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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...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 15 2019

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Family-friendly and fun, it unites Canadians in their desire to put an end to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This event shows support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease; 400 of which are living in British Columbia.

Among the 15 Walks taking place across BC is the...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 15 2019

While graduation is just around the corner, the students of L.V. Rogers are first inviting the community to another important event - the Annual Talent Show.

The Grad Talent Show is set for Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. The students will showcase a wide range of arts including music, dance and theatre in a 2-hour event that is sure to entertain and impress.

“We have so many...

by Contributor on Sunday May 12 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of bill C - 150 of which Trudeau so famously said: "there's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."

Initially introduced by then Justice Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau bill C - 150 called for among other things the decriminalizing same sex relations between two consenting adults. That original bill was derailed by...

by Contributor on Sunday May 12 2019

The Nelson United Church is hosting Art Silent Auction at the 602 Silica Street church on Saturday, May 18th.

To arrange a viewing or submit a bid, contact the United Church office at 250-352-2822 Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon until May 16th.

Final bids close at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18th at the Spring Coffee Party.

To view the auction catalogue go to this...

by Contributor on Thursday May 09 2019

Technical expertise meets the perfection of nature in a new exhibition at the Nelson Public Library. “Big and Small: Birds Found in the West Kootenay” is a photographic exhibition by Richard Hill that asks us to slow down and appreciate our avian neighbours. The work is on display at the Nelson Public Library through May and June.

Richard Hill is a busy guy. The owner-operator of High...

by Contributor on Thursday May 09 2019

Local Kootenay authors will offer warmup events during May for June’s 6th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend, this year featuring Toronto novelist and memoirist Joy Kogawa.

“Coffee with a Writer” sessions will be held at noon at New Denver’s Outlet Youth Centre, 306 6th Ave., with Nakusp author Claire Paradis on May 25. A third “Coffee with a Writer” session will...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 08 2019

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) received $15,000 from the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program to deliver all ages, inclusive programming at the Nelson Tech Club.

“These programs will be a perfect introduction to using technology,” says Cam Whitehead, Executive Director of KAST, “for anyone who wants to use tech to live better, work smarter… or...

by Contributor on Monday May 06 2019

The 18th Annual Nelson GardenFest is kicking off Nelson’s Market Season on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. on the 600 block of Baker Street and 500 block of Hall Street.

This will be the second year it will take place on the newly renovated Hall Street Plaza and its public amenities. The streets will be closed on the 600 block of Baker St. from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 11th...

by Contributor on Monday May 06 2019

The popularity of BC SPCA’s summer camp program in Nelson means the camp has literally outgrown its space, leading organizers to look out into the community for a new location.

Regional Humane Educator Stephenie Campbell explains that in previous years camps were held in the Nelson BC SPCA Adoption Centre on Falls Street. Being held in an operating animal...