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by Contributor on Monday Sep 14 2020

BC Culture Days announces a month-long series of engaging, interactive events taking place in the Kootenay Region — including Ymir on September 26 and Revelstoke September 25 — and across Canada at ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

When Terry Fox told his mom and dad that he was planning a cross country Run, his mom Betty asked him why it couldn’t just be across BC. Terry’s answer: “Because it’s not just people in BC who get cancer.”

He knew that the only way he could reach his enormous fundraising goal of $1 million was to take on our huge country, one Canadian at a time.

One ask at a time.

One try...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

As steady as our environment can seem at times, factors beyond our control have the potential to rapidly change the world around us. The current COVID-19 situation, natural disasters and everyday events like an unexpected illness or need for relocation can be stressful, exhausting and can dramatically change our behaviour.

These changes may be felt even more heavily by Nelson and other...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 04 2020

The Community Futures Central Kootenay Cannabis Business Transition Initiative is pleased to announce the launch the Cannabis Economic Development Task Force.

For decades, the cannabis industry has been a resilient part of the Kootenay economy,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 01 2020

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is pleased to welcome Andrea Carter as its new Executive Director.

“We’re thrilled to have Andrea join us, with her experience in community work and her education in non-profit management,” says Yvette Janzen, chair of the board of directors.

“She has the perfect blend of skills, as well as clear feminist values.”

Carter has a...

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...