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After the openings, art will be available to view at the participating venues during their regular hours until Sept. 4. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s ArtWalk is back, in person

Opening nights are June 24 and July 29

  • Mar 25, 2022
After the openings, art will be available to view at the participating venues during their regular hours until Sept. 4. Photo: Submitted
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Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR

Castlegar Search and Rescue purchases ‘snowbulance’

The contraption will provide a safer and smoother ride for patients

Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR
The Kaslo Senior Citizens Association will upgrade its hall with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
The Kaslo Senior Citizens Association will upgrade its hall with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Part of this year’s Snow Bears team at Coldest Night of the Year. Photo: Submitted

Coldest Night of the Year surpasses fundraising goal by more than 50%

Funds raised so far: $72,691, and donation period continues

  • Mar 22, 2022
Part of this year’s Snow Bears team at Coldest Night of the Year. Photo: Submitted
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Richard Carver. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Richard Carver. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl raises $2,500 for Ukraine through homemade bracelet, bookmark sales

11-year-old has help from friend to collect donations for UNICEF emergency fund

Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson. A new Indigenous gathering space will be built, likely in the land adjacent to Mary Hall seen here. Photo: Selkirk College

Indigenous cultural space to be built in Nelson

The $220K project will be located at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus

Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson. A new Indigenous gathering space will be built, likely in the land adjacent to Mary Hall seen here. Photo: Selkirk College
Library employee Heather with one of the many magazine on the shelves. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Sponsor a magazine at the Nelson Library

Avi Silberstein writes about the library’s sponsorship drive for its magazines

  • Mar 17, 2022
Library employee Heather with one of the many magazine on the shelves. Photo: Submitted
Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)

‘There was no stopping her’: Firefighters deliver baby in B.C. couple’s home

‘It was a day we will never forget’ says South Surrey mother

Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)
Jackie Austinson bottle-feeds little “Mocha” during kitty hour at Phoenix Manor Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks cat shelter needs new home, fast

Helping Hands’ successes bring their share of challenges, says shelter president

Jackie Austinson bottle-feeds little “Mocha” during kitty hour at Phoenix Manor Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)
The Council of Canadians is advocating for Just Transition legislation. Photo: Submitted

Advocate for Just Transition in Nelson on March 12

A petition will call for federal legislation that accelerates the renewable energy transition

The Council of Canadians is advocating for Just Transition legislation. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Electric Tramway Society needs $80,000 for a track assessment. Without the work, the streetcar may not run this year. Photo: Adrian Wagner

Support the Nelson Streetcar with a donation

The historic streetcar may not run without track work this year

Nelson Electric Tramway Society needs $80,000 for a track assessment. Without the work, the streetcar may not run this year. Photo: Adrian Wagner
Nelson emergency services took a dip in Kootenay Lake on March 5 to raise money for Special Olympics BC. Photo: Submitted

Nelson first responders take the plunge for Special Olympics

Emergency services took a chilly dip to raise money for local athletes

Nelson emergency services took a dip in Kootenay Lake on March 5 to raise money for Special Olympics BC. Photo: Submitted
B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File

Who cares for the caregiver? A Castlegar senior’s struggle to care for her husband

Advocate: Elder abuse and caregiver self-neglect are more common than you think

B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File
Pat Dooley has been selected as the 2021 Citizen of the Year for her decades of volunteerism. Photo: Tyler Harper

Pat Dooley is Nelson’s 2021 Citizen of the Year

Dooley is a lifelong volunteer who has supported various healthcare and education initiatives

Pat Dooley has been selected as the 2021 Citizen of the Year for her decades of volunteerism. Photo: Tyler Harper
Women celebrated International Women’s Day at the Nelson Women’s Centre on March 8, crossing their arms at the wrists in the #BreakTheBias pose as a show of solidarity for gender equality. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Women’s Centre celebrates International Women’s Day

The centre is hosting a silent auction as a fundraiser

Women celebrated International Women’s Day at the Nelson Women’s Centre on March 8, crossing their arms at the wrists in the #BreakTheBias pose as a show of solidarity for gender equality. Photo: Bill Metcalfe