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Bikes not Pipelines ride goes Saturday in Nelson

Bikes not Pipelines ride goes Saturday in Nelson

The federal government of Stephen Harper is supposed to announce its decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline some time in June.

To highlight our refusal to accept this dangerous project, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC, and Kootenays for Non-Violent Direct action are holding a Critical Mass Bike Ride through Nelson on Saturday, (June 14).

"We want a clean energy future, not pipelines that will spoil our climate and endanger our coast," says Margaret-Anne Murphy, one of the organizers.

Healthcare defender, Rick Turner, to speak in Nelson June 17

Healthcare defender, Rick Turner, to speak in Nelson June 17

Right now, there’s a dangerous legal attack before the courts that could turn Canada’s Medicare system into a US style system without the public having a say but the BC Health Coalition is in the forefront of defending our rights. 

Rick Turner is the co-chair of the BC Health Coalition and he will be speaking in Nelson on June 17 about the court challenge and the possible impact on our access to public healthcare. 

Telus Ambassadors fill backpacks on Day of Giving

Telus Ambassadors fill backpacks on Day of Giving

The Telus Ambassadors have been busy of late, building more than 250 Kits for Kids during Telus Day of Giving on (Saturday) May 31.

Seventeen Ambassadors filled backpacks with school supplies for area schools in Kootenay Lake School, Kootenay/Columbia and Boundary Districts for the upcoming term in September.

In the photo is one of the many Telus Ambassadors, Holley Hasenkox filling one of the backpacks.

 

Plenty of activities during the third annual BC Invasive Species Week

Plenty of activities during the third annual BC Invasive Species Week

To celebrate the third Annual BC Invasive Species Week the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC) has several engaging community events planned for the week of June 6-14.

Some of the events include:

Wednesday Market back starting in Downtown Nelson Wednesday

Wednesday Market back starting in Downtown Nelson Wednesday

Nelson's Downtown Local Market is kicking off the new season Wednesday (June 11) with the first market of the season.

The Nelson Downtown Local Market, sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociet, is back for its fifth season of offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts.

The Market runs every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through to September 24.

Mountainside Chamber Music 2014 Summer Programs — Music and Nature in Harmony

Mountainside Chamber Music 2014 Summer Programs — Music and Nature in Harmony

Play Music together — listen to inspiring concerts — learn and grow as a string musician — explore nature and relax in the beautiful surrounding mountains and lake during your summer program at Mountainside Chamber Music in Nelson this July.  

Mountainside Chamber music programs are geared towards intermediate to advanced level string players including youth (12+) and adults. 

Call goes out for submissions to cover Nelson Hydro Boxes

Call goes out for submissions to cover Nelson Hydro Boxes

Tired of looking at those tagged Nelson Hydro Boxes outside Touchstones in Nelson?

Well the public can help decide what images are selected to cover two hydro boxes located on the Ward Street side of the gallery, as well as two other locations outside the building that they are considering.

This project is supported in part by the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee (CDC).

IT'S WALK TIME AGAIN — join Grans from Nelson in national walk

IT'S WALK TIME AGAIN — join Grans from Nelson in national walk


Saturday June 14th, Grans from Nelson and the West Kootenays will join, thousands of Canadian Grandmothers, Grandothers and Grandkids who will be walking, all across the Country to raise funds for our sister grandmothers in Africa as they carry the enormous burden of caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

The Grans from Nelson encourage the public to join in to help us "Turn the Tide" on HIV AIDS in Africa by walking with us,or sponsoring usonline.

Famed Proposed UFOs exhibit now featured at Oxygen Art Centre

Famed Proposed UFOs exhibit now featured at Oxygen Art Centre

The Oxygen Art Centre brought in interdisciplinary artist Natalie Purschwitz to Nelson to speak on her new show, Proposed UFOs. 

Purschwitz, in Nelson during the weekend, said of the project, Proposed UFOs that the work acts as an entry point to a fictional landscape, both surreal and familiar at the same time.

Learning to bike the right way

Learning to bike the right way

Elementary school students at Hume and South Nelson were happy participants at this Spring’s Bike Rodeo held on May 22.