Kirsten Hildebrand

Christine Sutherland was invited by the Stephen Lewis Foundation to the Hillcrest Hospice in Durban where she also taught massage to those with TB.

Sutherland returns from Africa massage mission

A local massage therapist has recently returned from a mission of hands-on healing in South Africa.

Christine Sutherland was invited by the Stephen Lewis Foundation to the Hillcrest Hospice in Durban where she also taught massage to those with TB.
Slocan River near Shoreacres.

Streamkeepers concerned about Slocan River health

A recent report issued by Slocan River Streamkeepers raises concern about the state of the local watershed.

Slocan River near Shoreacres.
Robo Emily and Seeker go head to head at the annually held Robogames. The Nelson Tech Club organized event drew a crowd of close to 60 people and saw 19 participants in the games.

Robogames a crowd pleaser in Nelson

Nelson Tech Club (NTC) hosted its annual Robogames Saturday afternoon at Selkirk College’s Mary Hall.

Robo Emily and Seeker go head to head at the annually held Robogames. The Nelson Tech Club organized event drew a crowd of close to 60 people and saw 19 participants in the games.
Coffee cards aiming to help out Stepping Stones clients are available for purchase at Waits News.

Coffee card campaign — Helping emergency shelter patrons

A simple coffee and a muffin goes a long way to warming a heart and filling a belly first thing on a cold winter’s morning.

Coffee cards aiming to help out Stepping Stones clients are available for purchase at Waits News.
Aerial shot of the Johnsons Landing slide.

Johnsons Landing Evacuation Order Continues — unusual situation remains complex

The Regional District is continuing the evacuation order for Johnsons Landing because of the still unstable mass.

Aerial shot of the Johnsons Landing slide.
The lovely ladies of Meow Mix have planned a purrrfect evening of beats on Saturday

Meow Mix plays rare club show at Spiritbar

All female DJ collective still spinning after over decade together

The lovely ladies of Meow Mix have planned a purrrfect evening of beats on Saturday
Kootenay Lake School District reps heard both good and bad news when they met with the Ministry of Education last weekend in Vancouver.

School board meets with Ministry – Funds for future wage increases but none for Trafalgar rebuild

Trustees from Kootenay Lake school district met with the Ministry of Education while in Vancouver last weekend.

Kootenay Lake School District reps heard both good and bad news when they met with the Ministry of Education last weekend in Vancouver.
Those willing to brave the cold were rewarded last weekend when Whitewater opened amid record low temperatures.

Cold snap makes for good Canadian-style coffee talk

A cold snap that hit our region last week had people scrambling for the long underwear...

Those willing to brave the cold were rewarded last weekend when Whitewater opened amid record low temperatures.
Kirsten Charlebois is frustrated with the snow forced up onto the sidewalk in front of her business by the snowplow that she is left to deal with.

Nelson business owner frustrated with snow removal struggles

Not only was snow covering the sidewalk outside her business but a plow had also forced chunks of ice up against the building.

Kirsten Charlebois is frustrated with the snow forced up onto the sidewalk in front of her business by the snowplow that she is left to deal with.
The MEND program includes gym time for children with the focus on fun and inclusion.

MEND helps local families — Program offers tips and tools for a healthier lifestyle

A program that gives kids and their parents tips and tools to live a healthy lifestyle is proving to have a great impact on participants.

The MEND program includes gym time for children with the focus on fun and inclusion.
Anna Maskerine (right)

Transition house wants families to feel at home for the holidays — vigil against violence to be held in Nelson

At a time of year when many focus on family, women and children seeking refuge at the transition house could use the gift of kindness.

Anna Maskerine (right)
Part of the Nancy Greene crew

Whitewater Ski Team looking to sign up little skiers

It’s time to recruit some more of the littlest skiers — kids as young as 5-years-old are welcome to join in.

Part of the Nancy Greene crew
Members of CUPE organized a rally last week in hopes of getting a ratified contract. Kootenay Lake School board approved a savings plan at a special meeting Monday evening and returns to negotiations with CUPE next week.

School board approves savings plan — Back to negotiations with CUPE

Kootenay Lake approved a savings plan after all and will now return to the table with its CUPE workers.

Members of CUPE organized a rally last week in hopes of getting a ratified contract. Kootenay Lake School board approved a savings plan at a special meeting Monday evening and returns to negotiations with CUPE next week.
The Nelson Leafs Jamie Vlanich tries to dodge Austin Garrinton of the North Okanagan Knights. The visiting team beat the Leafs 4-2 Friday night.

Nelson Leafs suffer first home loss in regulation

The Nelson Leafs lost 4-2 against the North Okanagan Knights on Friday night at the NDCC.

The Nelson Leafs Jamie Vlanich tries to dodge Austin Garrinton of the North Okanagan Knights. The visiting team beat the Leafs 4-2 Friday night.
Santa’s Helpers founder Amanda Chirico’s living room was filled with presents going to needy families last Christmas. With the help of generous helpers

Santa’s Helpers continues a tradition of community helping each other

A desire to brighten young faces on Christmas morning keeps one local woman’s charitable heart ticking.

Santa’s Helpers founder Amanda Chirico’s living room was filled with presents going to needy families last Christmas. With the help of generous helpers
More than 50 people rallied for CUPE workers outside Hume school Thursday afternoon.

Rally for CUPE workers draws crowd concerned about public education in Nelson

More than 50 people gathered outside Hume elementary school Thursday afternoon to rally for CUPE workers of School District 8.

More than 50 people rallied for CUPE workers outside Hume school Thursday afternoon.
The chilly waters of Kootenay Lake almost claimed a senior's life in the Balfour area. The elderly man slipped of his boat and into the water. He was rescued by an observant couple who managed to pull him to safety.

Senior fell into Kootenay Lake — Balfour couple saves man

A Balfour couple that rescued a senior from the icy waters of Kootenay Lake feels fortunate they were able to lend a hand.

The chilly waters of Kootenay Lake almost claimed a senior's life in the Balfour area. The elderly man slipped of his boat and into the water. He was rescued by an observant couple who managed to pull him to safety.
A small crowd held a candle light vigil on Friday evening in support of their peers gathering at Fort Benning in the US this weekend in protest against the School of Americas.

Vigil for non-violence held in Nelson

As thousands converge on Fort Benning a small group of locals braved the cold for a candle light vigil in Nelson on Friday evening.

A small crowd held a candle light vigil on Friday evening in support of their peers gathering at Fort Benning in the US this weekend in protest against the School of Americas.
Kootenay Lake school district stands by its inability to meet a provincial directive requiring local funding of CUPE pay increases. They say it can't be done without impacting core services.

Kootenay Lake only school district not funding CUPE pay increases

Kootenay Lake is the last hold out when it comes to approving the CUPE bargaining savings plan.

Kootenay Lake school district stands by its inability to meet a provincial directive requiring local funding of CUPE pay increases. They say it can't be done without impacting core services.
Death Café

No longer a taboo subject — Talking about death at Death Café

John vanden Heuvel wants to start a conversation on a topic he knows isn’t popular at dinner parties — death.

Death Café