living BC are pleased to present Community Living Month with a vibrant and unique art show at the Kootenay Bakery Café during the month of October. 

Come by the café and see paintings, photography, poetry and jewelry, featuring artists from KSCL Bigby Place, the Clubhouse and Nelson CARES Society.  

The art opening...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 04 2012

In a week's time Regional District of Central Kootenay residents will get a chance to rid their cupboards and sheds of toxic hazardous materials hiding in and around homes.

Saturday, October 13, residents can dispose of hazardous materials in both Nelson and Castlegar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Nelson location is the Leaf Bottle Depot next to the Nelson Ford Dealership at 120...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 02 2012

A decision made in a jail cell sets off a compelling journey of self-discovery. A life of drug addiction and crime, forged from a childhood of neglect and abuse, is left behind and a new world opens up—a world of frozen adventure.

Margo Talbot, author of the inspiring memoir All that Glitters, (Sono Nis Press, 2011) reads at the Nelson Public Library...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 02 2012

Want to see Nelson from 85 ft up in the air? 

Want to learn how you could win a year of fire insurance or an iPod Touch? 

Think you know all there is to know about a simple smoke alarm?

Join the Nelson fire fighters at the Fire Prevention Week kickoff, at the corner of Josephine and Baker, Friday, (October 5). 

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be with quizzes,...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 30 2012

Earth Matters, a program of Nelson CARES Society, is pleased to reveal the newly revitalized Hendryx Street Forest Garden. 

Highlights of the revitalization include a new wheelchair accessible picnic table, flat-rock seating area, and a large variety of new plants, including kiwis, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and other beautiful flowers and herbs.  

The Hendryx...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 30 2012

The public is reminded on the eve of Fire Prevention Week in Canada to always " Have Two Ways Out.”

The Kaslo Volunteer Fire Department, along with Fire Prevention Canada hopes this is a message that rings true to every household, not only for  as Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, but for every day.

Despite the fact that fewer fire losses are reported in Canada, still, on...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Local artist Ian Johnston is wholeheartedly invested in the creative process.

And he is currently Oxygen Art Centre's artist in residence.

Throughout the month, Johnston is exploring his invention for vacuum forming wet clay. The work focuses on two installations for an upcoming Canadian tour of his project: Reinventing Consumption.

On display is a seductive, large...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Did you know that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mother and child?

Saturday (September 29) at the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson mothers of infants will get a first-hand look at the benefits during The Big Latch-On as Interior Health Interior helps celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

The Big Latch-On begins at 11 a.m. in the mall.

“One of the biggest hurdles for...