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The spaghetti sauce will be sold in one-litre plastic containers for $12.50 each. All proceeds go to support charitable initiatives in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
The spaghetti sauce will be sold in one-litre plastic containers for $12.50 each. All proceeds go to support charitable initiatives in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
Camp Koolaree provides week-long summer camps for children, youth, and families at its campsite on the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree to hold potluck AGM

The meeting will be held Dec. 10 at Castlegar United Church

Camp Koolaree provides week-long summer camps for children, youth, and families at its campsite on the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted
Pink Eyed Puddle Jumper, gouache on wood panel by Don Konrad. Photo: Submitted

A Play on Birds, art exhibit at the Nelson Library

Show by Don Konrad runs until the end of December

Pink Eyed Puddle Jumper, gouache on wood panel by Don Konrad. Photo: Submitted
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Nelson’s first responders are again teaming up for a local toy and food drive ahead of the holidays. Photo: Submitted

Nelson first responders team up for Christmas toy and food drive

Donate and you’ll receive a coupon for a free breakfast Nov. 27 at the Adventure Hotel

Nelson’s first responders are again teaming up for a local toy and food drive ahead of the holidays. Photo: Submitted
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Valhalla Pure Outfitters’ owner Sam Baio with the donations bins outside his store for Coats for the Koots. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Coats for the Koots hits year 10

Donations of warm coats can be made until the end of November

Valhalla Pure Outfitters’ owner Sam Baio with the donations bins outside his store for Coats for the Koots. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Erin Rooney, regional co-ordinator of the West Kootenay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, holds an award for excellence presented by Community Futures Central Kootenay. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay immigration pilot receives award for excellence

The West Kootenay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot has been extended until 2024

Erin Rooney, regional co-ordinator of the West Kootenay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, holds an award for excellence presented by Community Futures Central Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter workers Skye Spears and Dakota DiBella accepting a donation. Photo: Submitted
Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter workers Skye Spears and Dakota DiBella accepting a donation. Photo: Submitted
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
Marty Horswill, an active participant in the arts community in Nelson for decades, passed away suddenly in 2020. A Nov. 12 concert will feature the Marty Horswill Memorial Choir as well as singers Allison Girvan, Noemi Kiss, and Kathleen Neudorf. Photo: Submitted

Concert to be held in memory of Marty Horswill

Many local singers and the Marty Horswill Memorial Choir will perform on Nov. 12

Marty Horswill, an active participant in the arts community in Nelson for decades, passed away suddenly in 2020. A Nov. 12 concert will feature the Marty Horswill Memorial Choir as well as singers Allison Girvan, Noemi Kiss, and Kathleen Neudorf. Photo: Submitted
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College hosts TEDx online event

More than a dozen speakers are taking part in the online event Nov. 6

Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted
Photos: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Sprinting with the dead

Nelson’ Zombie Walk was a run this year

Photos: Bill Metcalfe
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)