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by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 14 2023

Friends and fellow First Responders are gearing up for a cold plunge into Kootenay Lake in memory of Cst. Mathieu Nolet at the upcoming Team Cold in the Koots fundraising event.

The event is set for noon Friday, March 31st at Rotary Lakeside Park.

Nolet was one of two officers killed following an avalanche north of Kaslo during an off-duty backcountry ski touring day...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 09 2023

New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says that a historic investment of over $12 million for Nelson-Creston will enable the community to fund key projects, ensuring that people have services they can rely on as populations grow.

“I know firsthand how much pressure is on local governments to deliver the services and infrastructure that communities need, and this investment will open...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 06 2023

The Oxygen Art Centre are thrilled to welcome Canisia Lubrin and Jessica Johns at the Centre’s Author Reading Series on Wednesday April 5th at 4 p.m. PST on Zoom.

Acclaimed poet, editor and writer Canisia Lubrin’s work explore ideas of social justice and the limits and possibilities of art, form, and language.

Polyvocal in register, Lubrin’s second book, The Dyzgraph...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 06 2023

Recently, air cadets from Trail, and sea and air cadets from Nelson completed in the Kootenay cadet marksmanship competition.

The competition for the West Kootenay was held at the Nelson Eagles Hall and the competition for the East Kootenay cadets was held in Cranbrook. This is the first in-person championship since 2020.

Using a Daisy air rifle, the cadets shot their pellets at...

by CBT on Monday Feb 27 2023

To reduce their impacts on the climate and remain sustainable into the future, non-profit organizations and First Nations across the Columbia Basin are undertaking 22 projects, supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

These involve activities like purchasing new electric vehicles, or replacing fossil fuel vehicles with electric ones, installing charging stations or doing energy retrofits and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 22 2023

The year 2023 is one of renewal in many respects, and this is certainly the case for teachers as they think outside the four walls of their classrooms.

Schools across the Kootenay-Boundary region renewed their support for outdoor and environmental education through the Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge.

This initiative allows teachers to commit to taking learning...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is pleased to announce ceramic artist and educator Robin DuPont’s appointment as Nelson’s 2023 Cultural Ambassador. 

The award comes with an $1000 honorarium.

DuPont moved to the Kootenays 25 years ago to pursue an arts education at Kootenay School of the Arts, attracted by the supportive and diverse arts...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

The 35th annual Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program is hosting auditions for the upcoming production of Matilda.

The program is for youth performers ages of 12 and up.

There is also a special selection of performers being accepted between the ages of 8 to 11 years.

Auditions are scheduled for April 1 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Performers must book...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

The Ministry of Forests is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Kootenay Lake Fishery Recovery.

The meeting is scheduled for February 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Balfour Community Hall on Balfour Road.

The meeting will be focused on the history of the kokanee decline in Kootenay Lake, and what steps have been taken to help in their recovery,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 08 2023

Kootenay PRIDE is thrilled to be coming back in 2023 to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks, coffee shops, and plazas in a big way for another fully in-person event.

The dedicated team of busy volunteers has started working on the upcoming year with no shortage of ideas for events for the whole family as well as some adult-only events.

The PRIDE crew is hoping to be able to...