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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

The Kootenay Music Awards return in 2019 for an annual celebration of: diversity, creativity, and community musicians. The Kootenay Co-op Radio is proud to be presenting the awards for the third consecutive year.

Expect live performances coming in from across the Koots, an exciting awards ceremony, and some truly fantastic prizes for our winners. This year’s celebration will be held on...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 28 2019

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents the Paul Landsberg Sextet, performing the music of film composer, Henry Mancini, Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall.

“I’ve always loved playing Mancini’s compositions, but wanted to dig much deeper into his many decades of material," said Landsberg.

The sextet is going to start out with the film noir era and...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 28 2019

The Capitol Theatre’s first season show in the new year is Ballet Jörgen’s Coppélia, a family- friendly ballet on Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

This is a great performance to introduce the family to the world of ballet; it is a daring, bold and funny story told with humour and, of course, Ballet Jörgen’s incredible “effervescence is harnessed by discipline” (Dierdre Kelly, Critics...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 24 2019

For many of us, the idea of retirement conjures visions of leisure, travel, and time for all those projects we’ve been meaning to do. But all that free time can be daunting, too.

On Thursday, February 14 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library, Certified Retirement Coach Wendy Lacroix will offer tips for a successful retirement beyond the honeymoon period.

“This type of coaching is...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 24 2019

As the saying goes: - “It’s too cold for even a church mouse!”

The Boiler Makers are back again for another “Burger & Beer for the Boiler” fundraiser for St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral.

The boiler and heating system in this Nelson heritage treasure is reaching its end of life and needs replacing. As well, having committed to the 100% Renewable Kootenay Initiative, the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2019

Local historian Peter Bartl has been awarded The City of Nelson’s annual Heritage Award for 2018 for his dedicated work in the education, promotion and preservation of Nelson’s local history. The award comes with a $1000 honorarium.

“We are thrilled to present Peter with this award,” says Heritage Working Group Chair and Touchstones Museum Executive Director Astrid Heyerdahl. “His depth...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 22 2019

Toronto’s Dundurn Press has released No Place for Wolverines, the second novel in author Dave Butler’s award-winning Jenny Willson mystery series.

Butler lives in Cranbrook, BC and is a professional forester and biologist, a writer and photographer, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2019

For years photographer David Gluns has gone the extra mile for the perfect shot. Sometimes that meant getting up before daybreak for the best light or working his magic to make a Whitewater Cooks dish look good enough to eat. In addition to the famous cookbook series by Shelley Adams, David has been the feature photographer for a large number of commercial and tourism-related projects.


by Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2019

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is thrilled to share some exciting news that Erin Bates has accepted the role as Executive Director.

Bates has been working with the CKISS for the last three years, starting as an Outreach/American Bullfrog worker before becoming the Operations Program Coordinator.

Over the years, Bates has offered positive ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 16 2019

Public libraries across Canada are calling on multinational publishers to make more content available. The Nelson Public Library is part of that campaign, working to raise awareness to the problem of accessing popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for members to download and enjoy.

The two-week national campaign spearheaded by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council begins January 14, and aims to...