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by Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 24 2022

The next generation of hospitality industry leaders are delving deeper into climate solutions through a pilot project partnership between Selkirk College and the City of Nelson.

Over the past semester of learning, students in the Professional Cook Training Program have been utilizing a new commercial foodcycler appliance in the bustling kitchen on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.


by CBT on Sunday Apr 24 2022

Community-purpose buildings in 12 communities will be more sustainable, safer, and energy-efficient for Basin residents.

The energy retrofits and repairs are made possible with $1.2 million in support from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Basin residents have told us that climate resiliency and community well-being are important to them,” said Mark Brunton, Senior Manager, Delivery of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 22 2022

The internationally recognized classical guitarist Emma Rush will be performing in Nelson on April 23 at the Nelson United Church.

Rush has performed world-wide with appearances at the Shanghai Guitar Festival, the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium in Germany, and Festival de Guitarras Lagos de Moreno in Mexico in her roster of prestigious performances.

The Halifax-based guitarist has...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

Help celebrate Earth Day by taking a transit bus.

BC Transit and its local government partners are giving people a chance to leave their cars at home and take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day.

Earth Day highlights the importance of sustainability and encourages people to make choices that reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and help protect our...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 18 2022

In the spring of 2020, Valemount novelist, Maureen Brownlee was planning a book tour to promote her new novel due out in the fall of that year. Like many things, the pandemic put a pause on it all.

Now after almost two years, Brownlee celebrates the launch of her new novel, Cambium Blue with an author reading and chat at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.


by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is hosting a Rail Trail Volunteer FireSmart Day on Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help “FireSmart” a portion of our Rail Trail above Nelson that will increase the Trail’s wildfire resiliency by reducing the amount of combustible fuel that is on the ground along the Trail...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival reminds the writing communities in the West Kootenay of the upcoming deadline for nominations for the 10th annual Richard Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on June 25th, 2022.

Nominations must be for emerging writers...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 10 2022

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016. This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

“This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool of artists...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 07 2022

According to a survey conducted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic, 58 per cent of caregivers and 62 per cent of people living with dementia agreed the pandemic had increased their overall stress due to a variety of factors, including prolonged social isolation.

In an effort to address this, over the past few months, the Alzheimer Society has been resuming...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

Nelson CARES Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2022 Jacqueline (Jac) Nobiss will assume the role of Executive Director. 

Nobiss  is warm, energetic, and possesses a wonderful sense of humour. They are a life-long learner with a BSW, an MSW, an MBA and is currently working on a PHD.

Nobiss  has worked in remote communities and large urban...