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Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Annette. Photo courtesy Nelson Civic Theatre

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: A musical year at The Civic Theatre

Jason Asbell writes about the upcoming musicals playing at the theatre

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Annette. Photo courtesy Nelson Civic Theatre
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA

Kootenay emergency response organization awarded first special operations accreditation in Canada

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association responds to life-threatening incidents

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
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Hugs and Slugs

Hugs win, five to one

  • Aug 6, 2021
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Hope Air, which provides flights and accommodations for those in need of support when travelling for vital medical care, is holding a fundraiser with a stop in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Hope Air, which provides flights and accommodations for those in need of support when travelling for vital medical care, is holding a fundraiser with a stop in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project

Castlegar soldier’s WWI letters now online

Collection includes Arlthur Killough’s letters to family at the Merryfield Fruit Ranch near Castlegar

Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project
Nelson quilters show off some of the work they are donating to fire victims. Photo: Submitted

Nelson quilters put their needles together for Lytton victims

The group has donated 125 quilts to people displaced by fires in B.C.

Nelson quilters show off some of the work they are donating to fire victims. Photo: Submitted
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
The Nelson Road Kings car show will return to downtown Nelson in September. The event, seen here in 2018, was forced to skip last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Road Kings returns in September

It’s the first big event in Nelson since the pandemic began

The Nelson Road Kings car show will return to downtown Nelson in September. The event, seen here in 2018, was forced to skip last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
Fred Thomson retired last week after working as a bylaw officer in Nelson for 31 years. Photo: Tyler Harper

No more quarters: Nelson bylaw officer Fred Thomson retires

Thomson walked the city streets for over three decades

Fred Thomson retired last week after working as a bylaw officer in Nelson for 31 years. Photo: Tyler Harper
Just look at this slimy big boi. Photo: Petr Ganaj/Pexels

HUGS AND SLUGS: No love for dog owners

But plenty of hugs for firefighters, police and vets

Just look at this slimy big boi. Photo: Petr Ganaj/Pexels
Streetcar volunteers in July, 2021. L-R: Jim Robinson, Terry Thompson, Peter Gallant, Dave McMichael, Carl Muise, David Havemann, Charles Bunce, Robert Rollick, Al Walker, and Rod Harris. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Electric Tramway Society gets provincial COVID-19 recovery grant

Nelson streetcar is considered an ‘anchor tourist attraction’

Streetcar volunteers in July, 2021. L-R: Jim Robinson, Terry Thompson, Peter Gallant, Dave McMichael, Carl Muise, David Havemann, Charles Bunce, Robert Rollick, Al Walker, and Rod Harris. Photo submitted
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Heather Goldik, the library’s adult services co-ordinator (and creator of Library Bingo). Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Bingo at the Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about the library’s summer contest

Heather Goldik, the library’s adult services co-ordinator (and creator of Library Bingo). Photo: Submitted
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Civic Theatre needs financial help as it struggles with low attendance. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Reflections on reopening The Civic Theatre yet again

Eleanor Stacey writes about the theatre’s financial struggles during its latest reopening

The Civic Theatre needs financial help as it struggles with low attendance. Photo: Submitted
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)