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Streetcar and smiles for Canada Day

A beloved tradition continues this Canada Day. The whole community benefits and the fun is measured in smiles.

Kootenay credit unions collaborate on community projects

Nelson and District Credit Union and Kootenay Savings Credit Union recently collaborated to support two local groups.

Kootenay Co-op Radio volunteers win national awards

Catherine Fisher of Kootenay Co-op Radio was one of three people from the station named in this year’s National Community Radio Awards.

Five Nelson little leaguers on all-star team

The players were selected ahead of provincials next month.

Power By You athletes win at weightlifting meet

Leo Grypma and Kelsey O'Connor snatched medals at an Olympic weight lifting meet this weekend.

Nelson-area peonies prominent at show

Adriana Work of Beasley’s Dutch Girl Peonies was a double winner at the BC Yukon Peony Show in Castlegar this month.

Enthusiasm high at launch of 100% Renewable Kootenays

The West Kootenay EcoSociety recently launched its new initiative, 100% Renewable Kootenays, supporting clean energy.

Eat for Pete’s Sake this week in Nelson

The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA invites you to eat out in support of a good cause.

Swimmers take another stride forward

The Kootenay Swim Club made an impression at the Kamloops June Classic on June 3 to 5.

Caroline Adderson offers talk on writing

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival writer-in-residence Caroline Adderson will offer tips for writers at the Nelson Public Library.

Nelson restorative justice volunteers recognized

Nelson Police Department restorative justice volunteers were recently honoured for their work in serving the community.

HUGS & SLUGS: It’s a 7-7 tie!

Do you have a broken urinal? Did you find somebody's phone? Did you throw a newspaper out your car? If so, there is a hug or slug for you.

Nelson Neptunes set to hold annual swim meet in Salmo

Seven teams will compete at the event Saturday and Sunday at Salmo Pool.

Bike to Work Week Kootenays a great success

Organizers are amazed at the success of the 2016 Bike to Work Week initiative in the Kootenays that took place May 30 to June 5.

Kootenay Book Weekend releases summer reading selections

Passionate page turners, put your feet up and dip into the summer reading selections for the Kootenay Book Weekend.

Tom Wayman wins Diamond Foundation Prize

Winlaw author Tom Wayman has won the Diamond Foundation Prize for fiction for his book, The Shadows We Mistake for Love.

Nine teams to represent Nelson at soccer provincials

The under-13, 14, 15, 16, and 18 boys teams will compete as will the U13, 14, 16 and 18 girls teams.

LETTER: Columbia River needs clean up

The rusted-out vehicle wrecks, heaps of scrap metal, and discarded concrete slabs along both riverbanks are a world-class eyesore.

Slocan Community Forest releases wildfire protection plan

The Slocan Integral Forestry Co-operative, the community forest based in the Slocan Valley, has released its wildfire protection plan.

Interior lumber mills appeal for incentives

The Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association hopes to bring a message about the needs of the local forest industry to government.