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by Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2021

Preventative maintenance of your natural gas appliances can help keep you and your loved ones safe this heating season.

To avoid unexpected issues, like a carbon monoxide (CO) leak, it’s important to make servicing your natural gas appliances annually a top priority.

The symptoms of CO poisoning can be easy to misdiagnose. Actress, ...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 11 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC), in collaboration with the Civic Theatre will be providing local artists with a free virtual symposium featuring presentations on career development, grant writing, marketing, and more on October 23rd and 24th.

The NDAC recommends that artists register for the Zoom sessions for the optimal experience, but everyone is...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 11 2021

Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival a chance to see outdoor improvements

Some have called it The Little Hall that Could. Taghum Hall took these challenging times as an opportunity to get things done—and did! Now, it’s time to celebrate both the fall harvest and the Hall’s beautiful new grounds with a very special event.

The Taghum Hall Harvest Festival celebrates all the bounty on...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The Church mouse was very cold and the boiler was very old at the St Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral.

So a campaign kickoff in 2012 to replace the aging boiler and heating system at the Ward and Silica Street Pro-Cathedral was started.

The 1899 heritage jewel of Nelson had been suffering through an aging, inefficient heating system for a number of years, not only affecting...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The City of Nelson is now accepting applications and nominations for its annual Heritage Award, which honours individuals, businesses or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation and/or promotion of Nelson's heritage. 

The winner will receive an $1000 honorarium, to be announced in December.  

Previous recipients include Touchstones Nelson...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2021

After three years that included leading a mostly-volunteer media outlet though the tremendous challenges of the pandemic, Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Rob Andrew is passing the mic to a new Operations and Programming Manager.

Broadcast professional and audio engineer Ed Zych has taken on the primary role at the station, now in its 22nd year. 

“My previous work experience has given me a...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2021

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will launch a new online education workshop initiative for caregivers and people living with dementia in October.

These free virtual workshops are a smaller format, which allows more opportunities for in-depth discussions on a variety of topics related to dementia. Anyone in Castlegar, Nelson, Creston, Nakusp, the Slocan Valley, and other Central Kootenay...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

Nelson, B.C. author Ernest Hekkanen will read from and talk about his newest collection of short fiction on Thursday, Oct. 14 in a Zoom online presentation.

The stories in his most recent book, I Seem to Recall This, are largely set in the BC Interior and offer their creator’s usual range of tone from humorously zany to poignant.

The Zoom launch of I Seem to Recall ...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 27 2021

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History has extended the deadline to apply for the third instalment of a mural residency program which kicks off this October.

‘New Echoes in the Staircase’ invites Columbia Basin LGBTQ2S+ artists into one of the building’s heritage staircases that was once used daily in earlier days but is now a liminal space no longer seen by the public.


by Contributor on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2022 Cultural Ambassador.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium, with the winner announced in December.  

Applications and nominations are welcomed for established artists of all disciplines who will be showcasing their work...