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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 30 2022

On Saturday August 27th, Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FoKLSS) hosted a clean up and social to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.  

More than 25 volunteers joined the local non-profit at the Nelson Lakeside Walk (aka the Dog Walk) to clean up the excessive amount of sharp debris littering the shoreline of one of the beaches. In just two hours they removed over 230...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to offer a new exhibition, How to be 57 by visual artist Lucie Chan. Lucie Chan was born in Guyana, and currently resides on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations otherwise known as Vancouver, BC where she maintains a multi-disciplinary visual art practice and...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 26 2022

The public is invited to the International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Nelson Wednesday, August 31 at Cottonwood Falls Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events includes a Vigil Event from 1-2 p.m., honouring of loved ones who have passed away due to the overdose/drug poisoning crisis Community sharing event with stories and speakers and Indigenous and local support.

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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is overwhelmed with gratitude at the response to the 34th annual ArtWalk.

ArtWalk 2022 has had more artists and more venues than ever before. This was the first year back to fully in-person ArtWalk events and we came back with a bang. Seeing the streets filled with art lovers, stilt walkers and puppets on the opening nights felt amazing...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2022

From the copper mines of the Boundary District through to the coalfields of the Crowsnest, railways shaped the development of social, political, and economic life in the Kootenays.

As the various and competing rail lines created a vast transportation network that connected east to west, it also brought calamity – cutting through Indigenous territories, causing environmental distress,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply (KISS), ANKORS, and Civic Theatre are pleased to present a special community screening of Colin Askey's award-winning 2022 documentary, Love in the Time of Fentanyl, taking place at The Civic Theatre in Nelson on Monday, August 29th at 7 p.m.

A panel...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

Two cadets from the West Kootenays recently returned home from three-week summer training courses at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre. 

Flight Sergeant Kael Helgeson from 531 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, City of Trail completed the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course.

The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course enabled Kael to develop the skills and knowledge to instruct...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2022

A fixture of Nelson’s cultural landscape has recently undergone a rebranding and name change.

The former Amy Ferguson Institute will now be known as Echo Vocal Arts Alliance.

When Echo Vocal Arts Alliance (EVAA) originally formed as the Amy Ferguson Institute in 2000, the organization primarily served to honour the legacy of Nelson’s Dr. Amy Ferguson, who led the Nelson Boys...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2022

Oxygen Art Centre (OAC) expands its educational offerings this Fall offering seventeen courses in a myriad of disciplines including writing, film, photography, singing, acting, and digital and visual arts.

The semester is longer than in previous years running from September to December allowing for a variety of different course formats from one-day intensives to 8-week courses with...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce visual artist, Lucie Chan as artist-in-residence for the month of August.

Chan was born in Guyana, and currently resides on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations otherwise known as Vancouver, BC where she maintains a multi-...

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