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by CBT on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The rivers, mountains, and trails around Salmo are irresistible to residents and visitors alike. The natural surroundings have long been an inspiration for local artists, including Tia Reyden.

When the Village of Salmo put out a call for local muralists to propose ideas, Reyden knew her appreciation for the natural scenes of Salmo life would help her create something beautiful.


by Contributor on Friday Mar 25 2022

Nelson poet Elizabeth Cunningham reads from her two poetry collections, A Fragile Grace and Watching the Light Below the Storm, on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. 

Watching the Light Below the Storm was recently published by Ekstasis Editions.

“The poems were written in my late 60s here in the Kootenays,” says Cunningham.

“They include...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 22 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 10th Annual 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 writers just starting in...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 20 2022

Take a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and put it in the hands of two beloved, award-winning local actors, and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening — or two.

A dramatic reading of the play ‘Night, Mother performed by Pat Henman and Lindsay Clague takes place at Taghum Hall on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. Both events start at 7 p.m.

‘Night, Mother deals with a...

by CBT on Tuesday Mar 15 2022

The Slocan Valley ice rink is one of 18 projects being supported by Columbia Basin Trust, with the intent to improve community well-being by creating low barrier, outdoor recreational facilities in Basin communities.

“Demand for outdoor recreation assets has grown because of the pandemic and a resulting societal shift toward increased use of outdoor assets and outdoor recreation...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 15 2022

The Nelson Lions Club is here to Serve.

Luckily we’re not alone. This year we were able to donate $8,100 to local charitable societies and community groups–each one working in their own way to make our community better for us all.

This year’s recipients include:

  • West Kootenay Women's Association
  • Nelson Community Food Centre
  • ...
by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 08 2022

As part of the celebration on International Women's Day, Tuesday, March 8th, the Nelson & District Women’s Centre is are excited to launch an on-line silent auction to raise funds for programs and operations at the centre.

Located just above Central School at 420 Mill Street, the Nelson & District Women’s Centre hosted a gathering with coffee, chai tea and home-baked goodies, as...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 07 2022

Designed to provide learners an opportunity to enhance skills with a vital technology now applied in a myriad of industries, Selkirk College is offering a comprehensive drone micro-credential program that dives deep into the application and operations of a tool that is transforming the way we work. 

A nine-month program delivered through a blend of online and in-person training, the...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 04 2022

The Selkirk Pro-Musica is proud to introduce its second concert of the year.

The Concert Series continues its tradition of bringing compelling chamber music to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on March 12th at 7:30 p.m. with “Echoes Across the Atlantic – Intercontinental Innovations, Past and Present.”

Featuring Vancouver Symphony Orchestra musicians Marcus Goddard,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society invited the public to two virtual panel discussions on topics Kootenay Lake residents requested to learn more about.

Dates for the virtual panel discussions are:

  • March 8th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PST: Envisioning Sustainable Boating on Kootenay Lake
  • March 9th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PST: Restoring Kootenay...