Rev. Jeff Donnelly was a bright light

I first met Jeff in 2015 when I reached out to faith groups across the West Kootenay to organize around Pope Francis’ Laudato si'-- the encyclical on climate change. Jeff was the new Pastor of the newly consolidated ministry, the Anglican Parish of Kokanee. He was an outgoing and charismatic and young pastor who enthusiastically participated in creating the Nelson interfaith climate action…

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Sponsor Shoutout Series – Oso Negro

Oh! So Nelson - Cafe, Community & MorePicture a beautiful, serene setting right in the lap of the mountains.  What is the overarching feeling accompanying the soothing imagery? For us in the Kootenays, it’s always warm, fuzzy and feels like home!  In the majestic presence of the Selkirk Mountains lies a place of such warmth and comfort called Oso Negro Coffee. This local business has been…

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We’ll be back! (We’re not actually leaving.)

  Health and safety come first. We’re sorry to have to leave, but due to COVID-19, we can’t bring people together to collaborate and accomplish amazing things in person, so we’re closing our Nelson and Trail offices for now. To be clear, we’re still working remotely, we’re just closing our physical office spaces because we can’t use them for the foreseeable future.  We’re closing our…

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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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