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by Contributor on Sunday Jul 07 2013

Sixteen projects that support social well-being and address social issues in Basin communities have been approved to receive $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

“These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2013

It's about as close to a miracle as one could get.

On the eve of pulling the plug for good, the Board of Directors of the Camp Koolaree Society are overwhelmed at the response to their request for financial help.

“In just over three months we've moved from in debt and despair to well funded and confident of our ability to offer a camping experience to any child or family...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2013

NEW this year and in honour of the Ashram’s 50th Anniversary year, the Ashram has introduced “A Taste of the Ashram” – a program designed for day visitors. 

While day visitors are welcome year round at the Ashram, this new and specially designed program provides scheduled activities for the first Saturday of the month through September.

All are welcome to participate...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 03 2013

With Summer around the corner The Homecoming Crew has been busy planning the Fourth Annual Christina Lake Homecoming Summer  Festival  Friday and Saturday (July 19-20).

The Homecoming Festival is a place where memories are shared and new ones are made.  It’s a time for all,  past and present, near or far, to unify in our love for “The Lake”. It’s a time for our community, to come...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 02 2013

The West Arm Outdoors Club (WAOC) has finished re-decking the boat launch at Sunshine Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

The project was partially completed last year and finished in mid June through the collective efforts of club members. The work party finished the decking, re-anchored exterior floats and improved ramp access. All the lumber for the second phase of the project was...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 02 2013

Tom, Joseph, Irene and Donna meet once a month to talk about how their lives are affected by dementia. They are all caring for family members who are in various stages of the disease.

They are like many people who attend free caregiver support groups offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

"This is their lifeline, says Julie Leffelaar, the Society’s Support and...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jul 01 2013

As Hippocrates said, FOOD IS YOUR BEST MEDICINE, or in the modern day version,

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.   But, with a busy lifestyle that most of us have these days, I was asked  to write an article on how do we cook and feed ourselves healthily?  Let’s review the key components of a healthy meal.

1.     There should be approximately...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 27 2013

Kalein Hospice Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Fairs as the Centre’s first Executive Director.

Originally from Kelowna, Fairs has relocated to Nelson in order to lead Kalein’s development vision for a unique campus integrating a Centre for Dialogue and Education with a hospice care facility serving those at end-of-life and their families.

With over twenty...

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...