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Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
On Dec. 21, Selkirk College students and staff are inviting the community to join them virtually for a cultural sharing event that explains New Year’s greetings in a multitude of languages. The event will take place on Zoom from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College welcomes community to share culture through language

Dec. 21 event will include New Year’s greetings in at least 14 languages

On Dec. 21, Selkirk College students and staff are inviting the community to join them virtually for a cultural sharing event that explains New Year’s greetings in a multitude of languages. The event will take place on Zoom from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photo: Submitted
A Nelson CARES pandemic food delivery. Photo: Nelson CARES

Nelson CARES and Adventure Hotel deliver 80 turkey dinners

This year the pandemic prevented an in-person event, but a solution was found

A Nelson CARES pandemic food delivery. Photo: Nelson CARES
L-R: Lor McDiarmid, Jean Aubin Gardiner, Len Fuss with restaurant certificates sponsored by Ascension Lutheran Church through its Community Kitchen programme. Photo submitted
L-R: Lor McDiarmid, Jean Aubin Gardiner, Len Fuss with restaurant certificates sponsored by Ascension Lutheran Church through its Community Kitchen programme. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Allison Girvan is the soloist in a unique international virtual choir experience to be streamed (with animation) on Dec. 21. Photo: Louis Bockner.
Nelson’s Allison Girvan is the soloist in a unique international virtual choir experience to be streamed (with animation) on Dec. 21. Photo: Louis Bockner.

International virtual choir project features Nelson soloist and a renowned animation artist

Allison Girvan is the featured soloist in The Hope of Light Returning to be streamed on Dec. 21

Nelson’s Allison Girvan is the soloist in a unique international virtual choir experience to be streamed (with animation) on Dec. 21. Photo: Louis Bockner.
Nelson’s Allison Girvan is the soloist in a unique international virtual choir experience to be streamed (with animation) on Dec. 21. Photo: Louis Bockner.
Jamie Hunter of Nelson is a co-founder of the Nelson chapter of Fridays for Future and of the Canadian branch of Stop Ecocide. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jamie Hunter is a co-founder of the Nelson chapter of Fridays for Future and of the Canadian branch of Stop Ecocide. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson man named one of Canada’s top 25 environmentalists under 25

Jamie Hunter, 20, has already co-founded two organizations

Jamie Hunter of Nelson is a co-founder of the Nelson chapter of Fridays for Future and of the Canadian branch of Stop Ecocide. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jamie Hunter is a co-founder of the Nelson chapter of Fridays for Future and of the Canadian branch of Stop Ecocide. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A film project wants to pair people of different generations together to talk about their hopes for the future. Photo: Submitted

Nelson CARES, Civic Theatre team up for intergenerational film contest

The project invites people to share their hopes for the future

A film project wants to pair people of different generations together to talk about their hopes for the future. Photo: Submitted
Kate Armstrong is seen here with a copy of The Stone Frigate at her home near Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson author wins history award for debut memoir

Kate Armstrong has been recognized by the Ontario Historical Society

Kate Armstrong is seen here with a copy of The Stone Frigate at her home near Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
This year the best contributions to the library’s traditional used book sale have become the Holiday Gift Shop. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: The season of giving at the Nelson library

Avi Silberstein on the library’s holiday gift shop and other seasonal treats

This year the best contributions to the library’s traditional used book sale have become the Holiday Gift Shop. Photo: Submitted
Taghum Hall will run a COVID-19 safe event Dec. 14 that allows customers to pick up fresh farm food. Photo: Shelley Pauls/Unsplash
Taghum Hall will run a COVID-19 safe event Dec. 14 that allows customers to pick up fresh farm food. Photo: Shelley Pauls/Unsplash
Neurologist and medical educator Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava, seen here speaking at the 2020 Breakfast to Remember in Victoria, will delve into the latest in dementia research during an interactive research event exclusively for attendees of this year’s virtual breakfast. Photo: Kevin Light

Alzheimer Society invites Nelson to virtual Breakfast to Remember

People with dementia are especially vulnerable during pandemic lockdowns

  • Dec 7, 2020
Neurologist and medical educator Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava, seen here speaking at the 2020 Breakfast to Remember in Victoria, will delve into the latest in dementia research during an interactive research event exclusively for attendees of this year’s virtual breakfast. Photo: Kevin Light
Brian McArthur is one of the founders of the West Arm Woodworking Co-op, which is looking for a building. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Woodwork co-op seeks space in Nelson

The West Arm Woodwork Co-op is ready to go, but needs minimum 3,000 square feet

Brian McArthur is one of the founders of the West Arm Woodworking Co-op, which is looking for a building. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Director Daphne Powell, board chair Ron Little and executive director Jenny Robinson at Nelson CARES’ Lakeside Place construction site. Photo: Stephanie Myers

Nelson CARES wins major housing award

Nelson CARES has undertaken four large housing projects over the past few years in Nelson

Director Daphne Powell, board chair Ron Little and executive director Jenny Robinson at Nelson CARES’ Lakeside Place construction site. Photo: Stephanie Myers
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Pitchfork Eatery’s staff pose with its two Burger Month trophies. L-R: Tao Measures, Michael Hall, head chef Josh Mateschitz, Prabh Gill, John Rutherford, Ben Handly. Photo: Laura Gellatly

Pitchfork Eatery, Kurama Sushi voted Burger Month winners

Pitchfork won two awards while Kurama won Most Original

Pitchfork Eatery’s staff pose with its two Burger Month trophies. L-R: Tao Measures, Michael Hall, head chef Josh Mateschitz, Prabh Gill, John Rutherford, Ben Handly. Photo: Laura Gellatly
Photographer Brian Lye is the new artist-in-resident at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted

Oxygen Art Centre welcomes Brian Lye as new artist-in-residence

Lye is an internationally renowned filmmaker, artist and educator

Photographer Brian Lye is the new artist-in-resident at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Submitted
Front of house supervisors Devon Caron and Caitlyn McGown pose in the Civic Theatre’s lobby. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: COVID-19 and my three-year promise

Eleanor Stacey on The Civic Theatre’s financial aspirations

Front of house supervisors Devon Caron and Caitlyn McGown pose in the Civic Theatre’s lobby. Photo: Submitted
Amy Villeneuve of the Nelson Community Food Centre showing off some spaghetti squash. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Community Food Centre celebrates with Festive Food Days

For those low on funds this season, the centre has lots of choices

Amy Villeneuve of the Nelson Community Food Centre showing off some spaghetti squash. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Amnesty is holding its annual Write for Rights campaign Dec. 12 at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted

Amnesty International Write for Rights relevant during the pandemic

Nelson Amnesty will host the annual event Dec. 12 at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Amnesty is holding its annual Write for Rights campaign Dec. 12 at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted
Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sculpture by Indigenous artist to be erected in Grand Forks

Civic leaders have rallied behind the project by Grand Forks’ David Seven Deers

Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler