Kirsten Hildebrand

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Skaters wrap up season in Kelowna

Nelson Skating Club skaters competed at the STARSkate Super Series Final, a province-wide competition for the BC/Yukon Section Team Trophy.

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Andrea Legg took time out of her busy touring career with Cavalia to talk with Trafalgar middle school students. Both her parents work in the school.

Students hear about high flying career

Andrea Legg shared her high-flying experience of life touring with Cavalia

Andrea Legg took time out of her busy touring career with Cavalia to talk with Trafalgar middle school students. Both her parents work in the school.
Master Rigan Machado (back left)

Jiujitsu club growing in Nelson

Originating in Castlegar, Kootenay Jiujitsu came to Nelson just over a year ago wanting to grow their sport into the local community.

Master Rigan Machado (back left)
Also an historian and author

Frances Welwood leaves Nelson Welcome Wagon post

Welcomed to town 44 years ago by Edna Whitely, Frances Welwood was destined to follow in her Welcome Wagon footsteps.

Also an historian and author
Kevin and Lora Goodwin are making Valhalla Vodka at the Kootenay Country Craft Distillery now operating out of their Winlaw ranch.

Craft distillery in Slocan Valley brings 100-mile vodka to Nelson stores

The love of a good drink has taken one Slocan Valley couple into business with the area’s first craft distillery.

Kevin and Lora Goodwin are making Valhalla Vodka at the Kootenay Country Craft Distillery now operating out of their Winlaw ranch.
Ruth Pearson and Violeta Garnier are two of the 205 employees that work at Pacific Insight named 2014 Business of the Year.

Pacific Insight named Business of the Year

Nelson Chamber recognized company during annual business excellence awards.

Ruth Pearson and Violeta Garnier are two of the 205 employees that work at Pacific Insight named 2014 Business of the Year.
The Nelson Electric Tramway Society was recognized for Hospitality Tourism Excellence.

Volunteers keep history alive

Tramway society honoured with tourism excellence award.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society was recognized for Hospitality Tourism Excellence.
Nelson author Deryn Collier will launch her latest in a series of Kootenay-based mystery novels at Oxygen Art Centre next Friday.

Nelson author opens up as ‘Open Secret’ set to launch

Deryn Collier’s Open Secret delves into the psyche of her characters living in the fictional Kootenay Landing

Nelson author Deryn Collier will launch her latest in a series of Kootenay-based mystery novels at Oxygen Art Centre next Friday.
The landslide that brought down a rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River near the town of Oso in Washington State late last month brings home memories and concerns about similar occurrences in the West Kootenay.

Fatal Washington slide brings home concerns to Kootenay

The recent landslide in Washington State brings home memories and concerns about similar occurrences in the West Kootenay.

The landslide that brought down a rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River near the town of Oso in Washington State late last month brings home memories and concerns about similar occurrences in the West Kootenay.
Business Excellence Awards — Awards honour Nelson businesses

Business Excellence Awards — Awards honour Nelson businesses

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated some of the area’s top businesses during its AGM held Thursday night.

Business Excellence Awards — Awards honour Nelson businesses
Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy

Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy

Two days of food festivities will hit the Heritage City next weekend with a feast for those wanting strength in a local food system.

Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy
Nelson Youth Soccer numbers remain steady despite a trend of declining enrolment in other sports.

Team enrolment numbers in flux

A regional taskforce is currently looking into why participation in youth organized sport is decreasing in this corner of the province.

Nelson Youth Soccer numbers remain steady despite a trend of declining enrolment in other sports.
Holly and Todd St. Pierre. try out the new van they received thanks to several generous organizations.

Wheelchair accessible van a gift to Nelson family in need

Money raised to purchase $54,000 vehicle that the family would not have been able to afford but needed desperately.

Holly and Todd St. Pierre. try out the new van they received thanks to several generous organizations.
Michael Jessen

Radon worth testing for in some Nelson homes

The West Kootenay is a known hot spot for the colourless, odourless gas that can cause cancer — radon.

Michael Jessen
St. Joseph School finished just behind Nelson’s Waldorf school for the highest ranking among local schools.

Nelson’s Waldorf tops among schools

The Fraser Institute released its annual rankings of BC’s elementary schools earlier this week.

St. Joseph School finished just behind Nelson’s Waldorf school for the highest ranking among local schools.
The Nelson Boxing Club sent three of its fighters to an amateur tournament in Spokane last weekend. From left to right are Marlin Olynyk

Emmet wins weekend boxing tournament — Nelson Boxing Club earns clout in Spokane ring

Nelson Boxing Club’s Jeff Emmett pulled no punches in an amateur boxing tournament in Spokane last weekend — and came out on top.

The Nelson Boxing Club sent three of its fighters to an amateur tournament in Spokane last weekend. From left to right are Marlin Olynyk
A Bighorn helicopter

Backcountry danger high — Avalanche claims life of Crawford Bay man

The Crawford Bay pair caught in an avalanche above the Grey Creek Pass thought they were snowmobiling in a safe zone.

A Bighorn helicopter
Last Monday

Ski bum to ski bunny – a first trip to Whitewater breaks over a decade long drought

It really is unfathomable that prior to last Monday, I had lived in Nelson for 12 years and never skied at Whitewater.

Last Monday
Cole Arcuri is playing hot for his BCHL team as they begin their playoff run. The Nelson native wearing No. 4 for the Nelson Leafs left the KILHL keeping his jersey digit with the Powell River Kings.

Nelson’s Arcuri hot with new team on BCHL playoff run

Nelson’s Cole Arcuri is making an impact with the Powell River Kings as the BCHL playoffs get underway.

Cole Arcuri is playing hot for his BCHL team as they begin their playoff run. The Nelson native wearing No. 4 for the Nelson Leafs left the KILHL keeping his jersey digit with the Powell River Kings.
Amateur boxing a hit in Nelson — Latest addition to local sports scene comes out swinging

Amateur boxing a hit in Nelson — Latest addition to local sports scene comes out swinging

“Hands up. Relax. It should be like dancing. I want you to have a rhythm — your rhythm.”

Amateur boxing a hit in Nelson — Latest addition to local sports scene comes out swinging