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by Contributor on Monday Aug 31 2020

Wildsightis looking to hire 10 West Kootenay youth, ages 19-29, for a new program focused on climate action and youth leadership.

Responding to both climate change and COVID-19, Wildsight’s goal is to empower young people to inspire and implement solutions to the climate crisis through employment, training, mentorship, and leadership development.

From mid-September to mid-...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

Nelson is a great place to live for many, but almost 1 in 5 residents in our community struggle to make ends meet.

That’s why Voices for Change, a two-year, three-part poverty reduction project funded by Columbia Basin Trust and delivered by Nelson at its Best was launched in 2018.

The project aimed to reduce vulnerability and increase resiliency to poverty for three demographic...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

Nelson Air Cadet Natt McIntosh is spending his summer working at the Nelson airport.

McIntosh has been a member of 561 Nelson Osprey Air Cadet Squadron since 2017 and is going into his fourth year with the squadron.

At the airport, McIntosh is helping with airport maintenance, assisting with aircraft fueling and being a local ambassador to visiting pilots and their passengers. He...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 25 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival are thrilled to announce this year’s recipient of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers. Writer Ms. Danielle LaRocquehas been chosen by an arms-length jury to receive the award this year.

Her letter of nomination highlighted the quality of her work, community involvement and support of the literary...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 24 2020

The notion of a library as a warehouse for books is a cliché long due for retirement along with the shushing librarian — and yet as a narrative, it owes a lot to history.

The Nelson Public Library examines its own evolution in this, its centenary year, in partnership with Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Turning Pages: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nelson Public Library...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 20 2020

Kootenay Seniors is delighted to announce its services currently being offered:

  • Home Support Program helps seniors to stay in their homes longer by safely providing light housekeeping services. Subsidized rates for low-income seniors. NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS.
  • The Volunteer Driver Program provides safe rides for seniors by screened, experienced drivers seven (7) days a...
by Contributor on Thursday Aug 20 2020

ANKORS, the AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society, is hosting a 72-hour virtual art slam to raise awareness and funds to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the Kootenay/Boundary region.

The art slam will run from September 8th-10th and will raise funds for the ANKORS Foundation Fund.

This fund aims to support the specific needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 18 2020

The Chief Administrative Officer, has received the official resignation of the General Manager of Nelson Hydro, Alex Love. Mayor and Council offer their gratitude to Mr. Love for his hard work and many achievements during his 12-year tenure at the City of Nelson and Nelson Hydro. 

Love played a critical role in modernizing Nelson Hydro's infrastructure and moving forward important...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 17 2020

August is Customized Employment Awareness Month. 

WorkBC offers one-on-one support to job seekers who need a customized employment plan to access the local labour market.

If you or someone close to you would benefit from this kind of employment assistance, contact your local WorkBC Centre at Kootenay Career...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 13 2020

The Nelson Sea and Air Cadets would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Lions Club, both the Nelson and Salmo branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club and the Nelson Road Kings for their ongoing support.

It is with the help of these organizations that the cadet program thrives in Nelson.

In April, the Nelson Sea and Air cadet...

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