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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 27 2019

The BC SPCA is calling on dog owners to take a pledge not to use shock collars - also known as electronic or e-collars - as a training tool for their pet.

“We know that some dog owners turn to aversive training tools, such as shock collars, out of a genuine desire to keep their pet safe,” says Dr. Karen van Haaften, senior manager of behaviour and welfare for the BC SPCA and a Board-...

by CBT on Monday Feb 25 2019

Kids from ʔakisq̓nuk to Ymir will be getting active and gaining new skills. Whether it’s playing indoor soccer, shooting hoops, learning archery or doing aerial acrobatics, children and youth will be growing their confidence and getting healthier thanks to 34 projects receiving over $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 25 2019

Columbia Basin Trust has granted the Nelson Community Food Centre (formerly the Nelson Food Cupboard) a significant sum to help in a renovation of the Nelson United Church Lower Hall.

A media release said the Trust’s $250,000 will go toward creating a more welcoming and functional space for program participants — as well as volunteers and staff — of the Food Centre’s Good Food Bank,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 20 2019

Oxygen Art Centre invites you to join us in our second in a series of weekend-long Masterclasses in Critical Writing on Art led by art writer and scholar Tracy Valcourt. This is a unique opportunity for practicing artists, curators, and arts writers to hone their critical writing skills, whether writing about your own work or the work of other artists.

The workshop will run over...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 20 2019

Kootenay Lake School District would like the public to know about the Government of Canada program to receive $2,000 for a student to pursue education after high school.

The district is encouraging parents and caregivers to look into Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) as an opportunity to help plan for your child’s post-secondary education.

An RESP is a savings account...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

Anyone who knows Nelson, knows that it is a haven for winter sports. You could say that the documentary “This Mountain Life”, screening at the Civic Theatre on Feb 27th, got its start here.

Filmmaking duo Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer were first introduced to backcountry ski world riding out from Whitewater Ski Resort.

“We used to live here, and we have family here, so we...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

On Saturday, February 23rd, The Vallican Whole Community Centre will be hosting the lower Slocan Valley’s mid-winter boogie, when the Lazy Poker Blues Band comes to play. Doors open at 7:30 with the tunes starting to ignite the place at 8:00 p.m.

Fronted by the powerful voice of Aryn Sheriff, featuring  the hot licks of local blues legend Bill Lynch and with the mind...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 14 2019

Motus O Dance Theatre returns to the Capitol stage this season with the thought-provoking performance Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat’s story of resilience and survival told through movement and spoken word.

After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, at the age of sixteen, Marina Nemat was arrested and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran where she was...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

One of Nelson’s premier blues band will grace the stage at the 6th annual Blues Brews and BBQ at Finley’s on Saturday, March 2.

The show follows a performance at the Balfour Beach Inn on March 1. Kootenay Blues Society and Kootenay Co op Radio are proud to present a reunited Mystery Train for two nights of fun loving Blues.

Mystery Train is one of the first blues bands to come...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 12 2019

This year the annual Winter Day on the Trail will be taking place on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail takes place on Family Day, Monday, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The crew from the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS)will be partnering this year with Slocan Valley Recreation to offer a fun-filled afternoon. The event   will be set  up at the Winlaw Station and...

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