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by Contributor on Sunday May 30 2021

May is recognized as Child-Care month in BC each year, however the SD8 Kootenay Lake Innovative Learning Department is committed to advancing early learning initiatives the entire year long.

This spring, as part of the ongoing collaboration with community early years providers, SD8 sponsored 60 local Early Childhood Educators, primary teachers and Educational Assistants to attend the...

by Contributor on Sunday May 30 2021

Effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures go into effect for all Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) water systems.

Water Conservation Measures run annually across the RDCK from June 1 through September 30.

On June 1, Stage 1 restrictions will officially be implemented and may increase to one of three additional stages should demand increase...

by Contributor on Thursday May 27 2021

This weekend is a rich offering of streamed presentations from the Capitol Theatre with local Nelson and BC representation in the genres of music and dance respectively.

Beginning on May 27th  and available for one week, local singer and ukulele player Brian Kalbfleisch will be joined by Rob Fahie on bass, Don Macdonald on violin, and Graham Tracy on percussion to present an...

by Contributor on Thursday May 27 2021

In June 2020, Mayor and Council approved the rollout of an E-bike Program for residents to promote active transportation and community wellbeing and help reduce GHG emissions and assist with parking challenges in the downtown core.

The program provides low-interest financing for Nelson homeowners to purchase a commuter bike. The loan is re-paid monthly on the homeowner’s Nelson Hydro...

by Bob Hall on Monday May 24 2021

Exploring the depths of Indigenous homelessness through personal experience and a growing body of ground-breaking academic work, acclaimed Canadian author Jesse Thistle is the featured speaker in Selkirk College’s latest Truth & Justice Series event on June 2.

A Métis-Cree-Scot Ph.D. candidate in the History program at York University in Toronto, Thistle is an assistant professor...

by Contributor on Monday May 24 2021

The SEEDS Nelson Seventh Street Greenhouse project is ‘shovel ready’ and is finally ready to break ground at the end of June.

The project crew consists of city planners, an engineer, a project manager, and SEEDS Nelson volunteers including the board. They are ready to create a promising gem in the heart of this neighbourhood.

In 2018, (following the destruction of their existing...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 19 2021

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. continues to provide residents of Nelson affected by dementia with practical tips and information through its regular webinar series.

Upcoming June events include sessions on music and dementia, as well as the opportunity to hear directly from people living with dementia as they reflect on what they have learned through their experience of the disease....

by Contributor on Monday May 17 2021

A local tech company is aiming to inspire meaningful conversation with kids around climate change.

Called, LIVE IT EARTH, the company produces a series of eight interactive episodes per school year including lessons that take kids up close and personal with wildlife, trek them to lava-spewing volcanoes and explore issues like natural resource transition, ocean plastics and wildfires....

by Contributor on Sunday May 16 2021

Easter Seals BC/Yukon is thrilled to launch their first-ever 50/50 online raffle to send kids and adults with disabilities to Easter Seals Camps both in person and online this summer. 

“Easter Seals Camps provide both a lot of fun and skills to campers with disabilities,” says Lisa Beck, CEO and President of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.

“Our camps are fully accessible, and provide a...

by Contributor on Thursday May 13 2021

Students at J.V. Humphries (JVH) school in Kaslo have spent the year circumventing one another while at school, keeping to their grade level cohorts, in adherence with social distancing protocols. For this small close-knit school community, it’s been a hard year.  

This past winter, two JVH students, Emma LeCouffe and Faye Petersen, were motivated to find a unique way to bring the whole...

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