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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 14 2018

Kootenay Pride celebrated a small victory last night at a city council meeting in Nelson.

Kootenay Pride is one of the oldest Pride groups in the province, this year will their 22nd year honouring the LGBTQ2S community, but the Pride flag has never flown over the city during the Pride events. The only time the Pride flag has flown in front of city hall was after the Orlando massacre in...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2018

You’re invited to Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 between 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, August 23, between 9:00 a.m. and 12 p.m.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces. The event is...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 09 2018

Standing out for her leadership, fitness level and sportsmanship, Cadet Ryley Thompson from Nelson’s 561 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron was awarded the top cadet of her platoon upon her completion of the three week Basic Fitness and Sports Course at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

Thompson spent the last three weeks focusing on the physical fitness aspect of the cadet program....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 06 2018

Taking place August 11 & 12, from 10 am - 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map,...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2018

A conversation over coffee can help Balfour area families living with dementia.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings a Dementia Coffee & Questions session to the community on Wednesday, August 15. The informal conversation about dementia can help caregivers with the challenges they face, offer reassurance, and provide a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

With most fruit trees about to hit their peak in the next few weeks, the Nelson Food Cupboard’s Harvest Rescue team wants to share its new approach for gathering (and facilitating the gathering of) local fruit.

Starting now, the Harvest Rescue program (and coordinator Heather Keczan) are trying a “two-pronged” system. There will be two scheduled picking times—same time and same meeting...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to be hosting Vancouver-based visual artist, educator and organizer Justin Langlois, who will be in Nelson this summer as our artist-in-residence followed by an exhibition. 

Langlois has a BA Honours in Communication Studies and an MFA in Visual Arts / Integrated Media both from the University of Windsor in Ontario.

He is the recipient of many grants...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 29 2018

There will be a screening the short documentary Codename Project 9 and giving a brief talk at Expressions Cafe on Monday, August 6, at 7 p.m.

The people of Trail, B.C., kept one of the biggest Canadian secrets of the Second World War. Most didn’t know it at the time but they were involved in something of world-shattering importance.

Now their secret is revealed in a new...

by Bob Hall on Friday Jul 27 2018

Offered for the first time by Selkirk College as a pilot program in January 2018, SPECTRUM is now ready to deliver invaluable resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to the world.

SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training is an exciting, innovative online course offering perspectives about ASD across the lifespan to increase awareness and understanding.


by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The Kootenay Pride society is calling for submissions for Out of the Closet And Into the Koots, a Queer “zine” (a self-published magazine) launch for September’s Pride weekend.

Organized by volunteer Gabor Lovas, the project will publish submissions for local Kootenay LGBTQIA+ residents. “It is vital to build and preserve our local queer experiences as historically our stories and...