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by Contributor on Thursday May 09 2019

Local Kootenay authors will offer warmup events during May for June’s 6th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend, this year featuring Toronto novelist and memoirist Joy Kogawa.

“Coffee with a Writer” sessions will be held at noon at New Denver’s Outlet Youth Centre, 306 6th Ave., with Nakusp author Claire Paradis on May 25. A third “Coffee with a Writer” session will...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 08 2019

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) received $15,000 from the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program to deliver all ages, inclusive programming at the Nelson Tech Club.

“These programs will be a perfect introduction to using technology,” says Cam Whitehead, Executive Director of KAST, “for anyone who wants to use tech to live better, work smarter… or...

by Contributor on Monday May 06 2019

The 18th Annual Nelson GardenFest is kicking off Nelson’s Market Season on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. on the 600 block of Baker Street and 500 block of Hall Street.

This will be the second year it will take place on the newly renovated Hall Street Plaza and its public amenities. The streets will be closed on the 600 block of Baker St. from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 11th...

by Contributor on Monday May 06 2019

The popularity of BC SPCA’s summer camp program in Nelson means the camp has literally outgrown its space, leading organizers to look out into the community for a new location.

Regional Humane Educator Stephenie Campbell explains that in previous years camps were held in the Nelson BC SPCA Adoption Centre on Falls Street. Being held in an operating animal...

by Contributor on Thursday May 02 2019

Start spreading the news: the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, is less than one week away! You can show you support people affected by dementia by registering for the event, taking place on Sunday, May 5, at Nelson Rotary Lakeside Park.

The Walk will take place in 21 locations across B.C. as part of a movement to raise funds...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 7th

The Carver Award comes with a $500 cash prize and will be presented at the Festival’s ‘Wine and Crime’ Gala in Nelson on July 12, 2019.

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

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

This August, 16 Columbia Basin youth will paddle the mighty Columbia River for two weeks through Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School — for high school credit.

An amazing opportunity for students ages 15-18, the Field School is a canoe trip and learning adventure. The four-credit, multidisciplinary Board/Authority Approved Course allows students, including those from Kootenay...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 28 2019

In conjunction with Earth Day (April 22), locals joined together as part of Parachutes for the Planet, youth-inspired collective art project illustrating concern for climate change.

Parachutes can be seen as “safety nets” and when displayed together they transform into powerful messages of strength, hope and communal determination.

The 2-dimensional parachutes are brightly...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 28 2019

The first annual Nelson Safe Boating event, set for Saturday, May 25 at Lakeside Park, is hosted by Sail Nelson the Kootenay’s own Sail Canada accredited sailing school. 

Sail Nelson’s founder, owner, and lead Sailing Instructor, Penny Caldwell, saw an opportunity for an event like this and gathered her team to make it happen. 

Through strong support from Nelson Search and Rescue...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Vanessa Farnsworth’s new collection of short stories will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves teetering on the edge. Farnsworth reads from The Things She’ll be Leaving Behind on Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Described as stories of women trying to get their footings, preserve their sanity, and survive in circumstances they never expected and...