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by Contributor on Sunday Jun 14 2020

On World Hunger Day, thousands of BC tree planters planted trees to raise funds for food banks around the province.

While planters planted, employers matched donations of workers with donations.

The donations are from a sector appreciative of the support it has received from rural community leaders and suppliers.

All funds raised were donated to assist families and...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 12 2020

Social isolation and loneliness have social, health and emotional impacts–and it’s time to start talking about it. The Kalein Centre and the Nelson Library invite the community to take part in a conversation online on June 18 at 7 p.m. 

As part of this discussion, Ursula Heller will share her photos of local residents experiencing social isolation and loneliness. This online event...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 11 2020

The Proctor Village Bakery is hosting a raffle with some amazing prizes to raise money for the new facility located across from Balfour on the south shore of Kootenay Lake.

Up for grabs is a Fantom 3+ Power Bike from Gerick's Cycle with second and third prizes, respectively, a Toro 14" Electric Trimmer and Toro Power Sweep — both from Kootenay Industrial Supply in...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2020

On January 23, 2020, Make A Change Canada held a 15thanniversary celebrationevent...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2020

The Walk to End ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there will be no in-person events in 2020.

All virtual events in support of the Walk to End ALS will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020—the day before Global ALS Awareness Day.

The public can show support by joining your virtual community at ...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 04 2020

The Library isn’t just a place to find stories — in celebration of its 100th birthday, the Nelson

Public Library wants to collect new ones in a writing contest open to all ages. There will be prizes, and stories will be published on the library website. The deadline for submissions is July 12.

Creative written storytelling methods are encouraged, including stories and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre — Bottle Depot — is back up and running after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located in the former Star Transfer building at 120 Silica Street behind Nelson Ford, the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre has been providing beverage container recycling services for the Nelson Area since 1982.

As the need for recycling has grown so too has the...

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...