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  • Thought for Today!

    If the truth makes you uncomfortable don’t blame the truth, blame the lie that made you comfortable.

    Photo Madagascar🇲🇬

  • Regional District of Central Kootenay

    This Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, is General Voting Day for three fire service loan authorization referendums in three separate fire protection service areas. The referendums will determine if electors are in favour of borrowing up to $750,000 for the replacement of a frontline fire engine for the North Shore Fire Department, Winlaw Fire Department, and Tarrys Fire Department.

    Electors within the boundary of the service area are the only persons entitled to participate in this assent vote. To determine if you are eligible to vote, click below on the fire protection service link in your area.

    Voting locations

    Electoral Area F

    North Shore Fire Protection Service

    North Shore Fire Hall (2703 Greenwood Road) North Shore Fire Dept

    For more information:

    Village of Slocan and defined portions of Electoral Area H and I

    Slocan Valley Fire Protection Service

    Crescent Valley Fire Hall (1365 Highway 6) Crescent Valley Fire Department

    Winlaw Volunteer Fire Hall (5741 Highway 6) Winlaw Volunteer Fire Department

    Village of Slocan Fire Hall (8877 Slocan South Road S Trail) Village of Slocan

    For more information:

    Electoral Area I

    Tarrys & Pass Creek Fire Protection Service

    Tarrys Fire Hall (2103 Highway 3A) Tarrys Fire Department

    For more information:

  • Nelson Police Department

    Nelson’s First Responders Unite with Local Businesses for the Annual 12 Days of Giving.

    Nelson’s First Responders are teaming up with Lua Gerun from Safeway, the Adventure Hotel, Verecan Capital Management, and the Salvation Army to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate in the community this holiday season.

    Ways to Contribute:

    Donate a Gift:

    Drop off an unwrapped new gift or book at the Nelson Police Department, Nelson Fire Department, or Nelson BC Ambulance Station.

    Receive a coupon for a complimentary breakfast sandwich at the Adventure Hotel on November 26th.

    Feed a Family:

    Visit the Nelson Safeway and sponsor a food basket to provide nourishment for a family in need.

    Receive a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich at the Adventure Hotel on November 26th.

    Make a Donation and Come for Breakfast:

    Bring cash, a new book, or a new unwrapped gift to the Adventure Hotel.

    Pre-register for a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of the Adventure Hotel on November 26th.

    Or Come Meet Santa and Join Us for the Gift and Food Hand Off:

    In person on November 26th at 10:00 am at the Adventure Hotel Parking Lot.

    Witness the collaborative effort as Nelson First Responders pass on gifts and food to Santa!

    May be an image of text that says 'NELSON FIRST RESPONDERS 12 DAYS OF GIVING Hampers and gift cards can purchased Nelson Safeway! HOLIDAY Toy/Food Drive Bring your donations before November 25th to help bring joy to the children and youth of Nelson and receive a coupon for a free breakfast at the Adventure Hotel on Nov. 26th, 2023 at 10:00AM Drop off Unwrapped Gifts at: Nelson Police Dept: 606 Stanley st Nelson Fire Hall: 919 ward st Nelson Ambulance Station: 820 Nelson Ave'

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  •  Oxygen Art Centre 


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    Oxygen Art Centre announces a public Call for Proposals to artists and artist educators to fulfil two (2) positions for their Summer 2024 Youth Art Retreat project. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2023, at 12:00 PM Midnight (PST). 

    Oxygen’s Youth Art Retreat is a new arts education program that will take place over three-days from July 3 to 5, 2024, at The Narrows Art Retreat. Situated on the tum xula7xw of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx (otherwise known as Nelson, B.C.), the artist facilitators will lead five (5) participants (ages 15 – 18) in an immersive land-based arts educational experience. 

    Consequently, Oxygen invites expressions of interest from artists and artist educations whose work explores land-based practices. Priority will be given to Indigenous artists and artist educators. Experience working with youth (ages 15 – 18) will be considered an asset. We invite collaborative proposals (up to two artists or artist educators) or individual proposals. 

    Proposals will be collected via Google Form and is available on Oxygen’s website. Two (2) artists or artist educators will fulfil this role.  

    Artists will be compensated based on CARFAC group presentation rates for a half day orientation session and a daily flat rate for the three-day (two-night) retreat, scheduled to take place from July 3-5, 2024. Artists will also receive a travel honorarium and compensation for administration. Accommodation and food will be provided during the retreat.

    Interested artists can submit their proposals via Google Form until Friday, December 8, 2023, at 12:00 PM Midnight (PST). 

    While we thank all applicants only successful applicants will be contacted. Please contact Oxygen’s Education Coordinator, Natasha Smith with any questions or alternative methods to apply.

    This project is generously supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. 

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    Image Credit: OAC, Youth Art Retreat Call for Proposals, Banner, 2023

    Google Form: 

    Press Contact:

    Natasha Smith

    Education Coordinator

    Oxygen Art Centre


    Natasha Smith (she/her)

    Education Coordinator/ oxygen art centre

    #3 – 320 Vernon St. Alley Entrance.

    Nelson, British Columbia

    Tel: 250 551 6329

    Oxygen Art Centre acknowledges with gratitude that we are located on the tum xula7xw/ traditional territory of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx/the Sinixt People. As uninvited guests we honour their ongoing presence on this land. We recognize that the Sylix, Ktuxana, and Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band peoples are also connected with this land, as are Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.

  • Thought for Today!

    John McCrae wrote the poem In Flanders Fields which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance. In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote his now famous poem after seeing poppies growing in battle-scarred fields.

  • Nelson Civic Theatre

    The Nelson Civic Theatre is in a bind. They took a huge hit from COVID, strikes have reduced the number of films coming out, and distributors are just plain short-sighted, because they force small operations like the Civic, show the same movie for weeks at a time.

    To ensure this amazing institution continues into the future, please buy a membership or consider donating. Memberships are just $20 per year. They give the Civic cash to work with and save you $2 on every movie you see!