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Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old B.C. firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Kootenay Family Place is celebrating 50 years. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay Family Place celebrates 50 years

KFP offers child care, developmental screenings/supports, pediatric physiotherapy and speech therapy

Kootenay Family Place is celebrating 50 years. Photos: Submitted
The Friends of the Library present chief librarian Tracey Therrien with a cheque in December 2019. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Friendship at the Nelson Public Library

Friends of the Library have been a crucial contributor since 1985

The Friends of the Library present chief librarian Tracey Therrien with a cheque in December 2019. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Cellist Rufus Cappadocia, spoken word artist Shayna Jones, and body painter Yvonne Bond have created What Do You See?, a cross-disciplinary collaboration filmed by Carlo Alcos. Photo: Carlo Alcos

What Do You See? Nelson artists create cross-disciplinary video

New video combines body painting, spoken word performance and improvised cello music

L-R: Cellist Rufus Cappadocia, spoken word artist Shayna Jones, and body painter Yvonne Bond have created What Do You See?, a cross-disciplinary collaboration filmed by Carlo Alcos. Photo: Carlo Alcos
Tammy Wright holds a photo of her late husband Rob Wright, who jointly won Nelson’s 2020 Citizen of the Year award with Keith Bridger, seen here holding the award plaque. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Tammy Wright holds a photo of her late husband Rob Wright, who jointly won Nelson’s 2020 Citizen of the Year award with Keith Bridger, seen here holding the award plaque. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson artist Abby Wilson with two of the four paintings she has donated to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Nelson artist Abby Wilson with two of the four paintings she has donated to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Nelson artist Abby Wilson with two of the four paintings she has donated to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Nelson artist Abby Wilson with two of the four paintings she has donated to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Rossland rider Bodhi Kuhn will compete on the World Cup circuit starting this spring in Lourdes, France. Photo: Clint Trahan

Rossland mountain biker makes jump to world stage

Local downhill racer Bodhi Kuhn will compete on World Cup circuit in Europe this year

Rossland rider Bodhi Kuhn will compete on the World Cup circuit starting this spring in Lourdes, France. Photo: Clint Trahan
That’s no hot tub. Nelson residents splashed into Kootenay Lake on Sunday for the annual Polar Bear Swim. Photos: Tyler Harper
That’s no hot tub. Nelson residents splashed into Kootenay Lake on Sunday for the annual Polar Bear Swim. Photos: Tyler Harper
Emergency room staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital (L-R) Margaux Brewster, Adrienne McRae-Pharo, and Daniel Leslie with the hospital’s new ventilator. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake Hospital receives donation for new ventilator

Funds were donated by the TB Vets Charitable Foundation

  • Jan 31, 2022
Emergency room staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital (L-R) Margaux Brewster, Adrienne McRae-Pharo, and Daniel Leslie with the hospital’s new ventilator. Photo: Submitted
Red Rocket is among the movies coming to the Civic Theatre. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: In the lull between blockbusters, consider A24’s offerings

Jason Asbell writes about the diverse slate of movies coming to the Civic Theatre

Red Rocket is among the movies coming to the Civic Theatre. Photo: Submitted
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Ariana Malara (left) and Elsa Troutet, both students at École des Sentiers-Alpins near Nelson, were two of the winners in KAST’s Kootenay-wide Contraption Contest. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay kids create climate contraptions

Results of KAST’s contraption contest are in

Ariana Malara (left) and Elsa Troutet, both students at École des Sentiers-Alpins near Nelson, were two of the winners in KAST’s Kootenay-wide Contraption Contest. Photos: Submitted
Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette
Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette
Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette

Kootenay Festival of the Arts invites applications

The festival is celebrating its 92nd year

Trumpet player Nico Bucher of Nelson was last year’s winner in the brass instruments category at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Photo: Madeleine Guenette
Whitewater Ski Resort patrollers get some love in this week’s Hugs and Slugs. Photo: Sean Armstrong/Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater Ski Resort patrollers get some love in this week’s Hugs and Slugs. Photo: Sean Armstrong/Whitewater Ski Resort
Cook books for every taste bud are available at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: What’s cooking at the library?

Avi Silberstein writes about the feast of cook books at the Nelson Public Library

Cook books for every taste bud are available at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted
Outside the Box participants Shayna Jones and Rufus Cappadocia. Photo: Carlo Alcos

Nelson arts council presents Outside the Box

Videos of cross-disciplinary works will stream on Jan. 23

Outside the Box participants Shayna Jones and Rufus Cappadocia. Photo: Carlo Alcos
Five-year-old Cedar Mannama with Mayor John Dooley at City Hall in December, 2021. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s other Mayor Dooley: Meet Cedar Mannama

Mannama, 5, wears a suit and introduces himself as the mayor of Nelson

Five-year-old Cedar Mannama with Mayor John Dooley at City Hall in December, 2021. Photo: Submitted
Sandra Bernier (left) and Althea Kettlewell, Nelson CARES staff and top Nelson fundraisers. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Coldest Night of the Year to be virtual again in February

Annual fundraising event for Nelson housing happens Feb. 26

Sandra Bernier (left) and Althea Kettlewell, Nelson CARES staff and top Nelson fundraisers. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)