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By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 21 2019

On Sunday, July 28, a Buddhist minister will bless a new monument commemorating Japanese Canadians cremated at Slocan during the internment era.

The cedar post replaces a similar monument that has been in place at the east end of village’s cemetery since 1986. The original memorial on the site was created by the Slocan Buddhist Mission Society 75 years ago.

Rev. Yasuhiro...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 21 2019

The annual Taps and Tapas is returning to the Boundary City for its fourth anniversary, Friday, August 16 from 7-10:30 p.m. on the historic grounds of Gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

This marquee summer event for Grand Forks, showcases a host of regional breweries in a casual ambience of a summer garden party, flowing with white lanterns, energized with live music, and complimented with...

By aeon On on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

By Richard G. Stevens; from Aeon

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 02 2019

Downtown Nelson was hopping with excitement on opening night of Nelson and District Arts Council’s 31st Annual ArtWalk.

"There were lots of smiles and good times after the rain showers subsided," said Stephanie Myers of ArtWalk.

"Seventeen venues took part ranging from restaurants and coffee shops and even the boxing club - displaying 25+ artists in this the...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Jun 24 2019

Last Thursday, Rosslanders may have seen a pedal-powered “trishaw” demonstrating its ability to carry a couple of passengers at a time – and, with the help of the electric “pedal-assist” motor, make it all the way to the top of town.  Thanks to the volunteers who are powering this age-friendly initiative – it could have the power to influence the...

By Sara Golling On on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

“Maim”isn’t a word we often hear these days, but it’s what fireworks too often do – cause blindness, blow people’s hands off, or maybe just a finger or two … add “maim” to your vocabulary, kids, especially if you like playing with fireworks.  They can maim you.

On June 15, a little before midnight, some “...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 17 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council is thrilled to announce the 31st annual ArtWalk set to kickoff with Opening Night Friday, June 28th from 6-9 p.m.

ArtWalk has become a highlight of the arts & cultural season offering the community a free event that showcases the work of local artists in business galleries. This year’s event hosts over 35 artists in 18 venues downtown and down to...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Some much-needed cleaning and restoration of the City of Nelson’s War Memorial began this week, ensuring its legacy for generations to come.

Funded through the Veteran Affairs Canada Commemorative Partnership program, this careful and detailed endeavour is being led by Chris Swetland of Swetland Enterprises, who recently completed restoration work on Ainsworth’s JP Fletcher building....

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jun 09 2019

For the second year in a row, Nelson, B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is running a contest for West Kootenay book clubs. And for the first time, a separate contest is aimed at West Kootenay writers’ groups.

The winning club or group wins a 10 per cent discount on a festival Gold Pass for all its members. The Gold Pass admits the holder to every 2019 festival event, July 11 to...