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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

West Kootenay Boundary (WKB) Caregiver Support is launching a six-week group open to friends and family that help someone 55+ living in the community. 

Caregiver support helps individuals by ‘caring for the caregiver’. This online group gives the chance for caregivers to connect with each other, explore health and well-being as well as organisation and techniques for caregiving.

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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 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 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 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...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

Anyone who knows Nelson, knows that it is a haven for winter sports. You could say that the documentary “This Mountain Life”, screening at the Civic Theatre on Feb 27th, got its start here.

Filmmaking duo Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer were first introduced to backcountry ski world riding out from Whitewater Ski Resort.

“We used to live here, and we have family here, so we...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2019

The Young Agrarians and Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors are hosting a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman on Lean Farming. Hartman has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms while minimizing waste and work.

  • Where: Centre 64 Theatre – 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC. Ktunaxa Territory
  • When: Monday, January 21...
by Contributor on Friday Jun 01 2018

This August, 16 Columbia Basin youth will paddle the mighty Columbia River for 11 days through a new Wildsight program: The Columbia River Field School. 

The Field School will begin at the headwaters at Canal Flats and travel through Columbia Lake and the Columbia Wetlands, the Revelstoke area, Lower Arrow Lake, the confluence with the Kootenay River at Castlegar and south to the US...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 19 2018

Nelson coffee culture is joining forces with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) for the first annual Lattes for Literacy Week. This special event uses our universal love of coffee to raise funds and awareness for community literacy initiatives.

Kicking off on World Book Day, April 23, Lattes for Literacy Weekencourages Nelsonites to drink lots of coffee! Each day one of the...

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