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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2012

Art is essential.

It connects us and brings great joy to our lives.

By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world. 

Which is why the Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce another two weeks of its popular...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 05 2012

The Osprey Community Foundation is beginning to accept application for grants for the upcoming year.

In previous years the deadline for grant applications has been the end of April, but for 2012 the deadline will be a month earlier: March 30th.

Forms can be downloaded from the website

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 02 2012

Youth in the Columbia Basin Trust region are invited to apply to attend Connect, a free Youth Action Summit  happening May 3-6 in Kimberley.

The theme for the event is: Connecting with Communities. Space is limited to 100 spots for participants from across the Basin.

Applications are being accepted now until February 29 at

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

To assist those interested in applying for Arts, Culture and Heritage Program grants from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), Krista Patterson and Natasha Smith of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) will present workshops on how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

CBT’s Arts, Culture and Heritage grants are managed and administered by CKCA.


by Anonymous on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

Kitchener, Ont- BullyingCanada, Canada's National Anti-Bullying Charity
is now accepting applications for the organizations Scholarship

The scholarship is open to students in their final year of high school
who have worked to end bullying in their schools and communities to
aid them with their post secondary education. 

The first round...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 26 2012

Winlaw visual artist, Tanya Pixie Johnson, is artist in residence at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson for the month of January and early February.

Her exhibition, “Sense of Direction” will take place Feb 4-11 from 1-5 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception, Friday Feb 3rd at 7 p.m. Johnson will also offer an Artist talk, Tuesday February 7th at 7 p.m.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

by Nyree Marsh
The Nelson Daily Contributor

Spring may seem far off with fields still covered in snow but gardeners are starting to plan for the coming growing season — and the Salmo Elementary Community Learning Garden Committee is no exception.

The Learning Garden committee resumed meetings earlier this month to create a plan for the long...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Trial on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Castlegar Castlegar and District Complex.

The Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbour Program is a
full Obedience Title, open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, and aims to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 22 2012

 A Kootenay writer and teacher  Luanne Armstrong, who has published in a wide variety of genres, is offering a courses in editing and writing nonfiction at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre.

Armstrong, whose most recent title is Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, is conducting the editing course in February 17-19 and writing nonfiction March 2-4.

The editing course...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 22 2012

The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) will be hosting it's eighth Annual Day on the Trail from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29.

This popular event started as a way for everyone to discover new scenic locations on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, but has grown into a friendly social gathering around a toasty bonfire.

All winter long, SVHTS volunteers have been grooming...