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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 06 2018

When Becky Livingston hit the road, she didn’t travel light. In her suitcase was a jar containing the ashes of her 23-year-old daughter Rachel, who had succumbed to a brain tumour. Rachel had loved travelling more than anything; for her grieving mother, continuing the adventure for her daughter who could not was the only thing that made sense.

That 26-month journey is recounted in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

The Kootenay Co-op Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m., at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club at 801 Railway in Nelson. 

Members are invited to learn about the Co-op's performance over the last fiscal year, visions for strategic growth, and meet the new General Manager. 

There are two candidates for two board seats, so the positions will be filled...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

Nelson Learning in Retirement (LiR) resumes weekly Friday sessions and courses starting with a Meet and Greet program for all past and new members Friday, September 7 at 10 a.m. in Room 16 on the Selkirk College Silver King campus.

Members of the 2018/19 Board will be introduced and instructors of 32 courses being offered this fall, in collaboration with Selkirk College Community...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 03 2018

Kootenay Blues Society is showcasing another fine act as Country Pete McGill and Alabama Mike with the Riverside Blues Band comes to the Southern Interior in September.

There are three dates to catch Country Pete McGill and Alabama Mike with the Riverside Blues Band around Nelson — Thursday, September 6 at the Slocan Trading Company at 7 p.m. (for info call 250-355-2299); Friday,...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 31 2018

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) in partnership with Selkirk College and The Province of British Columbia is hosting a Copyright for Artists workshop in September.

With the massive amount of media being easily shared digitally, how does public know what's fair to use or what others can use of ours?

Recent court cases with Canadian artists emphasize the importance...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski has invited his colleague MP Murray Rankin, to speak with constituents in Cranbrook and Nelson about the new cannabis laws.

“As the NDP Justice Critic and an esteemed lawyer, Murray was at the forefront of the government’s framework to legalize cannabis,” Stetski said. “I know that our local communities have many questions, so I’ve...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

On September 8th, people will be marching around the world, from San Francisco to Capetown to Rise Together for Climate on a Global Day of Action.  

In Nelson, BC people will be joining in a parade from Railtown parking lot lo Cottonwood Market.  The parade will be lead by the Larger-than-Life Puppets, new Kootenay arrivals. 

“We’ll be calling on Canadian leaders to Save the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 26 2018

Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous medicineswould like to remind the public of the Professional Development Days this August 23-31.

Organizers at Four Nations said many of our workshops are also relevant for other professionals or community members such as: anyone working in the social service sector or public/non- profit organizations.

“Or perhaps you are a community member...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 24 2018

Tuesday August 28 Ymir BC,   Ymir Watershed Action Team (YWAT) will welcome the Deputy Leader of the BC Green Party, and Green MLA for Cowichan Valley, Sonja Furstenau to Ymir for a tour of the Quartz Creek Watershed and a community meeting about what the Greens and local communities can do to protect their precious water resources.

YWAT spokesperson Jason Leus said, “YWAT is thrilled...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

Kootenay Carshare Cooperative is now offering a new casual membership.

There is no $500 membership share purchase required with a casual membership, and gas and insurance are always included.

The casual membership structure is perfect for people who are looking to use a vehicle on a temporary basis, or for a short period of time. This is ideal for those who are looking for access...