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by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 23 2019

On July 6 – 7, communities from across the West Kootenays participated in the annual MS Bike to raise funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

More than 60 cyclists came together to successfully raise more than $81,000 that will be used to accelerate the pace of MS research breakthroughs and provide programs and services to enhance the quality of...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

Kootenay Lake School District 8 recently announced that Jann Schmidt has been selected as the District Principal of International Education.

Schmidt, an educator for 26 years, comes to the position with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and Masters of Arts from Gonzaga University in Teacher Leadership in Administration.

Schmidt understands the unique...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

BC Culture Days is pleased to announce its 2019 ambassadors.

In honour of Culture Days' 10th anniversary celebration, 10 ambassadors will each be awarded $1,000, work with professional mentors, present a free Culture Days activity, and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend on September 27–29, 2019.

This year's successful applicants in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

Theatre looms large at the Capitol, where a cast of 21 from ages 12 to 19are set to entertain folks of all ages with James and the Giant Peach, a Summer Youth Theatre Program production. Showtimes are July Thursday, July 25, Friday, 26, and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

“We’re inviting everyone to come out and get your summer live theatre fun,” says...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

IODE Kokanee Chapter and Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) are delighted to announce their new three-year patron partnership. IODE has pledged $30,000 over the next three years in support of KERPA’s vehicle and medical equipment fund.

The agreement comes as KERPA welcomes its new official designation as a charity by the Federal Government’s Canada Revenue Agency...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2019

You close your eyes as you hear violins playing an enchanting melody. A harp joins in, followed by cellos and horns. As you listen, the music grows until finally a Gregorian choir unites delightfully with the orchestra. You smile as you open your eyes, expecting dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians on stage. But there is no orchestra. Instead, there is one man, his hands flying across five...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2019

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is almost finished holding a five-part wildlife series with Wildlife Technician and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge holder, Toni Appleby.

She has shared her understanding of the bear, wolf, cougar, and mountain caribou gathered from years working in the bush.

This series has been a big hit with adults and kids alike with lots of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

Tech troubles could be a thing of the past for folks who feel baffled by their devices.

This summer the Nelson Public Library offers free one-on-one tech help for assistance with basic device questions, as well as downloading e-Books and e-Audiobooks and other online Library offerings.

Sessions with library staff and volunteers take place Wednesday mornings during July and August...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 08 2019

Kootenay PRIDE is gearing up for the 24th annual Pride celebration and they need your help.

Every Labour Day weekend the LGBTQ2SI+ community holds events all weekend long and this year will be something special. We want your help to ensure that there is lots to do for everyone of all ages and identities. 

Do you have an idea for an event? Do you have time to help out with events...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 07 2019

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until Aug. 31.

“Wildlife-In-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals that live in B.C.,” says BC SPCA specialist,...

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