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by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2019 Cultural Ambassador in the category of Theatre/Performance. The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Annual Reception in December.

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium.

Applications and nominations...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

Organizers of the 3rd annual Healing Arts Symposium would like to invite the public to attend the event at the Yashodhara Ashram on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.

This two-day event scheduled for October 20-21, 2018, offers a broad range of experiential and informative workshops designed to get our energy moving and give us a starting point in our focus on health. The...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 03 2018

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and partners in the Forest Industry hosted their annual Forestry Days at Kokanee Creek Park on September 26th. Grade 5 Students from School District 8 - Kootenay Lake, as well as from private schools in the region, were invited to partake in a full day of activities and outdoor forest fun.

Organizer Russell Holitzki, RPF...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 03 2018

The BC SPCA’s Nelson Branch invites you to a fun evening in support of abused, neglect, injured and homeless animals in the care of the SPCA. Funds raised at the event will also support spay/neuter programs to reduce the suffering caused by pet overpopulation in the region.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and a silent auction, with dinner served at 7 p.m. with vegetarian and...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 30 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce the launch of the Regional Energy Efficiency Program (REEP). This program will make it easier for homeowners and tenants to make their homes more energy efficient, and will support the RDCK in achieving its climate action goals.

“The Regional Energy Efficiency Program arose from the RDCK’s commitment to reduce...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 30 2018

Saturday, September 22, saw about 50 people gathered around the peace pole on the lawn of St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral on Ward Street. 

They were called together by the prayerful drumming of a Sinixt drum circle from Inchelium, Washington.  The Rev. Jeff Donnelly spoke of the significance of the peace pole and led the group in reading prayers for peace from the Hindu, Buddhist,...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 28 2018

(Columbia Basin) – More than150 arts and culture projects — including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour — have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

“It’s exciting to see the range of projects that were successful in their applications for the Trust funding...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 25 2018

To celebrate National Seniors’ Day, BC Transit and West Kootenay Transit is pleased to offer free fares for seniors on Monday, October 1.

To enjoy a free ride, customers 65 years of age and over only need to present their valid ID upon boarding.

The free fare will apply all day to all routes in the West Kootenay Transit System.

For more information about schedules, routes...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 24 2018

During  Fire Prevention Week from October 7-13, Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is hosting an open house.

There will be live demonstrations, information booths on Fire Prevention, FireSmart and Emergency Preparedness, trucks to explore, activities for the kids, free BBQ lunch and contests to win a 72 Hr Emergency Kit and a chance to be named “Jr. Fire Chief for the Day” and with some...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 20 2018

An exhibition of small works in a variety of media graces the walls of the Nelson Public Library. Catherine Linley’s work includes small paintings in watercolor, acrylic and pastel, drawings in coloured pencil, and photography, each displaying attention to small detail and colour nuance.

Linley has been sketching her whole life, but painting, she says, is relatively new; she also works...