Kirsten Hildebrand

Heart and Stroke Foundation demo lifesaving device in Nelson

It’s simple enough that a child can use one to save a life but still many people feel apprehensive about operating an AED.

District surveys Nelson parents on school calendar

Staff and parents have differing opinions about when March break should be held next year. Both groups were recently surveyed...

Nelson Reads — Compiling a list of top titles

Everyone loves diving into a great book. But what if the stack of waiting novels has diminished and book club is on hiatus.

West Kootenay Bride hot on the page around Nelson

Black Press offices are abuzz about a bride — West Kootenay Bride.

South Nelson students and stuffies hold own Olympics

Nelson’s own Olympic event saw South Nelson elementary school students getting into the spirit, stuffies in tow.

Redfish parents want students back from Nelson’s Trafalgar

Redfish elementary school parents want the school board to consider returning Grade 6 and 7 students to the primary level.

Nelson’s Middleditch to appear in HBO comedy series

Former Nelsonite Thomas Middleditch will appear in the long-waited comedy series Silicon Valley debuting April 6 on HBO.

Food column: Quail eggs are little gems

Quail eggs may be considered a delicacy but preparing the little speckled gems is really quite easy.

Nelson and area athletes headed to BC Winter Games

Keiran Marchand is heading to Mission for the games and will compete in biathlon, something the 14-year-old started doing at age 9.

Rash of break and enters near Nelson — one Balfour resident is devastated

A Balfour resident is devastated after falling victim to a theft that led to the loss of many valuable pieces.

Nelson’s St. Joseph School celebrates Catholic Education Week

A school with deep roots in its church and community is celebrating catholic education week.

Standing up for the ALR in Nelson

It may seem like a complicated matter but simply put, “if you eat, you should attend.”

Miles nationally recognized with principals award

A well-known and loved principal in the Kootenay Lake School District has been recognized for his longstanding commitment to excellence.

Nelson skier Zaitsoff won’t go to Sochi

Nelson’s Olympic hopeful Sasha Zaitsoff won’t be headed to Sochi next month.

Fontaine fundraiser in Nelson about more than burgers and beer

A fundraiser held to benefit Katrina Fontaine, the young woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, generated more than $16,000.

Kokanee salmon around Nelson hit with virus

A virus found in kokanee salmon on Kootenay Lake has biologists taking action to protect this “keystone species.”

Bullying campaign takes messages from Nelson to the desert

A Nelson family wants the community to join them in a fight against bullying as they help create the world’s largest anti-bullying sign.

Mental Health professional retires after 32 years of service

P’nina Shames left her career with Nelson Mental Health proud of a career she was meant to pursue in a community she was happy to serve.

Alzheimer’s Walk honours caregivers

This weekend the annual Walk for Memories is being held in Nelson with a focus on the caregivers that support those with the illness.

COLUMN: Lice — striking fear in parents everywhere

I am new to the land of lice with my first experience with the Wee Beasties happening at the tail end of last summer.