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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 22 2023

The year 2023 is one of renewal in many respects, and this is certainly the case for teachers as they think outside the four walls of their classrooms.

Schools across the Kootenay-Boundary region renewed their support for outdoor and environmental education through the Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge.

This initiative allows teachers to commit to taking learning...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is pleased to announce ceramic artist and educator Robin DuPont’s appointment as Nelson’s 2023 Cultural Ambassador. 

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium.

DuPont moved to the Kootenays 25 years ago to pursue an arts education at Kootenay School of the Arts, attracted by the supportive and diverse arts...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

The 35th annual Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program is hosting auditions for the upcoming production of Matilda.

The program is for youth performers ages of 12 and up.

There is also a special selection of performers being accepted between the ages of 8 to 11 years.

Auditions are scheduled for April 1 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Performers must book...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

The Ministry of Forests is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Kootenay Lake Fishery Recovery.

The meeting is scheduled for February 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Balfour Community Hall on Balfour Road.

The meeting will be focused on the history of the kokanee decline in Kootenay Lake, and what steps have been taken to help in their recovery,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 08 2023

Kootenay PRIDE is thrilled to be coming back in 2023 to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks, coffee shops, and plazas in a big way for another fully in-person event.

The dedicated team of busy volunteers has started working on the upcoming year with no shortage of ideas for events for the whole family as well as some adult-only events.

The PRIDE crew is hoping to be able to...

by CBT on Sunday Feb 05 2023

Expressing opinions, developing ideas and planning to take action in their communities: these are some of the ways that youth will be inspired at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, taking place in Kimberley from May 12 to 14, 2023.

Youth aged 14 to 18 years are invited to apply now to this unique, free opportunity, hosted by Columbia Basin Trust.

“This summit is an...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 05 2023

The City of Nelson is committed to a sustainable future that includes a productive economy, well-protected environment, healthy citizens, and strong cultural connections. The City has four sustainability pillars; culture, economy, environment and social, which Council targets to fund equally.

Arts, Culture & Heritage applications are adjudicated through an independent jury of...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 30 2023

Young Agrarians (YA) is hosting a two-day Mixer packed with farm workshops and networking on Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories at Wildflower School in Nelson on February 25-26, 2023.

In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm for success. Let’s dive in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 26 2023

After a long pause due to COVID-19 the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey air cadets have once again taken to the skies.  

On Sunday January 22nd, six of the Nelson air cadets went flying in the Cessna 177 owned by the Nelson Pilots Association.

The cadets flew for an hour and went from the Nelson Airport to Castlegar then back towards Nelson and up the West Arm of Kootenay...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2023

Children who spend time in museums are engaged, curious, and innovative. The statistics prove it, and children experience it every day at the Nelson Museum, Archives and Gallery. 

The rotating gallery exhibitions, second floor Museum, The REDress Project installation, Cold War Bunker, Shawn Lamb Archives, and the Nelson Sports Collection offer one- of-a-kind opportunities for youth in...