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Mandolin Martin is one of the artists creating a mural at Cottonwood Falls Park. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Young artists create mural on Nelson recycling building

Ocean and mountain scenes will face Cottonwood Falls Park

Mandolin Martin is one of the artists creating a mural at Cottonwood Falls Park. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Erica Konrad’s new work was inspired by her recent journey through cancer and healing. Photo submitted

Exhibition: Everything Became Beautiful

Erica Konrad opens exhibit at Hidden Garden Gallery in New Denver from July 27 to August 1

Erica Konrad’s new work was inspired by her recent journey through cancer and healing. Photo submitted
A scene from ArtWalk 2019. Photo submitted

ArtWalk offers second 2021 live-stream opening

July 23 at 6:00 p.m. on Facebook pages of ArtWalk and the Nelson and District Arts Council

A scene from ArtWalk 2019. Photo submitted
Nelson’s library has plenty of outdoor games for you to check out this summer. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Outdoor games at the Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about the library’s offerings to help you get outside

Nelson’s library has plenty of outdoor games for you to check out this summer. Photo: Submitted
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted

Whatever floats your duck: Annual Duck Race takes place July 24

The fundraiser supports the Balfour Harrop fire department

How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted
Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘She makes big things happen’: Nelson student Avie Waterfall wins multiple scholarships

17-year-old scholar and blacksmith plans to study affordable housing

Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Summer Reading Club fun from back in the pre-COVID days. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Summer reading at the Nelson library

All about this year’s Summer Reading Club for kids

Summer Reading Club fun from back in the pre-COVID days. Photo: Submitted
Carriers may be waiting out the heat before delivering today’s paper. File photo

Heat wave may delay latest issue of the Nelson Star

Some carriers won’t be working in the heat

Carriers may be waiting out the heat before delivering today’s paper. File photo
A Nav-CARE volunteer and client. Photo: Submitted

Nav-CARE program expands regionally

Run by the Kalein Centre, the program helps people with declining heath to make care decisions

A Nav-CARE volunteer and client. Photo: Submitted
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Nelson Waldorf School students Kaia Fitz-Earl and Yeseo Lim lend a hand to complete the rainbow sidewalk, in celebration of Pride Month and to build on the SOGI 123 curriculum that NWS has been implementing. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Waldorf walks on rainbow with new Pride sidewalk

The project is part of the school’s commitment to the SOGI 123 curriculum

Nelson Waldorf School students Kaia Fitz-Earl and Yeseo Lim lend a hand to complete the rainbow sidewalk, in celebration of Pride Month and to build on the SOGI 123 curriculum that NWS has been implementing. Photo: Submitted
LVR students Dylan Moynes (left) and Mandolin Martin with two of the red dresses collected for an art class exhibit responding to the Kamloops Residential School. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

L.V. Rogers art project responds to Kamloops Residential School

Feathers, poems, 215 stones, and red dresses express students’ reactions

LVR students Dylan Moynes (left) and Mandolin Martin with two of the red dresses collected for an art class exhibit responding to the Kamloops Residential School. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.

Castlegar Legion building boasts new mural

Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals created the design

The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Sarah Beauchamp is the winner of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers. Photo: Submitted

Sarah Beauchamp wins Richard Carver Award for emerging writers

The award will be handed out during this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Sarah Beauchamp is the winner of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers. Photo: Submitted