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by Contributor on Saturday Nov 05 2022

StrongStart, a free Ministry of Education and Childcare program for pre-school children from infancy to five years old, has now expanded to include South Nelson Elementary School in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).

For a full list of SD8 StrongStart...

by CBT on Sunday Oct 30 2022

“How are we going to protect Lardeau?"

"What’s the best way to do it?”

These are questions that members of the Lardeau Fire Prevention Association were asking themselves as another wildfire season approached. And the answer was: a wildfire structural protection sprinkler system.

With support from Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 24 2022

Researchers, faculty and students at Selkirk College are embarking on an extensive three-year project to address rural homelessness that brings together diverse community partners with the aim to improve the well-being of those experiencing homelessness across the West Kootenay.

Spurred by the recently announced $360,000 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 21 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is delighted to announce an online workshop series entitled BODIES OF WATER: SK/ETCHING DESIRE LINES featuring artists Eija Loponen-Stephenson and Kevin Pinvidic.

The workshop explores deep mapping connecting artists in Nelson and Ymir, BC and Montréal, QC.

The series aims to create meaningful connections between creative practitioners and scholars in three...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Oct 17 2022

A group of Regional District of Central Kootenay Area Reps recently attended their final Board meeting of the 2018-2022 term.

Five Board members were recognized for their contributions and service to the RDCK as they are not seeking re-election in this year’s General Local Election.

Pictured from left, Jen Comer (Town of Creston) 2020-2022, Joseph Hughes (Village of Nakusp) 2018-...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 17 2022

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services Chief Jeff Hebert, recently visited the Nelson air cadets during the squadron’s Command Officer’s parade on October 5th.

During the evening, Chief Hebert inspected the cadets on parade and gave a presentation on fire safety. Chief Hebert also demonstrated a thermal imaging camera and a breathing pack. 

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 14 2022

Two Nelson events will showcase the beauty and resilience of Sinixt culture on October 24-25, part of a transboundary tour that starts in Revelstoke on October 20 and ends at Gonzaga University in Spokane on October 30.

Films, readings and discussions across the transboundary region will focus on the return of the Sinixt and celebrate a new and expanded 20th Anniversary edition of a...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 13 2022

The Nelson and Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House was held Thursday, September 22nd at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

The free event was coordinated by the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee, comprised of BC Parks, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Ministry of Forests and Nelson Fire & Rescue Services.

Residents who attended were...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2022

The sights, sounds, and scents of harvest time come together at Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival, a free family event coming up on Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All the favourites return with fun competitions including best apple pie, autumn bouquet, weird vegetables, and — yes — most creative cornucopia.

There will be more than thirty artisans and farm stands, fun...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2022

The sponsoring committee of the 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 20th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The AGM will be held at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker St. 

Any former cadets, parents of former cadets or anyone interested in helping support the Nelson Air Cadets is welcome to attend. ...