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by Contributor on Sunday Apr 28 2019

The first annual Nelson Safe Boating event, set for Saturday, May 25 at Lakeside Park, is hosted by Sail Nelson the Kootenay’s own Sail Canada accredited sailing school. 

Sail Nelson’s founder, owner, and lead Sailing Instructor, Penny Caldwell, saw an opportunity for an event like this and gathered her team to make it happen. 

Through strong support from Nelson Search and Rescue...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Vanessa Farnsworth’s new collection of short stories will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves teetering on the edge. Farnsworth reads from The Things She’ll be Leaving Behind on Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Described as stories of women trying to get their footings, preserve their sanity, and survive in circumstances they never expected and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 23 2019

Oppression, violence and ongoing trauma plague millions of people in countries around the world.

On Saturday (April 27), students from Kootenay Martial Arts are joining forces with other martial arts students across Canada in a fundraising campaign that helps fight back against these global problems and literally breaks the cycle of oppression.

You’re invited to watch and...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Apr 22 2019

To The Editor:

Accidents can happen in a split second. As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help pass on The War Amps PLAYSAFE message.

I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents. As a leg amputee, I also know...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 22 2019

Disasters facing our communities, our economies and our businesses are becoming a real possibility and we need to be ready.

Emergency and economic resilience planning is becoming an essential focus for communities and Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) wants to teach you how to prepare, respond and recover. CFCK recently hosted a Community Economic Development Forum April 8...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 19 2019

Locally made Parachutes for the Planet will be displayed as part of Nelson's Earth Day festivities on April 22. Come to the parade and enjoy the fun at Hall Street Plaza, and then wander up IODE park between Herridge Lane and Victoria to see local artwork by school children and other community members.

Parachutes for the Planet is a youth-inspired collective art project...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

In need of a new pair of shoes and wondering where the old pair show go?

Then look no farther than boxes situation around Nelson looking to gather up old shoes as part of the Shoe Bank Canada April Shoe Drive.

Coordinated by Jackie Nedelec, in conjunction with Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak, the non-profit group is collecting shoes that will connect footwear to clients at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

More than 60 people, mostly from the first responder community, took advantage of perfect running weather to support the inaugural Sarah Beckett Memorial Run on the waterfront in Nelson.

The Nelson run was part of the provincially-coordinated Sarah Beckett Memorial Run held on Vancouver Island.

The event was in support of Cst. Sarah Beckett, who died tragically in the line of...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 14 2019

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved FortisBC’s request to maintain its 2018 electricity rates in 2019. FortisBC’s last electric rate change took place in 2017, meaning that rates have been at the same level for three years.

“Recent customer growth, in addition to finding savings in our operations over the past few years, are two of the factors keeping rates steady for our...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 12 2019

A second childhood is possible —a nd one way to get there is to write for children.

On Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library, award-winning children’s author Marty Chan offers a free talk about writing books for kids, and will read from his own work.

Through show-and-tell, anecdotes, and short writing exercises, Chan will reveal his approach to writing books that...