Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

For the tenth year in a row, the Nelson Food Cupboard is preparing Holiday Hampers for 500 people in a need of a little extra help to make the holiday season healthy and cheerful. “With the cost of food so high and the holiday season such an expensive time for families trying to buy gifts […]

Holiday Train to Roll into Nelson

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is rolling across Canada, bringing light, music, fun and support for local food banks to dozens of communities; and on Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm, it will be stopping at Lakeside Park in Nelson.
The Holiday Train is a CP freight train decked out with thousands of colourful lights. At each […]

Osprey Foundation Update

Wildsight’s “Classroom with Outdoors” –
connecting kids with nature and ecology
We’re inviting community groups to submit grant
applications for projects that would benefit Nelson
and area. We expect to have about $20,000 to
distribute this year. Application forms and guidelines
are now online at
Application deadline: April 29, 2011.
In addition, BC Festival of the Arts Legacy
grants are available to local artists, preferably
young or […]

Help KAAP with your vote

Help KAAP win Pepsi contest
Vote for KAAP (Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society), and bring
$25,000 into our community for animal care.
KAAP has been selected by the Pepsi Refresh Canada Project to submit an
idea. Our idea is to ask for $25,000 to reduce pet overpopulation, through
spay/neuter of 150 pets, and provide necessary medical care to another 50
pets […]

SPCA Schedules Santa

Looking for a last minute gift for the Grandma who has everything? Feel like your family Christmas card is missing something? The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA may have the solution.
Santa has booked off time in his busy schedule from 12-3 on both Friday and Saturday, December 17 and 18, at the Nelson Adoption […]

Recycling Is For The Birds

[Castlegar] It’s a time-honoured tradition with a twist. Along with the usual fund-raising activities at Beaks, there is a new way to raise money that benefits the environment as well. Beaks is tackling the growing problem of electronic waste and literally turning trash into cash.
Beaks is joining Think Recycle, a program which gathers old print […]

West Kootenay EcoSociety

Hello EcoSociety Members & Supporters!
In this edition of the EcoSociety E-Update:
EcoSociety Welcomes New Coordinator David Reid
EcoSociety Volunteer Night
Last Downtown Market for 2010
Water on the Table Film and Q&A
Register Now for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium
Participate in Research About Eco-Activism
E-Updates Update
EcoSociety Welcomes New Coordinator David Reid
EcoSociety is pleased to welcome David Reid to the West […]

Eco Society Update

Glacier Howser Update
Thank you for your support in protecting Glacier and Howser creeks. Your support is critical to the Wild Rivers Campaign, and we are encouraged to be working with a community that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing ecosystem health.
Here is our update on the latest news:
It has been just about one year since […]

Eco Society Update

EcoSociety MarketFest this Friday, July 23rd
What’s better on a warm summer evening than a lively festival of music, dance and celebration on Baker St, downtown Nelson? Come on down and partake of the celebration this Friday! Marketfest will take place on the 200 and 300 block of Baker St. from 6:00 […]

Christmas in July

It may be hot outside, but it’s Christmas at the Nelson Food Cupboard.
The Nelson Food Cupboard is launching a Christmas in July Campaign to garner donations to supply Food Cupboard customers with fresh local produce throughout the summer. The Food Cupboard is fortunate to partner with local farmer Ruth Fraser for the fourth year in […]