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by Contributor on Friday Mar 06 2020

By Jason Asbell

Women making history - from the birth of cinema to the present.

On Mar. 16, 18 & 19th, The Civic Theatre celebrates Women’s History Month 2020 with two new documentaries honouring the outstanding achievements of two remarkable women; Sarah Outen, who traversed the Northern Hemisphere using just her own woman-made power and Alice Guy-...

by CBT on Thursday Mar 05 2020

The ground floor of the old Procter Schoolhouse plans to re-open its doors this spring, offering an updated space for a local bakery/café that will serve as a community hub. The Procter Community Society is undertaking the project with support of a $30,000 grant and additional support from an Impact Investment Fund loan from Columbia Basin Trust.

“There is broad support for reopening...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 03 2020

 Only 20 per cent of British Columbians surveyed believe their community provides adequate support to help people affected by dementia. Nelson residents can help the Alzheimer Society of B.C. change this by registering a team in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, taking place on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Nelson Rotary Lakeside Park (under the orange bridge).

The Walk is the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 03 2020

Artists (ages 15-24) are invited to submit visual or media artwork to be considered for a professional juried exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre opening in April 2020.  We invite young artists to select finished work or produce new work that addresses the theme: If I Can’t Dance To It, It’s Not My Revolution. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, March 7, 2020 by 5 PM.


by Contributor on Friday Feb 28 2020

It's time to grab your gal pals and join in on the 4th Annual Ladies Night on The Lake, Friday March 6th at the fabulous Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The event is a fundraiser for the BC Children's and Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundations as well as providing participants outrageous FUN at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The hunky firefighters will be there, PLUS the fashion show, the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one womanenvironmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award. The fund was established at the Osprey Community Foundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton.

The public...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2020

The events committee of the Kootenay Blues Society has been busy booking blues acts for the upcoming 2020 season and will start the year off by hosting the 7th annual Blues Brews and BBQ, which will be a joint fund raiser for Nelson CARES and Kootenay Co-op Radio.

The event will be held at Finley's Bar and Grill on Saturday, Feb 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25....

by Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2020

The Heritage Credit Union recently presented the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) with a cheque for $12K from their Sustainable Community Investment Program. The funds will be used by the Society for upgrading of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

“This support is fantastic," said Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the volunteer SVHTS.

“We have been wanting to replace the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

B.C. environmental author and activist Nancy Holmes, B.C. women-in-trades poet and memoirist Kate Braid, and Alberta wilderness writer and singer-songwriter Sid Marty will headline this year’s Convergence Writers’ Weekend, in Silverton, B.C. June 12 and 13.

Registration is now open for the 7th annual event, to be held at the Silverton Memorial Hall, 203 Lake Ave. (Highway 6...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

It started as a class trip and ended with a rescue mission.

In 2010 a group of students arrived in Haiti to work on a humanitarian project; just four hours later the devastating earthquake hit.

Owen Spears shares his experience waiting for rescue – and about the kindness of locals – in his memoir, Hour Four: Surviving the Earthquake in Haiti. The local launch of Spears’ book...