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by Bob Hall on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Kim Pham’s journey at Selkirk College almost ended soon after it began.

Arriving to the West Kootenay from bustling Ho Chi Minh City in December 2017, the Class of 2020 Selkirk College valedictorian felt like she made a mistake by choosing a rural college to start her Canadian education. She missed her family in Vietnam, was stung by the winter weather, grappled with culture shock and...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 22 2020

The Nelson & District Arts Council is proud to present the 32nd annual ArtWalk! With over 40 artists and 20+ businesses onboard it will be an ArtWalk to remember. 

ArtWalk is hosting an opening night Live Streaming event on Friday, June 26th from 6 - 9 p.m., which will be free of charge and open to everyone. 


by Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020
Program registration will open on June 23rd for July and August summer programming.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) recreation services will be offering outdoor programs during the summer season.

Castlegar, Creston, Nelson, and Salmo are gearing up for a fun filled summer outside. Regional summer programs will include; Boot Camp, Yoga, Red Cross, Home Alone, Children’s Day Camps, Micro Camps, and more.

Program registration will open on June 23...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 17 2020

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 18 as Nelson B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival presents an in-person, outdoor, pandemic-guideline-compliant reading and wine tasting featuring two local authors and two B.C. wines on Friday, July 10 at 7pm. The name of the event, which celebrates nature and outdoor writing, is Wild Grapes.

Just 45 tickets will be sold online at ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

The Recycle BC program is coming soon to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and now is the time for residents to prepare for the changes. The new program is set to launch throughout the RDCK, starting in mid-June through August, depending on the facility.

Recycle BC requires residents to sort recyclables into main categories such as: paper & cardboard, plastic and...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 14 2020

On World Hunger Day, thousands of BC tree planters planted trees to raise funds for food banks around the province.

While planters planted, employers matched donations of workers with donations.

The donations are from a sector appreciative of the support it has received from rural community leaders and suppliers.

All funds raised were donated to assist families and...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 12 2020

Social isolation and loneliness have social, health and emotional impacts–and it’s time to start talking about it. The Kalein Centre and the Nelson Library invite the community to take part in a conversation online on June 18 at 7 p.m. 

As part of this discussion, Ursula Heller will share her photos of local residents experiencing social isolation and loneliness. This online event...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 11 2020

The Proctor Village Bakery is hosting a raffle with some amazing prizes to raise money for the new facility located across from Balfour on the south shore of Kootenay Lake.

Up for grabs is a Fantom 3+ Power Bike from Gerick's Cycle with second and third prizes, respectively, a Toro 14" Electric Trimmer and Toro Power Sweep — both from Kootenay Industrial Supply in...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2020

On January 23, 2020, Make A Change Canada held a 15thanniversary celebrationevent...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2020

The Walk to End ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there will be no in-person events in 2020.

All virtual events in support of the Walk to End ALS will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020—the day before Global ALS Awareness Day.

The public can show support by joining your virtual community at ...