It’s full now! We topped 36 people! Thanks for your support! As part of our 2014 Homelessness Action Week (HAW), October 12 to 18th, the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) is excited to invite you on a bus tour of Nelson’s affordable housing options for seniors on Tuesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 […]

Nelson Job Options BC program

A new Nelson Job Options BC program will run from September 29th to December 5th. Need a job? Want a job? Not sure where to begin? Get overwhelmed when looking for work? Enroll in a 10-week job search program that is user-friendly and supportive in your search for employment. A career counsellor and a job developer will assist […]

Kootenay Seniors’ Website Launch

The Kootenay Seniors Website ( is the place to go if you’re looking for information about senior’s services, resources or activities! Members of media are invited to a special media launch of this new service for seniors. A number of seniors will be in attendance to help demonstrate the website’s features for media. Tuesday August […]

Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar#23

Nelson BC – Back by popular demand the Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar#23 returns for a special summer engagement. For the two long weekends in August (1,2,3 & 29,30,31) people are invited to enjoy a guided tour of Nelson’s paranormal side from the safety of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s (NETS) 108 year old Trolley Streetcar […]

Age Friendly Initiative Reaching Out to Rural Seniors

Nelson CARES Society and the Age Friendly Community Initiative have hired a Student Intern from Selkirk College for “Reaching Out”, a research and outreach project that will “reach out” to isolated rural seniors to talk with them about their concerns, challenges, and service needs. The project will also connect the seniors to organizations that can […]

6TH Annual Homelessness Report Card for Nelson Highlights Youth, Seniors and Mental Health

Youth, seniors and people with mental health issues are the focus of the 6th Annual Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson for 2013, released today by the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH). “Nelson’s own youth and seniors are among the most hidden homeless in our community,” stated Phyllis Nash, Co-Chair of NCOH. “Our homeless youth exist out […]

Community forum speaker to highlight housing first solutions

“To bear witness to the profound transformation someone undergoes as they settle into their home after living on the streets is an honour,” says Brad Crewson, the Coordinator of the Streets to Homes Program of Pacific Housing Advisory Association in Victoria.  Crewson will be speaking at a Nelson Housing First Forum on June 17th . Victoria’s Housing […]

Masquerade Party Kootenay Style – Fundraiser Results!

Dandy Snow Lion Events ( Nuzla Izmirli & Leah Jade Snow) held their First Annual Masquerade Party Last month. The event was a full fundraiser with many donating their time and energy, to not only brought an amazing event to the Kootenays, but  to also raise funds for our local Nelson SPCA. We are pleased to announce […]


On Saturday, April 12, we are going to present our recently completed film VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW and we hope you can come and take part. The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the film will begin at 7:30. Please bring finger food to share and your own beverage. Here is a bit of history to inform you, […]

Local author launches second Bern Fortin mystery

In 2012, readers were introduced to Bern Fortin in Deryn Collier’s breakout novel, CONFINED SPACE, which was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award and was the One Book One Kootenay selection for 2013. The second in the series, OPEN SECRET, hits bookstore shelves next week, and to celebrate Bern’s return, fans can attend several events […]