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Imaginarium - a place devoted to the imagination at Oxygen Art Centre

Imaginarium - a place devoted to the imagination at Oxygen Art Centre

Imaginarium - a place devoted to the imagination, an exhibition by six emerging Kootenay artists, opens at Oxygen Art Centre Friday (September 26) at 7 p.m. 

Painted panels from the gallery wall composition and limited edition prints will be available to purchase during a silent auction fundraiser beginning opening night. 

Setting Priorities for the Slocan Valley Directed Fund

Setting Priorities for the Slocan Valley Directed Fund

A new funding initiative in the Slocan Valley will host a series of community meetings and an online survey during September and October.

Valley residents and organizations are welcome to contribute their ideas on what valley-wide projects would benefit the area the most.

With support from Columbia Basin Trust, the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission (a body of RDCK) is launching the Slocan Valley Directed Fund.

Eileen Holland —teacher, magazine editor, journalist and freelance writer launches history book

Eileen Holland —teacher, magazine editor, journalist and freelance writer launches history book

It takes a dedicated soul to spend hundreds of hours poking in boxes, staring google-eyed at endless microfilm reels, and interviewing movers and shakers past and present, but Nelson Public Library board member Eileen Holland wanted to update the history of this long-serving institution, and do it right.

“You’d think that research into the history of a library might be dry, but I found it fascinating,” says Holland, a former teacher, magazine editor, journalist and freelance writer.

Up the West Arm of Kootenay Lake website launch at Touchstones Nelson

Up the West Arm of Kootenay Lake website launch at Touchstones Nelson

The beautiful West Arm of Kootenay Lake has a rich history of pioneering that is fading into the recesses of memory.

Come and share the launch party of a newly created website that will provide a platform to gather and share these memories during the launch of the website, Sunday, September 28 at Touchstones Nelson at 502 Vernon Street from 1-3 p.m.

Open to the public, there will be cakes from the St. Andrews by the Lake Anglican Church Guild, some apple cider to sip, a bit of trivia, door prizes and surely some meet and greets of old acquaintances.

Road Kings Car Club Thanks Sponsors of 2014 Queen City Cruise

Road Kings Car Club Thanks Sponsors of 2014 Queen City Cruise

The Nelson Road Kings car club staged its largest Queen City Cruise in the history of the event. The recent event, that took over downtown Nelson, topped then 315 entrant mark.

Of course, members of the Road Kings executive realize an event of this magnitude can not happen without the tireless support of its sponsors.

The executive, and everyone involved with showcasing the City of Nelson in cars, would like to thank sponsors for another successful Queen City Cruise.

Eyes in the Forest exhibition and film at the Nelson Library

Eyes in the Forest exhibition and film at the Nelson Library

When you see a pygmy owl or a mountain sheep caught on film by Jim Lawrence, it’s impossible not to wonder how the acclaimed wildlife photographer got such an astonishing shot.

Filmmaker Miriam Needoba set out to find the answer, stomping through forest and marsh in all weather and times of day.

Her short film Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence marries the art form of still images and cinematography—and answers the question.

No free lunch, but Kootenay Co-op offers free breakfast

No free lunch, but Kootenay Co-op offers free breakfast

It may be true that there are no free lunches, but the Kootenay Co-op is proving that there are free breakfasts!
 
‘Healthy Breakfasts’, the Co-op’s fall community initiative, combines a free community breakfast with ideas and information about how to make sure the most important meal of the day get the attention it deserves.

Top of the Lake Community Shoreline Clean-Up The

Top of the Lake Community Shoreline Clean-Up The

The Friends of Lardeau River, the Kootenay Conservation Program and the Friends of Kootenay Lake are teaming up to organize a community shoreline clean-up in the north end of Kootenay Lake.

When: Sunday, September 28th 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Where: Rendezvous at the Argenta boat launch — 4.3 kilometers south from intersection of Duncan Lake Road and Argenta Johnsons Landing Road.

Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Blewett's Rob Hiscox wins big at West Kootenay Toy Run

Rob Hiscox of Blewett was one happy ticket holder when his name was called as the winner of the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide during the West Kootenay Toy Run celebration.

Hiscox bought the winning ticket at Taghum Shell.

Joey Bella of Trail won $1000 second prize while Sherry Chrastensen of Genelle took home the $500 third place prize.

Winners of $100 were Gerry Woodhouse of Rossland, former Mayor Bill Trewhella of  Warfield, Allan Jmayoff of Christina Lake, Clint Johre of Trail and Tim Okeefe of Castlegar.

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

People concerned about climate change and a clean energy future can join in local events for the global action, the People’s Climate March, on Sunday, (September 21).

We will be rallying at Nelson City Hall at 4:30 pm for speeches. Then we march to Nelson United Church which is hosting a potluck dinner. Following the dinner there will be a showing of the documentary film “Disruption” about this giant global climate action.