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2012 Nelson Garden Festival

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.” Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first garden festival, has…

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Candlelight Rally for Jumbo Wild

Jumbo Rally Pictures & Recap

West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild held an impromptu candlelight rally on Mar 25 at Nelson City Hall. K.Linda Kivi was the master of ceremonies, and Marilyn James kicked off the evening with an invocation on behalf of the Sinixt Nation. The evening also featured the Raging Grannies, Kim Kratky of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club, banjoist Earl Hamilton, EcoSociety Director David Reid, and a…

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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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E-Update for Feb 2012

1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event 2. Jumbo Wild Forever 3. Glacier-Howser Update 4. Markets Director Position 5. Markets Application Available 6. Seedy Saturday 7. EcoSociety's upcoming events 8. Other upcoming events 1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event Public Meeting 7pm Thursday Feb 23 Nelson United Church Hall Silica @ Josephine Speakers:…

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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Cohousing comes to the Kootenays

Public Presentation: FRI, OCT 28, 7PM, SelfDesign High (2nd floor Nelson Legion), $10 'GETTING IT BUILT' Workshop: Sat-Sun, OCT 29-30, 9am-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, $350 ($450/couple) Renowned cohousing architects/authors Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant are coming to Nelson for two events aimed at educating the community about cohousing and building momentum for a rural Nelson area project.…

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