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by Contributor on Sunday Sep 11 2022

Storytelling can take many forms from the oral tradition to the written word. On Tuesday, September 20 at the Nelson Library, budding and experienced cartoonists from ages 7-100+ can learn to tell better stories through comics.

Cartoonist and illustrator Adam de Souza will lead two free workshops, one for children at 3:30 pm and one for teens and adults at 7 p.m.

In his workshop...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 06 2022

Taghum Hall’s roots are steeped in Doukhobor culture, from floor-stomping polka dances to weddings, funerals, choir practices — and food, of course.

Taghum Hall celebrates those roots at a special B.C. Culture Days event on Friday, September 23 with displays, demonstrations, and pyrahi (traditional fruit-filled tarts) from 2- 5 p.m., plus an evening program of songs and stories from 7-9...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 06 2022

Get your soul on at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre when Vancouver’s Queen of Soul takes the stage on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented through a partnership between the Capitol Theatre and the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, the concert will be followed by a lively panel discussion about storytelling through song, featuring special guests from among Nelson’s musical movers-...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 30 2022

On Saturday August 27th, Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FoKLSS) hosted a clean up and social to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.  

More than 25 volunteers joined the local non-profit at the Nelson Lakeside Walk (aka the Dog Walk) to clean up the excessive amount of sharp debris littering the shoreline of one of the beaches. In just two hours they removed over 230...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to offer a new exhibition, How to be 57 by visual artist Lucie Chan. Lucie Chan was born in Guyana, and currently resides on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations otherwise known as Vancouver, BC where she maintains a multi-disciplinary visual art practice and...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 26 2022

The public is invited to the International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Nelson Wednesday, August 31 at Cottonwood Falls Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events includes a Vigil Event from 1-2 p.m., honouring of loved ones who have passed away due to the overdose/drug poisoning crisis Community sharing event with stories and speakers and Indigenous and local support.


by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is overwhelmed with gratitude at the response to the 34th annual ArtWalk.

ArtWalk 2022 has had more artists and more venues than ever before. This was the first year back to fully in-person ArtWalk events and we came back with a bang. Seeing the streets filled with art lovers, stilt walkers and puppets on the opening nights felt amazing...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2022

From the copper mines of the Boundary District through to the coalfields of the Crowsnest, railways shaped the development of social, political, and economic life in the Kootenays.

As the various and competing rail lines created a vast transportation network that connected east to west, it also brought calamity – cutting through Indigenous territories, causing environmental distress,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply (KISS), ANKORS, and Civic Theatre are pleased to present a special community screening of Colin Askey's award-winning 2022 documentary, Love in the Time of Fentanyl, taking place at The Civic Theatre in Nelson on Monday, August 29th at 7 p.m.

A panel...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

Two cadets from the West Kootenays recently returned home from three-week summer training courses at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre. 

Flight Sergeant Kael Helgeson from 531 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, City of Trail completed the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course.

The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course enabled Kael to develop the skills and knowledge to instruct...