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Co-op offers Educational and Yes! Camp Youth Scholarships

Co-op offers Educational and Yes! Camp Youth Scholarships

Are you a Kootenay Co-op member seeking funding for further education?

If so, then the Kootenay Co-op has a great opportunity for you.

The $1,000 Members’ Scholarship offers financial support to an active Kootenay Co-op member, or the child of an active member, to attend an accredited post secondary institution.

Are you are a parent looking for a valuable summer experience for the teenager in your life?

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TRIPLE-HEADER BOOK LAUNCH AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE FEATURES SASKATCHEWAN, SLOCAN VALLEY POETS

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TRIPLE-HEADER BOOK LAUNCH AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE FEATURES SASKATCHEWAN, SLOCAN VALLEY POETS

Regina poet Bruce Rice and Winlaw poet Tom Wayman will launch three books between them as Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre marks National Poetry Month on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Rice will be launching The Trouble With Beauty, just out from Coteau Books, which responds to the landscapes of western Saskatchewan. 

The book features photos of the province’s prairies and hills by Dennis Evans, an art instructor at the former David Thompson University Centre in Nelson. 

Take Pride in the Best Years of Your Life

Take Pride in the Best Years of Your Life

Like it or not, we are all aging. And as we get older, many women experience limitations and self-doubt.

But what if age didn’t define you?

What if now is the time you are meant to express the amazing woman you have spent decades becoming?

Peggy Ness is a professionally trained life coach who will be presenting an interactive four-session class at Selkirk College.

“The Art of Aging Vibrantly” runs from May 7-28 on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

Composting Info Sessions with Dr. Compost

Composting Info Sessions with Dr. Compost

Has the day arrived for YOU to start composting?

Are you a veteran composter but have composting questions or problems?

Then you should save the date for a complimentary compost class with Dr. Compost, aka Christoph Martens, at the Kootenay Co-op in Nelson.

Come and learn all about building and operating various composting systems, including how to build a worm composter, a bokashi composting system and how to make compost tea.

Film Deep Green, complete with panel discussion, set for April 23 at Civic Theatre

Film Deep Green, complete with panel discussion, set for April 23 at Civic Theatre

The West Kootenay Eco Society is tossing out the invitation to the public to the Earth-day inspired screening of the uplifting and energizing film Deep Green, at the Civic Theatre on (Wednesday) April 23.

The film focuses on practical steps that we can all take to help prevent climate chaos. A panel discussion of local experts follows the showing of the film.

Co-sponsors of the event are Nelson Hydro and Eco-Save.

Old-Time Hootenanny coming to Nelson's Legion Hall

Old-Time Hootenanny coming to Nelson's Legion Hall

An Old-Time Hootenanny is coming to the Legion Hall in Nelson on Saturday, April 19.

The  Old-Time Hootenanny, beginning at 7 p.m., is a community dance and social with live music and called dances.

No experience necessary.

Live dance music by the old-time band The Forget Me Knots with calling by David Feldman and Friends. 

Easy family dances are followed by squares and contras then dance and mingle sets later in the evening by The Honky Tonk Heros and Kenny Konrad and Old Blind Crow.

Video and discussion night on Non-Violent Direct Action

Video and discussion night on Non-Violent Direct Action

Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC is hosting a free video night to discuss how citizens can join in on issues like climate change, bitumen pipelines, Jumbo Wild, or even the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) changes.  

There will be a few short videos along with lots of discussion.   

The event is set for Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 in the Nelson Seniors Centre at 717 Vernon Street.

Everyone is welcome.

NEW DENVER 'WRITING FOR THE WILD' WRITERS’ WEEKEND LOOMS

NEW DENVER 'WRITING FOR THE WILD' WRITERS’ WEEKEND LOOMS

The days that wilderness exists may or may not be numbered. 

But the days until the April 11 registration deadline for the third annual Convergence Writer’s Weekend in New Denver May 2-4 definitely are. 

The theme of this year’s gathering, which features talks as well as workshops focused on registrants’ own literary efforts, is “Writing for the Wild.”

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Flowers are blooming and the weather’s improving – sure signs for golfers to swing into savings with the BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book.
 
“Our membership book saves golfers hundreds of dollars for less than the price of one round of golf. It’s also a great way for golfers to pay less and play more while supporting the Lung Association’s work to improve lung health in British Columbia,” said Michael Jessen, BC Lung Association Volunteer Director for Nelson.
 

NPD request residents post visible street numbers on homes

NPD request residents post visible street numbers on homes

In an effort to serve the public better, the Nelson Police Department is requesting that residents post visible street numbers on homes.
 
In emergency situations, every minute is critical, so taking the time to make sure house numbers are visible from the street is important to help emergency agencies respond faster.
 
A few tips for house numbers: