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Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Kamloops resident shares his story to bring more visibility to dementia

Jim Mitchell immigrated from England to Canada with his wife Margaret and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Twin Rivers Elementary students helped to plant a pollinator meadow near the Kootenay Gallery of Art last fall. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Five West Kootenay arts organizations receiving provincial grants

Kootenay Gallery of Art and Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre to benefit from funding boost

Twin Rivers Elementary students helped to plant a pollinator meadow near the Kootenay Gallery of Art last fall. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
Sarah Beauchamp was the 2021 recipient of the Richard Carver Award. Photo: Submitted

Nominations for Nelson’s Richard Carver Award close April 18

Nominations must be for emerging writers just starting in their careers

  • Apr 15, 2022
Sarah Beauchamp was the 2021 recipient of the Richard Carver Award. Photo: Submitted
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Nelson and District Arts Council is seeking businesses to be ArtWalk venues. Application deadline is April 18. Photo: Submitted

Nelson ArtWalk seeking business hosts

Applications close Monday, April 18

  • Apr 14, 2022
Nelson and District Arts Council is seeking businesses to be ArtWalk venues. Application deadline is April 18. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson library has developed an Indigenous stories kit with a local focus, shining a spotlight on Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Syilx and Métis stories. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Indigenous stories at the Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about the library’s new Indigenous Stories Kit

  • Apr 14, 2022
The Nelson library has developed an Indigenous stories kit with a local focus, shining a spotlight on Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Syilx and Métis stories. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Indigenous elders Ann-Marie Smith and Donna Wright with participants from Kootenay Kids and the Lalin choir at the drum awakening event in Nelson on April 10. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Awakening the drum: Nelson community groups gather for Indigenous ceremony

Nelson choir and Indigenous family group shared drum-making and ceremony

L-R: Indigenous elders Ann-Marie Smith and Donna Wright with participants from Kootenay Kids and the Lalin choir at the drum awakening event in Nelson on April 10. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A series of Canucks Autism Network workshops will run in Nelson on April 30 and May 1. The events are free to attend. Photo: Submitted

Canucks Autism Network workshops to be held in Nelson

Four different free events will run April 30 and May 1

A series of Canucks Autism Network workshops will run in Nelson on April 30 and May 1. The events are free to attend. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Lions present a cheque for $8,100 to representatives of groups that will share the grant. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Lions donate $8,100 to community groups

ANKORS and the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association are among the recipients

The Nelson Lions present a cheque for $8,100 to representatives of groups that will share the grant. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College student Marina Nagibina (middle with poster) and members of the Digital Arts Program’s Class of 2022 are currently getting set for the annual year-end show that takes place at Mary Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. The one-night event goes Saturday, April 9 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Admission is free and the entire community is invited to check it out. Photo: Submitted.

Selkirk College digital arts grads connect community to creativity

The annual free show is Saturday evening at Mary Hall in Nelson

Selkirk College student Marina Nagibina (middle with poster) and members of the Digital Arts Program’s Class of 2022 are currently getting set for the annual year-end show that takes place at Mary Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. The one-night event goes Saturday, April 9 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Admission is free and the entire community is invited to check it out. Photo: Submitted.
Sculptor Denis Kleine, second from left, with siblings (L-R) Kevin Kardos, Gwen Padur, and Mark Kardos, with Kleine’s sculpture entitled Dawn, contributed to Mountain Lakes by the family. A fourth sibling, Gail Kardos, a resident at Mountain Lakes, is not shown in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Family donates sculpture to Mountain Lakes

The piece was created by local artist Denis Kleine

Sculptor Denis Kleine, second from left, with siblings (L-R) Kevin Kardos, Gwen Padur, and Mark Kardos, with Kleine’s sculpture entitled Dawn, contributed to Mountain Lakes by the family. A fourth sibling, Gail Kardos, a resident at Mountain Lakes, is not shown in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay women selling cookies to support Canucks Autism Network

The cookies are available from Kaslo to Rossland, Salmo to Slocan and all points in between

L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted
Some of this year’s writers and editors with the 2022 Black Bear Review print edition, L-R, Shanna Wilson, Katie Dyck, Oshi Spring, Leesa Dean, Terra-Mae Box, Kody Brunner, and Blaze Cloutier. Photo: Submitted

Black Bear Review launches annual print magazine

Launch party will take place at Booksmyth Used Books on April 7

Some of this year’s writers and editors with the 2022 Black Bear Review print edition, L-R, Shanna Wilson, Katie Dyck, Oshi Spring, Leesa Dean, Terra-Mae Box, Kody Brunner, and Blaze Cloutier. Photo: Submitted
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The proposed site for the new Kaslo library, where a kiosk with information on the library project was recently installed. Photo: Submitted

Online auction will raise funds for new Kaslo library

The online auction starts on April 2 and closes at 9:00 p.m. on April 10.

The proposed site for the new Kaslo library, where a kiosk with information on the library project was recently installed. Photo: Submitted
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Elizabeth Cunningham. Photo: Submitted

Celebrate Poetry Month with Elizabeth Cunningham

The Nelson writer will read at the library on April 13

  • Mar 30, 2022
Elizabeth Cunningham. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Public Library’s chief librarian Tracey Therrien (left) and board chair Anni Holtby. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Numbers at the Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about some key stats about use of the library

Nelson Public Library’s chief librarian Tracey Therrien (left) and board chair Anni Holtby. Photo: Submitted
Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline

Cue the fireworks: Castlegar Sunfest is back

Festival will take place the first week of June

Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted

Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund Award now taking 2022 nominations

The award honours self-identified women who work in conservation, sustainability

Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted