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by Contributor on Monday Mar 29 2021

In 2020, Crisis Line Responders across the Interior Region provided close to 450,000 minutes of empowering support, skilled assessment and crisis de-escalation. A record since the service began in 2012.

“Crisis Line Awareness week is a time to recognize the impact of this service and the important commitment of our staff and volunteers to support our communities during the added...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 24 2021

As the Cold War Bunker secretly lied in waiting under the streets of Nelson, powerful people wrote lists of names - government officials, doctors, communications staff, and other high-level administrators - the people who would be located, secured and promptly delivered to the Bunker in the event of a nuclear attack in the region.

A similar list in the modern era would reflect a...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 23 2021

With the countdown to the end of the Whitewater Ski Resort season on, Selkirk College students in the Ski Resort Management & Operations (SROAM) Program are inviting fresh air lovers to take one last shot at amazing.

The Nelson-based SROAM Program is in its 40th year of providing the education and training for bright ski industry futures. As part of semester-end...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 19 2021

Most of us don’t like to think about our eventual demise, and yet we care about what happens after we’re gone.

The Nelson Public Library hosts a free evening dedicated to Wills and Estates presented by Nelson lawyer Troy Trillo on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Email to register.

Trillo's talk will...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Nelson is a great place to live. 

But not everyone is thriving in our community.

 Close to 2,000 community members live in poverty in Nelson – friends and neighbors – children, youth, adults and seniors.*

Together Nelson is a community-based initiative that was launched in the Fall of 2020 to better understand local poverty in order to create a four-year action plan to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 9th Annual Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July 2021.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

A teacher of writing from UBC Okanagan together with five students from Selkirk College’s creative writing classes will read from their work on Wed., March 24 at the fourth Zoom reading in the 2020-21 author reading series presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

Featured will be Kelowna author Matt Rader and Selkirk students Sarah Beauchamp, Carina Costom, Tressa Ford, Bre...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 12 2021

There may be few common threads between the artists showcased in THROWN, the latest group exhibition opening at Touchstones Nelson Museum, but one thing they all share is a love for ceramics.

The show, which runs March 13 to May 29, is a group exhibition featuring a diverse cross-section of artists from across the country, all of which offer a distinct and exemplary approach to ceramics...

by CBT on Friday Mar 12 2021

New environmental and climate data plus new digital tools are available on the Columbia Basin Climate Source website,

The website is a resource for Basin and Boundary communities to access reliable information on the region’s climate, possible future impacts to the environment and communities, and...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council is proud to be continuing the long tradition of hosting ArtWalk, an event that has been instrumental in supporting local artists for over three creative decades.

ArtWalk 2020 was hosted as a fully virtual event to keep our community safe while still supporting local artists. We will continue with our virtual openings in 2021, across our social media...