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by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

By Nicole Trigg, Kootenay Conservation Program

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society works to improve the health and stewardship of B.C.’s fifth largest lake, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed much of FoKLSS’ traditional outreach and education programs, Acting Program Manager Camille LeBlanc has been leading the charge on a number of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

As the 2021-22 school year comes into view, the Whole School is actively looking for new fall registrants to join their school community where they offer a dynamic, holistic educational experience focused around student-led learning and small class sizes.

“At the Whole School, we cultivate a non-competitive environment where students feel nurtured and confident as they work toward their...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

In a media release, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy said they are welcoming grants for wildfire protection and mitigation to protect people and critical infrastructure near community forests.

“Across the Kootenays, one of the biggest draws is that we get to live next to nature,” said MLA Anderson. “Unfortunately, that can mean our homes and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Slocan story by Peter Smith is a finalist for the 38th Annual British Columbia Historical Federation Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the Annual Historical Writing Competition, which includes a Slocan story by Peter Smith.

Smith is one of the finalist for the 38th...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 09 2021

Kootenay Boundary Community Service Co-operative (KBCSC - The Koop) supports 18 non-profit community-based social service societies operating in communities throughout the Columbia Basin, West and East Kootenay, and Boundary region.

The Koop is celebrating National Volunteer Month by launching a board member/volunteer recruitment campaign throughout the region. Board volunteers are both...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 09 2021

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016.

This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

 “This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

Nelson’s Nest Lab is continuing their leading-edge engagement work by launching the second phase of their social innovation lab for collaborative climate solutions, despite the ongoing roadblocks caused by COVID-19.

Nest Lab will be focused on advancing solutions that benefit our community's economy, environment and well-being.

Nest Lab was launched in March 2020 to support the...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 04 2021

On Friday, April 16 the Trail & District Arts Council virtually presents Beyond the Legal Limit, a theatrical performance with music based on the adaptation of Nelson's Pat Henman’s memoir of the same name. 

Part storytelling, part concert, Henman tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one act drama with original music.

On a sunny Sunday...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 04 2021

This Sunday, April 11th, local dancers Glynis Waring, Slava Doval and Amanda Papailhou together with a local multi-instrumental musician, Nella Banner will premiere their new show, “Respired”, in a streamed presentation from the Capitol Theatre.

This event marks the first collaboration for the four artists who have known each other for some time and expressed a mutual...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 30 2021
The Selkirk College SOAR Program classes from across the West Kootenay spent time with Canadian recording artist Shawn Hook (bottom, second from left) where they had a chance to ask him questions about his career and personal life.

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program and Canadian recording artist Shawn Hook connected virtually earlier this month in a shared passion for the power of music.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for success in a variety of workplace, volunteer and community settings. With...