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by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

Nelson’s Nest Lab is continuing their leading-edge engagement work by launching the second phase of their social innovation lab for collaborative climate solutions, despite the ongoing roadblocks caused by COVID-19.

Nest Lab will be focused on advancing solutions that benefit our community's economy, environment and well-being.

Nest Lab was launched in March 2020 to support the...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 04 2021

On Friday, April 16 the Trail & District Arts Council virtually presents Beyond the Legal Limit, a theatrical performance with music based on the adaptation of Nelson's Pat Henman’s memoir of the same name. 

Part storytelling, part concert, Henman tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one act drama with original music.

On a sunny Sunday...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 04 2021

This Sunday, April 11th, local dancers Glynis Waring, Slava Doval and Amanda Papailhou together with a local multi-instrumental musician, Nella Banner will premiere their new show, “Respired”, in a streamed presentation from the Capitol Theatre.

This event marks the first collaboration for the four artists who have known each other for some time and expressed a mutual...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 30 2021
The Selkirk College SOAR Program classes from across the West Kootenay spent time with Canadian recording artist Shawn Hook (bottom, second from left) where they had a chance to ask him questions about his career and personal life.

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program and Canadian recording artist Shawn Hook connected virtually earlier this month in a shared passion for the power of music.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for success in a variety of workplace, volunteer and community settings. With...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 29 2021

In 2020, Crisis Line Responders across the Interior Region provided close to 450,000 minutes of empowering support, skilled assessment and crisis de-escalation. A record since the service began in 2012.

“Crisis Line Awareness week is a time to recognize the impact of this service and the important commitment of our staff and volunteers to support our communities during the added...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 24 2021

As the Cold War Bunker secretly lied in waiting under the streets of Nelson, powerful people wrote lists of names - government officials, doctors, communications staff, and other high-level administrators - the people who would be located, secured and promptly delivered to the Bunker in the event of a nuclear attack in the region.

A similar list in the modern era would reflect a...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 23 2021

With the countdown to the end of the Whitewater Ski Resort season on, Selkirk College students in the Ski Resort Management & Operations (SROAM) Program are inviting fresh air lovers to take one last shot at amazing.

The Nelson-based SROAM Program is in its 40th year of providing the education and training for bright ski industry futures. As part of semester-end...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 19 2021

Most of us don’t like to think about our eventual demise, and yet we care about what happens after we’re gone.

The Nelson Public Library hosts a free evening dedicated to Wills and Estates presented by Nelson lawyer Troy Trillo on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Email to register.

Trillo's talk will...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Nelson is a great place to live. 

But not everyone is thriving in our community.

 Close to 2,000 community members live in poverty in Nelson – friends and neighbors – children, youth, adults and seniors.*

Together Nelson is a community-based initiative that was launched in the Fall of 2020 to better understand local poverty in order to create a four-year action plan to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 9th Annual Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July 2021.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have...