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by Contributor on Monday Aug 19 2019

The Nelson Public Library and Kootenay Pride have teamed up to present a pre-Pride warm-up event on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm. “Surprise! A Queer Archives Pop-up Event” offers an introduction to the Kootenay Queer Archives collection, a treasure trove of magazines, newspapers, posters and more from Canadian LGBTQ+ history, 1969-1991. Archive holder Michael Wicks describes the collection as...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 15 2019

There’s an amazing program coming in September called "Heal Ourselves, Heal the Earth" coming to Four Nations Outdoor Centre in Winlaw.

The eight-week, healing journey program incorporates traditional indigenous healing practices such as sweat lodge, ceremonial herbal baths, ethnobotanical knowledge, traditional wisdom teachings from elders, and so much more.

Thanks to grant...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

Do you dream of having your own radio show?

Are you a superstar volunteer?

Well now is your chance to make that dream a reality.

Nelson's award winning community radio station Kootenay Co-op Radio is heading into their new fall season and they are looking for folks who have an interest in producing their own radio show and have the commitment to volunteer for the station...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

A multi-award winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today, Sue Foley, is coming back to the Kootenay's for two shows. 

Foley spent her early childhood in Canada and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s — the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 11 2019

Nelson City Council put the pedal to the metal this week, taking a look at new and proposed development around the City.

This wasn’t an ordinary tour though, Council rode from site to site on E Bikes.

Gericks Cycle and Ski was gracious enough to provide the E Bikes for the tour, ensuring that the 36 degree day didn’t require too much of Council’s energy peddling up and down our...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 08 2019

Arin Fay’s summer show at the Nelson Library pull from two well-received touring exhibitions: Between the Lines, an artistic tribute to female Canadian writers, and Beyond the Batholith, which focused specifically on female writers who live in the Columbia Basin.

Fay used pyrography — word-burning — as well as acrylic paint in these works. To create the pyrographic elements, she pressed...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

On July 21, 2019, the City's new Climate Change Coordinator officially began work in the Department of Development Services. The successful incumbent is Kate Letizia, who originally hails from Calgary, but is a long-time visitor to Nelson.

City Council moved forward with the decision to hire a Climate Change Coordinator (CCC) position to implement initiatives to increase Nelson's...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Nelson's budding professional theatre artists Emma Chart, Don Thompson, Quinn Barron and Sage Cowan star in the Nelson History Theatre production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Proof, running Thursday to Sunday (August 8-11) at the TNT Playhouse.

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent seasons, Proof explores the intertwined mysteries of love and...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

A fundraising campaign is underway to save a historic Japanese Canadian fishing boat that is the last of its kind in Canada.

The Merriwake, a 31’ gill netter built in 1929, was acquired earlier this year by the Slocan Valley Historical Society (SVHS) after it was alerted to the boat’s existence.  It was constructed by master boat builder Isamu Matsumoto, the father of aluminum boat...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 31 2019

The BC SPCA Nelson Branch is requesting assistance from the public to cover medical costs for an 11-month-old cat named Rupert, who fell from a two-story apartment building, breaking his right hind femur.

The cat named Rupert underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at a local vet clinic where staff saved his leg, inserting an intramedullary pin and wire to hold the bone in place while...