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Future looks bright as Kootenay kids dream up innovations to promote accessibility

The Kootenay Contraption Contest, made possible by FortisBC and The Province of British Columbia, is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest, an annual initiative that challenges Kootenay youth to dream big and design a contraption that solves a relevant problem using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and innovation. Throughout […]

Daily Dose — Kootenay Film Brings Outdoor Francophone Women to the Forefront

A locally-created short film about French-speaking outdoors women of the West Kootenays, NATURE + ELLES, has been selected for the 2024 Women’s Adventure Film Tour (WAFT). The film will be screened with English subtitles on April 5th at Castlegar’s Old Theatre with a Q&A with director Jackie Atkins, producer Patrick Lac, and three of the 11 local participants, […]

Canadians Win Prestigious North American Honey Awards

Canadian beekeepers have won several first place awards at both the North American Honey Show and the American Honey Show, two prestigious juried events showcasing the best honey products on the continent. Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee, who own two honey brands, Honey Bee Zen and Swan Valley Honey, of Creston, B.C., won first […]

Daily Dose — Nelson Couple Launches Storytelling App for Children

Local couple, Taseyah Davies and Alexander Lamm have launched a storytelling digital program for children, StoryNest. “StoryNest is a sanctuary for young children ages three to nine and it’s filled with audio stories and songs that teach virtues like honesty, compassion, empathy,” says Davies. What makes the program stand apart is that the stories are […]

Selkirk College Music Students Set for Sonic Semester-End Show

Bringing the waves and vibrations of a semester’s worth of hard work to Nelson’s Spirtbar stage, students in Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program will greet the holiday break with the Winter Sonic Showcase. An annual semester-end tradition, the holiday-themed showcase presents a six-pack of bands that feature students with their faculty mentors who […]

Daily Dose — Kootenay man claims Great Canadian Baking show title

There’s no need to travel the country to find the best baker in Canada. A simple commute to the diverse community of Creston will locate the winner of the Great Canadian Baking Show (GCBS) Season 7. The local teacher Loïc Fauteux-Goulet claimed the top prize in the national baking competition series, a cooking competition series […]

Academy PM Launches Sponsorship Drive

The Mount Sentinel Secondary School Academy Performance and Media Academy (AcademyPM) has raised $8,500 from local businesses and organizations to pay for filmmaking kits for the unique, cross-curricular program that prepares students for a career in the film, theatre, game and digital media industry. The school’s goal is to raise $54,000 for nine complete film kits […]

Kootenay Lake Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Teacher Sean Marechal has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Marechal teaches Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W.E. Graham School in the Village of Slocan. “I can’t think of a teacher more deserving of this recognition than Sean. His dedication and passion for building […]

Daily Dose — Nelson Civic Theatre Society Supporting a New Cohort of Resident Artists

Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) Artists Residency is one of a kind. NCTS Executive Director Eleanor Stacey introduced this concept.  “When we initiated this program in 2020 with our first cohort of four artists, we sought to offer a space and opportunity that demanded nothing from the residents. We wanted to find a way ...