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Welcome to the Megaphone. This is your place to post the news that matters to you. If someone's getting married or getting born, this is the place to let your community know. If you want to thank someone for a good turn or lambaste the noisy, nosy, or woefully ignorant, do it here. Basically, anything you think your community need to know about: use the megaphone and make yourself heard. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 10 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) said in a media release that effective May 1, 2018, the hours of operation for some waste transfer stations will be changing.

Hours of operation at some sites will be extended, and reduced at others. These changes were made following a comprehensive review and recommendations from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 15 2018

Transit rider don't forget to thank your driver as West Kootenay Transit celebrates International Transit Driver Appreciation Day Friday (March 16).

While March 18th is the actua International Transit Driver Appreciation Day, Friday is being used for riders to recognize the professionals who safely and reliably get people where they need to go every day.

“BC Transit drivers keep...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 08 2018

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes is a wealth of knowledge in regards to the Columbia River Treaty.

The author of A River Captured- the Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change will discuss the history of this major source of water during an afternoon engagement at the the Slocan Community Library in Slocan Sunday, at 1 p.m.

The Slocan Community Library is located at 10...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 02 2018

StartUp Nelson is hosting a free LinkedIn workshop reflecting International Women’s Day.

The event, set for Thursday, March 8th, from 9 a.m. to Noon at Community Futures, is an opportunity to meet fellow female entrepreneurs, have some fun and learn how to put LinkedIn to work for you. 

“Optimizing your LinkedIn account and using it as part of your marketing strategy...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

There's no better place to enjoy winter art than at the the Slocan Valley Arts Council annual Winter Ice Day Saturday, January 6th in front of Sleep is For Sissies in Winlaw from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Three internationally known ice sculptors, who just happen to live in the Slocan Valley, will lead participants through the...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 18 2017

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, British Columbians have the opportunity to raise money for lung health, a tradition that has been going on for over a century.

The Lung Association depends on the generosity of British Columbians to continue to fund ground-breaking research and public education regarding lung disease and clean air.

Since 1908, Canadians have made a difference...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 11 2017

Black Productions is proud to bring GREASE to the Capitol Theatre stage in collaboration with the Selkirk College of Contemporary Music. 

We are actively looking for actors, singers and dancers ages 18 and up to come out and audition.

Scheduled auditions will be held (Saturday & Sunday) January 13th & 14th, 2018 from 11a.m. - 8 p.m.

GREASE will run May 24th-27th,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2017

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 23 2016

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company has long history in the community, and this year, employees at the Thrums-based wood products manufacturer wanted to give back in a big way: providing Christmas gifts and meals to 28 families in need.

“Those of us with steady, well-paying jobs are lucky, and we wanted to help out the folks who are struggling right now - especially kids, so we partnered...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

Air Cadets from the Kootenay area cadet squadrons recently returned home to the Castlegar Airport from a three-week training courses.

Every summer, approximately 40% of cadets attend summer training at no cost for the cadets. Cadets even receive a small training bonus.

“The best part of the summer was launching the rockets we made," said Cadet Matthew Bullen, 561 Nelson Osprey...