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Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

Nelson author Sylvia Crooks releases second book

The names of 280 soldiers are engraved on cenotaphs and memorials around BC’s Kootenay Lake, names that our generation stand in front of and honour every year on November 11.

But who were these men?

What did they endure?

Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Local Sea Cadets claim bronze at BC Games

Two Sea Cadet from Nelson won the bronze medal in the female 420 class at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Skipper, Katelyn Ellis and Dasha Russell (far right on podium) attended the BC Summer Games compeition after graduating recently from the Intermediate Sail Course at HMCS QUADRA in Comox.

The cadet program is completely free and has provided these youth thousands of dollars of training all at no cost.

 

Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

Summer is here and Friends of Kootenay Lake are planning the following fun free events around the lake:

Western Toad Monitoring Workshop in Harrop

This workshop will be lead by amphibian expert Jakob Dulisse and will train citizens how to monitor for western toads. After the workshop we will be looking for volunteers to conduct regular toad monitoring at the Harrop wetlands from June-September for the next couple of years.

Artist-designed bike racks grace Baker Street

Artist-designed bike racks grace Baker Street

Nelson Sea Cadet Sebastian Bodine receives top CanSail coaching

Nelson Sea Cadet Sebastian Bodine receives top CanSail coaching

Sebastian Bodine, a Nelson Sea Cadet, is spending six weeks aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship QUADRA (HMCS) Cadet Summer Training Centre, receiving CanSail coaching all completely for free.

Cadet Bodine was selected for the six-week Intermediate Sail Course and this is his third cadet summer course.

He, along with 50 other Sea Cadets from across Canada, will be spending the upcoming days sailing, power boating, learning rope work and making new friends.

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, final week of exhibition

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, final week of exhibition

After its successful Artwalk opening last week, High Muck a Muck is running for another week at the Oxygen Art Centre until July 19th. 

Reaching Out to Rural Seniors: Age Friendly Community Initiative Hires Student Intern

Reaching Out to Rural Seniors: Age Friendly Community Initiative Hires Student Intern

Nelson CARES Society and the Age Friendly Community Initiative have hired a Student Intern from Selkirk College for “Reaching Out”, a research and outreach project that will “reach out” to isolated rural seniors to talk with them about their concerns, challenges, and service needs.

The project will also connect the seniors to organizations that can help them meet these needs.

Rural seniors can become isolated for a number of reasons, including distance to services, lack of transportation, poor health, or the absence of family and friends nearby.

New project fosters waste reduction at regional markets

New project fosters waste reduction at regional markets

The EarthMatters program is in action again this summer, giving educational workshops and information, and facilitating enhanced waste recovery at Farmer’s Markets throughout the region.

Whether it’s Worm, Bokashi, or just a regular old heap, composting will be a main focus of the Waste Reduction Resource and Education Project.

Selkirk College Summer Camps for Kids Opens Up New Worlds

Selkirk College Summer Camps for Kids Opens Up New Worlds

With the backdrop of Nelson’s majestic Lakeside Park acting as inspiration, artist and educator Elizabeth Cunningham will take kids on a journey of imagination this August.

George Binns Art Show at the Nelson Public Library

 George Binns Art Show at the Nelson Public Library

This summer, the otherworldly paintings of George (Giorgio) Michael Binns transport viewers in a two-month exhibition at the Nelson Public Library.

Playing with flat planes of colour, Binns explores themes of human presence in stark landscapes through figures and buildings that lend perspective and contrast, in particular in works such as The Journey and The Princess and the Pauper.

Looming mountains over silent buildings create a different kind of contrast in Mountain Retreat.