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The South Country Trails and Recreation Association is improving the West Jaffray trail system and purchasing equipment with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

Columbia Basin Trust supports trail improvements and trail-crew jobs throughout the region

Columbia Basin Trust is supporting trail projects throughout the Kootenays. Some trails…

The South Country Trails and Recreation Association is improving the West Jaffray trail system and purchasing equipment with support from Columbia Basin Trust.
Children’s librarian Jackie Barber signs up for an online Gale Course using a Chrome Book, both of which are available through the Nelson Public Library with your membership. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Reservations and resolutions, we can help you with that

Jackie Barber writes about how the Nelson library can make your resolutions a reality

Children’s librarian Jackie Barber signs up for an online Gale Course using a Chrome Book, both of which are available through the Nelson Public Library with your membership. Photo: Submitted
After retiring from the Selkirk College music program, Laura Landsberg plans to keep performing and recording, take further training in breath work and somatic voice work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Laura Landsberg, Selkirk College voice teacher for 20 years, to retire this spring

Landsberg grew up in a classic back-to-the-land-family in the Slocan Valley

After retiring from the Selkirk College music program, Laura Landsberg plans to keep performing and recording, take further training in breath work and somatic voice work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
First Link® Dementia Helpline can provide you with the support and answeres you need.

Stand up against dementia stigma this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Jana Schulz of Cranbrook, B.C. – a registered social worker, working as…

  • Jan 9, 2023
First Link® Dementia Helpline can provide you with the support and answeres you need.
Designer David Dobie with his upcoming exhibit, Shifting Design, that runs at the Capitol Theatre until Jan. 10. There will be an opening gala and artist talk on Jan. 7. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson designer David Dobie presents unique exhibit at Capitol Theatre

Installation entitled Shifting Design runs at the Capitol Theatre Jan. 3 to 10

Designer David Dobie with his upcoming exhibit, Shifting Design, that runs at the Capitol Theatre until Jan. 10. There will be an opening gala and artist talk on Jan. 7. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Lions Club Christmas tree pickup in 2022. Photo: Submitted

Lions Club Christmas tree pickup this weekend

All money raised goes to projects in the community

The Lions Club Christmas tree pickup in 2022. Photo: Submitted
Paul Prappas and Carolee Colter: “Birding is an activity that we build our life around.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson birders walk the lakeshore for Christmas bird count

The annual event has continued across North America for more than a century.

Paul Prappas and Carolee Colter: “Birding is an activity that we build our life around.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Nelson’s 2023 Polar Plunge

Hundreds of people chilled out in Kootenay Lake

The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2022?

A lot happened during the past 12 months

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Totem pole under construction in a Zeballos First Nation workshop. Photo: Submitted

Zeballos First Nation students to visit Nelson

A Waldorf School fundraising raffle will help support the exchange

Totem pole under construction in a Zeballos First Nation workshop. Photo: Submitted
Alexander Mohr celebrates a victory in the Whaler Race at HMCS Quadra Cadet Training Centre in the summer of 2022. Photo: Submitted

Nelson sea cadet started young, gets first job on naval vessel

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Alexander Mohr has been learning new skills since the age of nine

Alexander Mohr celebrates a victory in the Whaler Race at HMCS Quadra Cadet Training Centre in the summer of 2022. Photo: Submitted
Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

One way to support the Earth this holiday season? Recycle old decorations

Product Care Recycling is urging British Columbians to take care of holiday waste responsibly

Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

10 questions with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Black Press Media staffers put together a line of questioning for the…

Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Avatar: The Way of Water is now playing at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Photo: IMDB.com

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Give the Civic Theatre the Christmas gift of you

Jason Asbell writes about how you can spend the holidays at the theatre

Avatar: The Way of Water is now playing at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Photo: IMDB.com
FoKLSS staff member Joelle Burnie (left), with the Nelson Polar Bear and KCR staff member Amelie Sauquet, ready to take the plunge on January 1st. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s polar plunge will make a difference

Organizers are hoping to surpass the record of 100 swimmers at this year’s event on Jan. 1

FoKLSS staff member Joelle Burnie (left), with the Nelson Polar Bear and KCR staff member Amelie Sauquet, ready to take the plunge on January 1st. Photo: Submitted
Highland Dancers at Garden View. Submitted photo

Highland dance group performs at Kimberley’s Garden View

Dancers of Hali Duncan and Liela Cooper spread a little Christmas cheer…

Highland Dancers at Garden View. Submitted photo
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

RCMP on the lookout for a … ‘troublesome cow’

‘Cow’ left footprints, not hoof prints, in Island city after ringing doorbell earlier this month

  • Dec 20, 2022
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
L-R Zachary Wiedrick, Jim Wiedrick, Jim Antonsen, and Sean Buzash at the Central Kootenay Chess Club’s weekly get-together on Dec. 17. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R Zachary Wiedrick, Jim Wiedrick, Jim Antonsen, and Sean Buzash at the Central Kootenay Chess Club’s weekly get-together on Dec. 17. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
There will be a holiday activity table, treats, hot chocolate, and Santa on the ice at the NDCC on Dec. 17

Skate with Santa at holiday family event

Dec. 17 NDCC event is hosted by the RDCK and Nelson KidSport

There will be a holiday activity table, treats, hot chocolate, and Santa on the ice at the NDCC on Dec. 17