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by Contributor on Sunday Nov 18 2018

The snow is back on on Baker Street outside local businesses eager for the Winter Kickoff Festival to begin.

Small mounds of snow started appearing Friday morning with more than 40-plus events happening over 10 days in six communities as part of the Winter Kickoff Festival.

Locals are invited to celebrate the pre-winter season in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region in true...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Kootenay Lake School District held its swearing-in ceremony at a Special Open Board Meeting Tuesday, November 13th.

The ceremony marks the beginning of a four-year term for the newly elected board and affirms the roles and responsibilities for all board representatives.

Four new trustees are joining the Board of Education: Susan Chew (Salmo, Taghum & Blewett), Allan...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 15 2018

Recently, Nelson Sea Cadet Kane Cho was promoted to the 2nd highest rank in the Sea Cadet program. His new rank is Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class (CPO2).

At the same time, CPO2 Cho was also appointed as Coxswain of the corp. Coxswain is the most senior cadet in the corp.

CPO2 Cho who lives in Castlegar has been with the Nelson Sea Cadet Corp for five years....

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Ephemeral Existence, an exhibition by Nelson-based contemporary artist Hildur Jónasson. The exhibition will be the first public showing of work done by Jónasson, while participating at the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway last year. Included in the show will be a selection of works on paper, as well as a sculptural...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 12 2018

With the rising costs of housing and food, struggling to make ends meet is a familiar reality for an increasing number of households and individuals in Nelson and area. 

On Saturday, November 17th more than 120 people will be volunteering for Community Connect Day at Central School in Nelson - a day that recognises we can take a community approach to support each other.

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Friday Nov 09 2018

Lost Thread, the latest exhibit showing at Touchstones Nelson, inspires participating fibre artists from Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) to explore a richness of textiles while reflecting on the history of the school that fuels their creative passion.

Robin Wiltse, an alumna of the Textiles Studio, is immersed in a month-long residency in her studio at the Langham Building...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 09 2018

Nelson Sea Cadet, Caleb Johnson from 81 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Hampton Gray VC in Nelson, got a taste of the program during the level one boot camp in Trail.

Cadet Johnson, 13,  joined the Nelson Sea Cadets in September of this year after his curiosity was caught when his uncle had told him about the programme. He has learned about sailing, seamanship, and marksmanship so far...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance?

Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Vibrant tones and song will fill St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral on Friday, November 9th. The Autumn Concert, set for 7 p.m., will feature both young and seasoned performers and is a fundraiser for the St. Saviour’s Food Pantry Garden.

Clinton-Plus-One is a musical duo composed of saxophonist Clinton Swanson and acoustic bassist Rob Fahie. Both musicians have extensive...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2018

The Nelson and District Arts Council is proud to present our third annual Dance Educators’ Showcase on Friday, November 17 th at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

This showcase will feature teachers and students from River Journet Dance, The Dance Umbrella, Front Street Dance, Slava Doval's Dancefusion, Kesavah BellyDance, Miss Corrine's School of Dance, Nelson...