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The Whitewater Ski Team is competing this year across the Kootenays. Photo: Submitted

Busy racing season for the Whitewater Ski Team

Skiers have competed in Kimberley and at Red Mountain, with more to come

The Whitewater Ski Team is competing this year across the Kootenays. Photo: Submitted
Charles Richard-Hamelin has recorded over 10 albums, the latest of which earned him a JUNO award in 2022. Photo: Submitted

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin to perform in Nelson

Distinguished musician will play at Capitol Theatre Feb. 21

Charles Richard-Hamelin has recorded over 10 albums, the latest of which earned him a JUNO award in 2022. Photo: Submitted
Rare Bird by Kelly Shpeley and Extant by Emma Noyes, two Nelson murals funded by various local and provincial grants. Photo: Ingrid Love

COLUMN: In need of arts funding? Here’s the Nelson grants to apply for

Sydney Black writes about which organizations are offering arts funding

Rare Bird by Kelly Shpeley and Extant by Emma Noyes, two Nelson murals funded by various local and provincial grants. Photo: Ingrid Love
A scene from Do the Right Thing, one of the films showing at the Civic Theatre during Black History Month. Photo: IMDb

LARGE POPCORN EXTRA BUTTER: February is Black History Month, with much to celebrate

Nelson Civic Theatre has special showings through the month

A scene from Do the Right Thing, one of the films showing at the Civic Theatre during Black History Month. Photo: IMDb
Participants in the Canadian Federation of University Women’s event Violence Against Women in Politics. Photo: Submitted

Nelson workshop examines violence against women in politics

Discussion was sponsored by Canadian Federation of University Women

Participants in the Canadian Federation of University Women’s event Violence Against Women in Politics. Photo: Submitted
Jennifer Taylor presents $5,000 to Pastor Jim Reimer towards the Help People Not Banks fund. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Christian Fellowship starts Help People Not Banks fund

Donations will reduce mortgage on buildings that house SHARE Nelson and Our Daily Bread

Jennifer Taylor presents $5,000 to Pastor Jim Reimer towards the Help People Not Banks fund. Photo: Submitted
Glacier Gymnastics is sending (L-R) Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka, Anni van Hellemond, Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme to the BC Winter Games in March. Photo: Submitted

Nelson gymnasts heading to BC Winter Games

Glacier is sending 5 athletes to the March competition in Vernon

Glacier Gymnastics is sending (L-R) Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka, Anni van Hellemond, Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme to the BC Winter Games in March. Photo: Submitted
A vigil is seen here at ANKORS in Nelson during International Overdose Awareness Day in August 2020. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Decriminalization is here, and it won’t be enough

Amber Streukens writes about how drug decriminalization may fail

A vigil is seen here at ANKORS in Nelson during International Overdose Awareness Day in August 2020. Photo: Tyler Harper
Fundraising events will be held Jan. 28 at the Nelson Leafs’ game and at Finley’s Bar and Grill for the families of Det. Wade Tittemore (left) and Const. Mathieu Nolet. Both officers died after an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: Nelson Police Association

Leafs, Finley’s to raise funds for families of deceased Nelson officers

A burger and beverage event as well as a fundraising at a Leafs game will be held Saturday

Fundraising events will be held Jan. 28 at the Nelson Leafs’ game and at Finley’s Bar and Grill for the families of Det. Wade Tittemore (left) and Const. Mathieu Nolet. Both officers died after an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: Nelson Police Association
The dragon at the 2022 Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival coming up Feb. 11

Participants are invited to make their own lanterns

The dragon at the 2022 Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Regional District of Central Kootenay announced old recreation punch passes will be expiring next year. File photo

Old RDCK recreation punch passes to expire in 2024

Credits and refunds available until March 13, 2023

The Regional District of Central Kootenay announced old recreation punch passes will be expiring next year. File photo
A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Where have the white sturgeon gone?

A column by Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students

A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
Flight Sergeant Brooke Sonnichsen and Flight Sergeant Ashley Sonnichsen receive their Long Service Medal from Major Kevin DeBiasio. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets receive long service awards

The squadron wants to contact former members for its 70th anniversary

Flight Sergeant Brooke Sonnichsen and Flight Sergeant Ashley Sonnichsen receive their Long Service Medal from Major Kevin DeBiasio. Photo: Submitted
Nelson singer Melody Diachun will perform The Music of Sting on Jan. 27 at the Shambhala Hall in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Melody Diachun in concert

Diachun will be accompanied by David Restivo, Michael Occhipinti, Doug Stephenson, and Tony Ferraro

Nelson singer Melody Diachun will perform The Music of Sting on Jan. 27 at the Shambhala Hall in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Any family with a child five years old before Dec. 31, 2023 is invited to register that child for kindergarten. Photo: Submitted

Registrations now open for 2023-24 kindergarten in SD8

Families are asked to register at their local catchment school by March 31

Any family with a child five years old before Dec. 31, 2023 is invited to register that child for kindergarten. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

HUGS AND SLUGS: Cops get props for helping lost child

Also, stop smoking weed in front of the bank

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The band will include Gemma Luna on vocals and flute, Michael St. John on drums, Joseph Vieira on bass and guitars, Sacha Pétuli on saxophone and bass, and Jamphibian on vocals, guitars and bass. Photo: Submitted

Modern Bob presents international band for Kootenay performances

Musicians include Gemma Luna and musicians from Oregon and Brazil

The band will include Gemma Luna on vocals and flute, Michael St. John on drums, Joseph Vieira on bass and guitars, Sacha Pétuli on saxophone and bass, and Jamphibian on vocals, guitars and bass. Photo: Submitted
Cross-country skiers enjoy cups of soup at one of the huts at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Nordic Ski Club warms up with Tour de Soup

The fundraiser for Nelson CARES runs Jan. 21

Cross-country skiers enjoy cups of soup at one of the huts at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Submitted
Logging On — An increasing number of networkers, stars and searchers have taken interest in Nelson and its surrounding communities. Salmo’s Gary Glover and sons Chad and Shane are the new co-stars of Discovery Channel’s Mud Mountain Haulers. Photo courtesy Discovery Channel

BUSINESS BUZZ: 2022 year in review part 3

Darren Davidson recaps the year in local biz

Logging On — An increasing number of networkers, stars and searchers have taken interest in Nelson and its surrounding communities. Salmo’s Gary Glover and sons Chad and Shane are the new co-stars of Discovery Channel’s Mud Mountain Haulers. Photo courtesy Discovery Channel
Writers Heather Haake (left) and Anne DeGrace get ready to lead the writing group Write On!, one of several programs coming up at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted

Taghum Hall events keep the winter blues away

A writing group, Robbie Burns Night and winter markets are among the upcoming events

Writers Heather Haake (left) and Anne DeGrace get ready to lead the writing group Write On!, one of several programs coming up at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted