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by Contributor on Monday Sep 24 2012

The Community First Health Co-op is pleased to help bring InspireHealth, Canada’s foremost Integrative Cancer Care Centre, to the West and Central Kootenays to provide information and care for people living with a diagnosis of cancer.

Dr. Teresa Clarke of InspireHealth will present a free public talk on “Healthy Choices to Prevent Cancer & Recurrence” Monday, October 1, 7-9 p.m. in...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 23 2012

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is again joining with Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week — October 7-13 — to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win free pizza. 

Customers ordering from Panago’s during Fire Prevention Week may see a fire truck showing up at the door.

To win just prove it's your home with a working smoke alarm. 

If no working alarm can be...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 23 2012

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan is back and eager to tell the public about their venture Thursday (September 27) at 7 p.m. at Self-Design High, in the Legion Building at 410 Victoria Street in Nelson.

From July 16-26, four Kootenay citizens took a message of support to opponents of the Enbridge Pipeline in northern BC. 

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan visited 12 communities...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 20 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson CARES Society present the 3rd annual Edible Garden Tour on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

The tour focuses on what kinds of vegetables and fruits are growing and ready for harvest. 

There will also be information on sustainable gardening, composting and watering techniques along with innovative and local food production in our...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2012

 From Zimbabwe to the West Kootenays, Julie Leffelaar’s life path has crossed borders, cultures and time zones while always heading in the same direction: helping others.

And that path has now led her here, to serve as the Support and Education Coordinator for the West Kootenay region for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The position is an ideal fit, says Leffelaar, who...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 18 2012

The Kootenay Tax Payers Association is eager to get the word out to voters in advance of the provincial election in May of 2013 and has commissioned the services of former Canfor and Finning Tractor CEO Jim Shepard to help.

The association is sponsoring the first of several speaking engagement in the next several months Wednesday (September 19) in Castlegar at the Community Complex....

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 16 2012

Ever wanted to make art that buzzes and hums?

Touchstones Nelson will be offering hands-on electronic art workshops for adults and children in conjunction with Klang & Squeal, a new exhibition of interactive art, which opens Friday September 21, 7-9 p.m.

The opening will feature a dance performance by Thomas Loh at 7:30 p.m. Klang and Squealis a two-person...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 16 2012

Registration is now open for the fall semester Oxygen Art Centre's Continuing Arts Education Program — a program that includes few new courses.

Erica Konrad will be sharing her prodigious talents and expertise in Painting with Beeswax on October 13th for beginners and then Advanced Encaustic Painting on November 16. 

Celebrated Kootenay crime writer Deryn Collier will also join...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 12 2012

The Kootenay Co-op is holding its annual general meeting Wednesday, September 19, at 6: 30 p.m. at Hume Room of the Hume Hotel at 422 Vernon Street.

The meeting has been changed from the original date so the Co-op board urges members to make sure of the new time.

The agenda will be available at the meeting.

There will be no elections this year because the board has two...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 12 2012

Starting this September Earth Matters will be launching a new project for youth 15-25 to get hands on with waste reduction.

This project will involve the development of youth driven re-use action plans, wherein materials will be diverted from waste streams and given new life.

The project will be happening in Nelson and participants can sign up by emailing...