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by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

In 2016, Justin Trudeau became the first Prime Minister to walk in a Pride Parade, and subsequently broke the internet from Victoria to St. Johns.

That same year, Nelson held it’s 20th annual Pride Parade, where hundreds of people gathered on Baker Street, and MLA Michelle Mungall tossed candy to face-painted, flag-flying children.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

Parson resident Ellen Zimmerman cared deeply about conservation up and down the Upper Columbia River watershed and was a tireless advocate for conservation in B.C.

While her many jobs included homesteader and organic gardener, newspaper reporter, community legal and women's advocate, it was her staunch championing for the wild creatures and places in the Columbia Valley that she will be...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

By Nicole Trigg, Kootenay Conservation Program

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society works to improve the health and stewardship of B.C.’s fifth largest lake, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed much of FoKLSS’ traditional outreach and education programs, Acting Program Manager Camille LeBlanc has been leading the charge on a number of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

As the 2021-22 school year comes into view, the Whole School is actively looking for new fall registrants to join their school community where they offer a dynamic, holistic educational experience focused around student-led learning and small class sizes.

“At the Whole School, we cultivate a non-competitive environment where students feel nurtured and confident as they work toward their...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

In a media release, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy said they are welcoming grants for wildfire protection and mitigation to protect people and critical infrastructure near community forests.

“Across the Kootenays, one of the biggest draws is that we get to live next to nature,” said MLA Anderson. “Unfortunately, that can mean our homes and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Slocan story by Peter Smith is a finalist for the 38th Annual British Columbia Historical Federation Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the Annual Historical Writing Competition, which includes a Slocan story by Peter Smith.

Smith is one of the finalist for the 38th...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 09 2021

Kootenay Boundary Community Service Co-operative (KBCSC - The Koop) supports 18 non-profit community-based social service societies operating in communities throughout the Columbia Basin, West and East Kootenay, and Boundary region.

The Koop is celebrating National Volunteer Month by launching a board member/volunteer recruitment campaign throughout the region. Board volunteers are both...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 09 2021

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016.

This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

 “This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

Nelson’s Nest Lab is continuing their leading-edge engagement work by launching the second phase of their social innovation lab for collaborative climate solutions, despite the ongoing roadblocks caused by COVID-19.

Nest Lab will be focused on advancing solutions that benefit our community's economy, environment and well-being.

Nest Lab was launched in March 2020 to support the...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 04 2021

On Friday, April 16 the Trail & District Arts Council virtually presents Beyond the Legal Limit, a theatrical performance with music based on the adaptation of Nelson's Pat Henman’s memoir of the same name. 

Part storytelling, part concert, Henman tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one act drama with original music.

On a sunny Sunday...

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