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by Contributor on Thursday Nov 22 2012

As input sessions into the Columbia River Treaty make their way around the region, a  group of people are planning a reminder for the provincial government and Columbia Basin Trust  of the importance of indigenous rights of the Sinixt people at the Rod and Gun Club meeting Tuesday night.

The Nelson meeting is scheduled to run from 6-9 p.m.

"Support for the Sinixt is an important...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 20 2012

This is math?

Through the Scientists & Innovators in the Schools (SIS) program administered by Science World, Nelson students are getting an opportunity to learn that developing mathematical skills can be fun and exciting.

University of the Fraser Valley Mathematician Susan Milner, who graduated from L.V. Rogers, isl visiting schools in Nelson this week, with stops at...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 20 2012

Suppliers, assayers and exploration companies joined forces at the Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC Minerals South Conference and Trade Show held recently in Nelson.

The event took over the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort the first week of November.

Not only did the event reach more than 125 mineral enthusiasts, but also offered expert knowledge to at least 166 school kids who toured...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 18 2012

Wildsight is one of the finalists for the BC Hydro Communities Champion competition and needs the public's support.

The environmental body had its "I Love My Lake" video chosen as a finalist and wins $10,000 if named a BC Hydro Community Champion.
 
Helping is simple — just click here to vote for our "I Love My Lake" video.
 
It really only takes twoclicks (...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 18 2012

Offering evidence of a First Nation community dating back to 1000 B.C., a site located at Slocan Narrows near Lemon Creek has been the focus of intense archeological research for more than a decade.

For the last four years it has also served as the location for an innovative archeological field school. Co-Directed by Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale,...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 15 2012

Fifty years ago an amazing event occurred. It was the early 1960s, and a small band of enthusiastic nature‐loving Canadians had a bold idea.

Concerned about the damage to the natural world they saw all around them, they launched a program to take direct, private action to protect natural spaces and promote conservation.

At the time it was an audacious plan.

It was also the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 14 2012

Columbia Basin Trust is making $150,000 available for projects that benefit Basin youth through two granting programs.

“We confirmed in our 2011-2015 Youth Initiatives Strategic Plan that we wanted to continue to support a range of opportunities that allow youth to engage with their communities and one another," said Sabrina Curtis, CBT Director, Sector Initiatives.

"These two...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 12 2012

Warpworldis the first in a five-book science fiction adventure series, co-written by Nelson author Kristene Perron and her Texan writing partner, Joshua Simpson. Perron will launch Warpworld Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

The story centers around two young rebels, from two very different worlds. Seg, an arrogant but brilliant Cultural Theorist...

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...

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