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Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar boy raising funds and growing out his hair for a good cause

Felix Tremblay wants to provide a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to medical issues

Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted
Police chief Paul Burkart (left) celebrated his retirement on the weekend with a dip in Kootenay Lake. Nelson fire chief Len McCharles and Deb Morris of BC Ambulance Services, seen here on the dock, also took the plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the BC Special Olympics. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Police chief Paul Burkart (left) celebrated his retirement on the weekend with a dip in Kootenay Lake. Nelson fire chief Len McCharles and Deb Morris of BC Ambulance Services, seen here on the dock, also took the plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the BC Special Olympics. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Simon Robbie and Aimee Andrews and their daughters took possession of their new home in Nelson on March 1. Photo: Submitted

Nelson family finds home thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Simon Robbie and Aimee Andrews moved their family in March 1

Simon Robbie and Aimee Andrews and their daughters took possession of their new home in Nelson on March 1. Photo: Submitted
Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted

Call for entries for Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Deadline for registration for artists and venues is April 15

Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted
Sherpas Cinema films Imagination in the West Kootenay. Photo: Jake Dyson

New Kootenay film commission unveiled

The Civic Theatre and Kootenay Rockies Tourism have partnered on the initiative

Sherpas Cinema films Imagination in the West Kootenay. Photo: Jake Dyson
Hannah Deboer-Smith (left) and her sister Avery Deboer-Smith are involved in myriad activities in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

The women who make Nelson great

We celebrate some of the women who make impacts big and small on our city

Hannah Deboer-Smith (left) and her sister Avery Deboer-Smith are involved in myriad activities in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Chief Paul Burkart of the Nelson Police Department will be pushed into Kootenay Lake on March 6 to raise money for BC Special Olympics and celebrate his retirement. Photo: Submitted
Chief Paul Burkart of the Nelson Police Department will be pushed into Kootenay Lake on March 6 to raise money for BC Special Olympics and celebrate his retirement. Photo: Submitted
Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo performer collects stories of Black rural experience

Shayna Jones will create a performance piece about Black people ‘tucked away in the countryside’

Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner
The Slocan Park Community Hall is one of several Kootenay building upgrades being funded by the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Heritage BC

Slocan Park and Slocan receive CBT grant for building upgrades

Grants will make community hall and Legion hall more energy efficient

The Slocan Park Community Hall is one of several Kootenay building upgrades being funded by the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Heritage BC
Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From doctor to patient

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
Air Cadets from the two Nelsons met each other on Zoom recently. Photo: Submitted

Local air cadets meet cadets from Nelson, New Zealand

Cadets discussed the similarities and differences in their programs and cities

Air Cadets from the two Nelsons met each other on Zoom recently. Photo: Submitted
Coldest Night of the Year had its most successful event ever in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Coldest Night of the Year raises $92K

It was the city’s most successful despite health restrictions

Coldest Night of the Year had its most successful event ever in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Slugs for the win! File photo
Slugs for the win! File photo
Oxygen Art Centre celebrates poetry with a number of new online offerings. Photo: Submitted
Oxygen Art Centre celebrates poetry with a number of new online offerings. Photo: Submitted