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Get Your Medieval On! Nakusp Medieval Days are Back

Get Your Medieval On! Nakusp Medieval Days are Back

It’s back! Step back in time on July 23 & 24 and experience life as it was in the Middle Ages.

This year promises to be bigger and better, according to the Nakusp Medieval Society’s President and Event Co-ordinator, Daniel Abraham.

“The first Nakusp Medieval Days event in 2015 was an event that brought hundreds of new faces to the town, from all over western North America,’ said Abraham.

Residents invited to a Summer Learn and Save Event on June 27th

Residents invited to a Summer Learn and Save Event on June 27th

The City of Nelson and Nelson Hydro has teamed up with FortisBC to offer residents with an informative evening about energy efficiency and water conservation.
 
“This is your chance to learn about heat pumps and meet your local heat pump specialists,” said Carmen Proctor, EcoSave program manager.

The KBFPC has launched its first full year of operations

The KBFPC has launched its first full year of operations

The Kootenay & Boundary Food Producers Co-op (KBFPC) is steadily working towards its goal of creating a sustainable local food economy where local food is always available in the grocery store where you shop and the restaurants where you eat, all while the farmers and businesses who produce it are making a living wage. 

Local Credit Union’s Collaborate for Two Great Local Initiatives

Local Credit Union’s Collaborate for Two Great Local Initiatives

Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) and Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) recently collaborated to support the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Food Producers Co-op and the Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program.

The two respective local credit unions are excited to form a partnership to support two Kootenay-made initiatives.

The Regional Food Producers Co-op is fundraising to build a centralized storage facility for their member producers.

Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes stop in Nelson

Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes stop in Nelson

After touring around the province for the past few months, The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes its stop in the West Kootenay — Nelson, June 24-25 and Castlegar, June 27.

Since beginning the tour April 28 in Victoria, The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour has stopped a numerous fire halls, RCMP detachments, ambulance stations and military facilities to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and mental health injuries which emergency services and military members have a greater risk of developing.

Cops Showcase Cars & Bikes for Kids during inaugural Crescent Valley Show Saturday

Cops Showcase Cars & Bikes for Kids during inaugural Crescent Valley Show Saturday

Cops for Kids have partnered with the Crescent Valley Fire Department to host a car and bike show for enthusiasts and families, with all proceeds to directly assist children in crisis.

The weekend showcases antique and collectible cars and motorcycles all polished up to raise money for local children.

The inaugural event goes Saturday (June 11th) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with numerous trucks, cars, motorcycles and boats on display for families to view and a silent auction supporting Cops for Kids.

Richard Carver Award Winners Announced

Richard Carver Award Winners Announced

Two Kootenay authors will share the 2016 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers, sponsored by the Nelson and District Arts Council and the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Nelson Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Nelson Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada – just 14.3%. However, the BC Lung Association believes we can do better, and is calling on the 500,000 British Columbians who continue to smoke to quit for 24 hours by signing up for the Tobacco Free Tuesday challenge on June 7th.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month, Tobacco-Free Tuesdays provides aspiring quitters the challenge and incentive to quit smoking for 24 hours for their chance to win $250 cash – about the equivalent a pack-a-day smoker will save a month by quitting.

561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets hold 64th Annual Ceremonial Review

561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets hold 64th Annual Ceremonial Review

The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets recently held its 64th Annual Ceremonial Review. 

Dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Nelson Chapter of Council of Canadians is hosting three speakers to learn more about one of the largest multilateral corporate rights agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

This deal is being pursued by the Canadian government along with a growing list of 11 other countries.

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