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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2023

Wildsight is leading walk through an old growth forest near Nelson on Sunday, June 11th beginning at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to walk in the midst of giants and learn about the old forests in your own backyard, and uncover how we can help protect these old growth giants for future generations.

With old growth forests disappearing at alarming rates, Wildsight, a nonprofit...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2023

Interested in learning more about bats? Keen to volunteer to help these animals?

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) announces its upcoming Bat Ambassador Training Workshop to be held online in July.

This three-hour virtual workshop is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to become a bat ambassador for their region.

Participants will...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2023

It’s a race to see which will get longer this spring: the grass on Taghum Hall’s lovely grounds, or the list of goings-on at the Hall.

The Taghum community Society, which oversees both greenery and good times at the hall, holds its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hall. 

Billed as a “short, informative meeting with a bunch of really nice people,”...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2023

Mangia, mangia… the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society says Summer BBQ Season is Just Around the Corner!

Remember those mouth-watering aromas coming from the barbeque last summer as you grilled up your Nelson Italian-Canadian Society sausages? 

And, remember how sad you felt as you ate the last morsel of the LAST sausage. 

Well, it’s time to dust off your BBQ after a long...

by Contributor on Sunday May 28 2023

The Kootenay Musical Theatre Society is excited to present Forty Words for Yes, a 40-part choral work by Nelson composer Doug Jamieson.

Forty singers, recorded from around the world, including many talented local musicians, sing words that mean ‘yes’ in their mother tongues.

Come to St. Saviour’s Church at Silica and Ward between June 9-11 to hear a 10-minute presentation of the...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2023

Beginning with last May’s video evening at the Civic Theatre that explored what public space is and how it benefits communities, then through 10 "park bench" conversations and a public survey, some 650 people have weighed in on how our public spaces are valued, how they could be improved, as well as having a vision for the future.

The community conversations and survey revealed that...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 23 2023

Recently, the cadets from 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets travelled to Trail for a day of flying. 

The cadets flew in a Schweizer SGS 2-33 glider or the Cessna 182 which tows the glider to altitude.

The flights lasted about 15 minutes and the cadets had the chance to learn hands-on about what it takes to be a pilot and to be part of the team that safely...

by Bob Hall on Friday May 19 2023

From the minds and muscle of Selkirk College students, arrives the eye-popping elegance of the Fine Woodworking Year End Show & Sale.

The much-anticipated annual showcase runs from May 26 to 28 at the Nelson Trading Company where students emerge from the sawdust and buzz of the Silver King Campus to present the culmination of their nine-month learning adventure.


by Contributor on Monday May 15 2023

L.V. Rogers is well-known to locals as the name of the high school, but the story of the man behind the name may not be as familiar.

Historians, Patricia and Robert Malcolmson shed some light on this local historical figure with a presentation and launch of their new booklet, L.V. Rogers: The Man Behind the Name at the Nelson Library on May 31 at 7 p.m.

L.V. Rogers:...

by Contributor on Monday May 15 2023

On Saturday May 27th, Nelson Fire and Rescue Services and the Regional District of Central Kootenay Wildfire Mitigation Program are hosting the second Rail Trail Volunteer FireSmart Day to remove logs, branches and dead trees along a section of the Rail Trail to reduce the ability of a wildfire to travel through the firebreak.

“The Rail Trail is an recreational corridor for our...