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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2022 Cultural Ambassador.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium, with the winner announced in December.  

Applications and nominations are welcomed for established artists of all disciplines who will be showcasing their work...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Slocan Valley’s Rita Moir, award-winning author and former freelance journalist for the Globe and Mail and CBC Radio, is no stranger to grief.

Her mother and sister underwent heart surgery in the same week; a year later her sister was dead while her elderly mother lived for many more years. 

She explores this disruption of what she calls “the natural order” through her new memoir...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Nelson poet Elizabeth Cunningham launches her second book of poetry Watching the Light, published by Ekstasis Editions, on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. COVID protocols including distancing and masks are in effect.

Registration is required due to space limitations. To register email

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 19 2021

The Nelson Police Department announced that Constable Kristen Young became police constable #93 on September 7, 2021.

Nelson Police said Constable Young joins the department after serving the past three years with the Toronto Police Service.

“When not policing, Kristen enjoys being outdoors and playing hockey,” the Nelson Police Department media release said.


by CBT on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Local communities around the Columbia Basin care deeply about the environment and the impacts of climate change.

To support Basin communities in preparing for, responding to and adapting to challenges associated with our changing environment, the Trust has created a new Climate Resilience Program for collaborative projects in the region.

“People in the region have made it clear...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 13 2021

During September’s World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is raising awareness across Central Kootenay of many aspects of dementia, including brain health and risk reduction.

According to a national public opinion survey by the...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 12 2021

Nelson CARES Society is hosting a summer fundraising raffle for a Pedego Element e-bike.

All proceeds go to the Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program.

Kootenay Seniors, a Program of Nelson CARES Society, works to support seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, living with dignity and joy and being an integral part of their community. Kootenay Seniors has two...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

During the past 100 years of Nelson’s education history is being preserved, thanks to a lucky discovery at the School District 8 storage room at the Central Building. 

Staff were cleaning up the space and looking for a few historical photos to put on display. They had no idea, according to former Superintendent of SD8 Christine Perkins, that they would uncover a treasure trove of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 01 2021

The Nelson Waldorf School is kicking off thenew academic year in a big way - with a bold new approach to sustainability, strong additions to the faculty and staff, and a new brandand website to showcase the forward momentum being felt at the School.

The 2021/2022 year will see the largest reinvigorationeffort since the School opened its doors in 1983.

Expanding and codifying the...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 30 2021

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with extreme heat and fires throughout much of the province, have posed uphill challenges for all of us. But they have taken an extra toll on people affected by dementia, who have experienced isolation and uncertainty as well as a loss of many services.

In many cases, these isolating conditions can contribute to cognitive decline....