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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 14 2011

Eleven new members have been added to the Columbia Basin Trust’s three advisory committees in its core areas of social, economic and environment.

One way CBT remains accountable to Basin residents is through the use of these committees, which provide advice on how CBT delivers benefits to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 14 2011

In and around our city, just behind the scenes, volunteers and organizers are busy preparing for Community Connect Day 2011.

This year will mark the fourth annual offering of the event in Nelson. Given the community support that is building, it is sure to be a great day.

Community Connect Day is an inclusive...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 10 2011

Preparation for Christmas begins now.

The Kootenay Christmas Fair is a 50-vendor, juried artisan fair being held at the Nelson Prestige Lake Side Resort Dec. 2-4.

It’s packed full of all of the essentials needed to create a proper Christmas holiday, including Old World Bakery conducting a ginger bread house work shop.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 09 2011

“Our farmers need us. We need the farmers. Here is how to find them,” says Malin Christensson, project leader of The Slocan Valley Food Guide, a comprehensive directory of over 50 local farms and businesses related to local food production.

In the food guide you can find contact information for farmers from Playmore Junction to Hills, as well as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

New Denver has the Slocan Lake’s first public boat washing station.

Conveniently located next to the boat launch in Centennial park, the free service allows and encourages boaters to use a high-pressure water hose to remove invasive plants and residue from the hulls of their craft before entering Slocan Lake.

“Doing projects like this is why...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 07 2011

Men’s healing circle at Take Back the Night

@ Hall and Baker Street, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Take Back the Night! is an annual rally and march where women identified folk gather to demand safety and an end to gender-based violence.

But gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue, so male...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 06 2011

Members of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragon Boat Team and members of the local Breast Cancer Support group were at Nelson Safeway to answer questions and distribute information to shoppers on Oct. 22/23.

Pictured at the Safeway display for Breast Cancer Awareness month are (from left to right) Patty McMillan, Rebecca George, Margot Waterer, Lua Gerun (Safeway employee) and Dorothy Hatto....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 05 2011

Are you a first timer?

Have you ever tried snow-cat or heli skiing?

If you haven’t you ‘gotta’ this winter and the Powder Highway is the place to get out there. The West Kootenay has 16 cat and nine heli operations.

Here are a few 2012 packages:

Deep powder package


by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 04 2011

The Kootenay lake Hospital Foundation has been celebrating the hospital’s recent emergency room expansion and the addition of the CT scanner. 

But another key piece of the health services at KLH is made up of the many surgeries that are performed in Nelson by local and visiting specialists. 

These services include a...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 03 2011

Changes to the BC Arts Council board will result in the loss of a unique rural perspective, and will lessen the BC Arts Council’s ability to meet the needs of arts organization and artists in rural B.C., says Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald.

The decision of the BC Arts Council not to renew the board appointment of Bill Usher of Golden — and instead replace...