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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

During the summer, several cadets from 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets attended summer training at Cadet Training Centres in western Canada.

Four cadets were at the Albert Head Cadet Training Center near Victoria BC. At Albert Head, three cadets attended the General Training two-week course and one cadet took the six-week Fitness and Sports Instructor Course...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 19 2018

MarketFest will be returning to Nelson Friday, August 24 — so let the fun begin.

Downtown Baker Street will, once again, be transformed into a lively night market featuring 100 vendors, live music, dance performances, kids entertainment and more.

MarketFest is fun for the whole family, and is not to be missed. The MarketFest events runs from 6-10 p.m. A $5 donation for admission...

by Contributor on Saturday Aug 18 2018

The Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative will be offering a free event for the  community to explore issues of Peace and Reconciliation with First Nations people on  Saturday, September 22, from 1-4 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral.

The event will begin with a gathering around the Peace Pole on the lawn at St. Saviour’s,  corner of Ward and Silica Streets, at 1 p.m. We will...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 14 2018

Kootenay Pride celebrated a small victory last night at a city council meeting in Nelson.

Kootenay Pride is one of the oldest Pride groups in the province, this year will their 22nd year honouring the LGBTQ2S community, but the Pride flag has never flown over the city during the Pride events. The only time the Pride flag has flown in front of city hall was after the Orlando massacre in...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2018

You’re invited to Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 between 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, August 23, between 9:00 a.m. and 12 p.m.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces. The event is...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 09 2018

Standing out for her leadership, fitness level and sportsmanship, Cadet Ryley Thompson from Nelson’s 561 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron was awarded the top cadet of her platoon upon her completion of the three week Basic Fitness and Sports Course at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

Thompson spent the last three weeks focusing on the physical fitness aspect of the cadet program....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 06 2018

Taking place August 11 & 12, from 10 am - 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map,...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2018

A conversation over coffee can help Balfour area families living with dementia.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings a Dementia Coffee & Questions session to the community on Wednesday, August 15. The informal conversation about dementia can help caregivers with the challenges they face, offer reassurance, and provide a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

With most fruit trees about to hit their peak in the next few weeks, the Nelson Food Cupboard’s Harvest Rescue team wants to share its new approach for gathering (and facilitating the gathering of) local fruit.

Starting now, the Harvest Rescue program (and coordinator Heather Keczan) are trying a “two-pronged” system. There will be two scheduled picking times—same time and same meeting...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to be hosting Vancouver-based visual artist, educator and organizer Justin Langlois, who will be in Nelson this summer as our artist-in-residence followed by an exhibition. 

Langlois has a BA Honours in Communication Studies and an MFA in Visual Arts / Integrated Media both from the University of Windsor in Ontario.

He is the recipient of many grants...

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