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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

The cadet program in the West Kootenay Boundary area is getting ready for another year of adventure, learning and fun.

During the first week of September, the cadet units will be starting up and will be welcoming everyone aged 12 to 18 who are interested in learning new skills, meeting new friends and becoming active in their communities.

Over the summer, more than 40 cadets from...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are already registering and fundraising for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in more than 30 communities in B.C. throughout September and October – and you still have plenty of time...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 27 2017

The Nelson and District Arts Council is joining with the Nelson Road Kings for a year-end party Friday, September 8 at the Hall Street Plaza.

The party is to celebrate another successful ArtWalk, the 29th annual in Nelson.

"These last few weeks have just flown by with lots of art being enjoyed and sold," said Stephanie Myers this year’s ArtWalk coordinator. We had a bit of an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 27 2017

BC Hydro announced in a media release the replacement of the current log boom at Kootenay Canal & Generating Station
in the spring of 2018.

The log boom is located approximately 250 metres upstream of the canal headworks on the Kootenay River, approximately 14 kilometers downstream of Nelson, B.C., and protects the canal and power intakes from floating debris.

BC Hydro...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The public is invited to attend Toadfest on Tuesday (August 29) between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday (August 30), 9 a.m. to noon at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces....

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The month of August may be coming to a close, but there's still time to take advantage of the member drive month at Kootenay Carshare.

For existing member of the carshare, refer a friend and get a $25 driving credit.

"If that friend stays for a year, both you and your referral get another $25 in driving credit, and the referral gets a free orientation! New members without a...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Selkirk College is providing emerging and established writers the opportunity to read, write, perform, and run a literary magazine in two evening classes, CWRT 100 and 200, which begin on September 6 and 8.

“Creative writing courses are about a lot more than writing,” says course instructor Leesa Dean, whose short story collection Waiting for the Cyclone was recently nominated...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 20 2017

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 20 2017

Keep the Beat returns for its 14th annual year this Saturday, August 26th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson.

This year, Keep the Beat, a festival full of music, fun, and dancing, features twelve amazing arts, including names such as Peach Pit, Hello Moth, and Adam Shaikh, among others.

Keep the Beat is a fundraiser for War Child...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Nelson Hydro is advising the public of a power outage in the Johnstone Road area Monday, August 21, 2017.

The outage it slated between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for system upgrades — voltage conversion.

Hydro is asking the public to avoid this area if at all possible.

The affected in Johnstone Road area include:

  • North Shore Inn
  • Main Jet Motorsports...