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by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

A teacher of writing from UBC Okanagan together with five students from Selkirk College’s creative writing classes will read from their work on Wed., March 24 at the fourth Zoom reading in the 2020-21 author reading series presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

Featured will be Kelowna author Matt Rader and Selkirk students Sarah Beauchamp, Carina Costom, Tressa Ford, Bre...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 12 2021

There may be few common threads between the artists showcased in THROWN, the latest group exhibition opening at Touchstones Nelson Museum, but one thing they all share is a love for ceramics.

The show, which runs March 13 to May 29, is a group exhibition featuring a diverse cross-section of artists from across the country, all of which offer a distinct and exemplary approach to ceramics...

by CBT on Friday Mar 12 2021

New environmental and climate data plus new digital tools are available on the Columbia Basin Climate Source website,

The website is a resource for Basin and Boundary communities to access reliable information on the region’s climate, possible future impacts to the environment and communities, and...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council is proud to be continuing the long tradition of hosting ArtWalk, an event that has been instrumental in supporting local artists for over three creative decades.

ArtWalk 2020 was hosted as a fully virtual event to keep our community safe while still supporting local artists. We will continue with our virtual openings in 2021, across our social media...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

After many months of anticipation, Reo’s Video will reopen in its new location at 225 Hall Street, Nelson.

It has been a concerted process of planning and searching for the right space since Nelson Civic Theatre Society (The Civic Theatre) purchased Reo's Video in December 2020, but the search is now over.

Opening day will be St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, marking...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

Friends of a family that has called Nelson home for the past two decades, Ryan Zsadany and Fran Mckay-Wright, have started a GoFundMe page after Zsadany received a confirmed diagnosis of APL (a subtype of Leukaemia) last month.

On January 30th, Zsadany visited the Emergency Room at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson after complaining of stiffness following a snowboarding fall.


by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

An important piece of Japanese-Canadian history will be preserved in the Slocan Valley thanks to a $500,000 grant from Heritage BC.

The funds will support construction of the Merriwake Interpretive Centre at Slocan. The building will shelter the Merriwake, a 31-foot fishing boat believed to be the last of its kind in Canada.

“This injection of funds will allow us not only to...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Feb 28 2021

Solving the riddle of building human connection in the midst of a pandemic, students in the Selkirk College Hairstylist Program are offering an in-person salon experience at Nelson’s Silver King Campus while adhering to post-secondary health and safety protocols.

A cornerstone program offering at the Nelson campus since the mid-1960s, decades of learners have honed their skills in the...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 28 2021

The Trafalgar Middle School Outdoor Class is fundraising to assist with upcoming spring programs for students.

The class, spearheaded by student EA (Misha Chernoff) and instructor Brooke Jones, has begun selling fire starters made by the class.

“The students have visited local businesses and shared “pitches” that they prepared for the product,” Jones explained.

“Many local...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Creativity, it’s in our nature.

Art on the Rails is an outdoor art exhibition on display for the month of February at four locations along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

A snow sculpture at Crescent Valley and a series of digital print signs representing a variety of artists are accessible to ski or walk to (200m) from four trailhead locations: Crescent Valley, Passmore, Winlaw...