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Billie Padavell is a paramedic and instructor who demonstrated an Automated External Defibrillator used to help save the life of someone having a heart attack.

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.

Billie Padavell is a paramedic and instructor who demonstrated an Automated External Defibrillator used to help save the life of someone having a heart attack.
Kootenay Lake School District recently surveyed parents and staff about when they would like to see next school year's March break.

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...

Kootenay Lake School District recently surveyed parents and staff about when they would like to see next school year's March break.
Joan Exley (left) from Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Joanne Harris of the Nelson Public Library are all smiles over good reads. The 2014 version of Nelson Reads is currently taking book nominations.

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.

Joan Exley (left) from Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Joanne Harris of the Nelson Public Library are all smiles over good reads. The 2014 version of Nelson Reads is currently taking book nominations.
A new Black Press publication

West Kootenay Bride hot on the page around Nelson

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

A new Black Press publication
South Nelson elementary school students got into the Olympic  spirit Wednesday with their stuffed friends in the Stuffy Olympics.

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.

South Nelson elementary school students got into the Olympic  spirit Wednesday with their stuffed friends in the Stuffy Olympics.
This week

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.

This week
Nelson's Thomas Middleditch is appearing in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley airing in April. This weekend

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.

Nelson's Thomas Middleditch is appearing in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley airing in April. This weekend
Quail eggs are available at the Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store.

Food column: Quail eggs are little gems

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

Quail eggs are available at the Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store.
Nelson skiers Kiley Waterfield

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.

Nelson skiers Kiley Waterfield
Kaslo RCMP are investigating a series of break and enters in the Balfour area. One local man is devastated at the loss of many valuable items.

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.

Kaslo RCMP are investigating a series of break and enters in the Balfour area. One local man is devastated at the loss of many valuable items.
Students and staff at St. Joseph school are celebrating catholic school week.

Nelson’s St. Joseph School celebrates Catholic Education Week

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

Students and staff at St. Joseph school are celebrating catholic school week.
Those concerned about the future of the Agriculture Land Reserve are invited to an informative rally being held next Friday in Nelson.

Standing up for the ALR in Nelson

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

Those concerned about the future of the Agriculture Land Reserve are invited to an informative rally being held next Friday in Nelson.
Kaslo and Jewett schools' principal Dan Miles has been recognized at the national level for his exemplary skills as a leader.

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.

Kaslo and Jewett schools' principal Dan Miles has been recognized at the national level for his exemplary skills as a leader.
Sasha Zaitsoff won't be attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month.

Nelson skier Zaitsoff won’t go to Sochi

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

Sasha Zaitsoff won't be attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month.
With the help of friends

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.

With the help of friends
Biologists will be keeping a close eye on kokanee as they return to the lake from their spawning grounds this spring. The salmon is infected with a virus that spreads fish to fish.

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.”

Biologists will be keeping a close eye on kokanee as they return to the lake from their spawning grounds this spring. The salmon is infected with a virus that spreads fish to fish.
Nelson’s Joshua (left) and Jacob Carbery are working with the Legacy X team to stamp out bullying with a campaign that will put its mark on the Nevada desert.

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.

Nelson’s Joshua (left) and Jacob Carbery are working with the Legacy X team to stamp out bullying with a campaign that will put its mark on the Nevada desert.
P’nina Shames has left her career with Nelson Mental Health after 32 years of service. Her career will be celebrated on Saturday.

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.

P’nina Shames has left her career with Nelson Mental Health after 32 years of service. Her career will be celebrated on Saturday.
Alzheimer’s Walk honours caregivers

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.

Alzheimer’s Walk honours caregivers
It seems ridiculous the amount of stress the threat of a few little bugs caused.

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.

It seems ridiculous the amount of stress the threat of a few little bugs caused.