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Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Al Capone models a mask for Poppa Tops, a ruthless triceratops mobster from Cretaceous times. The mask was created by Nelson artist Myra Rasmussen for the show Donuts of Mass Destruction. Illustration: Submitted

Actors, production staff needed for Nelson theatre show

Auditions close May 7 for Donuts of Mass Destruction

Al Capone models a mask for Poppa Tops, a ruthless triceratops mobster from Cretaceous times. The mask was created by Nelson artist Myra Rasmussen for the show Donuts of Mass Destruction. Illustration: Submitted
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Released in 2019, Atlantis foretells the silent lingering trauma of an entire population yet to come after Ukraine has won the war. Photo: Submitted

Civic Theatre to screen 2019 Ukrainian war movie May 4

Atlantis, directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych, looks ahead to a post-war Ukraine

  • Apr 29, 2022
Released in 2019, Atlantis foretells the silent lingering trauma of an entire population yet to come after Ukraine has won the war. Photo: Submitted
Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion will present its first public performance since 2019 on April 29, 30 and May 1. Photo: Adrian Wagner

Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion to perform first event since 2019

Shows are at the Capitol Theatre on April 29, 30, and May 1

Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion will present its first public performance since 2019 on April 29, 30 and May 1. Photo: Adrian Wagner
Look at all that trash! Volunteers pulled over 7,000 pounds of it from the lake shoreline in Nelson during Earth Day. Photo: Submitted
Look at all that trash! Volunteers pulled over 7,000 pounds of it from the lake shoreline in Nelson during Earth Day. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College faculty and students provided a tour of the Tenth Street Campus commercial kitchen for City of Nelson staff and council members. The focus of the tour was the commercial foodcycler appliance that has been loaned to the college as part of a pilot project looking into organics diversion. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College faculty and students provided a tour of the Tenth Street Campus commercial kitchen for City of Nelson staff and council members. The focus of the tour was the commercial foodcycler appliance that has been loaned to the college as part of a pilot project looking into organics diversion. Photo: Submitted
Show off your moves at North Shore Hall for International Dance Day. Photo: Reuben Prensky

Two events mark International Dance Day in Nelson

The occasion will be celebrated at North Shore Hall on April 29 and 30

Show off your moves at North Shore Hall for International Dance Day. Photo: Reuben Prensky
A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted

Nominations open for June Lythgoe Scholarship

Aspiring West Kootenay musicians can win the $1,000 bursary

A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress

Castlegar run raising money for Ukrainian refugees

Run 4 Refugees will also feature a mini international festival

Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
The goal of the April 30 volunteer day is to reduce the amount of combustible wildfire fuel on the ground along the Rail Trail. Photo: Submitted
The goal of the April 30 volunteer day is to reduce the amount of combustible wildfire fuel on the ground along the Rail Trail. Photo: Submitted
A fundraiser for two Ukrainian families who have arrived in Nelson will be held April 23 at Finley’s Bar and Grill. Photo: Submitted

Fundraiser for Ukrainian families at Finley’s

Support two families at the dinner event Saturday

A fundraiser for two Ukrainian families who have arrived in Nelson will be held April 23 at Finley’s Bar and Grill. Photo: Submitted
Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.

Kimberley church fundraising to bring family from Ukraine

Summit Church hopes to raise enough to support the young family for their first year

Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.
B.C. novelist Maureen Brownlee will discuss her new book Cambium Blue at the Nelson library on May 4. Photo: Cynthia L. Breden

Novelist Maureen Brownlee to appear at Nelson Public Library

Brownlee will discuss her novel Cadmium Blue with local author Deryn Collier

B.C. novelist Maureen Brownlee will discuss her new book Cambium Blue at the Nelson library on May 4. Photo: Cynthia L. Breden
Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed

Columbia Basin youth engage in climate events

Columbia Basin youth, ages 14 to 18, had an opportunity this winter…

Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed
You are invited to collect trash on the lakeshore this weekend for Earth Day. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake volunteer shoreline cleanup April 22 and 24

The cleanups will be near the Kootenay Forest Products site and the Sirdar area

  • Apr 20, 2022
You are invited to collect trash on the lakeshore this weekend for Earth Day. Photo: Submitted
Frances Myers Lynch won the UBC Okanagan short story contest in the high school category with her story Bird Bones. Photo: Wild ARC

Nelson teen wins UBC Okanagan short story contest

Frances Myers Lynch is a Grade 10 student at L.V. Rogers Secondary

Frances Myers Lynch won the UBC Okanagan short story contest in the high school category with her story Bird Bones. Photo: Wild ARC