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Organizations from across the province have come together to support the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s virtual Breakfast to Remember fundraiser on March 4. Photo: Submitted

Provide dementia support at virtual breakfast

Breakfast to Remember is set for March 4 from 7:30 to 9 a.m

Organizations from across the province have come together to support the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s virtual Breakfast to Remember fundraiser on March 4. Photo: Submitted
Cassi Zimmerman at the hospital. 
 Photos: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From typical teen to suffering patient

The story of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman dealing with post-COVID problems

Cassi Zimmerman at the hospital. 
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The Nelson Public Library’s new Digitization Station has everything you need to digitize old photos, slides, tapes, records, and cassettes. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Public Library’s new Digitization Station has everything you need to digitize old photos, slides, tapes, records, and cassettes. Photo: Submitted
From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ couple goes all out for Mardi Gras

COVID may have ruined this year’s parades, but the pandemic was no match for Dave and Sharon Skelton

From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Jann Schmidt (left), district principal of international education, and SD8 superintendent Christine Perkins show off Black history textbooks. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake School District launches anti-racism website

The site is to help parents and teachers talk about race with kids

Jann Schmidt (left), district principal of international education, and SD8 superintendent Christine Perkins show off Black history textbooks. Photo: Submitted
Kaslo Search and Rescue members at work in the forest. Photo: Submitted

Kaslo Search and Rescue honours volunteers

Six members were awarded for their contributions

Kaslo Search and Rescue members at work in the forest. Photo: Submitted
Diane Kalen-Sukra. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay author to appear in global online event

Diane Kalen-Sukra will be interviewed about her book Save Your City

Diane Kalen-Sukra. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

Update from MLA Anderson: Supporting individuals and businesses through the pandemic

Brittny Anderson outlines COVID-related grants available to B.C. residents and businesses

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Rob Wright, who volunteered in Nelson’s sports community for decades, passed away Feb. 6. Photo: Submitted
Rob Wright, who volunteered in Nelson’s sports community for decades, passed away Feb. 6. Photo: Submitted
Chris Dawson at Culinary Conspiracy. Photo: Submitted

Serious heart condition forces owner to close Nelson food store

Culinary Conspiracy co-owner Chris Dawson is preparing for a heart transplant

Chris Dawson at Culinary Conspiracy. Photo: Submitted
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting his workshop Try Songwriting for a Change online for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson

Tiny Lights Festival plots new direction

The Ymir festival is focusing on paid professional development for artists

Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting his workshop Try Songwriting for a Change online for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson
Chandra Moon (centre) is seen here at home with her kids Jaeden Radcliffe (left) and Mackenzie Moon. Moon organizes adopt-a-senior events meant to show appreciation for seniors living on their own. Photo: Tyler Harper

Have a heart: Nelson woman reaches out to isolated seniors

Chandra Moon organizes a gift-giving initiative for elders on their own

Chandra Moon (centre) is seen here at home with her kids Jaeden Radcliffe (left) and Mackenzie Moon. Moon organizes adopt-a-senior events meant to show appreciation for seniors living on their own. Photo: Tyler Harper
Buy a Valentine’s card at Booksmyth from Feb. 8 to 14 to support the Black Bear Review. Photo: Submitted

Booksmyth love poem fundraiser supports local emerging writers

Buy a card from Feb. 8-14 to support the Black Bear Review and artist Anna Jauncey

Buy a Valentine’s card at Booksmyth from Feb. 8 to 14 to support the Black Bear Review. Photo: Submitted
Books on race at the Nelson library. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Anti-racism at the library

Children’s librarian Avi Silberstein discusses some tough issues

  • Feb 4, 2021
Books on race at the Nelson library. Photo: Submitted
Sarah Cousins with some of the Kootenay Kulture products. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar teen stuck on Kootenay Kulture

Castlegar student celebrates the Kootenay vibe with business venture

Sarah Cousins with some of the Kootenay Kulture products. Photo: Jennifer Small
“When you love the place you live, giving back to your community is a pleasure.” The late Lois Arnesen, a lifelong Nelson resident, was named Nelson’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. File photo

Nominations open for Nelson’s Citizen of the Year award

Winner of the 56-year-old award to be announced March 11

“When you love the place you live, giving back to your community is a pleasure.” The late Lois Arnesen, a lifelong Nelson resident, was named Nelson’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. File photo
The new non-profit Kootenay Elk Hunting Association will use fundraising campaigns and partnerships with the private and government sector to bring the balance of predators and ungulates back under control. Photo: Submitted by Jill Hayward

New Kootenay hunters’ group puts conservation ahead of everything else

Kootenay Elk Hunting Association deeply concerned of imbalance between predators and ungulates

The new non-profit Kootenay Elk Hunting Association will use fundraising campaigns and partnerships with the private and government sector to bring the balance of predators and ungulates back under control. Photo: Submitted by Jill Hayward
Hiromoto Ida will perform Homecoming 2020 at the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 12. Photo: Submitted

Hiromoto Ida returns to Capitol Theatre with Homecoming 2020

Ida’s performance is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 12

Hiromoto Ida will perform Homecoming 2020 at the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 12. Photo: Submitted
Bill Hillary presents a cheque for nearly $1,300 to the Slocan Valley Food Cupboard after fundraising online with a number of songs. Photo: Bill Hillary
Bill Hillary presents a cheque for nearly $1,300 to the Slocan Valley Food Cupboard after fundraising online with a number of songs. Photo: Bill Hillary
The Civic Theatre’s Eleanor Stacey writes there’s plenty of evidence to show theatres will rebound after the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: The future of cinema is bright

Why we can all expect to be seeing films on the big screen again soon enough

The Civic Theatre’s Eleanor Stacey writes there’s plenty of evidence to show theatres will rebound after the pandemic. Photo: Submitted