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by Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2020

The Heritage Credit Union recently presented the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) with a cheque for $12K from their Sustainable Community Investment Program. The funds will be used by the Society for upgrading of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

“This support is fantastic," said Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the volunteer SVHTS.

“We have been wanting to replace the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

B.C. environmental author and activist Nancy Holmes, B.C. women-in-trades poet and memoirist Kate Braid, and Alberta wilderness writer and singer-songwriter Sid Marty will headline this year’s Convergence Writers’ Weekend, in Silverton, B.C. June 12 and 13.

Registration is now open for the 7th annual event, to be held at the Silverton Memorial Hall, 203 Lake Ave. (Highway 6...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 17 2020

It started as a class trip and ended with a rescue mission.

In 2010 a group of students arrived in Haiti to work on a humanitarian project; just four hours later the devastating earthquake hit.

Owen Spears shares his experience waiting for rescue – and about the kindness of locals – in his memoir, Hour Four: Surviving the Earthquake in Haiti. The local launch of Spears’ book...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Paddle power and slope shredders collide for a night of fundraising fun at Salmo Ski Hill on Friday, February 21st.

Ambler, the Nelson-based hat company with a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

In the last few weeks British Columbia has experienced some record low temperatures and snowfalls. Although some British Columbians are thrilled with the conditions at the ski hills many folks who are experiencing homelessness find this weather to be a life threatening challenge.

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 Nelson CARES Society will host the 6th annual Coldest Night of the Year (...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 09 2020

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016.

This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

“This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool of...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 09 2020

Fridays For Future Nelson is partnering with Extinction Rebellion and the Nelson United Church to put on an Earth Art Festival on Friday, February 14th.

This is a two-part event: First part, will be a community Strike in front of Nelson City Hall from 2-3 p.m: Second Part, will be a “Earth Art Fest” at Nelson United Church to create a “community quilt” from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

“Our...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 07 2020

The Proctor Village Bakery/Cafe has found its new operators.

Bee Campbell and Rob Jenkins were all smiles while signing the bakery lease on January 28th. The pair look forward to joining the community and breaking bread together in the spring.

Growing up in the area, Bee spent a lot of time in Procter as a kid.  She loves community, people and baking sweets and sourdough.  Bee...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 07 2020

The Nelson WorkBC Centre and the Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) invite you to join us for coffee, refreshments, and to discover the services available to support the Kootenay Francophone community find employment.

Drop by to say hello, enjoy some snacks, meet WorkBC and AFKO staff and key Kootenay employers.

  • When: Wednesday,...
by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

The Sixth annual Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival to be held at Taghum Beach Regional Park on Saturday, February 8th from 5-7 p.m. 

The Polka Dot Dragon Festival, started in 2014, is an outdoor experiential arts festival showcasing local artists and performers.  It focuses on the intersection of nature and art and is an excellent way to inspire creativity and bring warmth and light to...

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