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by Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

Oxygen Art Centre presents an online community drawing program, The Big Draw throughout May 2021.

The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing where the language of drawing is used as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. 

The 2021 theme for The Big Draw is “Make the Change.” The festival states, “In 2021, we want to take action, to explore and discover...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

Award-winning Nelson author, Diana Morita Cole, is a featured independent writer at this year’sn LiterASIAN festival: “GlobalASIAN: from Grassroots to Globalization.”

LiterASIAN is Canada’s premier annual Asian literary festival, which began in 2013. The organization was founded by the Canadian poet, Jim Wong-Chu, who wrote Chinatown Ghosts. 

This year’s festival will present the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 23 2021

BC Conservation Officers has recommended hikers stay away from Pulpit Rock trails after reports of two recent interactions with cougars near the upper part of the trail.

A Facebook post on the Friends of Pulpit Rock site said the trail will be closed legally by Recreation Sites and Trails from Pulpit Rock to the Flagpole and the CBC towers.

Friends of Pulpit Rock is asking the...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 23 2021

Driving is one of the riskiest things people may do at work. Small business owners in Nelson need to know how to keep employees – and themselves -- safe behind the wheel while on the job.

To help them, Road Safety At Work offers a free interactive webinar, Road Safety 101 for Small Businesses, on Wednesday, April 28 from 10-11 a.m. Participants will learn basic and simple steps to help...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

In 2016, Justin Trudeau became the first Prime Minister to walk in a Pride Parade, and subsequently broke the internet from Victoria to St. Johns.

That same year, Nelson held it’s 20th annual Pride Parade, where hundreds of people gathered on Baker Street, and MLA Michelle Mungall tossed candy to face-painted, flag-flying children.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

Parson resident Ellen Zimmerman cared deeply about conservation up and down the Upper Columbia River watershed and was a tireless advocate for conservation in B.C.

While her many jobs included homesteader and organic gardener, newspaper reporter, community legal and women's advocate, it was her staunch championing for the wild creatures and places in the Columbia Valley that she will be...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

By Nicole Trigg, Kootenay Conservation Program

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society works to improve the health and stewardship of B.C.’s fifth largest lake, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed much of FoKLSS’ traditional outreach and education programs, Acting Program Manager Camille LeBlanc has been leading the charge on a number of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 16 2021

As the 2021-22 school year comes into view, the Whole School is actively looking for new fall registrants to join their school community where they offer a dynamic, holistic educational experience focused around student-led learning and small class sizes.

“At the Whole School, we cultivate a non-competitive environment where students feel nurtured and confident as they work toward their...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

In a media release, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy said they are welcoming grants for wildfire protection and mitigation to protect people and critical infrastructure near community forests.

“Across the Kootenays, one of the biggest draws is that we get to live next to nature,” said MLA Anderson. “Unfortunately, that can mean our homes and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Slocan story by Peter Smith is a finalist for the 38th Annual British Columbia Historical Federation Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the Annual Historical Writing Competition, which includes a Slocan story by Peter Smith.

Smith is one of the finalist for the 38th...