City of Nelson takes Farmers’ Market out of EcoSociety’s hands

West Kootenay EcoSociety asked the City of Nelson for support to run the twice weekly farmers’ markets this year and has now been told that the City has unilaterally decided to run the markets on their own. For 17 years, West Kootenay EcoSociety has built up our weekly farmers’ markets in Nelson at Cottonwood Falls Park, expanding the weekly markets to the Downtown Wednesday market, starting…

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Crooked Horn Farm shares its love of food

Nelson’s farmers’ markets start June 6 at Cottonwood Park, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. The markets won’t be a place to linger…

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Ravine Creek farm are stewards of the land

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Climate Strike: we can change the world

On September 20th, I found myself at the front of the climate march in Nelson. Beside me stood 5 amazing youth who I had worked with for the past months to organize the climate strike. Behind me, almost 1500 people chanted “System change not climate change.” At that moment, I had no doubt that we could change the world and create a sustainable future. That was the first day of the global week of…

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Home energy efficiency session for seniors at Nelson library

If you’re a senior and a Nelson Hydro customer, this one’s for you. On Monday, October 7, from 10 am to 2 pm, come find out about the Seniors Energy Efficiency Program that provides a free installation of basic energy saving materials in your home. This free session at the library is the perfect place to drop in to ask questions, understand the process, and get signed up.  This photo shows…

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So many events this week!

Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, we’re coming to see you this week with these events you won’t want to miss: October 1 Nelson Public Library and Nelson at its Best jointly present the film The Public, Tuesday October 1, 7:00 pm at the Civic Theatre. Admission is by donation. Followed by a panel discussion on timely and relevant local issues. And the film has Emilio Estevez. When was the last time we saw…

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