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by Contributor on Friday Feb 28 2020

It's time to grab your gal pals and join in on the 4th Annual Ladies Night on The Lake, Friday March 6th at the fabulous Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The event is a fundraiser for the BC Children's and Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundations as well as providing participants outrageous FUN at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The hunky firefighters will be there, PLUS the fashion show, the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one womanenvironmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award. The fund was established at the Osprey Community Foundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton.

The public...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2020

The events committee of the Kootenay Blues Society has been busy booking blues acts for the upcoming 2020 season and will start the year off by hosting the 7th annual Blues Brews and BBQ, which will be a joint fund raiser for Nelson CARES and Kootenay Co-op Radio.

The event will be held at Finley's Bar and Grill on Saturday, Feb 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25....

by Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2020

The Heritage Credit Union recently presented the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) with a cheque for $12K from their Sustainable Community Investment Program. The funds will be used by the Society for upgrading of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

“This support is fantastic," said Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the volunteer SVHTS.

“We have been wanting to replace the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

B.C. environmental author and activist Nancy Holmes, B.C. women-in-trades poet and memoirist Kate Braid, and Alberta wilderness writer and singer-songwriter Sid Marty will headline this year’s Convergence Writers’ Weekend, in Silverton, B.C. June 12 and 13.

Registration is now open for the 7th annual event, to be held at the Silverton Memorial Hall, 203 Lake Ave. (Highway 6...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

It started as a class trip and ended with a rescue mission.

In 2010 a group of students arrived in Haiti to work on a humanitarian project; just four hours later the devastating earthquake hit.

Owen Spears shares his experience waiting for rescue – and about the kindness of locals – in his memoir, Hour Four: Surviving the Earthquake in Haiti. The local launch of Spears’ book...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Paddle power and slope shredders collide for a night of fundraising fun at Salmo Ski Hill on Friday, February 21st.

Ambler, the Nelson-based hat company with a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

In the last few weeks British Columbia has experienced some record low temperatures and snowfalls. Although some British Columbians are thrilled with the conditions at the ski hills many folks who are experiencing homelessness find this weather to be a life threatening challenge.

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 Nelson CARES Society will host the 6th annual Coldest Night of the Year (...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 09 2020

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016.

This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

“This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool of...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 09 2020

Fridays For Future Nelson is partnering with Extinction Rebellion and the Nelson United Church to put on an Earth Art Festival on Friday, February 14th.

This is a two-part event: First part, will be a community Strike in front of Nelson City Hall from 2-3 p.m: Second Part, will be a “Earth Art Fest” at Nelson United Church to create a “community quilt” from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

“Our...

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