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by Contributor on Sunday May 07 2023

KAIROS, a joint venture ecumenical program administered by the United Church of Canada, is hosting a Mother’s Day Peace Rally on Sunday, May 14th at the Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter.

The event runs from 2-4 p.m. with everyone welcome to attend.

Speakers include Marcia Braundy and Hannah Hadikin, who is the Voice of Women for Peace Canada.

The event, with music,...

by Contributor on Saturday May 06 2023

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) and Bennett Family Real Estate invite the community to “Start the Conversation,” a school and community event that focuses on mental health, featuring award-winning keynote speaker Victoria Maxwell.

Maxwell’s funny,...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 03 2023

Submitted by Wildsight

Sixteen youth from across the Columbia Basin have the opportunity to navigate the complex social, economic and natural history of the mighty Columbia River as they paddle its waters this summer. 

Students in Wildsight's Columbia River Field School canoe through key sections of the Canadian side of the Columbia River, camp on its...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 03 2023

Join the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society on May 25, 2023 for an evening of learning, connection, and meaningful discussions around land use impacts to Kootenay Lake.

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2023
  • 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. PST
  • Balfour Community Hall in Balfour, BC

The Kootenay Lake Summit is a popular annual event that brings community...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 30 2023

Anyone visiting Kootenay Lake hospital in Nelson, has had their vital signs checked by a nurse or physician.

This season, donations to the Breath of Spring campaign will support the purchase of three state of the art Vital Signs Monitors for the Medical Ward at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

This essential equipment records a patient’s blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen saturation...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 30 2023

West Kootenay Climate Hub is excited to feature Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health – Kootenay Boundary (DNPH-KB) for our May webinar.

This group of healthcare providers recognizes the direct relationship between planetary health and human health and has expanded their scope of practice beyond individual and community care to include care of the planet.

Their aim is to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

Above the front entrance to Hume Elementary School the year “1923” is emblazoned in concrete along with the school’s name.

This year marks the hundredth anniversary since the building was first opened and students filed into classrooms to learn to read, write, and do arithmetic at their wooden desks. On June 1, students will join teachers, staff, families, and the entire school...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

Part memoir, part art instructional, part art history book, Luminous: An Artist’s Story as a Guide to Radical Creativity, a gorgeous new book by Canadian artist Linda Dayan Frimer, would be equally at home on a coffee table or in an art classroom.

Frimer is currently touring Luminous and will be at the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery on Tuesday, May 9 for an artist talk...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 19 2023

The Nelson Interfaith Collaborative is hosting a Songs for the Earth — An Earth Day Celebration Saturday at the Nelson United Church.

Local Choirs and Musical Ensembles along with a sing-along is being organized to celebrate Earth Day 2023.

The event, set to begin at 2 p.m., is being held at the Nelson United Church — the corner of Josephine and Silica Streets.

The event...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 18 2023

A writer and educator reflects on the idealistic, tumultuous, and eye-opening time Ellen Schwartz spent as a back-to-the-land hippie homesteader in the Kootenays in the 1970s.

What compelled a nice Jewish girl from the suburbs of New York to spend a decade of her life as a hippie homesteader in the BC wilderness?

Galena Bay Odyssey traces Schwartz’s journey from a born-...