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by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 26 2021

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one self-identified woman environmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award.

The Legacy Fund was established at the Osprey CommunityFoundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist Suzy Hamilton, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2021

Like most performing artists, Hiromoto Ida has been absent from the stage for almost a year.

It would appear from the outside that he may have set this part of his persona aside until an easier time to perform but, also like most artists, he has used the solitude and the restrictions on collaboration provided by the pandemic as food for creation.

Supported by “Made in BC Dance on...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983, recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.

Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces.

Due to Covid-19, the Nelson Police Board was unable to have a formal ceremony, but...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The Nelson Air Cadets started 2021 with three promotions. Flight Corporals Liam Egan, Justice Ward and William Wiltzen were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. All three of the new Sergeants are in their fourth level of training with the Squadron.

Also during the virtual meeting, the Squadron was joined by Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles. Chief MacCharles talked to the cadets about his...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

There's a now available during the coronavirus pandemic that will help people deal with the impact of living with dementia in B.C.

“The pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of the estimated 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia in B.C., including residents in Nelson and other West Kootenay communities,” says Ruth Cordiner, a Support & Education Coordinator for the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 17 2021

Allison Girvan, who has come full circle at the Capitol Theatre, is now the new Box Office Manager for the local theatre arts facility on Victoria Street in Nelson.

Girvan also assumes the Assistant Manager position.

Girvan, who first worked at the Capitol Theatre in 1987 through a student summer works program, brings a passion and understanding of the performing arts in the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 12 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council and The Narrows Art Retreat (formerly Hidden Creek) have joined forces again to host the fifth annual Wood Gundy/The Narrows Artist’s Residency, located at Grohman creek, a short boat ride from the City of Nelson.

The collective goal is to provide artists with a “retreat style” setting in order to work on or develop their Art in the areas of visual...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 11 2021

The Nelson Legion Branch 51 is extremely grateful after Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison presented President Bill Andreaschuk with a cheque for $10,000 for support during COVID-19.

The funds, recently presented by MP Morrison at the Nelson Legion on Stanley Street, are part of the COVID-19 relief package that will be used by most Royal Canadian Legions across Canada which are suffering...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 08 2021

Oxygen Art Centre launches ten new courses scheduled for 2021 with a rich plethora of experiences waiting to be had! Dive into poetry, dabble in painting, cut and paste (old style) with collage, be consumed by colour theory, channel your inner fashion designer, or discover the diversity of sound-based inquiry.


by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 05 2021

The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron cadets received a nice surprise in December during the first parade when Royal Canadian Air Cadets Major Regan Wickett joined in for a Zoom meeting.

Major Wickett is the Deputy Commanding Officer and Standards Officer for the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the “SNOWBIRDS” of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Major Wickett, started his flying career as...