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by Contributor on Sunday Jun 02 2019

Fresh from filling more than 275 backpacks for school districts in Nelson, Castlegar/Trail, Grand Forks and Nakusp, the West Kootenay Telus Ambassadors are back at it Saturday (June 8) with a Huge Garage Sale in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Nelson.

The Garage Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with proceeds going toward the L.V. Rogers Grad Bursary.


by Contributor on Wednesday May 29 2019

Ticket sales have commenced for the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival featuring workshops, special events, and panel discussions.

Workshops and Blue Pencil Critique spots are limited to just 10 spots, and special events may sell out before the Festival, which runs July 11 – 14 in Nelson, BC.

New this year is a workshop in lyric-crafting with award-winning Canadian singer-...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 29 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says that people with disabilities will have more opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation and adventure in the region thanks to government job creation funding.

“People with disabilities can face barriers that prevent them from fully enjoying their communities,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “As we get ready to celebrate B.C.’s second...

by Contributor on Monday May 27 2019

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is an installation artist originally from New Brunswick who now resides in Victoria, BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the Oxygen Art Centre space.

Evan Locke will be in residence from June 4th to June 13th...

by Contributor on Sunday May 26 2019

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society will be hosting their annual general meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Queens Bay Church in Queens Bay.

The meeting runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

This is an opportunity for any interested community members, volunteers and FOKLSS members to come and learn about what has been happening at FOKLSS and what they have in store....

by Contributor on Friday May 24 2019

Home energy efficiency just got a little easier.

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades to help their homes become more energy-efficient. On Wednesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., seniors can drop into the Nelson Public Library to find out more and get help registering for the program with West Kootenay EcoSociety Program Manager Erin...

by Contributor on Thursday May 23 2019

A live public reading of “A Door to be Kicked” will be presented by astar-studded cast of local actors under the direction of Bessie Wapp on Sunday, May 26th at the UBC Nelson Campus at 266 Baker Street.

There will be two shows at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The readings are being held in the UBC Nelson Campus #1, with level access from the alley.

"A Door to be Kicked" is a...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 21 2019

The Kootenay Blues Society, after a very successful first year, kicks off their second season with the Blues Supergroup: MARK HUMMEL and his GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE at Finley's in Nelson on Wednesday, May 29th.     

Featuring Grammy-nominated Harp Blower/Vocalist/ Bandleader Mark Hummel ; Guitar legend Anson Funderburgh (Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Snooks...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 21 2019

The Capitol Theatre is offering another batch of fun and creative theatre classes for kids 8-12 years old.

Footlights Academy, Segment II is a series of six sessions, over a three-week period in June — June 10/11, 17/18 & 24/25. All sessions run from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Led by professional actor and instructor Avi Phillips, young actors will discover and develop worlds, real and...

by Contributor on Thursday May 16 2019

Laurel Giasson, co-owner of Frog Peak Cafe recently presented Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society Chairperson, Helene Dostaler with a cheque for $500.

“The Slocan Valley Rail Trail has really been a great benefit to our business and our community,” says Glasson. “We just wanted to say thank you."

The cheque will be going into the Rail Trail’s Equipment Replacement Fund. “We have...