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Dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Nelson Chapter of Council of Canadians is hosting three speakers to learn more about one of the largest multilateral corporate rights agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

This deal is being pursued by the Canadian government along with a growing list of 11 other countries.

Lesley Anderton presents Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins

Lesley Anderton presents Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins

The Perry Ridge Water Users Association is welcoming the public to learn about “ The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins” at the Seniors Association in Nakusp on Sunday (May 29) at 1 p.m.

The presentation, by Lesley Anderton, teaches the geological history going back millions of years, which includes the formation of continents and in particular it teaches about the various rock formations and mountains in the area.

Something for Everyone At Art Party 11

Something for Everyone At Art Party 11

Thursday (May 26th) the Art Party returns to Nelson.

The Art Party, a popular monthly arts showcase, will be teaming up with Blue Night Arts Festival to deliver a fabulous night of performance, connection and inspiration, featuring an eclectic cast of talented musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and painters.

The show starts at 8 p.m., at the Royal on Baker.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $10-$20 sliding scale at the door with all proceeds going to the artists.

ANKORS hosts Loving Bowls Luncheon at Hume Hotel

ANKORS hosts Loving Bowls Luncheon at Hume Hotel

On Tuesday, May 31, ANKORS (Kootenay Boundary AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society) will host a Loving Bowls Luncheon at the Hume Hotel in Nelson.

The Loving Bowls Luncheon is a chance for the public to pick out a beautiful bowl donated by a local artisan, fill it with gorgeous food from Nelson's local restaurants, be serenaded by Jesse Lee and Amberstaar, win fun door prizes from local store and learn more about the work ANKORS does in the Kootenay Boundary. 

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival rated in Canada’s top 10

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival rated in Canada’s top 10

Readers, writers, literary enthusiasts, environmentalists, and music fans can now purchase discounted passes for this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, running from July 6-10.

BC Lung Association steps up to offer short-term radon testing

BC Lung Association steps up to offer short-term radon testing

The BC Lung Association has partnered with Radon Environmental Management Corp to provide a faster way to find out if your home, school or workplace has potentially unhealthy indoor radon levels, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.   

“Waiting for months to find out if your home, school or workplace’s indoor radon levels are a lung cancer risk is not easy,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association. 

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

KAST, NTC host Robo Games at Tenth Street Campus

In 2010, KAST and the Nelson Tech Club joined forces with 6 Kootenay Boundary middle schools in holding the first Annual Robogames.

Twenty-four students, aged 12 to 17 created the robotic entries which battled for robotic supremacy. In 2016, we're hosting nearly 40 teams and over 80 participants in our largest, most ambitious event to date. 

Lead by NTC President, Brad Pommen, the Nelson, BC Hackerspace shouldered the mentoring and guidance, along with assistance from many of the society's Directors.

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Call for Nominations — Carver Award for Emerging Writers

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in Kootenay communities for the fourth Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the Festival’s 100-Mile Gala in Nelson on July 7, 2016.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in anthologies or literary journals.

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce a new granting program that will provide financial help to groups and organizations wishing to construct new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure. Recreation Infrastructure Grants will offer $3 million per year over the next three years.

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

It takes one to know one, and novelist Chris Dawson knows the business and its characters. The former senior communications strategist for Petro Canada set out to shed light on the issues of oil sands and the environment through fiction—and be entertaining about it. Dawson launches his new novel Oily Business on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library.

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