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Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
The Nelson Choral Society’s program will include a Nelson premiere of local composer Don Macdonald’s complex and evocative piece The Grace of Light. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Choral Society presents Of Frost and Fire

The choir will present its first concert in three years on Dec. 10

St. Saviours Food Pantry volunteers, L-R, Elizabeth Ellis, Janet Jones, Marg Whalley, Peter Smith, Nora Nitz and Sharon Speirs. Photo: Submitted

St. Saviours Food Pantry selling 2023 fundraising calendar

Calendar with work by local artists is available at many Nelson businesses

St. Saviours Food Pantry volunteers, L-R, Elizabeth Ellis, Janet Jones, Marg Whalley, Peter Smith, Nora Nitz and Sharon Speirs. Photo: Submitted
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Leesa Dean launches her new The Filling Station, at the Royal on Baker in Nelson on Dec. 8. Photo: Submitted

Award-winning author Leesa Dean to launch new book

Dean will be joined by 6 other local writers at the Royal on Baker on Dec. 8

Leesa Dean launches her new The Filling Station, at the Royal on Baker in Nelson on Dec. 8. Photo: Submitted
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The spaghetti sauce will be sold in one-litre plastic containers for $12.50 each. All proceeds go to support charitable initiatives in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
The spaghetti sauce will be sold in one-litre plastic containers for $12.50 each. All proceeds go to support charitable initiatives in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
Camp Koolaree provides week-long summer camps for children, youth, and families at its campsite on the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree to hold potluck AGM

The meeting will be held Dec. 10 at Castlegar United Church

Camp Koolaree provides week-long summer camps for children, youth, and families at its campsite on the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted
Pink Eyed Puddle Jumper, gouache on wood panel by Don Konrad. Photo: Submitted

A Play on Birds, art exhibit at the Nelson Library

Show by Don Konrad runs until the end of December

Pink Eyed Puddle Jumper, gouache on wood panel by Don Konrad. Photo: Submitted
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Nelson’s first responders are again teaming up for a local toy and food drive ahead of the holidays. Photo: Submitted

Nelson first responders team up for Christmas toy and food drive

Donate and you’ll receive a coupon for a free breakfast Nov. 27 at the Adventure Hotel

Nelson’s first responders are again teaming up for a local toy and food drive ahead of the holidays. Photo: Submitted
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Valhalla Pure Outfitters’ owner Sam Baio with the donations bins outside his store for Coats for the Koots. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Coats for the Koots hits year 10

Donations of warm coats can be made until the end of November

Valhalla Pure Outfitters’ owner Sam Baio with the donations bins outside his store for Coats for the Koots. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.