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Boxing club owner Jesse Pineiro, Nelson’s 2021 sports ambassador, recommends the novel Hurry Home by Roz Nay, the new cultural ambassador, who has taken up boxing (at least for this photo). Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson bestows annual ambassadorships, awards

Residents recognized for achievements in arts, sports, heritage and sustainability

Boxing club owner Jesse Pineiro, Nelson’s 2021 sports ambassador, recommends the novel Hurry Home by Roz Nay, the new cultural ambassador, who has taken up boxing (at least for this photo). Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Wildlife biologist and educator Joanne Siderius was last year’s winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award for women environmentalists in the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Wildlife biologist and educator Joanne Siderius was last year’s winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award for women environmentalists in the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Hunter Jin shows off some homemade rice wraps. Donations poured into the Nelson Community Food Centre during the holidays. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre brings in $150k during holiday fundraising

The centre says the money will help address significant need in the city

Hunter Jin shows off some homemade rice wraps. Donations poured into the Nelson Community Food Centre during the holidays. Photo: Submitted
Several large trees came down in the recent windstorm and destroyed a part of the building that houses Camp Koolaree’s showers and boy’s washroom. The camp has served generations of Kootenay families since 1931 as the Nelson area’s longest running children’s summer camp. Photo: Submitted
Several large trees came down in the recent windstorm and destroyed a part of the building that houses Camp Koolaree’s showers and boy’s washroom. The camp has served generations of Kootenay families since 1931 as the Nelson area’s longest running children’s summer camp. Photo: Submitted
Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)
The Nelson library’s podcast club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Happiness at the library

Columnist Avi Silberstein invites you to the library’s podcast club

The Nelson library’s podcast club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Photo: Submitted
Community mental health workers are in high demand, and a new program at Selkirk College will provide opportunities in this field. File Photo

Selkirk College to train community mental health workers

Twelve students will complete two courses enabling them to work in health and human services

Community mental health workers are in high demand, and a new program at Selkirk College will provide opportunities in this field. File Photo
Robbie Campbell lost his livelihood when the pandemic shut down Shambhala Music Festival. Instead, he spent part of 2020 working on a children’s book called Tulip that is now available. Photo: Submitted

In a lousy year, a Kootenay man was saved by a pink T-rex

Robbie Campbell became a children’s author after the pandemic cost him his livelihood

Robbie Campbell lost his livelihood when the pandemic shut down Shambhala Music Festival. Instead, he spent part of 2020 working on a children’s book called Tulip that is now available. Photo: Submitted
Zoey Uniat is now three months old. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar baby with rare disorder progressing towards coming home

Fundraiser for Zoey Uniat has raised more than $50,000

Zoey Uniat is now three months old. Photo: Submitted
Martha Stokoe was the Narrows Art Retreat recipient in 2018. Photo: Submitted

Arts council calls for applications for annual retreat

Deadline for applications to the Narrows Art Retreat (formerly Hidden Creek) is March 15

Martha Stokoe was the Narrows Art Retreat recipient in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions

Missing Voices: Touchstones museum profiles underrepresented groups

Touchstones Nelson interviewed 15 people about their experiences living here

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions
Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Kelowna author Michael V. Smith will read Jan. 27 as part of a virtual series hosted by Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Waldorf names new head of school

Jamie Simon spent the last four years working for Waldorf programs in California

Nelson Waldorf School has hired Jamie Simon, seen here with her family, as its new head of school. Photo: Submitted
Patricia Smuga is the founder and editor of Freya, a new magazine featuring non-fiction work by women writers in the Kootenays. Photo: Tyler Harper
Patricia Smuga is the founder and editor of Freya, a new magazine featuring non-fiction work by women writers in the Kootenays. Photo: Tyler Harper
L-R: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Sii-am Hamilton, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, backed by other Indigenous youth from over 30 different Nations on the steps of the B.C. Legislature in February and March, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme. This photo originally appeared on TheNation.com.

Nelson photographer documents Indigenous and Black social movements

Mike Graeme wants to express solidarity, not privilege

L-R: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Sii-am Hamilton, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, backed by other Indigenous youth from over 30 different Nations on the steps of the B.C. Legislature in February and March, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme. This photo originally appeared on TheNation.com.
Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted

Four Nelson police officers honoured

The officers were awarded for 20 years of service

Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted
Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New monument honours B.C.’s final fallen World War II hero

Victoria Cross winner Lieut. Robert Gray shot down off Japan, now saluted outside BC Aviation Museum

Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Express yourself with 10 new adult art courses at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadets visited by Snowbirds officer

Major Regan Wickett is the deputy commanding officer of the famed flyers

The Snowbirds are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: Submitted
Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels
Anyone can easily access a number of services at the Nelson Public Library through its website. Photo: Pexels