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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

Indigenous women face higher rates of violence than any other cultural group in Canada and the United States. Indigenous families and communities have been advocating for generations to make changes to the colonial system that often treats the perpetrators of the violence with impunity.


by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

This March, people in Nelson and across the Kootenays will take action and change the future for the estimated 70,000 people living with dementia in B.C. at Breakfast to Remember, the Alzheimer Society’s of B.C.’s virtual fundraiser. It features a keynote address and live Q&A with astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space.

The event, a morning of inspiring talks...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 11 2021

Kate Armstrong, the Nelson author of “The Stone Frigate” joined the Nelson Air Cadets for their meeting on February 5th.

During the virtual meeting, Kate told the cadets about her time in Air Cadets and the Canadian Armed Forces. Kate joined Air Cadets just as females were officially permitted into the Cadet program in the mid 1970's. In 1978 she was in one of the first groups of female...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

The Nelson & District Hospice Society is hosting a ZOOM session to assist the public living with the loss from an overdose death.

Healing from grief is not the process of forgetting, it is the process of remembering with less pain and more joy.

This group will provide healing support for people coping with the potential shock, grief and complex emotions that may accompany the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

Mealshare, a national social enterprise on a mission to help end youth hunger, is thrilled to announce its new ongoing national partnership with A&W Canada, including the restaurant located in Nelson.

The two Nelson locations, one in Railtown and the other in the Chalko Mika Mall, will be supporting Kootney Kids Society to provide meals in the community.

For every Mealshare...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 01 2021

Oxygen Art Centre welcomes Brian Lye as Artist-in-Residence throughout December and January where he created works for the exhibition ABOVE ABOVE BELOW BELOW, on view from 20 February – 20 March 2021.

Lye is an internationally renowned filmmaker, artist, and educator who lives and works in Nelson, BC. His practice is focused in analogue film production, merging the everyday...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 26 2021

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one self-identified woman environmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award.

The Legacy Fund was established at the Osprey CommunityFoundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist Suzy Hamilton, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2021

Like most performing artists, Hiromoto Ida has been absent from the stage for almost a year.

It would appear from the outside that he may have set this part of his persona aside until an easier time to perform but, also like most artists, he has used the solitude and the restrictions on collaboration provided by the pandemic as food for creation.

Supported by “Made in BC Dance on...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983, recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.

Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces.

Due to Covid-19, the Nelson Police Board was unable to have a formal ceremony, but...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The Nelson Air Cadets started 2021 with three promotions. Flight Corporals Liam Egan, Justice Ward and William Wiltzen were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. All three of the new Sergeants are in their fourth level of training with the Squadron.

Also during the virtual meeting, the Squadron was joined by Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles. Chief MacCharles talked to the cadets about his...