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Gabriel Janz, Ryder LeBlanc, Chase LeBlanc and Mark Mozel prepare for their flight. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets finally go flying

Cadets flew to Castlegar and to Balfour

Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Humble Bean Coffee and Tailout Brewery create one popular stout

Two Castlegar businesses have partnered together to create an espresso stout

Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Jennifer Taylor presents $5,000 to Pastor Jim Reimer towards the Help People Not Banks fund. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Christian Fellowship starts Help People Not Banks fund

Donations will reduce mortgage on buildings that house SHARE Nelson and Our Daily Bread

Jennifer Taylor presents $5,000 to Pastor Jim Reimer towards the Help People Not Banks fund. Photo: Submitted
Participants in the Canadian Federation of University Women’s event Violence Against Women in Politics. Photo: Submitted

Nelson workshop examines violence against women in politics

Discussion was sponsored by Canadian Federation of University Women

Participants in the Canadian Federation of University Women’s event Violence Against Women in Politics. Photo: Submitted
A scene from Do the Right Thing, one of the films showing at the Civic Theatre during Black History Month. Photo: IMDb
A scene from Do the Right Thing, one of the films showing at the Civic Theatre during Black History Month. Photo: IMDb
The episode featuring Maryann Puliz and her children Katie Hrgovic, Stefanie Hergovic, Faith Schofield and Tristan Schofield will air on Feb. 16. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar family competes on Family Feud Canada

The episode featuring Maryann Puliz and her children will air on Feb. 16

The episode featuring Maryann Puliz and her children Katie Hrgovic, Stefanie Hergovic, Faith Schofield and Tristan Schofield will air on Feb. 16. Photo: Submitted
Fundraising events will be held Jan. 28 at the Nelson Leafs’ game and at Finley’s Bar and Grill for the families of Det. Wade Tittemore (left) and Const. Mathieu Nolet. Both officers died after an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: Nelson Police Association

Leafs, Finley’s to raise funds for families of deceased Nelson officers

A burger and beverage event as well as a fundraising at a Leafs game will be held Saturday

Fundraising events will be held Jan. 28 at the Nelson Leafs’ game and at Finley’s Bar and Grill for the families of Det. Wade Tittemore (left) and Const. Mathieu Nolet. Both officers died after an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: Nelson Police Association
The dragon at the 2022 Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival coming up Feb. 11

Participants are invited to make their own lanterns

The dragon at the 2022 Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Flight Sergeant Brooke Sonnichsen and Flight Sergeant Ashley Sonnichsen receive their Long Service Medal from Major Kevin DeBiasio. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets receive long service awards

The squadron wants to contact former members for its 70th anniversary

Flight Sergeant Brooke Sonnichsen and Flight Sergeant Ashley Sonnichsen receive their Long Service Medal from Major Kevin DeBiasio. Photo: Submitted
Steven Walker died after a short battle with colon cancer. Photo: GoFundMe screenshot

Father of Castlegar’s New Year’s baby dies after short battle with cancer

A fundraiser launched this week to support the family of Steve Walker

Steven Walker died after a short battle with colon cancer. Photo: GoFundMe screenshot
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Writers Heather Haake (left) and Anne DeGrace get ready to lead the writing group Write On!, one of several programs coming up at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted

Taghum Hall events keep the winter blues away

A writing group, Robbie Burns Night and winter markets are among the upcoming events

Writers Heather Haake (left) and Anne DeGrace get ready to lead the writing group Write On!, one of several programs coming up at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Meadow Moonflower Mullaney. (GoFundMe/ screenshot)

Fundraiser for child survivor of crash near Castlegar reaches $75,000 in first week

The toddler’s parents and newborn brother were killed in the two-vehicle collision

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Meadow Moonflower Mullaney. (GoFundMe/ screenshot)
Library staff will help members learn about the new equipment in the Tech Hub. Photo: Jamie Killen

Nelson Public Library launches Tech Hub with open house

The hub gives members access to audio, video and digital arts equipment

Library staff will help members learn about the new equipment in the Tech Hub. Photo: Jamie Killen
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Petra Hekkenberg moved from the Netherlands to B.C. because she wanted to live in a cabin in the woods. In 2021 she became a Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park hut keeper. Hekkenberg shares her experiences and reflections in a visual presentation at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Photo: Submitted

Kokanee Glacier hut keeper reflects on a year in the park

Petra Hekkenberg share her experiences in a visual presentation at the library on Jan. 18

Petra Hekkenberg moved from the Netherlands to B.C. because she wanted to live in a cabin in the woods. In 2021 she became a Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park hut keeper. Hekkenberg shares her experiences and reflections in a visual presentation at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Photo: Submitted
Rethink public spaces such as Hall Street Plaza with an online survey hosted by Nelson and its Best and the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rethink public spaces such as Hall Street Plaza with an online survey hosted by Nelson and its Best and the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Volunteers with the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, who purchased a new exhaust system for their shop with assistance from Osprey Community Foundation. Photo: Submitted

$400M Community Services Recovery Fund application process opens

Nelson’s Osprey Community Foundation is helping to manage applications

Volunteers with the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, who purchased a new exhaust system for their shop with assistance from Osprey Community Foundation. Photo: Submitted