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St. Joseph School Grade 2 student Zoey Kenny watches as Christopher Yates shows her how to string a new drum using hide from his own cows. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: With good intentions, Nelson school builds Métis drum

The St. Joseph School project is directed by parent Christopher Yates

Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
No one likes your truck, bro. (This isn’t the actual truck, don’t @ me.) Photo: Flickr
No one likes your truck, bro. (This isn’t the actual truck, don’t @ me.) Photo: Flickr
Osprey Community Foundation grants have assisted the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network. Photo: Submitted

Osprey Foundation invites grant applications

The deadline is April 20

  • Apr 10, 2021
Osprey Community Foundation grants have assisted the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network. Photo: Submitted
Watch a virtual concert April 15 in support of Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Photo: Nelson Grans to Grans
Watch a virtual concert April 15 in support of Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Photo: Nelson Grans to Grans
A staff member demonstrates how to use the Nelson Public Library’s brand new media station. Photo: Submitted
A staff member demonstrates how to use the Nelson Public Library’s brand new media station. Photo: Submitted
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Nelson Fire and Rescue has advise for residents who plan to take advantage of the burn period that begins April 1. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Burn period begins in Nelson

Now is the time to do wildfire mitigation in the city

Nelson Fire and Rescue has advise for residents who plan to take advantage of the burn period that begins April 1. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Onezie Parade film a performance for this year’s AFKO Fait Son Show. Photo: Submitted
Onezie Parade film a performance for this year’s AFKO Fait Son Show. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Public Library’s board of directors. Back row, L-R: Lauren Rethroet, Tessa Bendig, Keith Page (City Council Rep.), Dale Butterfield, Karen Shoniker. Front Row: Anni Holtby (Chair), Michelle Sylvest (Vice-Chair), Stacy O’Brien, Laurie Langille. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: A year of COVID-19 at the Nelson Public Library

Chair Anni Holtby writes about the library’s operations during the pandemic

The Nelson Public Library’s board of directors. Back row, L-R: Lauren Rethroet, Tessa Bendig, Keith Page (City Council Rep.), Dale Butterfield, Karen Shoniker. Front Row: Anni Holtby (Chair), Michelle Sylvest (Vice-Chair), Stacy O’Brien, Laurie Langille. Photo: Submitted
Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice director wins Health Care Hero award

Suzanne Lehbauer recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C

Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline
Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part VIII: The Birds of 2021

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part VIII

Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Nordic Ski Club raised an astonishing amount of money for Coldest Night of the Year. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Nordic Ski Club raised an astonishing amount of money for Coldest Night of the Year. Photo: Submitted
Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted

Kootenay woman co-authors new book

Lisa Poznikoff has written a book about overcoming fear

Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted
Xochilt Ramirez (left) and Zaynab Mohammed collaborated with a drummer, a guitarist and a filmmaker to produce Beneath the Surface, an artistic response to the Cold War Bunker at Touchstones Nelson. The two women share a pandemic bubble, hence the lack of physical distancing in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performance responds to Cold War Bunker

Beneath the Surface, by Zaynab Mohammed and Xochilt Ramirez, will be launched online March 24

Xochilt Ramirez (left) and Zaynab Mohammed collaborated with a drummer, a guitarist and a filmmaker to produce Beneath the Surface, an artistic response to the Cold War Bunker at Touchstones Nelson. The two women share a pandemic bubble, hence the lack of physical distancing in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Marjie Lesko, Nelson at its Best/Together Nelson project manager; Malorie Moore, Nelson WorkBC Centre, agency social worker/Together Nelson leadership round table co-chair; Tom Atkins, Nelson and District Credit Union, senior manager-member experience; and Andrea Wilkey, Community Futures Central Kootenay, executive director/Together Nelson leadership round table member. Photo: Submitted

Community-based action plan set to reduce poverty in Nelson

Together Nelson will bring stakeholders together in the spring

L-R: Marjie Lesko, Nelson at its Best/Together Nelson project manager; Malorie Moore, Nelson WorkBC Centre, agency social worker/Together Nelson leadership round table co-chair; Tom Atkins, Nelson and District Credit Union, senior manager-member experience; and Andrea Wilkey, Community Futures Central Kootenay, executive director/Together Nelson leadership round table member. Photo: Submitted