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Hobnails and Hemp Rope Wednesday at Touchstones Nelson Museum

Hobnails and Hemp Rope Wednesday at Touchstones Nelson Museum

On Wednesday, the public is welcome to Celebrate National Heritage Week with a film screening of the incredible documentary: Hobnails and Hemp Rope at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History.

Bursary Tea Brings Together Selkirk College Students and Donors

Bursary Tea Brings Together Selkirk College Students and Donors

A celebration of community learning took place at Selkirk College’s Mary Hall as donors and students came together for the annual Bursary Tea.

On February 4, more than 300 people, including Selkirk College staff, enjoyed afternoon tea that included delicious food prepared by the Professional Cook Training Program and served by students in the Resort and Hotel Management Program.

Communities join together for Project Soul

Communities join together for Project Soul

Hip Hop dance group Project Soul are coming to the Kootenays bringing performances, workshops and community outreach to Nelson and Trail, under the umbrella of the 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival.  Under the direction of choreographer Kim Sato, Project Soul is a troupe of talented, professional artists who have come together to spread their love of street dance. 

They will be performing their show ‘Back to Basics’ at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Friday, February 24th and at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Wednesday, March 1st. 

Trans and Gender Diverse Drop-In Begins at the Nelson & District Women’s Centre

Trans and Gender Diverse Drop-In Begins at the Nelson & District Women’s Centre

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is widening their mission of advancing gender equality and fighting oppression of all kinds.

The Centre will provide space, support and resources for the trans and gender diverse community through a weekly Drop-in at their centre at 420 Mill Street.

“The time is right for this,” says Executive Director Lisa McGeady. “The Centre has long been a safe, welcoming space for so many, and we are thrilled to be able to share this little oasis with the trans and gender diverse community.”

Chew a little slower on Canada’s Agriculture Day

Chew a little slower on Canada’s Agriculture Day

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is encouraging everyone to chew a little bit more slowly when they are eating on Thursday.

That is (February 16, 2017) is Canada’s Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate Canadian food, and MP Stetski is hoping that everyone can take a moment to reflect on how their food gets to their plates.

Keep those gas meters clear of snow

Keep those gas meters clear of snow

It's time to at least exhale after last week's snowfall in the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

Now that there's been a reprieve of winter weather, FortisBC would like to remind customers to keep their natural gas meter and outside vents clear of ice and snow.

"Clear a path to your meter whenever you shovel your driveway to make sure it can be accessed safely by you, a meter reader or emergency responders," said FortisBC Amy Bunton Corporate Communications Advisor in a media release.
 
Here are some tips of what to do:

Nelsonites rally at National Day of Action on Electoral Reform

Nelsonites rally at National Day of Action on Electoral Reform

Nelson joined communities across Canada Saturday for a rally on National Day of Action on Electoral Reform.

A crowd of Fair Vote Canada supporters rallied outside the Royal Bank entrance on 400 block Baker Street in downtown Nelson.

Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' movement for electoral reform in Canada.

Nelson Library launches 'Human Library'

Nelson Library launches 'Human Library'

Folks browsing the shelves at the Nelson Public Library one Saturday in March could find themselves “borrowing” a person.

Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk raises money for Nelson CARES

Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk raises money for Nelson CARES

On Saturday February 25th, Nelson CARES Society is hosting the 3rd annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk.

“The past two years, we’ve had tremendous support with over 350 community members walking with us to raise awareness about homelessness and funds for Nelson CARES Room to Live campaign,” CNOY Team & Walker Recruiter, Kate Nott said.

“We’d love to see hundreds of people walk with us again this year too!”

21st ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS WEEK

21st ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS WEEK

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund’s 21st  Annual Burn Awareness Week (BAW) program runs February 5-11.   

Burn Awareness Week teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and helps make their families aware of potentially harmful situations. All Burn Awareness Week resources and curriculum are available online at burnfund.org

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