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Welcome to the Megaphone. This is your place to post the news that matters to you. If someone's getting married or getting born, this is the place to let your community know. If you want to thank someone for a good turn or lambaste the noisy, nosy, or woefully ignorant, do it here. Basically, anything you think your community need to know about: use the megaphone and make yourself heard. 

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 26 2019

The holiday season is a time filled with togetherness and laughter. Sometimes, though, social gatherings can be overwhelming and may cause mixed feelings when we notice changes in friends and family members affected by dementia. Caregivers can explore strategies for minimizing stress and making holiday celebrations more enjoyable for both the caregiver and the person living with dementia....

by CBT on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

A fundraising campaign is underway to save a historic Japanese Canadian fishing boat that is the last of its kind in Canada.

The Merriwake, a 31’ gill netter built in 1929, was acquired earlier this year by the Slocan Valley Historical Society (SVHS) after it was alerted to the boat’s existence.  It was constructed by master boat builder Isamu Matsumoto, the father of aluminum boat...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 28 2019

The first annual Nelson Safe Boating event, set for Saturday, May 25 at Lakeside Park, is hosted by Sail Nelson the Kootenay’s own Sail Canada accredited sailing school. 

Sail Nelson’s founder, owner, and lead Sailing Instructor, Penny Caldwell, saw an opportunity for an event like this and gathered her team to make it happen. 

Through strong support from Nelson Search and Rescue...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 08 2019

On Thursday (April 11) the Kootenay United Cannabis Association (KUCA), in cooperation with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, will host the Kootenay/Columbia Symposium at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

The Symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The industry stakeholder event will identify barriers in transitioning to the regulated cannabis economy, and examine...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

Nelson is joining in on the provincially-coordinated Sarah Beckett Memorial Run.

The five-kilometer family event, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13th on the Nelson waterfront starting at Lakeside Park, is being held in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett, who died tragically in the line of duty after her marked police vehicle was struck by a pickup in the early hours of on April 5...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2019

Anyone who knows Nelson, knows that it is a haven for winter sports. You could say that the documentary “This Mountain Life”, screening at the Civic Theatre on Feb 27th, got its start here.

Filmmaking duo Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer were first introduced to backcountry ski world riding out from Whitewater Ski Resort.

“We used to live here, and we have family here, so we...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2019

The Young Agrarians and Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors are hosting a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman on Lean Farming. Hartman has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms while minimizing waste and work.

  • Where: Centre 64 Theatre – 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC. Ktunaxa Territory
  • When: Monday, January 21...
by Contributor on Friday Jun 01 2018

This August, 16 Columbia Basin youth will paddle the mighty Columbia River for 11 days through a new Wildsight program: The Columbia River Field School. 

The Field School will begin at the headwaters at Canal Flats and travel through Columbia Lake and the Columbia Wetlands, the Revelstoke area, Lower Arrow Lake, the confluence with the Kootenay River at Castlegar and south to the US...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 19 2018

Nelson coffee culture is joining forces with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) for the first annual Lattes for Literacy Week. This special event uses our universal love of coffee to raise funds and awareness for community literacy initiatives.

Kicking off on World Book Day, April 23, Lattes for Literacy Weekencourages Nelsonites to drink lots of coffee! Each day one of the...

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