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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

While many other organizations have been working to adjust to an online service model in response to COVID-19, Make A Change Canada has operated virtually with a remote workforce since its inception in 2005.

Long before COVID-19 and the move to a “new normal,” clients of Make A Change Canada have accessed the organization’s online programs remotely, at any time of day from the comfort...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Since 1972, Nelsonites have shown they have an appetite for good Italian food and enjoyed yearly Italian style banquets while helping the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society to fundraise in support of many community initiatives.

However, in the year COVID-19 everyone’s lives have been upended, including the fundraising efforts of the community group.

So far the group has had to...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 12 2020

In lieu of the Annual Canada Day pancake breakfast and other Lions Club fundraising events, cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Nelson Lions Club hosted two drive-in movie nights at the foot of Baker Street on June 28 & 29.

The movies shown were Disney’s Onward and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

Gate proceeds raised $1365 thanks to the donations from those in...

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2020

What better way to relieve the stress of being cooped up in isolation for the last three months, than to take the family out for an adrenaline-fueled adventure right here in the heart of the Kootenays.

Scream up a storm on the lines and feel the wind in your face!

Afterall what better way is there to explore nature than a distancing of 300 feet above.

Kokanee Mountain...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 07 2020

Selkirk Paving is the recipient of this year’s Exceptional Public Awareness Program Award – Group Category, presented by the ALS Society of BC.

The purpose of this award category is to evaluate and recognize excellence in fundraising programs implemented during the previous 12 months. This award recognizes an individual or project team who has demonstrated excellence in fundraising. An...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 05 2020

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 12th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until July 31, 2020.

“Wildlife-In-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals who live in B.C.,” says Erin...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

It's time to get back on the stage.

The Capitol Theatre is very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for local and regional professional and emerging performers.

This time of year the Capitol staff are usually wrapping up the final touches in preparation for the fall season launch that is made up of professional touring artists from all over the world.

This year is...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

Recently, the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets ended their 2019-2020 Training Year with a virtual awards presentation.

Since mid-March, the cadet program has been shut down for in person meetings due to Covid-19.

The squadron has continued meet virtually for optional activities since the shutdown started.

The cadets have meet members of the...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, challenges remain for people in Nelson and other West Kootenay communities affected by dementia, many of whom are particularly impacted by the changes in care service provision and disruption in daily routine.

These changes may result in different symptoms and behaviours, including the development of hallucinations and delusions. Residents...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 26 2020

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to present the virtual* juried youth exhibition, If I Can't Dance To It, It's Not My Revolution featuring artwork, artist talks, and more by Josh Franklin, Meadow Kroeger, Spencer Legebokoff, Katherine Victoria MacKay and Bethany Pardoe.

Selected by jurors Marilyn Lee and Ian Johnston, the group exhibition brings together talented young artists...