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MLA Michelle Mungall takes show on the road

MLA Michelle Mungall takes show on the road

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is taking the show on the road mixing up a big batch of iced tea to share as she hears from locals during her annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour. 

This year’s tour begins Monday through Wednesdaym including stops in 10 small communities from the north end of Kootenay Lake to the Creston Valley.
 
The Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour is a tradition that Mungall started in 2009 shortly after she was first elected to represent the Nelson-Creston riding. 

Selkirk Nelson, formerly BC Vocational School, turns 50

Selkirk Nelson, formerly BC Vocational School, turns 50

For a half century, students educated on the post-secondary campus high above Nelson have contributed to building communities across the West Kootenay and beyond.

This month the Selkirk College Silver King Campus marks 50 years by looking back and steaming ahead to its next 50.

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival opening features words, wine, beer and barbs

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival opening features words, wine, beer and barbs

Words and wine, beer and bards will be featured in the just-announced lineup for the July 10 opening night social event for Nelson B.C.’s third annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

“We’ve been putting the finishing touches on the evening,” said Festival director Lynn Krauss. 

Local seamstress Hannah DeBoer-Smith offers workshops

Local seamstress Hannah DeBoer-Smith offers workshops

This summer Selfdesign High is hosting artist in residence Hannah DeBoer-Smith.

DeBoer-Smith has been sewing since she was five-years-old, her mother was a local tailor and graciously let her hang around the shop and absorb some of her many skills.

DeBoer-Smith's range of sewing has gone from; upholstery, vintage inspired clothing and aprons, outdoor gear, leather work, graduation dresses, silk screening, fashion shows and anything else she can get her hands on.

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival set to inspire

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival set to inspire

Canada’s literary stars are set to shine upon Nelson during the third Elephant Mountain Literary Festival July 10 -13.

Highlights include appearances by mystery writer Gail Bowen and CBC Radio’s Writers & Company host Eleanor Wachtel, a gala reading with authors Sid Marty, Angie Abdou, and Donna Morrissey, and a literary tell-all with preeminent Canadian publisher and author Douglas Gibson, as well as special events with local and visiting writers.

Canada Day Celebrations start on Baker Street with Lions Pancake Breakfast

Canada Day Celebrations start on Baker Street with Lions Pancake Breakfast

The Nelson Lions Club is once again starting of Canada Day Celebrations in Nelson with its annual annual pancake breakfast July 1st in the 500 block of Baker Street.

The event runs from 8-11 a.m.

Pancakes with all the fixin’s, sausages, coffee and/or juice all for $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years. 

Funds raised will be used in local community projects.

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons invite public to help celebrate 10th anniversary

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons invite public to help celebrate 10th anniversary

Nelson's dragon boat team, the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on (Sunday) July 13 at Nelson's Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter.

The celebration includes a barbecue lunch along with dragon boat rides.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Anyone wanting to attend is asked to reply to Sarah at sjquayle@hotmail.co.uk

 

TELE-WORKSHOP HELPS AREA FAMILIES PROVIDING LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING

TELE-WORKSHOP HELPS AREA FAMILIES PROVIDING LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING

Struggling with the challenges of providing care to someone with dementia from a distance?

Local family caregivers can get help from a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. Called Long Distance Caregiving, the (Tuesday) July 15 tele-workshop offers strategies to better cope with the situation, including assessing needs, identifying resources, maximizing visits and sharing responsibilities with others.

Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan reads at the Nelson Library

Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan reads at the Nelson Library

The tragedy of the 1985 Air India bombing reverberated around the world. In her new novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, author Padma Viswanathan looks at the event 20 years later through the eyes of a returning Canadian-trained Indian psychologist whose research turns up more than he expected. Viswanathan reads Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Legendary MarketFest returns to Baker Street Friday

Legendary MarketFest returns to Baker Street Friday

Cottonwood Market is up and running Saturdays.

The Wednesday Downtown Market is a success during the week.

Friday (June 27), everyone's favourite summer pastime is back as the West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street from 6-10:30 p.m.