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by Contributor on Monday Jan 30 2023

Young Agrarians (YA) is hosting a two-day Mixer packed with farm workshops and networking on Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories at Wildflower School in Nelson on February 25-26, 2023.

In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm for success. Let’s dive in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 26 2023

After a long pause due to COVID-19 the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey air cadets have once again taken to the skies.  

On Sunday January 22nd, six of the Nelson air cadets went flying in the Cessna 177 owned by the Nelson Pilots Association.

The cadets flew for an hour and went from the Nelson Airport to Castlegar then back towards Nelson and up the West Arm of Kootenay...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 24 2023

Children who spend time in museums are engaged, curious, and innovative. The statistics prove it, and children experience it every day at the Nelson Museum, Archives and Gallery. 

The rotating gallery exhibitions, second floor Museum, The REDress Project installation, Cold War Bunker, Shawn Lamb Archives, and the Nelson Sports Collection offer one- of-a-kind opportunities for youth in...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 20 2023

Oxygen Art Centre has launched their education program for the whole of 2023 including a range of course formats for all levels.

Oxygen’s education program is designed to inspire, promote, and support creativity for our regional and expanded communities.

The education program is continually developing and expanding with new artist instructors joining the faculty each semester....

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 19 2023

Renters in the West Kootenays are gathering at the Nelson United Church  on Saturday January 28th from 1-3 p.m. 

The event is a Know your Rights workshop put together by a group of local renters who have been organizing for roughly a year.

Participants will learn how to coordinate with their neighbours to advocate for their own housing needs.

“Landlords have a very strong...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 16 2023

During a recent regular meeting of the Nelson air cadets in January, two of the squadrons senior cadets were presented with their Air Cadet Long Service Medal.

This medal is for cadets who have completed four years in the cadet program.

The cadets who received the medal were Flight Sergeant Ashley Sonnichsen and Flight Sergeant Brooke Sonnichsen. Both Brooke and Ashley joined the...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 16 2023

The Nelson Public Library launches its Tech Hub with an open house at the Library.

The Tech Hub gives library members free access to equipment and software to record voice, create videos, digitize analog materials and create digital arts.

On Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m., tour the Tech Hub, learn more about training opportunities, borrow a laptop, play with the children’s tech...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 12 2023

“At first, there was relief because we finally had a name to it,” says Jana Schulz. “But on the other hand, even though we saw it coming and knew what it was? For me, it was oh my gosh, what are we in for?”

Schulz is a caregiver to her father Roy, who lives with dementia. Along with many others across the province, she’s participating in the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Alzheimer’s...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 11 2023

There’s a real treat coming to the area as Jamphibian of Modern Bob has assembled an all-star cast for upcoming performances in the Kootenays. 

Performing mostly originals, Modern Bob will be featured at The Royal Thursday, January 19th and in the Slocan Valley at Mama Sita’s Saturday January 21st.

Inspired by a blend of Dylan, Marley & MacKenzie, Modern Bob generates...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 09 2023

Two Nelson Air Cadets — Brandon Brook and Nattanon McIntosh — were recently promoted to Warrant Officer Second Class.

The rank of Warrant Officer is the second highest rank that a cadet can earn. 

At the same time, Warrant Officer Nattanon McIntosh was awarded the bar to their cadet long service medal which recognizes five years with the cadet program. 

This year marks 70...