Stepping Stones shelter says it has no warm blankets to hand out for people spending their nights outside. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Stepping Stones in need of winter supplies

The shelter says its out of warm blankets


Stepping Stones, the Nelson based emergency shelter serving the West Kootenay area, is holding a blanket drive.

Between now and March 15, Stepping Stones is requesting donations of sleeping bags, blankets and camping gear. With the cooler weather there are more people requesting warm blankets and our stock is now depleted.

If you have new or slightly used sleeping bags, single- or double-sized blankets (wool preferably), tents or camping gear and would like to donate, please drop off at 816 Vernon St. Donations of these specific items will be greatly appreciated and we thank all those people in the community that continue to support and donate to Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones is a program of the Nelson CARES Society and has been in operation in Nelson since December 2004. For more information, contact Stepping Stones by phoning 250-352-9876 or by emailing

Just Posted

Former Nelson swimmers competing in NCAA

Jordan and Kelsey Andrusak will be rivals in in the Western Athletic Conference

CHECK THIS OUT: Don’t let reading fall by the wayside this summer

Avi Silberstein is the children’s librarian at the Nelson Public Library

Kootenay students learn about lake stewardship

Two hundred and fifty students from around Kootenay Lake participated in the Youth Water Festival

Restoration underway on Nelson cenotaph

The Nelson War Memorial was constructed in 1922

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadian communities responding to climate change

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

‘I find the joint submission is contrary to the public interest and I’m rejecting it’

Tiny Yorkshire terrier survives days on remote B.C. island

ROAM rescue crews, family searched for dog, missing in Greater Victoria for days

Man presumed dead after boat capsizes in Columbia River

Search and rescue efforts recovered a life jacket

Crews fight wildfire along Sea-to-Sky Highway

A cause has not been determined, although a downed power line is suspected

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Most Read