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by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

Help celebrate Earth Day by taking a transit bus.

BC Transit and its local government partners are giving people a chance to leave their cars at home and take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day.

Earth Day highlights the importance of sustainability and encourages people to make choices that reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and help protect our...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 18 2022

In the spring of 2020, Valemount novelist, Maureen Brownlee was planning a book tour to promote her new novel due out in the fall of that year. Like many things, the pandemic put a pause on it all.

Now after almost two years, Brownlee celebrates the launch of her new novel, Cambium Blue with an author reading and chat at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.


by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is hosting a Rail Trail Volunteer FireSmart Day on Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help “FireSmart” a portion of our Rail Trail above Nelson that will increase the Trail’s wildfire resiliency by reducing the amount of combustible fuel that is on the ground along the Trail...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival reminds the writing communities in the West Kootenay of the upcoming deadline for nominations for the 10th annual Richard Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on June 25th, 2022.

Nominations must be for emerging writers...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 10 2022

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Rental Program, initiated in 2016. This program displays art by local and regional artists within the City’s indoor public spaces, promoting and reflecting the creative nature of Nelson.

“This program is a wonderful way to both support our talented and diverse pool of artists...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 07 2022

According to a survey conducted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic, 58 per cent of caregivers and 62 per cent of people living with dementia agreed the pandemic had increased their overall stress due to a variety of factors, including prolonged social isolation.

In an effort to address this, over the past few months, the Alzheimer Society has been resuming...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

Nelson CARES Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2022 Jacqueline (Jac) Nobiss will assume the role of Executive Director. 

Nobiss  is warm, energetic, and possesses a wonderful sense of humour. They are a life-long learner with a BSW, an MSW, an MBA and is currently working on a PHD.

Nobiss  has worked in remote communities and large urban...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 04 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to welcome artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee as Artists-in-Residence from April 10th to the 23rd to create an installation for their forthcoming exhibition entitled EAT IT UP.

Expanding on their own histories, ethnicities, and social positions, Glanzmann and Yee invite viewers behind the scenes into the weird and obscure world...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 03 2022

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force and ANKORS are pleased to offer a free online workshop for the region on Wednesday, April 6th , 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with First Nations speaker Len Pierre.

Pierre is an inspired First Nations speaker from British Columbia. Pierre speaks on decolonizing systems, substance use, trauma, harm reduction, the overdose crisis, reducing stigma, and First...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is delighted to announce that the 34th annual ArtWalk will return to the businesses and streets of Nelson for a fully in-person experience featuring local artists, performers, and venues in 2022.

ArtWalk is an annual tradition that has united businesses, artists, and community members for over three decades. The event populates unique...