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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 20 2019

Kootenay Lake School District would like the public to know about the Government of Canada program to receive $2,000 for a student to pursue education after high school.

The district is encouraging parents and caregivers to look into Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) as an opportunity to help plan for your child’s post-secondary education.

An RESP is a savings account...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

Anyone who knows Nelson, knows that it is a haven for winter sports. You could say that the documentary “This Mountain Life”, screening at the Civic Theatre on Feb 27th, got its start here.

Filmmaking duo Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer were first introduced to backcountry ski world riding out from Whitewater Ski Resort.

“We used to live here, and we have family here, so we...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

On Saturday, February 23rd, The Vallican Whole Community Centre will be hosting the lower Slocan Valley’s mid-winter boogie, when the Lazy Poker Blues Band comes to play. Doors open at 7:30 with the tunes starting to ignite the place at 8:00 p.m.

Fronted by the powerful voice of Aryn Sheriff, featuring  the hot licks of local blues legend Bill Lynch and with the mind...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 14 2019

Motus O Dance Theatre returns to the Capitol stage this season with the thought-provoking performance Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat’s story of resilience and survival told through movement and spoken word.

After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, at the age of sixteen, Marina Nemat was arrested and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran where she was...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

One of Nelson’s premier blues band will grace the stage at the 6th annual Blues Brews and BBQ at Finley’s on Saturday, March 2.

The show follows a performance at the Balfour Beach Inn on March 1. Kootenay Blues Society and Kootenay Co op Radio are proud to present a reunited Mystery Train for two nights of fun loving Blues.

Mystery Train is one of the first blues bands to come...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

This year the annual Winter Day on the Trail will be taking place on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail takes place on Family Day, Monday, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The crew from the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS)will be partnering this year with Slocan Valley Recreation to offer a fun-filled afternoon. The event   will be set  up at the Winlaw Station and...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

Wayne Stetski, Member of Parliament for Kootenay--Columbia, has picked a time to directly hear from constituents on their ideas, issues and concerns during a coffee tour through the riding, beginning Tuesday (February 12) in Creston.

The public can meet MP Stetski in person during the tour that will stop in Creston, Crawford Bay, Balfour, Kaslo and Nelson.

“Come meet your MP,...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A quartet of authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct writing workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops Febraury 22-24.

A workshop for novice writers interested in finding their voice will be led by Fernie’s Keith Liggett, the Conference Director. Slocan Valley poet and fiction writer Tom Wayman will offer a workshop on facets of storytelling common to fiction,...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

Early Bird Registration for the 16th Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival opens February 28, 2019, and the Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Writing Contest closes at midnight that day.

Once again a wide variety of workshops will be offered at the festival, including both skill development workshops and open forums with presenters, based on questions and answers, in a relaxed and intimate...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 07 2019

Throughout the District this month, Kootenay Lake SD8 students and staff will be honouring and celebrating Black History through a variety of events, presentations and activities. 

Black History Month is an occasion for African Canadians to commemorate the many achievements and contributions of African Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally...