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Wildlife biologist and educator Joanne Siderius was last year’s winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award for women environmentalists in the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted

Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund taking 2021 award nominations

Nominations are open until March 15

Wildlife biologist and educator Joanne Siderius was last year’s winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award for women environmentalists in the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Hunter Jin shows off some homemade rice wraps. Donations poured into the Nelson Community Food Centre during the holidays. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre brings in $150k during holiday fundraising

The centre says the money will help address significant need in the city

Hunter Jin shows off some homemade rice wraps. Donations poured into the Nelson Community Food Centre during the holidays. Photo: Submitted
Caroline Lafond is a Recreation Fish and Wildlife student at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted

Ecological Comment: Help keep the goats of Gimli wild

A column written by Recreation Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College

Caroline Lafond is a Recreation Fish and Wildlife student at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted
Several large trees came down in the recent windstorm and destroyed a part of the building that houses Camp Koolaree’s showers and boy’s washroom. The camp has served generations of Kootenay families since 1931 as the Nelson area’s longest running children’s summer camp. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree’s wash house destroyed by January windstorms

The camp is in need of donations to make repairs

Several large trees came down in the recent windstorm and destroyed a part of the building that houses Camp Koolaree’s showers and boy’s washroom. The camp has served generations of Kootenay families since 1931 as the Nelson area’s longest running children’s summer camp. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Scott Robertson, Abigail Robertson, Caleb Bernhardt, Vijesh James and Oliver Marsh (missing) took part in the online Korean Consul General Cup. Photo: Submitted

Local martial artists win at online provincial tournament

Kootenay Martial Arts had five athletes participate in the Korean Consul General Cup

L-R: Scott Robertson, Abigail Robertson, Caleb Bernhardt, Vijesh James and Oliver Marsh (missing) took part in the online Korean Consul General Cup. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson library’s podcast club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Happiness at the library

Columnist Avi Silberstein invites you to the library’s podcast club

The Nelson library’s podcast club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Photo: Submitted
The Youth Climate Corps is seen here planting garlic at a permaculture farm while learning about food security. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Canada’s first Youth Climate Corps gets to work

Fourteen young adults are working to advance local climate change mitigation

The Youth Climate Corps is seen here planting garlic at a permaculture farm while learning about food security. Photo: Submitted
Martha Stokoe was the Narrows Art Retreat recipient in 2018. Photo: Submitted

Arts council calls for applications for annual retreat

Deadline for applications to the Narrows Art Retreat (formerly Hidden Creek) is March 15

Martha Stokoe was the Narrows Art Retreat recipient in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted

Okanagan authors Calder, Smith to read virtually Jan. 27

The online event is hosted by Oxygen Art Centre

Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Waldorf names new head of school

Jamie Simon spent the last four years working for Waldorf programs in California

Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets visited by Snowbirds officer

Major Regan Wickett is the deputy commanding officer of the famed flyers

The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted
Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels

CHECK THIS OUT: Everything you can do on the Nelson Public Library website

Avi Silberstein writes about some hidden features

Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College speaker series focuses on equity for Indigenous children

Cindy Blackstock will speak online Jan. 14

A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
Nelson Fire and Rescue were called to put out this bag of oily linens that was smouldering inside a building on Josephine Street. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Fire responds to smoke report on Josephine Street

A smouldering laundry bag of oily linens was found and put out

Nelson Fire and Rescue were called to put out this bag of oily linens that was smouldering inside a building on Josephine Street. Photo: Submitted
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Laura Sacks of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Some local good news climate stories you may have missed

From Laura Sacks and Judy O’Leary of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Laura Sacks of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Photo: Submitted
Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month focuses on connections during pandemic

The society connects people living with dementia, their caregivers and family members to support

Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

COLUMN: Three priorities for School District 8 in 2021

SD8 superintendent Christine Perkins writes about the upcoming year