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Kootenay Coldsmoke back for round eight

Kootenay Coldsmoke back for round eight

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest is back for its eighth time at Whitewater  Ski Resort.

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest is a grass-roots gathering intended to share and celebrate the culture of snow play amongst breathtaking scenery and world renowned snow. 

The Festival has a wide appeal to mountain enthusiasts of all levels and across ages and disciplines.  Whether locked down, goofy, free-heeled, taking lifts , earning turns, beginner or expert - we share in one common love for the mountains and the potential they hold for us.  

Save Sow Swap Sell at the 2014 Seedy Saturday

Save Sow Swap Sell at the 2014 Seedy Saturday

Calling all gardeners!

What better way to celebrate the emergence of spring than a seed sale.  The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the 19th Annual Seedy Saturday.

Join us in the basement of the Nelson United Church, located on the corner of Silica St. and Josephine St.  Come down any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to swap or purchase seeds for your garden and network with other gardening enthusiasts.

Post Valentine’s Day POSITIVE STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

Post Valentine’s Day POSITIVE STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

It’s always wonderful to give and receive expressions of thanks, acknowledgment, gratitude and love on St. Valentine’s Day.  It’s those small things in life that really make a difference in all our lives on a mental and emotional level.  We also want to give our hearts healthy food and drinks to keep it functioning well and supplement if necessary. 

Let’s discuss the main tools to keep our heart performing properly for many years to come. 

Food and Drinks      

Nanaimo poet Peter Culley to speak at Oxygen Art Centre

Nanaimo poet Peter Culley to speak at Oxygen Art Centre

Nanaimo innovative poet Peter Culley, who has wide experience as an art, book and film reviewer, will read from his poems and speak about his work at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance).  Culley’s appearance, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public.

BladeRunners Provides an Edge in Nakusp

BladeRunners Provides an Edge in Nakusp

Community organizations and industry have come together to provide young people an opportunity to get started in a new direction.

The BladeRunners Program is now off and running in Nakusp with 10 eager participants. The program—which is run through Selkirk College—provides technical and field training in entry-level forestry work to youth participants facing challenges getting training or employment.

CIBC grants benefit Nelson Leafs

CIBC grants benefit Nelson Leafs

Nelson Leafs Director Linda Lussier and Treasurer Gordon Davis have a thousand reasons to be happy. 

As CIBC retirees with more than 65 years of service, they both applied for and received grants of $500 under the CIBC Retiree Volunteer Program. 

CIBC recognizes  the efforts of its retired workers who are involved with well-administered organizations such as the Nelson Leafs.

Photo caption: Linda Lussier and Gordon Davis are retired from CIBC but keep on giving as members of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society.

Free tax strategy tele-workshop offered Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Free tax strategy tele-workshop offered Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Tax season may bring some good news for local families living with dementia.
Caregivers and people with dementia may qualify for additional tax credits that can save them money.

They can find out how to claim the credits, and get other income tax tips, through a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Certified financial planner Catherine Laird will lead the two-hour session, entitled Understanding Tax Credits, Income Splitting and Estate Planning for People with Dementia, on Thursday (February 13) at 7 p.m.

Oxygen Art Centre seeks sponsorship from local business

Oxygen Art Centre seeks sponsorship from local business

Oxygen Art Centre is looking to develop partnerships with local businesses that are interested in supporting community arts. 

Oxygen is eligible for a one-off opportunity through the ArtsVest Program to have any sponsorship dollars over $200, or in kind products committed by March 1st matched in part. 

ArtsVest is a Business for the Arts initiative that encourages business investment in the arts in the region and diversifying funding sources for the arts. 

The Nelson Civic Theatre celebrates Oscar week in style

The Nelson Civic Theatre celebrates Oscar week in style

“The Hustle” is more than just a disco song from the 70s. This month, it’s the first birthday bash of the Nelson Civic Theatre.  “The Nelson Hustle” celebrates film, fun and community and runs February 20 – March 2.

The Nelson Hustle features some of the hottest Best Picture Nominees, a little “gambling”, the Oscar Awards ceremony live-streamed on the big screen—and a party of course.

Pink Shirt — Day Against Bullying — goes February 26

Pink Shirt — Day Against Bullying — goes February 26

Pink Shirt Day — Wednesday, February 26 — is just around the corner.

The day when people take a stand against bullying began when a
male Nova Scotia student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

Fifty fellow students came to school the next day wearing pink, starting the wheels in motion on the movement.

Bullying hurts everyone.

The Nelson Public Library invites the public to join in observing Pink Shirt Day on .

Wear a pink shirt to the Library and enter our draw for prizes.