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Plenty of activities during the third annual BC Invasive Species Week

Plenty of activities during the third annual BC Invasive Species Week

To celebrate the third Annual BC Invasive Species Week the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC) has several engaging community events planned for the week of June 6-14.

Some of the events include:

Wednesday Market back starting in Downtown Nelson Wednesday

Wednesday Market back starting in Downtown Nelson Wednesday

Nelson's Downtown Local Market is kicking off the new season Wednesday (June 11) with the first market of the season.

The Nelson Downtown Local Market, sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociet, is back for its fifth season of offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts.

The Market runs every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through to September 24.

Mountainside Chamber Music 2014 Summer Programs — Music and Nature in Harmony

Mountainside Chamber Music 2014 Summer Programs — Music and Nature in Harmony

Play Music together — listen to inspiring concerts — learn and grow as a string musician — explore nature and relax in the beautiful surrounding mountains and lake during your summer program at Mountainside Chamber Music in Nelson this July.  

Mountainside Chamber music programs are geared towards intermediate to advanced level string players including youth (12+) and adults. 

Call goes out for submissions to cover Nelson Hydro Boxes

Call goes out for submissions to cover Nelson Hydro Boxes

Tired of looking at those tagged Nelson Hydro Boxes outside Touchstones in Nelson?

Well the public can help decide what images are selected to cover two hydro boxes located on the Ward Street side of the gallery, as well as two other locations outside the building that they are considering.

This project is supported in part by the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee (CDC).

IT'S WALK TIME AGAIN — join Grans from Nelson in national walk

IT'S WALK TIME AGAIN — join Grans from Nelson in national walk


Saturday June 14th, Grans from Nelson and the West Kootenays will join, thousands of Canadian Grandmothers, Grandothers and Grandkids who will be walking, all across the Country to raise funds for our sister grandmothers in Africa as they carry the enormous burden of caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

The Grans from Nelson encourage the public to join in to help us "Turn the Tide" on HIV AIDS in Africa by walking with us,or sponsoring usonline.

Famed Proposed UFOs exhibit now featured at Oxygen Art Centre

Famed Proposed UFOs exhibit now featured at Oxygen Art Centre

The Oxygen Art Centre brought in interdisciplinary artist Natalie Purschwitz to Nelson to speak on her new show, Proposed UFOs. 

Purschwitz, in Nelson during the weekend, said of the project, Proposed UFOs that the work acts as an entry point to a fictional landscape, both surreal and familiar at the same time.

Learning to bike the right way

Learning to bike the right way

Elementary school students at Hume and South Nelson were happy participants at this Spring’s Bike Rodeo held on May 22.

Blue Collar B&B author Bobby Hutchinson comes to the Nelson Library

Blue Collar B&B author Bobby Hutchinson comes to the Nelson Library

Find out what happens when a marathon-running, romance-writing, feisty entrepreneur opens a B&B in Sparwood—and lives to tell the tale. One Book, One Kootenay shortlist author Bobby Hutchinson brings her lighthearted, quirky Blue Collar B&B: Adventures in Hospitality at a special OBOK shortlist reading On Tuesday, June 17, 7:00pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Alzheimer Society hosts helpful workshops, Walk for ALS Sunday at Lakeside

Alzheimer Society hosts helpful workshops, Walk for ALS Sunday at Lakeside

Aging British Columbians are fearful of dementia but people can live well with the disease with the right care and support, says the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

More than 70,000 people in the province -- many of them in the local area -- live with dementia, and that number is increasing dramatically as the population ages. 

To help families, the Society runs free tele-workshops.

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, runs on Wednesday, June 4.

KIS, NDCU salute community on Community Appreciation Day

KIS, NDCU salute community on Community Appreciation Day

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd.  invites the public to attend the First Annual Community Appreciation in conjunction with Nelson & District Credit Union’s Member Awareness Day on Wednesday (May 28) from noon until 4 p.m.