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Philip Gaglardi was key to the development of the Kootenays’ infrastructure following the Second World War. He’s profiled in a new book by Michael Cone. Photo: Submitted

New book profiles minister responsible for Kootenays’ post-war infrastructure boom

Michael Cone’s new book, Connecting the Kootenays, explores the prosperous post-Second World…

Philip Gaglardi was key to the development of the Kootenays’ infrastructure following the Second World War. He’s profiled in a new book by Michael Cone. Photo: Submitted
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Some of the CBEEN Award of Excellence winners for 2022. File courtesy CBEEN

CBEEN announces Excellence in Environmental Education awards

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has announced their Awards of…

Some of the CBEEN Award of Excellence winners for 2022. File courtesy CBEEN
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Kootenay Co-op Radio sales and sponsorship director Amelie Sauquet and station general manager Ed Zych say momentum from a highly successful past year will be continuing into 2023, with plans for a bigger transmitter, new live performance venue and a raft of new locally hosted and produced programs. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Co-op Radio sales and sponsorship director Amelie Sauquet and station general manager Ed Zych say momentum from a highly successful past year will be continuing into 2023, with plans for a bigger transmitter, new live performance venue and a raft of new locally hosted and produced programs. Photo: Submitted
Shelly Boyd, Sinixt cultural facilitator, on her first look at the new edition of The Geography of Memory. Photo: Submitted
Shelly Boyd, Sinixt cultural facilitator, on her first look at the new edition of The Geography of Memory. Photo: Submitted
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Selkirk College students from the Plant Operator Program join members of the leadership team and contractors in cutting the ribbon on a new biomass boiler located at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College turns wood waste into winter heat

A $1.8-million biomass boiler has been installed at Silver King Campus

Selkirk College students from the Plant Operator Program join members of the leadership team and contractors in cutting the ribbon on a new biomass boiler located at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Vancouver actor Derek Kwan in The Cave, by the Indigenous Canadian playwright and novelist Tomson Highway. Photo: Submitted
Vancouver actor Derek Kwan in The Cave, by the Indigenous Canadian playwright and novelist Tomson Highway. Photo: Submitted
Melba Davidson of Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday in September. Photo: Submitted
Melba Davidson of Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday in September. Photo: Submitted
What Makes an Artist Tick? is Nelson filmmaker Nancy Rosenblum’s series of portraits of local artists. See five of these, and meet the artists, at the Vallican Whole this weekend. Photo: Submitted

What makes an artist tick?

Video portraits of five local artists by Nancy Rosenblum at the Vallican Whole Oct. 15

What Makes an Artist Tick? is Nelson filmmaker Nancy Rosenblum’s series of portraits of local artists. See five of these, and meet the artists, at the Vallican Whole this weekend. Photo: Submitted
Some of the restaurant owners and managers taking part in Restaurants for Change, L-R: Max van Stee (Beauties), Steve Ritson (Marzano), Ciraj Premanantham (Kootenay Tamil Kitchen), Justine Langevin (El Taco), Rob Little (Louie’s), Brad Buckingham (Hume Hotel), Nick Diamond (Main Street Diner), Gabrielle Noakes (Pitchfork), with Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted

Support your community by going out to dinner in Nelson

The annual Restaurants for Change event on Oct. 19 has 16 restaurants signed up

Some of the restaurant owners and managers taking part in Restaurants for Change, L-R: Max van Stee (Beauties), Steve Ritson (Marzano), Ciraj Premanantham (Kootenay Tamil Kitchen), Justine Langevin (El Taco), Rob Little (Louie’s), Brad Buckingham (Hume Hotel), Nick Diamond (Main Street Diner), Gabrielle Noakes (Pitchfork), with Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted
Cadet Jace O’Neil with fire chief Jeff Hebert. Photo: Submitted

Nelson fire chief meets with air cadets

Nelson Air Cadets are celebrating their 70th anniversary

Cadet Jace O’Neil with fire chief Jeff Hebert. Photo: Submitted
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
At a celebration at Cottonwood Lake on Oct. 8, some of the people and organizations who collaborated to keep the forest around Cottonwood Lake clearcut free. Back, L-R: Patrick Checknita (Columbia Basin Trust); Mitchell Scott, Richard Green and Nikita McDaniel (Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society); Kathy Arney and Katie MacPherson (KEA Canada); and Ramona Faust (Regional District of Central Kootenay). Front row L-R: Andrew McBurney, Bruce Morrison and Shayne Kasai of the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

A celebration at Cottonwood Lake

100-plus people gathered at Cottonwood Lake Oct. 8 to celebrate purchase of land to prevent logging

At a celebration at Cottonwood Lake on Oct. 8, some of the people and organizations who collaborated to keep the forest around Cottonwood Lake clearcut free. Back, L-R: Patrick Checknita (Columbia Basin Trust); Mitchell Scott, Richard Green and Nikita McDaniel (Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society); Kathy Arney and Katie MacPherson (KEA Canada); and Ramona Faust (Regional District of Central Kootenay). Front row L-R: Andrew McBurney, Bruce Morrison and Shayne Kasai of the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lions Club volunteers at the annual firewood sale. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Lions now accepting community grant applications

Over the years, the Nelson Lions have dispersed over $100,000 to many local projects

Lions Club volunteers at the annual firewood sale. Photo: Submitted
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Flight Sergeants Justise Ward and Natt McIntosh present Mayor John Dooley with a print of the painting “Weather Briefing” by Barry Franklin. Photo: Submitted

Air cadets present ‘Weather Briefing’ to Nelson City Council

The gift is part of the squadron’s 70th anniversary celebrations

Flight Sergeants Justise Ward and Natt McIntosh present Mayor John Dooley with a print of the painting “Weather Briefing” by Barry Franklin. Photo: Submitted