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Grain elevator at Brilliant, 1927. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

History of the Doukhobor Grain Elevator at Brilliant

Grain was hauled from the Prairies to fill the elevator each year.

  • Nov 5, 2020
Grain elevator at Brilliant, 1927. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca

107 years ago this month: 3 hangings in Nelson, and 1 reprieve

107 years ago this month, lawyers were trying to save the life of Bruno Cutri

Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
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Agroforestry 2: Forester Gerald Cordeiro on an innovative proposal for Crown land near Nelson
Agroforestry 1: Forester Gerald Cordeiro on an innovative proposal for Crown land near Nelson
Wednesday Roundup: Jan. 20, 2021
Bat specialist Cori Lausen on hibernation at the Beasley site
NatureKids BC organized a tree-planting event at Cottonwood Lake last month. Photo: Submitted

Group plants almost 100 trees near Cottonwood Lake

NatureKids BC celebrated its 20th anniversary with the event

NatureKids BC organized a tree-planting event at Cottonwood Lake last month. Photo: Submitted
First Link Dementia Helpline is available to West Kootenay residents. File photo
First Link Dementia Helpline is available to West Kootenay residents. File photo
Applications are now open for the low-cost Community Dental Clinic in Nelson. Photo: Pxhere

Applications open for low-cost dental treatment in Nelson

The service is provided by West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society

Applications are now open for the low-cost Community Dental Clinic in Nelson. Photo: Pxhere
Get some help writing your novel at the Nelson Library online this month. Photo: Marcus Aurelius/Pexels

CHECK THIS OUT: Write that novel!

The Nelson Library can help you during National Novel Writing Month

Get some help writing your novel at the Nelson Library online this month. Photo: Marcus Aurelius/Pexels
Touchstones Nelson archivist and collections manager JP Stienne facilitates a members-only, behind-the-scenes tour of the Shawn Lamb Archives. Photo: Submitted
Touchstones Nelson archivist and collections manager JP Stienne facilitates a members-only, behind-the-scenes tour of the Shawn Lamb Archives. Photo: Submitted
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker came to Nelson in July 1967 to receive the keys to the city. Here, Carl Golling and Robert Huth, ages 10 and 12, hold a sign welcoming Diefenbaker to Nelson. Photo: Nelson Daily News Collection

COLUMN: Unveiling Nelson’s Cold War bunker

J.P. Stienne writes about the history of Diefenbunkers

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker came to Nelson in July 1967 to receive the keys to the city. Here, Carl Golling and Robert Huth, ages 10 and 12, hold a sign welcoming Diefenbaker to Nelson. Photo: Nelson Daily News Collection
A student takes aim at Nelson Waldorf School’s new archery range. Photo: Tyler Harper

New archery range opens at Nelson Waldorf School

The range has been in the works for over a decade

A student takes aim at Nelson Waldorf School’s new archery range. Photo: Tyler Harper
L-R, Kootenay mountain biking pioneer Mark Holt, Touchstones executive director Astrid Heyerdahl, and Deb MacKillop of the Nelson Cycling Club at the 2018 Touchstones exhibit. Photo: Louis Bockner

Touchstones Museum wins award for 2018 mountain bike exhibit

Exhibit responded to an unexplored yet vital part of Nelson’s identity

L-R, Kootenay mountain biking pioneer Mark Holt, Touchstones executive director Astrid Heyerdahl, and Deb MacKillop of the Nelson Cycling Club at the 2018 Touchstones exhibit. Photo: Louis Bockner
SD8 students can learn more about Métis culture, history, and language by participating in a variety of educational initiatives this month. Photo: Submitted

SD8 celebrates Métis Awareness Month

The district has a number of events planned in November

SD8 students can learn more about Métis culture, history, and language by participating in a variety of educational initiatives this month. Photo: Submitted
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part V: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the spring, summer and fall of 2020. Part V.

Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo
A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal

Volunteer divers clean up Nelson shore

A team hauled trash out from Kootenay Lake

A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal
Nelson’s Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden has kept her training during the lockdown. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadet completes summer program

Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden is moving up in aviation

Nelson’s Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden has kept her training during the lockdown. Photo: Submitted
South Nelson Elementary students added several new varieties of plants to the school grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies. Photo: Submitted

South Nelson students get digging

The school added several new varieties of plants to its grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies

South Nelson Elementary students added several new varieties of plants to the school grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies. Photo: Submitted
Hugs for the win!

HUGS AND SLUGS: Good neighbours, patient strangers, bad bus drivers

Hugs eked out the slugs this week

  • Oct 24, 2020
Hugs for the win!
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition says GoByBike Week was a success. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition says GoByBike Week was a success. Photo: Submitted