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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The CNIB Foundation, Canada’s largest non-profit supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, has launched a new online 50/50 raffle in the province of British Columbia.

 Starting today, you can purchase your tickets at ...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 26 2020

One thing that is a constant in this changed world: writers keep writing, readers keep reading, and Nelson B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival continues to celebrate both.

This year the annual summer festival will not go ahead as originally planned. Instead, EMLF takes a new approach, with double the opportunities for professional critique for writers, as well as some outdoor...

by Contributor on Monday May 25 2020

While the world and daily life has shifted as we know it, residents of Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Slocan, Trail and other West Kootenay communities living with dementia still need to access support and education.

To help fund these services locally, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is joining Alzheimer Societies across Canada to bring the IG Wealth Management Walk for...

by Contributor on Thursday May 21 2020

BC Heritage and Sinixt Smum iem Matriarch, Marilyn James, signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) this month to formalize her ongoing work at the Vallican Occupation Camp in the Slocan Valley. 

The Campwhich is an ancient Sinixt village and burial site is known to the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development as “DjQj-1 and...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 20 2020

Since 1991, Nelson Brewing Company has been dedicated to producing local ales and along the way, they have also been massive community supporters. Just recently NBC used its end stock of its Faceplant Winter Ale and donated it to be converted into hand sanitizer for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Nelson Brewing Company has now created a new beer ‘Essential Grapefruit Pale Ale...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 19 2020

There’s no question that many of us have felt a new kind of loss or grief creep into our lives with the extended COVID restrictions placed upon us.  

Nelson Hospice has seen this grow and is responding to the need to support those dealing with loss with two new online grief groups starting this coming week: EXPLORING LOSS FROM THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE and GRIEF IN THE TIME OF COVID. ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 14 2020

May through July is the time when honeybee colonies are most likely to swarm.

Anyone discovering a swarm in their yard, or hear of a swarm, can contact the West Kootenay Beekeepers to have the honeybees removed.

“We have compiled a honeybee SWARM RESCUE LIST for our region, and I am the swarm rescue contact person should you come across one this year,” said Laena Brown, vice...

by Contributor on Thursday May 14 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 8th Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 12 2020

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family — including your pets — safe.

It’s even more important now – in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic – that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.


by Contributor on Sunday May 10 2020

The Nelson Public Library has unveiled an innovative way to get library materials in the hands of readers.

Library members can now place pick up orders for library materials. Library Takeout @ NPL launches Monday, May 11, 2020

Library Takeout @ NPL is a click or call-and-collect service. Staff at the Nelson library will gather books from the shelves to be picked up by library...