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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2018

 Students at South Nelson Elementary have been busy of late, transforming the bank near the Uphill based school into a beautiful mix of native and ornamental plants this April.

The giant dirt slope at South Nelson Elementary was transformed when parents and kids came together to complete phase two of a school-grounds improvement project.

The plants are settling in nicely...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 24 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has embarked on a Mosquito Control Feasibility Study for a portion of Area H to help determine if a mosquito control program would be effective. The area being studied includes the area north of Vallican up to the southern boundary of the Village of Slocan.

“Certain activities can help control the mosquito population in some areas, and...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 22 2018

The launch of a collection of essays by West Kootenay author Tom Wayman on Tuesday, May 1 will feature readings and a musical performance to mark the 34th anniversary of the BC government’s shutdown of Nelson’s David Thompson University Centre.

Joining Wayman for the “34 Years Later” event will be Vernon musician and author John Lent, a former instructor at DTUC’s predecessor...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 22 2018

More than 100 local individuals representing 45 local nonprofit organizations contributed to Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Amplifying the Voices of Our Community radio documentary project, and now it's time to announce that the project is now complete and it is time to celebrate. 

The public is invited to the project launch party to be held at Touchstones Museum of Art and History at...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 19 2018

The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets traveled to Vernon and Kelowna last weekend for a tour.

During Day one, the cadets traveled to Kelowna and toured the Okanagan Military Museum and spent time at the Kelowna H2O Centre before heading to Cadet Summer Training Centre Vernon for the night.

The second day saw the cadets zip lining at the Oyama Zip line,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 19 2018

Nelson coffee culture is joining forces with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) for the first annual Lattes for Literacy Week. This special event uses our universal love of coffee to raise funds and awareness for community literacy initiatives.

Kicking off on World Book Day, April 23, Lattes for Literacy Weekencourages Nelsonites to drink lots of coffee! Each day one of the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

In celebration of Earth Day, bus riders in the West Kootenay Transit System will be able to travel for free on Saturday, April 21.

While Earth Day (April 22) falls on a Sunday this year, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the City...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

With the last week of April fast approaching, the Nelson Youth Action Network (NYAN) is gearing up for this year’s Youth Week events. Nelson Youth Week will be taking place from Thursday April 26th to Wednesday May 2nd, 2018. 

Come check out the various free and fun events for youth happening all over town! There will be improv singing with Bessie Wapp and guitar workshop with Ralf...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 15 2018

A community is made up of all sorts of people with all sorts of stories.

At our best we are welcoming, compassionate, and understanding—and yet some of our neighbours have felt misunderstood, stigmatized, or judged. The Nelson Public Library aims to bring everyone a little closer with its second “Human Library” on Thursday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The theme of the Human Library...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 15 2018

The 2017-2018 Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series continues with an intimate program of chamber music featuring Nicola Everton on Clarinet, Martine denBok on Violin and Viola, and Sue Gould on Piano at 3 p.m., Sunday (April 22) in the beautiful St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral.

The program highlights the rich repertoire written for this ensemble of instruments along with a foray into the realm...