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Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small

Mir Centre hosts gathering for those shaken by Ukrainian conflict

A dialogue for peace was held at the Selkirk College Castlegar campus

Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small
Avi Silberstein writes about how the Nelson Public Library is helping you prepare for the future. Photo: Pexels

CHECK THIS OUT: Making plans at the Nelson library

Avi Silberstein writes about two upcoming workshops on retirement and wills

Avi Silberstein writes about how the Nelson Public Library is helping you prepare for the future. Photo: Pexels
Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

B.C. family in need of support after mother’s stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis

Seek funds to cover treatment and care for their three autism-diagnosed kids

Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.

Selkirk College to host community dialogue for peace at Castlegar Mir Centre on Sunday

Community members shaken by the invasion of Ukraine are invited to attend the gathering

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.
Sharlto Copley (left) stars as Ted Kaczynski in the movie Ted K, which screens March 3 at the Civic Theatre. Director Tony Stone (right) will be in-person to take questions after the film. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Screen Ted K tonight at the Civic, followed by director Q&A

Director Tony Stone will take questions on his film about Ted Kaczynski

Sharlto Copley (left) stars as Ted Kaczynski in the movie Ted K, which screens March 3 at the Civic Theatre. Director Tony Stone (right) will be in-person to take questions after the film. Photo: Submitted
Two Trafalgar students help install winter beds at St. Saviour Pro-Cathedral in December. Photo: Submitted

Trafalgar students help set up emergency winter beds

A Grade 9 class chipped in to help at St. Saviour Pro-Cathedral

Two Trafalgar students help install winter beds at St. Saviour Pro-Cathedral in December. Photo: Submitted
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Nelson Seniors Citizens Association Branch 51 director Sharon Browning (left) and president Carol Howard stand in the new kitchen of their space at 717 Vernon St. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Seniors Citizens Association Branch 51 director Sharon Browning and president Carol Howard stand in the new kitchen of their space at 717 Vernon St. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘They’re just agog’: Nelson Seniors completes major renovations

The building at 717 Vernon St. was in need of extensive work

Nelson Seniors Citizens Association Branch 51 director Sharon Browning (left) and president Carol Howard stand in the new kitchen of their space at 717 Vernon St. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Seniors Citizens Association Branch 51 director Sharon Browning and president Carol Howard stand in the new kitchen of their space at 717 Vernon St. Photo: Tyler Harper
About 50 people gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar woman organizes rally as Ukrainian hometown battered by airstrikes

‘Yesterday they were hiding in shelters from missiles’

About 50 people gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small
With Coldest Night of the Year organizer Stephanie Myers (left), with the Canadian Federation of University Women team, L-R, back row, Alison Hutchison, Maureen Kelsey, Patricia Malcolmson, Janice Murphy. Front row: Lucy Lopez, Judy Deon, and Donna Rodman. (Missing team members: Cynthia and Dorothy Fraser). Photo: Bill Metcalfe
With Coldest Night of the Year organizer Stephanie Myers (left), with the Canadian Federation of University Women team, L-R, back row, Alison Hutchison, Maureen Kelsey, Patricia Malcolmson, Janice Murphy. Front row: Lucy Lopez, Judy Deon, and Donna Rodman. (Missing team members: Cynthia and Dorothy Fraser). Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nav-CARE program is for adults with chronic illness, social isolation or increased frailty. File photo

Nav-CARE steps up to fill social isolation gap in Nelson’s social service sector

The program is for adults living with chronic illness, social isolation or increased frailty

The Nav-CARE program is for adults with chronic illness, social isolation or increased frailty. File photo
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
Flight Seargeant Nattanon McIntosh receives a long service medal from Major Kevin DiBiasio. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadet receives long service medal

Flight Sergeant Nattanon McIntosh recognized for four years in air cadets

  • Feb 23, 2022
Flight Seargeant Nattanon McIntosh receives a long service medal from Major Kevin DiBiasio. Photo: Submitted
On Feb. 25, Nelson first responders will establish themselves on the roof of the Adventure Hotel and won’t come down until they receive $1,000 in donations for the Special Olympics. Later this month police department members will jump into Kootenay Lake when a $3,000 goal has been reached. File photo

Nelson police raise funds for Special Olympics

First responders will strand themselves on the Adventure Hotel roof until goal is met

On Feb. 25, Nelson first responders will establish themselves on the roof of the Adventure Hotel and won’t come down until they receive $1,000 in donations for the Special Olympics. Later this month police department members will jump into Kootenay Lake when a $3,000 goal has been reached. File photo
This dragon flew over Lakeside Park beach on Sunday as part of the Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Dragon Lantern Festival delights large all-age crowd

‘It’s a celebration of art and nature in our community’

This dragon flew over Lakeside Park beach on Sunday as part of the Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Public Library has a wide selection of books from Black Canadian authors. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Celebrating Black History Month at the Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about some noteworthy British Columbians

The Nelson Public Library has a wide selection of books from Black Canadian authors. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Covenant Church at 792 Stanley St. will be the temporary location of The Nelson Community Food Centre’s Good Food Bank for a few months starting March 1. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre relocates for two months

Food bank will move to Nelson Covenant Church on March 1

  • Feb 17, 2022
The Nelson Covenant Church at 792 Stanley St. will be the temporary location of The Nelson Community Food Centre’s Good Food Bank for a few months starting March 1. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Kootenay Co-op outreach coordinator Daniel Eisen presents a donation to LVR Rotary Interact students Christopher McLachlan, Olivia Bezaire, Elsa Sollid, and Xavier Machado. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Kootenay Co-op outreach coordinator Daniel Eisen presents a donation to LVR Rotary Interact students Christopher McLachlan, Olivia Bezaire, Elsa Sollid, and Xavier Machado. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper
Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Drug users decry inaction on safe supply

Amber Streukens writes about the latest provincial coroners report

Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper
Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper