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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days.

They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.

Case Manager and ADST Teacher Dave Dando has been guiding and helping...

by Contributor on Saturday Feb 20 2021

Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format.

The public is urged to join virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays — and across British Columbia — while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 19 2021

On February 12th, the cadets from 516 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadets were joined by several senior cadets from No. 23 Nelson Squadron, New Zealand Air Training Corps.

The New Zealand cadets joined in with 561’s Level 4 training for one class and then the seniors had some time to get to know each other.

All the cadets also had a chance to be together and discuss the...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 19 2021

The authors of two new memoirs — one on the experience of a journeywoman carpenter, and the other on growing up in a Doukhobor activist family — will be featured at the third Zoom reading in the 2020-21 author reading series presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

Reading from and talking about their work on Wed., Feb. 24 will be Victoria, B.C.’s Kate Braid and Shoreacres, B.C.’s...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

Indigenous women face higher rates of violence than any other cultural group in Canada and the United States. Indigenous families and communities have been advocating for generations to make changes to the colonial system that often treats the perpetrators of the violence with impunity.


by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

This March, people in Nelson and across the Kootenays will take action and change the future for the estimated 70,000 people living with dementia in B.C. at Breakfast to Remember, the Alzheimer Society’s of B.C.’s virtual fundraiser. It features a keynote address and live Q&A with astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space.

The event, a morning of inspiring talks...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 11 2021

Kate Armstrong, the Nelson author of “The Stone Frigate” joined the Nelson Air Cadets for their meeting on February 5th.

During the virtual meeting, Kate told the cadets about her time in Air Cadets and the Canadian Armed Forces. Kate joined Air Cadets just as females were officially permitted into the Cadet program in the mid 1970's. In 1978 she was in one of the first groups of female...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

The Nelson & District Hospice Society is hosting a ZOOM session to assist the public living with the loss from an overdose death.

Healing from grief is not the process of forgetting, it is the process of remembering with less pain and more joy.

This group will provide healing support for people coping with the potential shock, grief and complex emotions that may accompany the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

Mealshare, a national social enterprise on a mission to help end youth hunger, is thrilled to announce its new ongoing national partnership with A&W Canada, including the restaurant located in Nelson.

The two Nelson locations, one in Railtown and the other in the Chalko Mika Mall, will be supporting Kootney Kids Society to provide meals in the community.

For every Mealshare...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 01 2021

Oxygen Art Centre welcomes Brian Lye as Artist-in-Residence throughout December and January where he created works for the exhibition ABOVE ABOVE BELOW BELOW, on view from 20 February – 20 March 2021.

Lye is an internationally renowned filmmaker, artist, and educator who lives and works in Nelson, BC. His practice is focused in analogue film production, merging the everyday...