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Mister Mojo strikes again

Mister Mojo strikes again

Get ready kids and parents, Mister Mojo is coming to town!

It was four years ago that the beloved children's musician released his debut CD for kids in Nelson.

Now, to celebrate the release of his second full length CD for children, Mister Mojo will be having a concert on Sunday May 28th at the Nelson Legion, 402 Victoria St. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $8, available at Mountain Baby on Baker St. and online at www.mistermojo.ca.

Doctor gives notice at Slocan Community Health Centre

Doctor gives notice at Slocan Community Health Centre

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the IH press release Tuesday said.

Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Building Momentum for Year-End Show

Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Building Momentum for Year-End Show

Renowned in the furniture design and woodworking communities for the highly-skilled craftspeople it produces, the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program is preparing for an impressive showcase of creative talent.

A Nelson tradition, students in the Fine Woodworking Program will have their finished products on display May 26 to 28 at the Nelson Trading Company at 402 Baker Street.

Presenting the 7th annual Oxygen Art Market

Presenting the 7th annual Oxygen Art Market

Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre and it’s no wonder.

This year's event is set for May 26,-28 at 320 Vernon Street — Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. -6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More than 30 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event.

Salmo hosts 'Be a Firefighter for a Night'

Salmo hosts 'Be a Firefighter for a Night'

Salmo’s Volunteer Fire Department is hosting “Be a Firefighter for a Night” event Wednesday May 24 at the local Village hall.

Anyone interested must be 19 years of age, or older, and in good physical condition.  The Fire Department is also accepting expression of interest.

Salmo Volunteer Fire Department has more than 20-plus volunteer members.

Interested applicants to “Be a Firefighter for a Night” can pre-register at salmofire@gmail.com or call (250) 357-9433.

Gear up.

Acclaimed poet presents at Peony Festival and the Nelson Library

Acclaimed poet presents at Peony Festival and the Nelson Library

Poetry and peonies feature this June in the West Kootenay. 

Award-winning Ottawa poet and past-president of the Canadian Peony Society Blaine Marchand will journey west to be guest speaker at the 2017 Peony Show, June 9 – 11 in Castlegar. With a nod to Marchand’s poetic fame, the author will read from his work Thursday, June 8 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library. 

'Walk Anywhere' campaign allows Nelsonites to show support for families affected by Dementia

'Walk Anywhere' campaign allows Nelsonites to show support for families affected by Dementia

Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Nelson, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow.

In May, area residents can show their support to families, friends and neighbours affected by dementia.

Many people did just that by participating in the recent Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s, a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. And another opportunity is available immediately.

RCMP, Municipal Police officers recognized by Alexa’s Team in the Southeast District

RCMP, Municipal Police officers recognized by Alexa’s Team in the Southeast District

MADD Canada, ICBC, the RCMP and supporters of Alexa’s Team gathered at Quigley Elementary School in Kelowna, on Wednesday, to recognize police officers named to the 2016 Alexa’s Team in the Southeast District area of the province. 

Sixty police officers from various RCMP Detachments, Traffic Services units and Municipal Police Forces from the Southeast District area — including  members from Nelson Police Department, Grand Forks RCMP, West Kootenay Traffic, and the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit — assembled at Quigley Elementary School on Wednesday, May 10th, 2016 and were inducted into the ranks of Alexa’s Team 2016 for their efforts in ensuring the road safety of motorists in the province.

Hub Arts & Culture Corner opens in Salmo

Hub Arts & Culture Corner opens in Salmo

A unique partnership between the Village of Salmo, local entrepreneurs and a California investor has made possible a cutting-edge arts and cultural hub centre in Salmo.

The Grand Opening of the hub offering everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery shop, tattoo shop and art studio is scheduled for Saturday (May 20). The ribbon-cutting is set for 2 p.m.

“We are very proud of this innovative investment in Salmo,” says Mayor White.

Bikes not Pipes Kootenays Rides Again

Bikes not Pipes Kootenays Rides Again

The Bikes Not Pipes Kootenay bike tour is happening for the 4th straight year. It’s a promotional ride for active transportation and a future less dependent on fossil fuels. We ride from Nelson to Winlaw Thursday, on to New Denver Friday, over to Kaslo Saturday, and back to Nelson on Sunday.

Everyone is welcome to ride with us for all or part of the journey. We plan to have some stop overs en route to engage with school students to share our message and   have some fun  learning about ecological footprint together.

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