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Robbie Campbell lost his livelihood when the pandemic shut down Shambhala Music Festival. Instead, he spent part of 2020 working on a children’s book called Tulip that is now available. Photo: Submitted

In a lousy year, a Kootenay man was saved by a pink T-rex

Robbie Campbell became a children’s author after the pandemic cost him his livelihood

Zoey Uniat is now three months old. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar baby with rare disorder progressing towards coming home

Fundraiser for Zoey Uniat has raised more than $50,000

Martha Stokoe was the Narrows Art Retreat recipient in 2018. Photo: Submitted

Arts council calls for applications for annual retreat

Deadline for applications to the Narrows Art Retreat (formerly Hidden Creek) is March 15

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions

Missing Voices: Touchstones museum profiles underrepresented groups

Touchstones Nelson interviewed 15 people about their experiences living here

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions
Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Waldorf names new head of school

Jamie Simon spent the last four years working for Waldorf programs in California

Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted
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Kootenay author Robbie Campbell
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Patricia Smuga is the founder and editor of Freya, a new magazine featuring non-fiction work by women writers in the Kootenays. Photo: Tyler Harper
Patricia Smuga is the founder and editor of Freya, a new magazine featuring non-fiction work by women writers in the Kootenays. Photo: Tyler Harper
L-R: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Sii-am Hamilton, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, backed by other Indigenous youth from over 30 different Nations on the steps of the B.C. Legislature in February and March, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme. This photo originally appeared on TheNation.com.

Nelson photographer documents Indigenous and Black social movements

Mike Graeme wants to express solidarity, not privilege

L-R: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Sii-am Hamilton, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, backed by other Indigenous youth from over 30 different Nations on the steps of the B.C. Legislature in February and March, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme. This photo originally appeared on TheNation.com.
Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted

Four Nelson police officers honoured

The officers were awarded for 20 years of service

Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted
Dawn Bradley is looking for the stranger who assisted her when she broke her leg. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar woman in search of her Good Samaritan

Dawn Bradley is looking for the man who assisted her after she fell and broke her leg

Dawn Bradley is looking for the stranger who assisted her when she broke her leg. Photo: Submitted
Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New monument honours B.C.’s final fallen World War II hero

Victoria Cross winner Lieut. Robert Gray shot down off Japan, now saluted outside BC Aviation Museum

Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets visited by Snowbirds officer

Major Regan Wickett is the deputy commanding officer of the famed flyers

The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted
Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels
Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month focuses on connections during pandemic

The society connects people living with dementia, their caregivers and family members to support

Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.
A tree adorned with Christmas lights over looks a valley near Copper Ridge Trail in Whitehorse. Photo: Black Press

Lions Club Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 9

Trees should be left out by by 9 a.m.

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A tree adorned with Christmas lights over looks a valley near Copper Ridge Trail in Whitehorse. Photo: Black Press
André van Berlo is seen here in his Nelson studio. Van Berlo has built an online audience as a guitar teacher during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson guitarist succeeds online despite COVID-19

André van Berlo’s YouTube channel now has 123,000 subscribers

André van Berlo is seen here in his Nelson studio. Van Berlo has built an online audience as a guitar teacher during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper