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Nearly 4,000 magazine are available to be read digitally through the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Tracey Therrien

CHECK THIS OUT: The internet before the internet

From Avi Silberstein at the Nelson library

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Marty Horswill, March 14, 1944 – November 9, 2020. File photo

Seventy years of song: Marty Horswill’s legacy remembered

The third-generation Nelson resident and vocalist died on Nov. 9

Marty Horswill, March 14, 1944 – November 9, 2020. File photo
Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost Cranbrook kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Eva McKimm is leaving the Capitol Theatre after working 15 years in its box office. Photo: Shanna Wilson
Eva McKimm is leaving the Capitol Theatre after working 15 years in its box office. Photo: Shanna Wilson
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
November is Adoption Awareness Month. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Considering adoption in B.C.

From Brandi Kennedy of Adoptive Families Association of BC

November is Adoption Awareness Month. Photo: Submitted
The Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence Awards recognized outstanding contributions to post-secondary education in the region at the annual event that honoured (L-R) Tim Thurston, Leesa Dean and Jane Green. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College honours excellence in instruction

Three teachers have been recognized for their contributions to education

The Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence Awards recognized outstanding contributions to post-secondary education in the region at the annual event that honoured (L-R) Tim Thurston, Leesa Dean and Jane Green. Photo: Submitted
Photo of Monica Carpendale of Nelson by Ursula Heller in an exhibit at the Kalein Centre with an open house Nov. 25. Photo: Ursula Heller

Kalein Centre presents photo exhibit of pandemic social challenges

Ursula Heller’s black and white photos depict people dealing with disconnection

  • Nov 12, 2020
Photo of Monica Carpendale of Nelson by Ursula Heller in an exhibit at the Kalein Centre with an open house Nov. 25. Photo: Ursula Heller
Thermal cameras are now available at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Vampire power and ghost load

Avi Silberstein writes about the benefits of the Nelson Public Library’s new thermal cameras

Thermal cameras are now available at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted
Martial Arts for Justice president Dean Siminoff with a student. Photo submitted

Breaking Boards Breaking Chains to run online

The annual fundraiser will become a series of virtual events

Martial Arts for Justice president Dean Siminoff with a student. Photo submitted
Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a young man from Trail who went to war and never came home

Henry Carruthers is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery in Serbia.

Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted
After the great success of organizing their first-ever Italian sausage fundraiser, the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society has decided to fundraise again with two types of traditional homemade spaghetti sauce. Photo: Submitted
After the great success of organizing their first-ever Italian sausage fundraiser, the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society has decided to fundraise again with two types of traditional homemade spaghetti sauce. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s shelter is in need of winter clothing and supplies. File photo.
Nelson’s shelter is in need of winter clothing and supplies. File photo.
Shayna Jones is one of the artists named to the Civic Theatre’s new residency program. Photo: Submitted

Civic Theatre announces artist residency program

Four Kootenay artists have been included in the inaugural year

Shayna Jones is one of the artists named to the Civic Theatre’s new residency program. Photo: Submitted
Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted
Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted
Grain elevator at Brilliant, 1927. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

History of the Doukhobor Grain Elevator at Brilliant

Grain was hauled from the Prairies to fill the elevator each year.

  • Nov 5, 2020
Grain elevator at Brilliant, 1927. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca

107 years ago this month: 3 hangings in Nelson, and 1 reprieve

107 years ago this month, lawyers were trying to save the life of Bruno Cutri

Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca