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by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis as Artists-in-Residence throughout the month of August. 

Daedalus and Davis are a multi-disciplinary, collaborative artist team and cofounders of Roll-Up Gallery, an artist-run, contemporary exhibition space in Portland, Oregon.

Having relocated in 2019 from Portland, Oregon to a rural hamlet on the Grays...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 08 2021

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Terri-Lynn Wilkinson.

“I’m so excited to be in a position of serving and supporting women,” Wilkinson says. “I’m eager to jump into the many projects, services and activities the Women’s Centre offers, especially as we look to re-opening.”

Wilkinson’s arrival coincides with the launch of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

Anyone who can swim, boat or paddle on Kootenay Lake it’s reassuring to know that the community-run Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue is there to help.

The BHFR is now asking for your help to ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable summer on the lake.

How can I help the community and BHFR?

The Balfour Harrop Rescue Society (BHRS), in conjunction with the Balfour...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2021

With the announcement that the province is moving into Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be making a number of changes to allow the gradual, safe reopening of recreation facilities and services to the public.

Changes to the mask policy will be made effective July 1, 2021, with other changes happening gradually as the RDCK plans for full...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

To The Editor:

On behalf of the Alzheimer Society of B.C., I would like to thank the people of Nelson for participating in the 2021 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

They joined thousands of people in communities across the province and walked their own way in May to show their support for people affected by dementia. Participants got active and...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 28 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival are thrilled to announce this year’s recipient of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers.

Writer Sarah Beauchamp has been chosen by an arms-length jury to receive the award this year.

Beauchamp’s letter of nomination highlighted the quality of her work, community involvement and support of the...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 28 2021

All youth with a dream of starting your own business, the Youth Mean Business program could be for you.

This entrepreneurship program, offered by Kootenay Career Development and Community Futures Central Kootenay, provides paid training to youth ages 15 to 29 while teaching skills needed to start or acquire a small business.

The eight-week program will include online group...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 25 2021

Last month, the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets had a Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review.

The Annual Ceremonial Review was one of the last activities for the cadets in the 2020-2021 training year which was mostly done virtually due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Reviewing Officer for the evening was Major Keith Stewart, the Officer Commanding of...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 25 2021

A multi-year project led by the Kootenay Native Plant Society with funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) will document native bee abundance, diversity, and their use of local wet camas meadows.

Camas is a native perennial herb in the lily family that grows in moist meadows in southern British Columbia.

Historically, it was a valuable food source for...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

J.V.Humphries school hosted its first ever school-wide STEAM fair (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art and Technology) on May 20th.

It was a student organized, full day, school- wide event, and it went on without a hitch.

Thanks to leadership students Emma LeCouffe and Faye Peterson, who initially brought forward the idea last fall, they set out to host a COVID safe event that...