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Writer Rayya Liebich will help you write love poetry, love letters, and love stories on Sept. 25 at Touchstones Museum. Photo: Submitted

Write love letters and love poetry at Nelson workshop

Touchstones Nelson presents LOVE in the Time of COVID with Rayya Liebich

  • Sep 24, 2021
Ross Klatte has released a new collection of stories entitled How Long Have I Been Here. Photo: Submitted

New collection of stories by author Ross Klatte released

How Long Have I Been Here is available at local stores and online

Ron Sherman on his daily 17,000-step walk for diabetes research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson high school vice-principal walking 400 km in September for diabetes research

Ron Sherman gets up at 5 a.m. every day and walks for two hours before work

Allison Girvan (left) with Malaika Horswill. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Corazón youth choir to restart with new director and cautious COVID-19 protocols

Malaika Horswill will take over from Allison Girvan as director

  • Sep 22, 2021
Allison Girvan (left) with Malaika Horswill. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Brent Kennedy joins Adopt a School program

Local elementary school participating in fundraiser to provide support for library resources.

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This is a stock photo and these kids are probably just acting but the hug still seems pretty believable in my opinion. Photo: Antonius Ferret/Pexels

HUGS AND SLUGS: ‘This is Nelson!’

All the latest highs and lows in reader feelings

This is a stock photo and these kids are probably just acting but the hug still seems pretty believable in my opinion. Photo: Antonius Ferret/Pexels
A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted
Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC

Castlegar man wins $150,000 with scratch and win ticket

Clarence Wilkie purchased the ticket in Castlegar

Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC
Kootenay Rhythm Dragons members (L-R) Dorita Van Vugt, Rae Macklon, and Pat Gibson are ready to run, walk, bike, scooter, and rollerblade in the the 41st Annual Terry Fox Run. Dorita will be walking and jogging a marathon from Nelson to Castlegar, beginning very early Sunday morning on Sept. 19 in honour of her mother and of Terry Fox. Photo submitted

Virtual Terry Fox Run takes place Sept. 19

Submitted by The Terry Fox Foundation This year’s Terry Fox Run, to…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Kootenay Rhythm Dragons members (L-R) Dorita Van Vugt, Rae Macklon, and Pat Gibson are ready to run, walk, bike, scooter, and rollerblade in the the 41st Annual Terry Fox Run. Dorita will be walking and jogging a marathon from Nelson to Castlegar, beginning very early Sunday morning on Sept. 19 in honour of her mother and of Terry Fox. Photo submitted
Stepping Stones homeless shelter in Nelson. File photo

Stepping Stones needs donations of winter supplies

The homeless shelter needs blankets and warm clothing

  • Sep 10, 2021
Stepping Stones homeless shelter in Nelson. File photo
Teens are invited to get involved in the library’s new teen newspaper. Photo submitted

Check This Out: Extra! Extra! at the Library

Teens are invited to help start the library’s teen newspaper

  • Sep 7, 2021
Teens are invited to get involved in the library’s new teen newspaper. Photo submitted
Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Ktunaxa poet reads at Touchstones Nelson for parade-less Pride week

Smokii Sumac describes himself as two-spirit, transmasculine, and a member of the Ktunaxa Nation

Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Nelson’s Pride Weekend usually culminates with a Baker Street parade. This year an exhibit at Touchstones explores the parade’s history. Photo: Jamie Srigley
Nelson’s Pride Weekend usually culminates with a Baker Street parade. This year an exhibit at Touchstones explores the parade’s history. Photo: Jamie Srigley
Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington

Legendary Nelson photographer publishes new book

Fred Rosenberg has been photographing the people of Nelson for 40 years

Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington
Shilo Lennox will be one of the participants during the Bigby Bike-A-Thon on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted

Bigby Place fundraiser powered by 10-hour relay

Participants are raising money for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Shilo Lennox will be one of the participants during the Bigby Bike-A-Thon on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted
Librarian Christine Wallace with some of the Nelson library’s new Chromebooks, which members can borrow. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Laptops at the library

Now you can borrow a Chromebook from the Nelson Public Library

  • Aug 27, 2021
Librarian Christine Wallace with some of the Nelson library’s new Chromebooks, which members can borrow. Photo: Submitted
Anne and Stu Heard are Kaslo’s Citizens of the Year. Mayor Suzan Hewat (Centre) presented them with their plaque on Aug. 13. Photo: John Boivin

Giving couple chosen as Kaslo Citizens of the Year

Anne and Stu Heard were chosen for the annual honour

Anne and Stu Heard are Kaslo’s Citizens of the Year. Mayor Suzan Hewat (Centre) presented them with their plaque on Aug. 13. Photo: John Boivin
Elle Faragher with a home-made rocket. Photo submitted

Nelson Air Cadets launch rockets and receive promotions

The squadron welcomes new cadets between the ages of 12 and 18

Elle Faragher with a home-made rocket. Photo submitted
Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.