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by Contributor on Thursday Oct 01 2020

W.E. Graham Community School students opted for shovels and wheelbarrows instead of pencils and Chromebooks this week, with the delivery of nearly 30 trees and shrubs to their school.

Green Team leader and Educational Assistant, Tanya Wright, was thrilled to learn that the funding she had applied for through Tree Canada’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds grant program had been approved...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 30 2020

This Friday, the new Canadian hit romcom I PROPOSE WE NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN AFTER TONIGHT starts its first week at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

A funny, touching story of two lonely twenty-somethings who meet while pushing a stranger's car out of the snow in deepest winter, this cross-cultural romcom rocketed into Canada's top five Canadian films at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 29 2020

The Nelson Lions Club, social distancing of course, is hosting its annual Firewood Sale, Saturday, October 3 at the new location — across from the Blewett Elementary School —  beginning at 8 a.m.

Cost is $250 per cord of dry fir wood, but customers will only be charged for what they take.

The new site, located west of Nelson on Granite Road, is on private property, so No Early...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 28 2020

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2021 Cultural Ambassador.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium, with the winner announced in December.  

Applications and nominations are welcomed for established artists of all disciplines who will be showcasing their work in...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 28 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to push the global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to the forefront.

With an estimated 70,000 British Columbians currently living with some form of dementia, it is likely that most residents of Nelson and other West Kootenay communities have some connection to the disease: people affected by it are our family...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 24 2020

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 12th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments.

The People’s Choice Award was determined as a result of public votes.


by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

If Google is a verb and Wikipedia everyone’s information go-to page, where does the library fit in?

Nora Young, host and creator of CBC’s Spark, explores A Home in the Cloud: The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age in an online Zoom event on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of the Nelson Public Library’s centenary year programming.

The opportunities and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

Rising to the educational challenges posed by these unprecedented times, a prospering Nelson tech start up is aiming to make a splash this week with school kids from the West Kootenay and all around the world.

Called LIVE IT, the company is the only on-line learning platform in Canada that offers students, teachers and families learning opportunities about the natural world, with...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 20 2020

After much planning Oxygen is excited to launch their fall lineup of adult education opportunities, combining a fine array of online and small in-person classes.

Oxygen conducted a student survey earlier in June to find out how people were feeling (with COVID in mind) in regards to participating in arts education this fall. The response was very positive and clear-- students want...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

More than 150 arts and culture projects — including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour — have received a total of $750,000 in funding support for the 2020-21 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

“Every year, I’m impressed by the scope of the projects for which applicants are seeking funding; there...