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by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

After many months of anticipation, Reo’s Video will reopen in its new location at 225 Hall Street, Nelson.

It has been a concerted process of planning and searching for the right space since Nelson Civic Theatre Society (The Civic Theatre) purchased Reo's Video in December 2020, but the search is now over.

Opening day will be St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, marking...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

Friends of a family that has called Nelson home for the past two decades, Ryan Zsadany and Fran Mckay-Wright, have started a GoFundMe page after Zsadany received a confirmed diagnosis of APL (a subtype of Leukaemia) last month.

On January 30th, Zsadany visited the Emergency Room at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson after complaining of stiffness following a snowboarding fall.


by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

An important piece of Japanese-Canadian history will be preserved in the Slocan Valley thanks to a $500,000 grant from Heritage BC.

The funds will support construction of the Merriwake Interpretive Centre at Slocan. The building will shelter the Merriwake, a 31-foot fishing boat believed to be the last of its kind in Canada.

“This injection of funds will allow us not only to...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Feb 28 2021

Solving the riddle of building human connection in the midst of a pandemic, students in the Selkirk College Hairstylist Program are offering an in-person salon experience at Nelson’s Silver King Campus while adhering to post-secondary health and safety protocols.

A cornerstone program offering at the Nelson campus since the mid-1960s, decades of learners have honed their skills in the...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 28 2021

The Trafalgar Middle School Outdoor Class is fundraising to assist with upcoming spring programs for students.

The class, spearheaded by student EA (Misha Chernoff) and instructor Brooke Jones, has begun selling fire starters made by the class.

“The students have visited local businesses and shared “pitches” that they prepared for the product,” Jones explained.

“Many local...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Creativity, it’s in our nature.

Art on the Rails is an outdoor art exhibition on display for the month of February at four locations along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

A snow sculpture at Crescent Valley and a series of digital print signs representing a variety of artists are accessible to ski or walk to (200m) from four trailhead locations: Crescent Valley, Passmore, Winlaw...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days.

They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.

Case Manager and ADST Teacher Dave Dando has been guiding and helping...

by Contributor on Saturday Feb 20 2021

Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format.

The public is urged to join virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays — and across British Columbia — while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 19 2021

On February 12th, the cadets from 516 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadets were joined by several senior cadets from No. 23 Nelson Squadron, New Zealand Air Training Corps.

The New Zealand cadets joined in with 561’s Level 4 training for one class and then the seniors had some time to get to know each other.

All the cadets also had a chance to be together and discuss the...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 19 2021

The authors of two new memoirs — one on the experience of a journeywoman carpenter, and the other on growing up in a Doukhobor activist family — will be featured at the third Zoom reading in the 2020-21 author reading series presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

Reading from and talking about their work on Wed., Feb. 24 will be Victoria, B.C.’s Kate Braid and Shoreacres, B.C.’s...