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by Contributor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this July 28nd starting at 6 p.m. and running until 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will soar. This MarketFest musical line-up is power packed with amazing acts such asSlava Doval’s – “Dance Locale: Local Dance”, Baker Street Blues,Gabriel...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Mountains are in Ulla Farrelly’s blood. The visual artist is a former ski instructor, and avid backcountry hiker, and a keen observer. Farrelly’s Mountain Mythology series, which honours mountains and valleys in the Kootenays and Rocky Mountains, is now on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Farrelly works en plein air — painting outdoors — in an effort to capture the essence...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

Kootenay Co-op Radio, a community-based radio station in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia, is pleased to announce that it was awarded $48,953 for the implementation of "Amplifying the Voices of our

These funds were made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) under their Radiometres program.

With the funds received, the station will build...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

The Nelson and District Arts Council, Wood Gundy and Hidden Creek Arts Centre are proud to name Nelson artist, Kelly Shpeley as the 2017 Wood Gundy Hidden Creek Resident Artist. Shpeley will have one week in August to create, all expenses paid, at Hidden Creek Arts Centre at Grohman Narrows.

The selection committee was charged with choosing an artist based off of samples of their work,...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

Are you an artisan in the Nelson and West Kootenay area who creates authentic handcrafted products?

Do you want to welcome visitors into your workshop and share the knowledge and tradition of your craft?

Would you like to transform your business into something more? 

The Économusée® BC Artisans at Work program, in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 06 2017

On June 22nd, over 160 water professionals came together to celebrate innovators and influencers in the water sector at the Water’s Next Awards Gala — part of the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit in Toronto.

Water Canada editor, Katherine Balpataky said that ”This year, we received nearly 60 submissions, and with the Selection Committee’s help they were whittled down to three or four...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 03 2017
This year the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is putting their very own KOOTENAY-FOOD-LOVERS spin on the Slocan Valley Art & Garden tour.
by Contributor on Monday Jul 03 2017

The Harrop-Procter Community Co-Operative was awarded the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry.

In its second year, this $10,000 grant honours past president of the BCCFA and community forest champion, Robin Hood. Established in 2016, the prize is awarded annually by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations to the community forest that best...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 29 2017

The Capitol Theatre has spearheaded a community project that will use dance as a way to celebrate the historical significance and cultural importance of historic sites throughout the city.

The public is invited to join in and dance with professional dancers and instructors in celebration of our achievements as a country and people.

With funding provided by the Government of...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Kootenay Carshare is excited to announce the launch for its new Wheelchair Lift Van during the Canada Day Ceremony hosted by the Nelson Chamber Commerce Saturday between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. at Lakeside Park.

The Carshare marketing student and volunteers are hosting a booth in the park to showcase the new lift feature on the new van.

The wheelchair van has had a long history, which...