Category: Media Release

  • Distinguish Service Award

    Congratulations to Fred Schneider for his Distinguish Service Award.

    Fred has been a exceptional volunteer in his life. He retired from a long service as Chief Schneider at the North Shore Fire hall. Fred was a dedicated city employee as well. Congratulations to my brother on his achievement.

  • Shambhala Music Festival 2023 Completely Sold Out
  • Apply Now for CKCA Arts and Culture Grants
    January 16, 2023

    People and organizations in the Columbia Basin that would like to pursue arts and culture projects are invited to apply for grants from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA). The application period is now open, with deadlines on March 3 or 10, 2023, depending on the program.

    CKCA grants—funded by Columbia Basin Trust and overseen by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council—are available for all art disciplines, for both individuals and arts and culture organizations in the Basin.

    To learn more, visit Before applying, applicants are encouraged to view the video on this site and register for a grant-writing workshop. Also note that applications for ALL programs are now submitted online.
    Stephanie Fischer, Chair, CKCA
    “Year after year, I have been impressed by the variety of projects for which applicants seek funding. I encourage artists to apply to CKCA to advance their careers and create new works. I encourage Columbia Basin non-profit organizations, small and large, to apply. They are the anchor and the driver for exhibiting artworks, showcasing live performers on stage, celebrating diversity and Indigenous culture and employing artists to engage people of all ages and abilities. Together they add to the livability, economy and health of communities in the Basin.”

    Justine Cohen, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust
    “The Trust is pleased to partner with CKCA to support, grow and strengthen arts and culture in Basin communities. Increasing access to arts and culture experiences in the Basin adds to the vibrancy and well-being of the region.”
    Lily Andersen
    Grants Officer / Operations Manager 
    Thank you to our funders:
  • Rotary Club of Nelson, Festival of Trees
  • The Nelson Italian-Canadian Society is cooking up its annual Spaghetti Sauce & Pizzelle Cookie Fundraiser

    In the past two weeks, Nelsonites have experienced the first taste of winter for 2022.
    And for many, the cold weather comes with the desire for comfort foods.
    One of their all-time favourite comfort foods is pasta served up with a fantastic homemade
    Once again this winter, the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society is back in the kitchen preparing for
    its annual winter fundraiser featuring two types of traditional homemade spaghetti sauce –
    Traditional Meat-Based Sauce and Vegetarian Sauce.
    The homemade sauce will be made from an authentic Italian recipe that uses crushed
    tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, olive oil, wine, salt, pepper, and fresh and dried herbs.
    “Not only is the sauce delicious, but I feel really good supporting such a tasty fundraiser every
    year”, says satisfied customer Lindsay Clague.
    The spaghetti sauce will be sold in 1-litre plastic containers for $12.50 each. All proceeds go to
    support charitable initiatives in Nelson.
    No preservatives, no gluten, no dairy. Just really good comfort food to help warm your body
    and soul on a cold winter day.
    As the Holiday season approaches so is the appetite for seasonal baked goods.
    A seasonal favourite for Italians is pizzelle cookies, the traditional waffle cookies made from
    flour, eggs, sugar, and butter and flavoured with anise or chocolate.
    Last year the NICS had a huge success selling pizzelle for its winter fundraiser and is
    doing it again this year. They come wrapped in festive cellophane packaging and cost
    $10.00 for a dozen.
    Three options are available: 12 anise flavoured or 12 chocolate flavoured, or a package of
    6 anise and 6 chocolate-flavoured cookies.
    Pre-orders for both types of spaghetti sauce and pizzelle cookies are limited. The sale runs
    from Nov 13 to Nov 26, 2022.
    Don’t be disappointed… order your spaghetti sauce and pizzelle cookies soon before they
    sell out!


    Access the NICS secure online store to place your order.
    For those who do not have access to a computer but would still like to place a cash or
    cheque order, please call Paul Boscariol at 250-505-6482.
    The pick-up date is December 2nd from 2 – 6 pm and December 3
    from 9 – 11 am at the
    Nelson District Rod & Gun Club. If you have any questions, you can call Paul Boscariol at
    250-505-6482 or email

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