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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 31 2019

The BC SPCA Nelson Branch is requesting assistance from the public to cover medical costs for an 11-month-old cat named Rupert, who fell from a two-story apartment building, breaking his right hind femur.

The cat named Rupert underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at a local vet clinic where staff saved his leg, inserting an intramedullary pin and wire to hold the bone in place while...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 28 2019

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host resident artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet for the creation of Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard, a multi-channel AV installation exploring the history and geography of Harrop-Procter. 

The exhibition dates are September 6 - 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.

prOphecy sun and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

On July 6 – 7, communities from across the West Kootenays participated in the annual MS Bike to raise funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

More than 60 cyclists came together to successfully raise more than $81,000 that will be used to accelerate the pace of MS research breakthroughs and provide programs and services to enhance the quality of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

MarketFest is back! 

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to host Nelson’s first night market of the summer this Friday, July 26th on Baker Street.

From 6-10 p.m, downtown Baker Street will be transformed into a lively night market, featuring more than 100 vendors, two stages of music — including Jaded Hearts, Devils you Don't and Hillties — performances, kid’s entertainment and...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

Kootenay Lake School District 8 recently announced that Jann Schmidt has been selected as the District Principal of International Education.

Schmidt, an educator for 26 years, comes to the position with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and Masters of Arts from Gonzaga University in Teacher Leadership in Administration.

Schmidt understands the unique...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 21 2019

BC Culture Days is pleased to announce its 2019 ambassadors.

In honour of Culture Days' 10th anniversary celebration, 10 ambassadors will each be awarded $1,000, work with professional mentors, present a free Culture Days activity, and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend on September 27–29, 2019.

This year's successful applicants in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

Theatre looms large at the Capitol, where a cast of 21 from ages 12 to 19are set to entertain folks of all ages with James and the Giant Peach, a Summer Youth Theatre Program production. Showtimes are July Thursday, July 25, Friday, 26, and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

“We’re inviting everyone to come out and get your summer live theatre fun,” says...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

IODE Kokanee Chapter and Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) are delighted to announce their new three-year patron partnership. IODE has pledged $30,000 over the next three years in support of KERPA’s vehicle and medical equipment fund.

The agreement comes as KERPA welcomes its new official designation as a charity by the Federal Government’s Canada Revenue Agency...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2019

You close your eyes as you hear violins playing an enchanting melody. A harp joins in, followed by cellos and horns. As you listen, the music grows until finally a Gregorian choir unites delightfully with the orchestra. You smile as you open your eyes, expecting dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians on stage. But there is no orchestra. Instead, there is one man, his hands flying across five...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2019

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is almost finished holding a five-part wildlife series with Wildlife Technician and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge holder, Toni Appleby.

She has shared her understanding of the bear, wolf, cougar, and mountain caribou gathered from years working in the bush.

This series has been a big hit with adults and kids alike with lots of...