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by Contributor on Monday Mar 30 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. Our flagship event, ArtWalk 2020 is currently in the early stages of preparation and the Arts Council’s priority is to keep our community of arts-lovers and artists healthy and safe.

The Arts Council is working hard to be proactive...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 2020

 On March 17th, Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) took the difficult decision to close its doors to the 80-plus volunteers that pass through the Hall Street studios every week.

And with the closure, the 20-year-old community radio...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact our community, Nelson's food banks are working to protect our most vulnerable neighbours.

Over the past two weeks, while most businesses are seeing a decline in customers, service providers are seeing an increase.

As more and more businesses are forced to close their doors and lay people off, the demands on programs and services will increase....

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 22 2020

Staff at Nelson Community Food Centre have installed Mmeasures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Staff said in a media release, they have adjusted our programs and events calendar to minimize the risk of COVID 19 spreading in our building and community.

"We have looked to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Province of BC and Community Food...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 20 2020

Effective immediately, SD 8 – Kootenay Lake School District is limiting public access to all school district sites by cancelling all facility rentals until further notice, to curb the spread of COVID-19 and support Health Official requests for enhanced social distancing.

These cancellations affect any scheduled:

  • School Events;
  • District Programs/Events;...
by CBT on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

Twenty-eight buildings in 19 communities are undertaking projects to generate energy, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and reduce energy costs. The projects are being supported by over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Energy Sustainability Grants.

The grants support community buildings that range from halls to aquatic centres, and activities can vary from installing...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 17 2020

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is enormously proud of its IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, which has been an instrumental fundraiser to support people affected by dementia.

The event is an opportunity for people to remember and celebrate people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising funds to support people living with the disease today and to enable...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 15 2020

As part of our ongoing work to inform the development of a new Climate Change Action Plan for Nelson, we are launching an exciting engagement collaboration called ‘The NEST Lab.’

“The NEST Lab is an ongoing platform for Nelsonites from a variety of sectors, backgrounds, and communities to come together and learn more about our shared climate change challenge and then use their diverse...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 12 2020

Ross Campbell’s multimedia project Bitype, which takes a look at publishing technologies past and present, forms the current exhibition at the Nelson Public Library.

Campbell uses the materials of the past (the first wooden movable type blocks) with the structure of the present (a basic digital font) to illuminate the grid as a construction that frames the published word in this project...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 12 2020

Nelson United Church is hosting a free screening of "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo' Halfway House: How I Survived the Ex-Gay Movement" on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs Hall of the church building.

Quirky Queer Quaker performance artist, activist, and scholar, Peterson Toscano tells the story of his experience surviving gay conversion therapy to become a healthy gay man...

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