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Learn about life during WWII in Dear Bill - The War Years

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945. Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years. Dear Bill, is a compilation of 141 letters...

Daily Dose — A Ship Worth Saving

The S.S. Moyie was built in Nelson for the Canadian Pacific Railway and launched in October 1898. In 1958 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and later added to the BC Register of Historic Places. The Kootenay Lake Historical Society (KLHS) is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie and oversees thousands of artifacts...

Fingers crossed for Coldest Night of the Year blended event

Nelson CARES Society has had much to be grateful for in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The efforts of their staff, board and volunteers have been nothing short of heroic and with the generous support of the community, they have been able to continue to serve the most vulnerable among us. Last year the Coldest Night of ...

Funding available for local Arts, Culture & Heritage Groups

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the RDCK is now accepting applications for 2022 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative funding.  The application deadline is February 11, 2022. The City of Nelson is committed to a sustainable future that includes a productive economy,...

Nelson Company CertiCraft Wins Grand Prize at the Kootenay Pitch Competition

During the last year, nine entrepreneurs took part in three qualifying pitch events organized by the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST). The competition had thousands of viewers from across the province and beyond. According to KAST: “Entrepreneurs from every corner of the Kootenays braved the virtual ...

And the 2021 Heritage Award winner is — Nelson Cares Society

The City of Nelson and its Heritage Working Group (HWG) are proud to present Nelson CARES Society with the 2021 Heritage Award for their significant restoration work on Ward Street Place. The award comes with an $1000 honorarium. This substantial initiative, with an approximate budget of $3 million, was done with great respect...

Author Jane Byers selected Nelson’s 2022 Cultural Ambassador

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is pleased to announce author Jane Byers’ appointment as Nelson’s 2022 Cultural Ambassador. The award comes with an $1000 honorarium. “We are thrilled to formally acknowledge Jane’s accomplishments, both as a writer and valued contributor to our...

Daily Dose — WK EcoSociety Executive Director earns National Award

Montana Burgess, Executive Director of the West Kootenay EcoSociety (WKES), says winning the Clean50 award was humbling. “When I look at the list of people who won the Clean 50 award this year and last year, there are so many people I admire and respect. To feel like they’re my peers made me feel really special and honoured,”...

Kootenay Artisan Fair allows consumers to shop local

Experts stress that consumption is a driving force behind climate change and communities across Canada are experiencing the impact. As floods recently hammered regions in the province of BC, nearly 200 nations attended the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, where the proposed climate plan was accepted, to ...

Daily Dose — Snowmobiling with a Purpose

When Julie-Ann Chapman created She Shreds Mountain Adventures snowmobile education and adventure company, she stepped out of her comfort zone of a professional snowboarder and into a new career. “My sponsors told me that I needed to go into the backcountry to film video segments, I told them, give me a year,...

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