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Nelson fundraising dinner and film to support Unist’ot’en camp blockade of pipelines

Nelson fundraising dinner and film to support Unist’ot’en camp blockade of pipelines

Local volunteers are putting on an event to show support and raise awareness for the Unist’ot’en pipeline blockade of the Enbridge bitumen and natural gas pipelines near Smithers, BC.

“Over several years, the Unist’ot’en camp has become a key point of resistance to pipelines crossing First Nations’ territory,” says Margaret-Anne Murphy, an event volunteer.

Medieval Days coming to Nakusp

Medieval Days coming to Nakusp

by Catriona Caimbeul

So is fun, feasting, entertainment and workshops for the whole family!

The Nakusp Medieval Society has partnered with the Society for Creative Anachronism to bring the SCA’s annual war here for the August long weekend. The SCA’s Kingdom of Avacal (eastern BC and Alberta) and the Principality of Tir Righ (western BC, northern Washington) will recreate a medieval encampment, complete with a village square market where guests can shop for historically accurate wares and period food and drink.

Grizzelle’s Greenhouse site to become new home of Nelson Food Cupboard Garden

Grizzelle’s Greenhouse site to become new home of Nelson Food Cupboard Garden

Over the next few months, the Nelson Food Cupboard will be transforming the site of the former Grizzelle’s Greenhouse on Hoover and Ward Streets into a large-scale vegetable garden. Use of the land has been donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard by Brooke and Sandi Leatherman and the Columbia Basin Trust has stepped in to fund much of the project.

WEST KOOTENAY CAMERA CLUB CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW June 5- 13

WEST KOOTENAY CAMERA CLUB  CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF  ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW June 5- 13

The West Kootenay Camera Club is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. 

The photo show runs consecutive with the Castlegar Sun Fest. 

Dates for the photos to be shown at the Kootenay Gallery are June 5 to June 13, 2015.  For more information call or e-mail --   Judy Wray at 250-693-2353 or wrayrobi@shaw.ca    and /or Vi Madrigga at 250-365-3660 or vimad@telus.net  

TeckServ Student Internship Supports Rural Community Development

TeckServ Student Internship Supports Rural Community Development

Funding is available to help organizations work with post-secondary students to undertake community-based research in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions.

The annual TeckServ Internship, now in its fifth year, provides support for a Selkirk College student to engage in local community service through an applied research project designed to offer ongoing benefit to the community.

Welcome to Resisterville author reads at the Nelson Library

Welcome to Resisterville author reads at the Nelson Library

Between 1965 and 1975 thousands of young Americans found their way to Canada and to British Columbia, many of them settling in the Kootenays.

Best-selling author to offer solutions to the climate crisis

Best-selling author to offer solutions to the climate crisis

Best-selling author and cleantech investor Tom Rand will give a public talk on the solutions to climate disruption at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on March 16.

The first 100 people to arrive for the talk will receive a free copy of Rand’s latest book Waking the Frog, a $30 value. Admission is $10 and all students will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office and website.

A local panel discussion and question period will follow Rand’s address which will start at 7 p.m.

Selkirk Pro Musica Society hosts Die Mahler String Quartet

Selkirk Pro Musica Society hosts Die Mahler String Quartet

The Selkirk Pro Musica Society is excited to announce is pleased to present the fifth in our concert series for 2014-2015 — Die Mahler String Quartet, featuring Grammy  nominated Pablo Diemecke, Nelson violin instructor Martine denBok, along with esteemed musicians Larry Skaggs and Liz Massi.

The concert goes Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral at Silica and Ward.

Tickets are $15 and available at Otter Books or at the door.

Spirit of the Waterfront Banner: Another Beautifying Initiative

Spirit of the Waterfront Banner: Another Beautifying Initiative

The Nelson and District Credit Union and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism recently joined forces with Imperial Oil, Columbia Basin Trust, City of Nelson, Living Lakes, Friends of Kootenay Lake/West Kootenay EcoSociety, Husky Nelson and Nelson Avenue Dental Clinic to help beautify the 700 Block of Nelson Avenue with a banner around the former gas station.

Nichola Lytle, from Pink Dog Designs came up with the idea after seeing the dreary lot at the 700 block of Nelson Avenue, across from the Husky Gas Station.

Countdown commences for first annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Countdown commences for first annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk

With less than two weeks to go, Nelson CARES is happy to announce that over 30 teams have signed up to take part in their first annual Coldest Night of the Year WALK to raise funds for the Room to Live Campaign.

“This is our first year organizing this walk and we are grateful to have so many community members get involved," Event Coordinator, Beth Seed said.

"The response has been wonderful! We’ve had local businesses, community interest groups, individuals, sports teams and school groups sign up.