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by Contributor on Monday Jan 07 2019

Most of us learned about Canadian history through school textbooks, but the history we learned is not the whole story.

Enter The Blanket Exercise, a facilitated, interactive event that illustrates the indigenous experience of the colonization of Canada. The Nelson Public Library, in partnership with Touchstones Nelson, will host community leaders Toni Appleby and Donna Wright as they...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 06 2019
Moon Family Band and The Celtic Kitchen Party plays at the first Kaslo Community Dinner and Celebration. — Submitted photo

An idea, sparked by a conversation between Andy Shadrack and Patrick Steiner of the Food Hub, was to hold a free community dinner at Christmas for those who were alone, seniors, low-income and strangers.  This proposal, shared amongst a number of locals, was the beginning of the Community Cares Network.

Requests for funding, donations, set-up crew, decorations, andentertainment, along...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 03 2019

With the massive amount of media being easily shared digitally, how do we know what's fair to use or what others can use of ours?

Recent court cases with Canadian artists emphasize the importance of understanding copyright. Presenting and accessing creative works - art, photography, video, writing, music - is easier than ever and this has major implications on how we choose to showcase...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 03 2019

On Monday (January 7), Nelson residents will be invited to participate in Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a national campaign aiming to change public perception of what it means to live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. 

Negative attitudes and misconceptions held by friends, family and professionals discourage people from getting a diagnosis, seeking treatment and support or...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 31 2018

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are live.

NDAC is thrilled to be presenting the second annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson. Through the festival, NDAC is increasing the cultural vibrancy of Nelson by engaging local, national and...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 31 2018

The Kootenay Adoptive Families is hosting a Winter Gathering in Nelson at the NDCC Saturday, January 5.

The event runs from 3:30-5 p.m. in the NDCC multi-purpose room. There will be snacks, games, and other activities available including public skating at the rink and swimming in the pool.

The event is sponsored by the Kootenay chapter of the Adoptive Families Association of BC...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 24 2018

Bus service in the Nelson area will operate on a modified schedule over the Christmas/New Year’s season. This advisory covers service between Monday, December 24, and Wednesday, January 2:

  • December 24: Regular service
  • December 25 & 26: No service
  • December 27 - 31: Regular service
  • ...
by Interior Health Authority on Friday Dec 21 2018

Interior Health is asking the public visiting our health facilities to please do their part to keep loved ones safe from infectious illnesses this winter.

At this time of year, it is not unusual for health care facilities to experience outbreaks. Both gastrointestinal illness (GI) and respiratory infections (RI) are highly contagious and common in the community during the winter months...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 19 2018

The Ymir Community Watershed Society, right in the finest little-old mining town in the Kootenays, is celebrating New Year’s Eve at The Jubilee Saloon, in a party right out of the early 1900’s.

The public is invited to Ymir to ring in the New Year in an old-fashioned way with dancing, a casino, and showgirls, featuring the world-famous burlesque legend Judith Stein.

It’s a...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 16 2018

Oxygen Art Centre is launching its Adult Education Spring Semester early this year to help you beat the winter blues. Starting February 4 Oxygen has an eclectic mix of courses to inspire you, with some follow-ups to well-loved courses!

The semester kicks off with a course in Idea-making: Idea-land: Making Friends with the Muse with artist Kelly Shpelly. This course will...

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