Kirsten Hildebrand

Sutherland returns from Africa massage mission

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

Streamkeepers concerned about Slocan River health

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

Robogames a crowd pleaser in Nelson

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

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.

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.

Meow Mix plays rare club show at Spiritbar

All female DJ collective still spinning after over decade together

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.