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Chief Petty Officer First Class Kane Cho (left) pins the Legion Medal of Excellence to Chief Petty Officer Second Class Hugh Cho. Photo: Submitted

Nelson sea cadets issue awards and change of appointment

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Jordon Cherrington has taken over the Coxswain position

Chief Petty Officer First Class Kane Cho (left) pins the Legion Medal of Excellence to Chief Petty Officer Second Class Hugh Cho. Photo: Submitted
International Pronouns Day is among the events being marked by School District 8. Illustration: Shutterstock

School District 8 initiatives mark LGBTQ+ History Month

Pronouns and SOGI are among this year’s priorities

International Pronouns Day is among the events being marked by School District 8. Illustration: Shutterstock
Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine

Senior celebrates 500th hike up Kootenay trail

Larry Plummer began his quest to complete 1,000th hike up Antenna Trail just over three years ago

Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
SEEDS Nelson will begin selling its 2021 calendar on Oct. 25. File photo
SEEDS Nelson will begin selling its 2021 calendar on Oct. 25. File photo
A Civic Theatre drive-in event from this past summer. Photo submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Hey 2020, it’s been weird

The Civic Theatre’s Eleanor Stacey writes about the theatre’s COVID-19 challenges

  • Oct 16, 2020
A Civic Theatre drive-in event from this past summer. Photo submitted
L-R: Support worker Phoebe Hannah, with Ervin Anthony and Jason Fitzgerald and the opening of an art project on Oct. 1. Photo: Submitted

Art project reunites Bigby Place during pandemic

Participants from as far away as Nova Scotia took part

L-R: Support worker Phoebe Hannah, with Ervin Anthony and Jason Fitzgerald and the opening of an art project on Oct. 1. Photo: Submitted
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
Avi Silberstein writes that book clubs are still alive and well during the pandemic. Photo: Pexels

CHECK THIS OUT: Going Clubbing

From the Nelson Library’s Avi Silberstein on book clubs

  • Oct 15, 2020
Avi Silberstein writes that book clubs are still alive and well during the pandemic. Photo: Pexels
The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing club hosts virtual International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Buy online tickets and support Trail Salvation Army, with virtual screening of IF4

The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.
Biologist and writer Jamie Bastedo interviewed 11 prominent Canadian activists from several generations and tells us what makes them tick in his new book Protectors of the Planet: Environmental Trailblazers from 7 to 97. Photo: Submitted

Nelson author launches book on Canadian environmental heroes

Jamie Bastedo’s Protectors of the Planet looks at common traits of successful activists

Biologist and writer Jamie Bastedo interviewed 11 prominent Canadian activists from several generations and tells us what makes them tick in his new book Protectors of the Planet: Environmental Trailblazers from 7 to 97. Photo: Submitted
Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar man seeks to inspire through podcast

Will Watt has launched the WillPower podcast to encourage young people to overcome their struggles.

Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted
Urban wildlife Part IV: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part IV: The East Kootenay birds of summer

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the summer of 2020. Part III.

Urban wildlife Part IV: The East Kootenay birds of summer
Urban wildlife Part III: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part III: The East Kootenay birds of summer

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the summer of 2020. Part III.

Urban wildlife Part III: The East Kootenay birds of summer
(L to R) Chris, Kaleigh and their daughter inside the shop. Photo: Connor Trembley

Couple builds roots in Castlegar through skateboarding

Kaleigh Herald and Chris Lowe opened up a skateboarding shop in city this past summer

(L to R) Chris, Kaleigh and their daughter inside the shop. Photo: Connor Trembley
The Red Ribbon Round It exhibit, which examines how the Indian Act enshrouds local history, is on display at Touchstones Nelson. Photo: Kevin Underwood
The Red Ribbon Round It exhibit, which examines how the Indian Act enshrouds local history, is on display at Touchstones Nelson. Photo: Kevin Underwood
The Nelson and District Credit Union. File photo
The Nelson and District Credit Union. File photo
Urban wildlife Part II: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part II: The East Kootenay birds of summer

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the summer of 2020. Part II.

Urban wildlife Part II: The East Kootenay birds of summer
Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted

Nelson writer publishes memoir of lesbian marriage and adoption of twins

Jane Byers’ Small Courage recounts the creation of a loving family life despite discrimination

Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted
Rona Park retired last week after seven years as executive director of Nelson Community Services. She was honoured at a ceremony at Lakeside Park on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘There’s got to be a response’: Rona Park retires from Nelson Community Services

Park has worked in the Nelson and Castlegar social sector for 26 years

Rona Park retired last week after seven years as executive director of Nelson Community Services. She was honoured at a ceremony at Lakeside Park on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)