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by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A quartet of authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct writing workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops Febraury 22-24.

A workshop for novice writers interested in finding their voice will be led by Fernie’s Keith Liggett, the Conference Director. Slocan Valley poet and fiction writer Tom Wayman will offer a workshop on facets of storytelling common to fiction,...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

Early Bird Registration for the 16th Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival opens February 28, 2019, and the Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Writing Contest closes at midnight that day.

Once again a wide variety of workshops will be offered at the festival, including both skill development workshops and open forums with presenters, based on questions and answers, in a relaxed and intimate...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 07 2019

Throughout the District this month, Kootenay Lake SD8 students and staff will be honouring and celebrating Black History through a variety of events, presentations and activities. 

Black History Month is an occasion for African Canadians to commemorate the many achievements and contributions of African Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 07 2019

Oxygen is excited to be offering four fun-filled spring break camps for kids aged 8-18. 

It’s time to SING in the first week of the break with two half day camps directed by the talented Erica Dee. Oxygen is thrilled to have Erica back to offer this fun-filled camp where kids will have the opportunity to sing, write and play the songs they love. “These camps will inspire young music...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Are you single? Do you love to ski or snowboard? Are you looking for a new way to meet people? Then put down Tinder and come try Skied Dating, happening Feb. 10 at Whitewater, and Feb. 14 at RED Mountain Resort!

What is Skied Dating?

It is speed dating Kootenay style. Skied Dating arose in answer to the challenges of dating in a small town, and dating in general. How do I meet...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Kootenay Lake was the recent scene of an attack as pirates Lilly and Liam Jones boarded the MV Osprey 2000 a few weeks ago looking for booty. The “Be a Pirate Captain” trip was donated by Western Pacific Marine as a children’s draw prize at Balfour Days last July.

The pirates toured the vessel, looking for treasure and treats, then stormed the bridge where they seized control of the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 04 2019

The Third Annual Ladies Night On The Lake is set for Friday (March 1) at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

The evening of fun and frivolity, beginning with Appies at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment at 7 p.m., is a fundraiser for Children's Hospital Foundation, as well, partial proceeds are being donated to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

This is a ladies only event...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 04 2019

The Kootenay Lake Health Care Auxiliary Society will be having a Knitting and Yarn Sale on Tuesday, February 12th, starting at 8 a.m. at the Kootenay Lake Hospital Lobby. 

 Items for sale include knitted toques from babies to adults, afghans, buttons, slippers, mitts, scarves, patterns, sweaters, socks, cotton yarn, yarn for afghans and knitting needles.

The Kootenay Lake...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 01 2019

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce that the RDCK is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative funding. Nelson City Council will be allocating this funding between the four core pillars of sustainability as identified in the City’s Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy.

The deadline for...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to present The Radicals, a film by Beyond Boarding, in Nelson (Wednesday) February 6th at 7 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, and in Rossland (Thursday) February 7th at 7 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall.

Extreme sport meets indigenous activism in this provocative film that explores our collective responsibility to the lands on which we recreate.