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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 22 2017

What makes you want to stay? 

Quality of life is a common reason people choose to live and settle in small rural communities.

Working in partnership with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College, the Village of New Denver wants to know how satisfied residents are. This new research project will survey current residents, asking them what they think...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The Capitol Theatre’s third season presentation sees the return of the remarkable storyteller and guitarist Chase Padgett with Nashville Hurricane on October 21st at 7:30 pm.
Fresh off the heels of his smash hit 6 Guitars, virtuoso actor and musician ChasePadgett weaves four characters, six strings, and more notes than could humanly be countedinto a bit of theatrical magic.


by Contributor on Thursday Oct 19 2017

Oxygen Art Centre’s Executive Director Miriam Needoba will be leaving her role at the end of the year after six years of service.  Needoba, who is planning to return to school to pursue graduate studies, is confident that the Centre will continue along its dynamic path, as a model for rural artist run centres in British Columbia.

According to Needoba, Oxygen Art Centre is a remarkable...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) was excited to award its annual Conservation Leadership Awards as part of the KCP Fall Gathering that took place in Cranbrook last month.

The 2017 recipients of the award are Rob Neil and Irene Manley, both of whom have done amazing work in conservation in the Kootenay region.

Irene Manley is a well-...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 16 2017

This past weekend (Saturday, October 14th), 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron cadets of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets went flying over Nelson and area.

The cadets were flown in two Cessna 172 aircraft.

During the day, cadets also had a look inside the Kootenay Valley Helicopters hanger.

Aviation experience is one of the unique the activities of the Air Cadet Program. During the...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 15 2017

EcoSociety is bringing this amazing film about fusion energy to the The Civic Theatre in Nelson on Monday (October 16) at 7 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for EcoSociety so bring all your friends and family.

Tickets will be $12 at the door or online at the Civic Theatre website.

Clean, safe and unlimited power has been an obsession for scientists and inventors for centuries,...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

Co-op Week is national celebration of the impact co-ops and credit unions have on our local communities and around the world. The annual event falls this year on October 16-22nd, anchored around International Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 19th.

On October 18th, from 6-8 p..m., the Upper Columbia Co-op Council will host a unique speaking event:

The Rojava...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

Saturday, October 14, volunteers for Nelson and District Hospice Society will hold the third annual Work-a-thon.

NDHS will go out into the community to provide fall clean-ups for our community elders and those with physical challenges.

Make a difference and support hospice by:

  • Becoming a volunteer
  • Registering to receive this service


by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name.

Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

Sparky, Panago Pizza, Maglio’s Building Center, and Nelson Fire & Rescue Services urge all Nelson residents to take the time to two plan escape routes from their homes.

Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning  - You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke...