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by Contributor on Monday Jul 26 2021
Story by Nicole Trigg, Kootenay Conservation Program

To many in the Kootenays, catching sight of a Great Blue Heron is a special experience.

Whether you’re standing at a river’s edge, or on the shoreline of a lake, it’s a treat to spot one nearby, either standing peacefully in the shallow water or gracefully flying by overhead.

When you do,...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 26 2021

Streetcar#23 is up and running for the season until Thanksgiving.

Nelson’s beloved Streetcar #23 is running again.

This historical marvel is a fully functional streetcar that was once in use here in Nelson in the first half of the 20th century.

The society is all volunteer driven and our streetcar is one of Nelson’s most interesting attractions.

The Streetcare...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jul 22 2021

The federal government’s effort to create a stronger and more sustainable public transportation system nationwide is getting some analytical assistance from Selkirk College’s Applied Research & Innovation Centre.

With a team of researchers and post-secondary partners from across Canada, Dr. Sarah-Patricia Breen’s application to the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council’s...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 22 2021

Nelson & Kootenay Lake Tourism is encouraging support for the arts with two exciting new arts and culture programs.

These programs are aimed at getting locals to start ‘Finding Awesome in the Arts’ again by increasing awareness for local artists who have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

Grants and vouchers are not limited to members of the arts and culture...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 18 2021

For more than three decades, during the month of July the Capitol Theatre has been home to the musical theatre school.

This year, the 33rd Annual Summer Youth Program presents, Little Women — The Musical July 29th to 31st at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 18 2021

There is an open mic event planned to introduce the Kootenays to the Selkirk Mountain Music Society and the mobile Freedom Stage.

On Friday July 23rd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the The Ruala Café at 1845 Highway 3B, Fruitvale B.C. the event is being planned to celebrate the progress of the Selkirk Mountain Music Society...

by Bob Hall on Friday Jul 16 2021

As they get set to graduate into careers in the trades, Electrical Foundation Program students Thomas Yowek and Valerie Lacelle enter with confidence built at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

Mature students looking for a shift, Yowek and Lacelle’s performance in the classroom and in shop training throughout the 24-week program was lauded by instructors. To recognize their achievement as...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

The City of Nelson has upgraded its Emergency Notification System to issue emergency alerts to Nelson residents and visitors.

Now is the time to download the App and sign up for Nelson Emergency Notifications! We are excited to report we are now using the Voyent Alert! System that aligns with communities throughout the Kootenays, including the RDCK, RDKB and RDEK.

 Everyone who...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis as Artists-in-Residence throughout the month of August. 

Daedalus and Davis are a multi-disciplinary, collaborative artist team and cofounders of Roll-Up Gallery, an artist-run, contemporary exhibition space in Portland, Oregon.

Having relocated in 2019 from Portland, Oregon to a rural hamlet on the Grays...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 08 2021

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Terri-Lynn Wilkinson.

“I’m so excited to be in a position of serving and supporting women,” Wilkinson says. “I’m eager to jump into the many projects, services and activities the Women’s Centre offers, especially as we look to re-opening.”

Wilkinson’s arrival coincides with the launch of...

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