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by Contributor on Sunday Nov 03 2019

Oxygen Art Centre transforms the gallery into a community open studio over three Sundays this Fall as part of  the world-wide event known as “The Big Draw.”

The third and final session will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Facilitated by Oxygen Art Centre member and artist Anita Levesque, “The Big Draw” theme for 2019 is #DrawnToLife and explores the...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

SEEDS Nelson would like to announce the launch of their 5th annual fundraising calendar. Called ‘Best of the Best’ the calendar contains the best local photos and art from the previous 4 calendars.

The calendar is available for purchase at the Kootenay Co-op Country Store, Touchstones Museum of Art and History, Otter Books, the Nelson Visitor’s Centre, and Ellison’s Market.


by Contributor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

MLA Michelle Mungall’s community office is hitting the road and visiting Creston, Kaslo and Salmo for mobile offices next week.  These mobile offices give people who live in all areas of the riding a chance to access MLA Mungall’s community office services in person. 

"It has always been important to me that constituents can access the services my office provides," said Mungall. "We...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019


It’s on the minds of Kootenay residents, and for good reason: every year hundreds of fires ravage forests in British Columbia, threaten communities, and put homes in peril. Authors Chris Czajkowski and Fred Reid offer a first-hand account of personal standoff between human and inferno in their new book Captured by Fire (Harbour Publishing).

Reid tells the story in a...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

“The Miner is printed on Saturdays provided the staff is sober.” — Masthead, 1893

Since the Nelson Miner published its first edition in June 1890, Nelson has always had a newspaper (and often more than one) to chronicle its evolution.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History presents the story of Nelson’s print media, from a weekly hand-cranked paper to a bustling daily with...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 23 2019

Japanese knotweed is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. Knotweed is among the highest priority plants to be eradicated for the Province of BC and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS).

There are four species of knotweed found in BC – Japanese, Giant, Himalayan, and Bohemian. These plants are...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 20 2019

Much-honored B.C. author Kristjana Gunnars and Selkirk College creative writing instructor Leesa Dean will read from their works on Wed., Oct. 23 to inaugurate the 2019-2020 author reading series at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Oxygen, at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), the city’s only artist-run centre. Admission to the reading is free ($5 donation...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 20 2019

When the pastor of Nelson’s Covenant Church, Jeff Strong, read a report in early September that the costs associated with going Back to School are now comparable to the amount of dollars spent at Christmas time, he saw an opportunity to serve his community and to give back.

A Kootenay Lake School District’s initiative to offer $40 school supply packs for students, further compelled him...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 17 2019

SEEDS Nelson would like to invite their community members and supporters to their annual general meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23rd in the basement of Kootenay Co-op Radio, 308 Hall Street.

SEEDS Nelson started in 2012 filling a need for intergenerational partnerships around food security. Sharing gardening knowhow between the young and elderly SEEDS...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 17 2019

The Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha’is of Trail and Castlegar will be hosting a special screening of THE GATE on Thursday October 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Castle Theatre in Castlegar.

The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith is the groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet Herald known as The Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in...