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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 03 2018

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will open the 2018 Downtown Nelson Local Market on Wednesday, June 13 in its new location on the recently renovated Hall St., right off of Baker Street.

This is the ninth year in a row that this market has been in operation. The market will run each Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3 p.m. through to September 26, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants,...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 01 2018

This August, 16 Columbia Basin youth will paddle the mighty Columbia River for 11 days through a new Wildsight program: The Columbia River Field School. 

The Field School will begin at the headwaters at Canal Flats and travel through Columbia Lake and the Columbia Wetlands, the Revelstoke area, Lower Arrow Lake, the confluence with the Kootenay River at Castlegar and south to the US...

by Contributor on Thursday May 31 2018

Volunteers, families and friends in Nelson are gathering once again to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

The WALK for ALS is the ALS nationwide signature event to raise awareness and funds for patient services, and ALS research. It empowers people affected by ALS — the patients, families, friends, caregivers, and health professionals —...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 29 2018

The Friends of Kootenay Lake is hosting a Osprey Monitoring Workshop, Sunday, June 3 at the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre.

This free workshop is being hosted by Senior Naturalist, Joanne Siderius, Ph.D.

At the workshop, attendees will learn about Osprey behavior and identification and will be eligible to join in on Osprey monitoring trips by boat and land throughout the summer. For...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 29 2018

Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine and veteran CBC journalist Bob Keating have landed in some fine company.

Keating’s story, "Dammed & Determined," about the future of the Columbia River Treaty, has been nominated for a National Magazine Award in the Feature Writing category. Other nominees in this category include Maclean's, Chatelaine and Alberta Views. The winner will be...

by Contributor on Sunday May 27 2018

The 2018 Writer-in-Residence at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 12 – 15 in Nelson, is an accomplished writer and a colourful personality. Poet, novelist, non-fiction and children’s author Susan Musgrave offers a talk on the writing craft that promises to be both colourful and illuminating: “Literary Cross-Dressing” takes place on Thursday, July 20 at 7pm at the Nelson Public...

by Contributor on Thursday May 24 2018

The L.V. Rogers Secondary’s Class of 2018 is less than a month away from their graduation weekend celebration, but as the high school seniors get set for their monumental moment they will share an eclectic night of talent with the community who helped foster their passions.

The annual LVR Grad Talent Show will take the stage at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, May 29 with 20...

by Contributor on Thursday May 24 2018

Black Productions is back with another amazing show stopper musical — Grease.

The company that produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago and Cabaret, Rock of Ages and Steel Magnolias is proud to be another performance running Thursday to Sunday at  the Capitol Theatre.

Going back in time to Rydell High’s senior class of 1959, the...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

One book collector’s treasures will become fabulous additions to the collections of others on Saturday, May 26, when the Friends of the Nelson Public Library team up with Nelson resident Rick Illingworth to find new homes for the incredible collection that belonged to his late wife, Bernice.

The sale of new and nearly new books on gardening, cooking, baking, crafting, royal biographies...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre and it’s no wonder! Over 30 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event.

The event runs May 25-27 at the Oxygen Art Centre at 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) in Nelson from 7-10 p.m. Friday;...

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