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Nelson air cadets go power, glider flying

In the last month, the cadets of 561 Nelson squadron have had two days of flying.  On April 20th, the cadets helped at the Nelson airport’s open house. During that time 20 cadets went on flight from Nelson airport to the Ainsworth and back to Nelson.  On May 11th, the cadets travelled to Trail and […]

Local author returns for the launch of her new book 'Big River'

Local author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes and award-winning photographer David Moskowitz will launch a spellbinding new book about the international Columbia River basin at 7 p.m. on June 1 at the Nelson Museum. This is the first of several launch events across the Pacific Northwest. Big River: Resilience and Renewal in the Columbia Basin illuminates the hydrogeology, […]

SD8 School announces leadership changes for upcoming year

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced today that the following school principal and vice-principal transfers and appointments for the 2024-2025 school year effective August 1, 2024: Danielle Klassen appointed to lead Brent Kennedy Elementary School  Danielle Klassen is currently the interim principal of Brent Kennedy Elementary and has served as vice-principal of Trafalgar and […]

Music and landscape take the stage at Taghum Hall

Music steeped in landscape is on the menu at Taghum Hall when two musicians from Vancouver Island, John Gogo and Allen Dobb, take the stage on Sunday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Western balladeer John Gogo hails from a musical family in Snuneymuxw (aka Nanaimo). He’s best known for writing and performing folksongs about the […]

Two books featuring Slocan Valley's Tom Wayman set to be launched in Nelson, Nakusp

West Kootenay author Tom Wayman will launch two new books — a prose memoir and a collection of poems — at the Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley Street, on Wednesday, May 29 and at the Nakusp Public Library, 92 6th Ave. NW, on Thursday, May 30. Both events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and […]

Climbing Gym Brings Women’s Adventure Film Tour to Nelson

The Kootenay Climbing Association, the non-profit behind the Cube Climbing Centre, is screening the 2024 Women’s Adventure Film Tour on Friday, May 10th at the Nelson United Church. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a film start time of 7 p.m. The screening is a fundraiser to build a bigger, better climbing centre in Nelson. It […]

Kootenay wildfire art on display at the Nelson Library

Eerie wildfire smoke is just a part of the Kootenay summer experience now as illustrated by the art currently hanging on display on the Nelson Library gallery wall. The panels are taken from the in-progress graphic novel by writer-artist Nathan Wilkinson and novelist Anne DeGrace. We Were Found in the Fires is about a rookie […]

TCM students host Spring/Summer clinic

Kootenay Columbia College in Nelson is wrapping up the winter term of studies and is getting ready for their Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Spring & Summer Student Clinic season. From April through July in the Nelson Trading Company 402 Baker St. (behind Full Circle Café) come on down and get a diagnostic assessment to create […]

BC Poetry Tour Coming to Nelson on May 14th

Acclaimed BC poets Kevin Spenst and Rob Taylor, authors of nine poetry books between them, are touring through the Kootenays this May, with an event in Nelson at Notably, a Book Lover’s Emporium (454 Ward Street) at 7 p.m. on May 14th. Both authors have just released new books, which they will read from at […]

Breaking Boundaries: Lozen Records a Genre-Bending Album at Hallowed Sound

Lozen isn’t much for boxes, because “magic happens outside of your comfort zone”. The bilingual Quebecer and now BC-based eclectic singer-songwriter-rapper-bandleader goes way beyond classification with a mixed bag of offerings from trippy future R&B, and soulful jazz-infused ballads, to groovy electronic bass and progressive hip hop soundscapes. Her raw and powerful vocals combined with […]

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