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by CBT on Sunday Feb 05 2023

Expressing opinions, developing ideas and planning to take action in their communities: these are some of the ways that youth will be inspired at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, taking place in Kimberley from May 12 to 14, 2023.

Youth aged 14 to 18 years are invited to apply now to this unique, free opportunity, hosted by Columbia Basin Trust.

“This summit is an...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 05 2023

The City of Nelson is committed to a sustainable future that includes a productive economy, well-protected environment, healthy citizens, and strong cultural connections. The City has four sustainability pillars; culture, economy, environment and social, which Council targets to fund equally.

Arts, Culture & Heritage applications are adjudicated through an independent jury of...

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...