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Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
Dawn Bradley is looking for the stranger who assisted her when she broke her leg. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar woman in search of her Good Samaritan

Dawn Bradley is looking for the man who assisted her after she fell and broke her leg

Dawn Bradley is looking for the stranger who assisted her when she broke her leg. Photo: Submitted
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month focuses on connections during pandemic

The society connects people living with dementia, their caregivers and family members to support

Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.
A tree adorned with Christmas lights over looks a valley near Copper Ridge Trail in Whitehorse. Photo: Black Press

Lions Club Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 9

Trees should be left out by by 9 a.m.

  • Dec 29, 2020
A tree adorned with Christmas lights over looks a valley near Copper Ridge Trail in Whitehorse. Photo: Black Press
André van Berlo is seen here in his Nelson studio. Van Berlo has built an online audience as a guitar teacher during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson guitarist succeeds online despite COVID-19

André van Berlo’s YouTube channel now has 123,000 subscribers

André van Berlo is seen here in his Nelson studio. Van Berlo has built an online audience as a guitar teacher during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
Coldest Night of the Year will be held Feb. 20 in Nelson. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Coldest Night of the Year returns Feb. 20

The annual fundraising event will still run albeit with some changes

Coldest Night of the Year will be held Feb. 20 in Nelson. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich
Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College alumni venture into the Dragons’ Den

Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass made their pitch

Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted
Kalesnikoff employees came together to raise $20,000 for Nelson and Castlegar families in need. Photo: Submitted

Kalesnikoff donates $20K to Nelson, Castlegar families in need

Gifts, grocery gift cards and food hampers were provided

Kalesnikoff employees came together to raise $20,000 for Nelson and Castlegar families in need. Photo: Submitted
Nelson History Theatre director Richard Rowberry reads a holiday story to Alice the Dog. Photo: Submitted
Nelson History Theatre director Richard Rowberry reads a holiday story to Alice the Dog. Photo: Submitted
“Our Tree of Remembrance has always provided a space and place for people to reflect on their losses, or to celebrate those they have lost. Most of all, the tree has given Nelsonites a place where they know their stories of loss and love will be heard.” – Jane DiGiacomo, Nelson Hospice Society. Illustration: Submitted

Nelson Hospice Tree of Remembrance is online this year

Messages, photos and donations can be made virtually

  • Dec 24, 2020
“Our Tree of Remembrance has always provided a space and place for people to reflect on their losses, or to celebrate those they have lost. Most of all, the tree has given Nelsonites a place where they know their stories of loss and love will be heard.” – Jane DiGiacomo, Nelson Hospice Society. Illustration: Submitted
Nearly 400 litres of homemade Italian spaghetti sauce were snapped up in five days for the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society’s final fundraiser of the year. This fundraiser plus two others were very successful for the NICS this year allowing them to increase their annual donations to local community service organizations. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Italian-Canadian Society gives back to the community

The society sold nearly 400 litres of spaghetti sauce

Nearly 400 litres of homemade Italian spaghetti sauce were snapped up in five days for the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society’s final fundraiser of the year. This fundraiser plus two others were very successful for the NICS this year allowing them to increase their annual donations to local community service organizations. Photo: Submitted
Whitewater Ski Resort has opened with plenty of new safety protocols. File photo

Going to Whitewater? Here’s what you need to know

All the new rules to keep you healthy and safe on the slopes

Whitewater Ski Resort has opened with plenty of new safety protocols. File photo
The library has added some exciting new board games to its collection. Photo: Submitted
The library has added some exciting new board games to its collection. Photo: Submitted
A memorial on Nelson’s Baker Street to those of have died of overdoses. Passersby are invited to add an ornament to the tree. Photo: Submitted
A memorial on Nelson’s Baker Street to those of have died of overdoses. Passersby are invited to add an ornament to the tree. Photo: Submitted
Mural from the 2020 festival by Tanya Pixie Johnson. Photo: Ingrid Love
Mural from the 2020 festival by Tanya Pixie Johnson. Photo: Ingrid Love
Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)

COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility

McKinney Place in Oliver currently has 56 cases of the virus

Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)
2020

Urban wildlife Part VII: The East Kootenay birds of 2020

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VII

2020
Under strict health and safety protocols, Professional Cook Training students and instructors have been training in-person at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus since September. With training that requires a volume of tangible outcomes, the program has been providing excess meals to peers and raising funds for the Selkirk College Student Food Bank. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College cooking students spread holiday cheer

The Professional Cook Training Program is providing free meals to students

Under strict health and safety protocols, Professional Cook Training students and instructors have been training in-person at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus since September. With training that requires a volume of tangible outcomes, the program has been providing excess meals to peers and raising funds for the Selkirk College Student Food Bank. Photo: Submitted