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With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

Nelson CARES has been honoured for its restoration of the Annable Block. Photo: Submitted

Nelson CARES wins heritage award for Ward Street Place restoration

The society won the Conservation award for its work on the 100-year-old building

Nelson CARES has been honoured for its restoration of the Annable Block. Photo: Submitted
The Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre presents the first Dandelion Festival on May 21 and 22. Photo: Submitted

Celebrate spring and wellbeing at Salmo’s Dandelion Festival

A variety of workshops and events will be held May 21-22

The Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre presents the first Dandelion Festival on May 21 and 22. Photo: Submitted
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted
Local youth vendors will be selling crafts May 14 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, located at 608 Lake Street. Photo: Submitted
Local youth vendors will be selling crafts May 14 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, located at 608 Lake Street. Photo: Submitted
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Coreen Gries (left), home support co-ordinator, and Joanne Motta, manager of the Kootenay Seniors Program, in front of Lakeside Place, 805 Nelson Ave. Photo: Submitted

HOW WE CARE: Kootenay Seniors focuses on transportation and home support

The two programs will run out of Nelson CARES’ new apartment building on Nelson Avenue

  • May 12, 2022
Coreen Gries (left), home support co-ordinator, and Joanne Motta, manager of the Kootenay Seniors Program, in front of Lakeside Place, 805 Nelson Ave. Photo: Submitted
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
A fundraiser held last month at Nelson’s Finley’s Bar and Grill raised $8,500 to assist Ukrainian families fleeing the war to Nelson. Photo: Submitted
A fundraiser held last month at Nelson’s Finley’s Bar and Grill raised $8,500 to assist Ukrainian families fleeing the war to Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Jim Sawada, right, has recently handed off his job as head gardener at the Friendship Garden to Bernie Zimmer. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Blosson-viewing at Friendship Garden celebrates the arrival of spring

Guests enjoyed Japanese tea, treats, and workshops on calligraphy, kite-making, haiku, and origami

Jim Sawada, right, has recently handed off his job as head gardener at the Friendship Garden to Bernie Zimmer. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Tia Holt, age 9, the youngest runner in the Run Like a Mother event, with her mother Kirsty Holt. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Nelson runs like mothers for Kootenay Kids

The fundraising event attracted 225 runners Saturday

Tia Holt, age 9, the youngest runner in the Run Like a Mother event, with her mother Kirsty Holt. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Young volunteers help prepare food at the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre launches new strategic plan

The food centre has set out a map for the next five years

Young volunteers help prepare food at the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted
This April 11, 1972 photo shows the first executive of the Nelson Italian Lodge. Seated (L-R): John Malito, secretary; Bill Freno, treasurer; Frank DiBella, first vice-president; Albert Maida, president; Gus Correale, second vice-president; and Sebastian Amenta, assistant secretary. Standing are directors Armando Maglio, Gus DeVuno, Fiore Milinazzo, Cosimo Chirico, and Mike DeMeo. Missing are directors Mike DeGirolamo, Kennedy Facchina, and Pete Lisanti. Photo: Nelson Daily News

Nelson Italian-Canadian Society celebrates 50 years

NICS is known for its great banquets and dances, and its donations to dozens of groups and causes

  • May 6, 2022
This April 11, 1972 photo shows the first executive of the Nelson Italian Lodge. Seated (L-R): John Malito, secretary; Bill Freno, treasurer; Frank DiBella, first vice-president; Albert Maida, president; Gus Correale, second vice-president; and Sebastian Amenta, assistant secretary. Standing are directors Armando Maglio, Gus DeVuno, Fiore Milinazzo, Cosimo Chirico, and Mike DeMeo. Missing are directors Mike DeGirolamo, Kennedy Facchina, and Pete Lisanti. Photo: Nelson Daily News
Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree celebrates 90th anniversary with film, galas

1920s-era footage of the Kootenays will be screened

Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Al Capone models a mask for Poppa Tops, a ruthless triceratops mobster from Cretaceous times. The mask was created by Nelson artist Myra Rasmussen for the show Donuts of Mass Destruction. Illustration: Submitted

Actors, production staff needed for Nelson theatre show

Auditions close May 7 for Donuts of Mass Destruction

Al Capone models a mask for Poppa Tops, a ruthless triceratops mobster from Cretaceous times. The mask was created by Nelson artist Myra Rasmussen for the show Donuts of Mass Destruction. Illustration: Submitted
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo