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Nelson CARES has been honoured for its restoration of the Annable Block. Photo: Submitted

Nelson CARES wins heritage award for Ward Street Place restoration

The society won the Conservation award for its work on the 100-year-old building

Nelson CARES has been honoured for its restoration of the Annable Block. Photo: Submitted
The Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre presents the first Dandelion Festival on May 21 and 22. Photo: Submitted

Celebrate spring and wellbeing at Salmo’s Dandelion Festival

A variety of workshops and events will be held May 21-22

The Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre presents the first Dandelion Festival on May 21 and 22. Photo: Submitted
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted

Deadline extended for Suzy Hamilton Fund nominations

May 31 is the new date for applications

Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted
Local youth vendors will be selling crafts May 14 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, located at 608 Lake Street. Photo: Submitted

Spring craft fair, skate jam held at Nelson Youth Centre on May 14

Vendors will be selling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local youth vendors will be selling crafts May 14 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, located at 608 Lake Street. Photo: Submitted
George Chandler writes about the need to rethink public spaces such as Nelson’s Hall Street Plaza. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

COLUMN: Making some room for Nelson’s public spaces

George Chandler writes about an upcoming community rethink of public spaces

George Chandler writes about the need to rethink public spaces such as Nelson’s Hall Street Plaza. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Singers perform during All Together Now!, held last year in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Emilee Wheeler

Experience a decade of Broadway musicals in Nelson

Decade of Delight: A Broadway Cabaret runs May 27-28

Singers perform during All Together Now!, held last year in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Emilee Wheeler
A fundraiser held last month at Nelson’s Finley’s Bar and Grill raised $8,500 to assist Ukrainian families fleeing the war to Nelson. Photo: Submitted
A fundraiser held last month at Nelson’s Finley’s Bar and Grill raised $8,500 to assist Ukrainian families fleeing the war to Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival returns to live events

This years’ festival runs June 23 to 26

Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Young volunteers help prepare food at the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre launches new strategic plan

The food centre has set out a map for the next five years

Young volunteers help prepare food at the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted
Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree celebrates 90th anniversary with film, galas

1920s-era footage of the Kootenays will be screened

Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted
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
L-R: Zabree MacInnis, Terri-Lynn Wilkinson, Donna Macdonald and Nora Janssen from the Nelson and District Women’s Centre joined women from all over B.C. on May 1 to call for a guaranteed livable income. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Women’s Centre calls for guaranteed livable income for women

Two federal bills are currently being considered

L-R: Zabree MacInnis, Terri-Lynn Wilkinson, Donna Macdonald and Nora Janssen from the Nelson and District Women’s Centre joined women from all over B.C. on May 1 to call for a guaranteed livable income. Photo: Submitted
Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Help bring an Afghani family to Nelson

Michelle Mungall writes about an endearing friendship and a desperate need

Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Make sure you are watching for traffic as you get off a bus. File photo

HUGS AND SLUGS: Watch your step getting off the bus

A close call for a commuter is among this week’s slugs

Make sure you are watching for traffic as you get off a bus. File photo
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

Volunteers remove 7,000-plus pounds of trash from Kootenay Lake shoreline in Nelson

The initiative was held on Earth Day in Nelson

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 partners with City of Nelson on organics diversion effort

The city provided Tenth Street Campus with a foodcycler

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
Nelson’s Whitewater Freeride Team members Adam Kuch and Lucy Leishman won the North American World Junior Freeski Championships in Big Sky, Mont., earlier this month. The freeride team, which was started over a decade ago, has launched the careers of numerous local world-calibre skiers, and brought a heap of publicity to the mountain, and the region’s tourism sector too. Photo courtesy International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association

BUSINESS BUZZ: McClure blazing for Trail, tourism told to prep for next climate chapter

Darren Davidson writes about all the latest in local business

Nelson’s Whitewater Freeride Team members Adam Kuch and Lucy Leishman won the North American World Junior Freeski Championships in Big Sky, Mont., earlier this month. The freeride team, which was started over a decade ago, has launched the careers of numerous local world-calibre skiers, and brought a heap of publicity to the mountain, and the region’s tourism sector too. Photo courtesy International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association