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by Contributor on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Nelson is a great place to live. 

But not everyone is thriving in our community.

 Close to 2,000 community members live in poverty in Nelson – friends and neighbors – children, youth, adults and seniors.*

Together Nelson is a community-based initiative that was launched in the Fall of 2020 to better understand local poverty in order to create a four-year action plan to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 9th Annual Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July 2021.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

A teacher of writing from UBC Okanagan together with five students from Selkirk College’s creative writing classes will read from their work on Wed., March 24 at the fourth Zoom reading in the 2020-21 author reading series presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre.

Featured will be Kelowna author Matt Rader and Selkirk students Sarah Beauchamp, Carina Costom, Tressa Ford, Bre...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 12 2021

There may be few common threads between the artists showcased in THROWN, the latest group exhibition opening at Touchstones Nelson Museum, but one thing they all share is a love for ceramics.

The show, which runs March 13 to May 29, is a group exhibition featuring a diverse cross-section of artists from across the country, all of which offer a distinct and exemplary approach to ceramics...

by CBT on Friday Mar 12 2021

New environmental and climate data plus new digital tools are available on the Columbia Basin Climate Source website,

The website is a resource for Basin and Boundary communities to access reliable information on the region’s climate, possible future impacts to the environment and communities, and...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council is proud to be continuing the long tradition of hosting ArtWalk, an event that has been instrumental in supporting local artists for over three creative decades.

ArtWalk 2020 was hosted as a fully virtual event to keep our community safe while still supporting local artists. We will continue with our virtual openings in 2021, across our social media...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2021

After many months of anticipation, Reo’s Video will reopen in its new location at 225 Hall Street, Nelson.

It has been a concerted process of planning and searching for the right space since Nelson Civic Theatre Society (The Civic Theatre) purchased Reo's Video in December 2020, but the search is now over.

Opening day will be St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, marking...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

Friends of a family that has called Nelson home for the past two decades, Ryan Zsadany and Fran Mckay-Wright, have started a GoFundMe page after Zsadany received a confirmed diagnosis of APL (a subtype of Leukaemia) last month.

On January 30th, Zsadany visited the Emergency Room at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson after complaining of stiffness following a snowboarding fall.


by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

An important piece of Japanese-Canadian history will be preserved in the Slocan Valley thanks to a $500,000 grant from Heritage BC.

The funds will support construction of the Merriwake Interpretive Centre at Slocan. The building will shelter the Merriwake, a 31-foot fishing boat believed to be the last of its kind in Canada.

“This injection of funds will allow us not only to...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Feb 28 2021

Solving the riddle of building human connection in the midst of a pandemic, students in the Selkirk College Hairstylist Program are offering an in-person salon experience at Nelson’s Silver King Campus while adhering to post-secondary health and safety protocols.

A cornerstone program offering at the Nelson campus since the mid-1960s, decades of learners have honed their skills in the...