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by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

The winner of this year’s Nelson Poetry Slam is heading to Vancouver at the end of April to represent Nelson in a national competition.

Dazza MacAskill says he's placed second so many times in other events that he’s excited at this chance to reach the next level and compete at Verses Festival of Words 2019.

Born in Fruitvale and long time Kootenay resident, the 34 year-old says...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

Cancer is a taker.

It wants everything from us - our health, our confidence, our families. And it is relentless.

Statistics say one in three people arm wrestle with cancer, but what about the other two people? Our job is to stand in the gap. Fill the void with love, compassion, and our ability to GO when our friends can't. This is what the 24 is all about.

A team of eight...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

Nelson is joining in on the provincially-coordinated Sarah Beckett Memorial Run.

The five-kilometer family event, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13th on the Nelson waterfront starting at Lakeside Park, is being held in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett, who died tragically in the line of duty after her marked police vehicle was struck by a pickup in the early hours of on April 5...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 29 2019

Science World is bringing its unique and entertaining science shows to Nelson and surrounding communities. Science World’s On The Road team will be visiting these communities from April 1 to April 5, performing at schools and participating in the Community Science Celebration, on April 6 in Nelson.

Science World On The Road visits over 30,000 students each year at schools outside the...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 28 2019

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is looking for people with experience in conserving and enhancing local fish and wildlife to join it’s 10-member Columbia Region Board, for a three-year term.

Board members review and approve funding for all FWCP fish and wildlife projects in the region, and support planning and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

We all know that there are some spaces we live or work that feel  great—and some that don’t.  But we don’t always know why. On Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. the Library will host a special guest to help untangle the question.

M. Charlyne Chiasson is the author of Elemental Feng Shi: The Art of Orientation, a beautiful new book that celebrates the ancient architectural and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

The Capitol Theatre’s final Family Show, The 26 Letter Dance, comes from Quebec dance troupe Bouge de là. This lovely company is one of the rare professional dance companies that creates works exclusively for children.

A multidisciplinary alphabet primer, The 26 Letter Dance is a journey into the world of letters and words. The show has a simple but wonderfully interactive premise; 15...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 25 2019

When students return to school folllowing Spring Break, there may be a few new faces in the hallways after Kootenay Lake School District announced a few staffing changes.

Here are some of those changes:

  • The District will see the gradual return to work (GRTW) return to Blewett Elementary of Principal Mary Ann Gaschnitz. Welcome back.
  • Acting Principal, Lindsay...
by Contributor on Monday Mar 25 2019

A cultural cornerstone at the heart of Nelson’s performing arts scene, the Capitol Theatre is already Nelson’s premiere destination and facility choice for theatre-goers and renters alike! But what if they could do more?

The Capitol Theatre Restoration Society is seeking input into the need/desire for expansion of its current venue to include a multi-purpose black box theatre...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Things get beautifully fluid at the Nelson Public Library when multi-media Winlaw artist Sherry Heyliger exhibits swirling celebrations of colour and movement. The exhibition is entitled Great & Small.

What began for Heyliger as nature-based therapy became “a whole new forum of expression that drove me deeper and deeper to my core,” she says in her artist statement. “I wanted to...

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