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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2022

A fixture of Nelson’s cultural landscape has recently undergone a rebranding and name change.

The former Amy Ferguson Institute will now be known as Echo Vocal Arts Alliance.

When Echo Vocal Arts Alliance (EVAA) originally formed as the Amy Ferguson Institute in 2000, the organization primarily served to honour the legacy of Nelson’s Dr. Amy Ferguson, who led the Nelson Boys...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2022

Oxygen Art Centre (OAC) expands its educational offerings this Fall offering seventeen courses in a myriad of disciplines including writing, film, photography, singing, acting, and digital and visual arts.

The semester is longer than in previous years running from September to December allowing for a variety of different course formats from one-day intensives to 8-week courses with...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce visual artist, Lucie Chan as artist-in-residence for the month of August.

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-...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Last year, the province’s unprecedented heat dome and wildfire season had a fatal impact on some B.C. residents. This year, these same emergencies and disasters could happen unexpectedly.

These situations can be particularly challenging for people in the West Kootenays living with dementia to respond to and get the appropriate help they need.

The high temperature of 49.6°C was...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 27 2022

Violinist Natasha Hall and chocolatier Aurélien Sudan of Nelson’s Chocofellar are teaming up to offer a unique multi-sensory experience during Classical Music and Chocolate Pairings August 5 at the Capitol Theatre.

The evening journey begins with spectators sampling rare single origin chocolate from around the world while being immersed in the baroque dance music of Bach’s Partita No. 1...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 24 2022

St. Saviour's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Nelson, is a designated Heritage Church located at the corner of Ward & Silica St., just a short walk up from Baker St. Local folks and visitors are invited to “Open Church” — a chance to visit and explore this architecturally interesting sacred space.

The history of the people living in and around Nelson is very much bound up and expressed...

by Wildsight on Saturday Jul 23 2022

A Nelson group home is a more comfortable, energy-efficient place to live thanks to a hardworking team of altruistic young adults.

A partnership between Wildsight, FortisBC and Kootenay Society for Community Living (KSCL) led to the retrofit project on a group home managed by KSCL, which offers support for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the West Kootenay.


by Contributor on Thursday Jul 21 2022

The Nelson Air Cadets completed their 69th training year with a day of ziplining at Kokanee Mountain Ziplines.

After ziplining, the cadets had a picnic lunch that was supplied by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee and then they took a walking tour of Kokanee Provincial Park. 

Nelson Air Cadets will start their 2022-2023 Training on Wednesday September 7th....

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 21 2022

The Nelson-Creston area received more than $460,000 New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson said in a recent media release.

MLA Anderson says that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Sustained investment from our provincial government into community non-profit...

by Contributor on Friday Jul 15 2022

The family and friends of the late Suzy Hamilton are pleased to announce that Jessica Ogden is being honoured with this year’s Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award.

The cash award is presented annually to a female-identified environmental activist in the West Kootenay region, who embodies the environmental and social activism for which Suzy was known.

Ogden is known for her continued...