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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2020

Imagine you’ve worked hard to build a career you love and a great social circle.

Then you’re diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of offering support, your friend makes a joke of your diagnosis. And then your friends don’t know what to say so they avoid conversation. You’ve changed, and so have people around you.

“It hurt,” says Kelowna resident Craig Burns,...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2020

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 31 2020

Wildsightis looking to hire 10 West Kootenay youth, ages 19-29, for a new program focused on climate action and youth leadership.

Responding to both climate change and COVID-19, Wildsight’s goal is to empower young people to inspire and implement solutions to the climate crisis through employment, training, mentorship, and leadership development.

From mid-September to mid-...

by Contributor on Thursday May 21 2020

BC Heritage and Sinixt Smum iem Matriarch, Marilyn James, signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) this month to formalize her ongoing work at the Vallican Occupation Camp in the Slocan Valley. 

The Campwhich is an ancient Sinixt village and burial site is known to the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development as “DjQj-1 and...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 19 2020

There’s no question that many of us have felt a new kind of loss or grief creep into our lives with the extended COVID restrictions placed upon us.  

Nelson Hospice has seen this grow and is responding to the need to support those dealing with loss with two new online grief groups starting this coming week: EXPLORING LOSS FROM THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE and GRIEF IN THE TIME OF COVID. ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 14 2020

May through July is the time when honeybee colonies are most likely to swarm.

Anyone discovering a swarm in their yard, or hear of a swarm, can contact the West Kootenay Beekeepers to have the honeybees removed.

“We have compiled a honeybee SWARM RESCUE LIST for our region, and I am the swarm rescue contact person should you come across one this year,” said Laena Brown, vice...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Getting offline and spending more time outside in nature is something we can all get on board with, right?

West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing two movies, Level 1 Productions’ Romance and Nitro Snowboards’ Offline to Rossland on Wednesday, November 20th at the Miners Hall at 7 p.m, and to Nelson on Wednesday, November 27th at the Civic Theatre at 7 p.m. 

Both screenings will...

by CBT on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital...

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 Monday Apr 08 2019

On Thursday (April 11) the Kootenay United Cannabis Association (KUCA), in cooperation with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, will host the Kootenay/Columbia Symposium at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

The Symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The industry stakeholder event will identify barriers in transitioning to the regulated cannabis economy, and examine...

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