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by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 05 2021

The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron cadets received a nice surprise in December during the first parade when Royal Canadian Air Cadets Major Regan Wickett joined in for a Zoom meeting.

Major Wickett is the Deputy Commanding Officer and Standards Officer for the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the “SNOWBIRDS” of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Major Wickett, started his flying career as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 03 2021

Last week, on New Year’s Eve, Liam Dickieson had an idea.

Why not take advantage of a recent snow-dump in Nelson to create something out of the white stuff.

Dickieson, who enjoys designing and building things in the snow, came up with the idea of constucting an igloo in the front yard of the Cedar Street home.

With the help of Father Mark and two-year-old sister Phoebe,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 27 2020

The Nelson Lion’s Club is once again going to make getting rid of the trees a little easier for residents by hosting its annual Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser in the Heritage City.

Pick up date is Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lion’s Club volunteers are asking residents to leave trees at the end of driveways by 9 a.m.

“Include $5 in an envelope ...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 18 2020

The best way to say goodbye to 2020 is with a scream... as you plunge into the nearest body of refreshing Kootenay water.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is keeping the annual Polar Plunge alive – and adapted for these unusual times. No group events... not a fixed date or time... and any location that’s outdoors, safe and wet.

We know a number of brave Kootenay households remain determined...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 18 2020

For many years now, Nelsonites have grown accustomed to walking through the busy mall at holiday time and finding a place of calm, connection and reflection at the Nelson Hospice Tree of Remembrance. 

It is there that people are invited to write a card to remember loved ones that...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 17 2020

Each year, the October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month represents an opportunity to educate and raise public consciousness about this disease that is so prevalent in our society.

Last October, Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass, including the Nelson location at 323A Nelson Avenue, partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support women in their community living with...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 13 2020

There’s a smile on over 300 faces in Nelson after Ascension Lutheran Church recently launched, “Sharing Bread - A Community Together”.   

This Ascension Lutheran Church program opens the door to local restaurants for people who need a bit of extra caring.  

More than 300 certificates for $20 have been given out in Nelson to offer both respite and an opportunity to celebrate....

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 13 2020

The Oxygen Art Centre is offering up to the public the gift of creativity this year.

An Oxygen GiftCertificate is the perfect gift for the creative in your life and it is so much more than an educational experience! Taking a creative class can help build social connections, reduce anxiety and stress, ...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 10 2020

Taghum Hall pivots yet again as board and volunteers work to embrace the spirit of community in difficult times: announcing the Farm Fresh Food drop, a means to connect farmers and food-producers with customers in a safe and delicious way, beginning December 14.

It’s a happy follow-up to the sad decision to cancel the Christmas Market, which was set to run December 12 but could not go...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 07 2020

Nelson CARES Society has been recognized as 2020 ‘Housing Provider of the Year’ by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association.

This award recognizes that Nelson CARES has demonstrated resilience in the face of a major challenge to their operations or developments.

Nelson CARES Society has undertaken four major housing projects over the past few years for the community of Nelson. ...