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by Contributor on Tuesday May 11 2021

It’s not too late for Nelson residents to join the thousands of British Columbians walking their own way for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Participants simply set themselves a walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services.

Participants are encouraged to get creative and ensure their plans...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 11 2021

Local students wanting to become a paramedic can now train closer to home thanks to both an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course and a blended Primary Care Paramedic program (PCP) that will be returning to Castlegar. 

The EMR course lasts two weeks and allows individuals to license for work as an entry-level paramedic. It will take place June 7-18 (M-F); the registration deadline is...

by Contributor on Sunday May 09 2021

 With the arrival of spring and warmer weather the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) is hoping you will give some consideration to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it.

May is Lyme disease awareness month.

Reliable statistics are not yet available in Canada but a recent American study by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention increased...

by Contributor on Thursday May 06 2021

L.V. Rogers High School Grade-12 student, Boris Oudemans, observed that way too many tennis balls were heading for the landfill, and he set about doing something about it.

As part of a school leadership class, he researched opportunities for recycling them, and then approached the Nelson Tennis Club (NTC), of which he’s a member, to encourage them to take action.

And they are....

by Contributor on Sunday May 02 2021

Neal Dermody, Operations and Line Crew Manager for Nelson Hydro presented Vegetation Management Best Practices to Mayor and Council during a recent Committee of the Whole Meeting.

In the presentation, Dermody highlighted...

by Contributor on Sunday May 02 2021

Oxygen Art Centre is currently looking for a Gallery Assistant to add to our dynamic team this Summer 2021.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 21, 2021, 5 p.m.

Application requirements include a Cover Letter and Resume, as well as stating Canada Summer Jobs eligibility. E-mail applications to

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2021

To get British Columbians active in preventing and stopping the spread of harmful invasive species, the BC government has officially declared the entire month of May as Invasive Species Action Month. Invasive species threaten BC’s environment.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers invasive species as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity globally...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2021

May is Caregiver Awareness month in BC and the Canada Revenue Agency is offering EXTRA live webinars on ‘Benefits and Credits for Caregivers’.

The webinars are:

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. PDT

There are many Benefits and Credits for checking out the Caregivers’ webinar:

  • ...
by Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

Oxygen Art Centre presents an online community drawing program, The Big Draw throughout May 2021.

The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing where the language of drawing is used as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. 

The 2021 theme for The Big Draw is “Make the Change.” The festival states, “In 2021, we want to take action, to explore and discover...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

Award-winning Nelson author, Diana Morita Cole, is a featured independent writer at this year’sn LiterASIAN festival: “GlobalASIAN: from Grassroots to Globalization.”

LiterASIAN is Canada’s premier annual Asian literary festival, which began in 2013. The organization was founded by the Canadian poet, Jim Wong-Chu, who wrote Chinatown Ghosts. 

This year’s festival will present the...