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Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival on Oct. 16 promises fun for all ages. Photo: Submitted

Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival a cornucopia of fun

The festival happens Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Taghum Hall’s Harvest Festival on Oct. 16 promises fun for all ages. Photo: Submitted
The proposed Nelson to Playmor Junction section of the Castlegar–Nelson Active Transportation Network vision. The vision document also includes maps of four other segments between Nelson and Castlegar. Map: West Kootenay Cycling Coalition
The proposed Nelson to Playmor Junction section of the Castlegar–Nelson Active Transportation Network vision. The vision document also includes maps of four other segments between Nelson and Castlegar. Map: West Kootenay Cycling Coalition
The mural Raven’s Eye View was created by Hume School students under the tutelage of Ktunaxa artist PJ Gilhuly. Photo: Submitted
The mural Raven’s Eye View was created by Hume School students under the tutelage of Ktunaxa artist PJ Gilhuly. Photo: Submitted
By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo

Kootenay Save-On stores raise $33,000 for Angel Flight

A volunteer medical transport service has received a significant donation from a…

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo
Singer Noémi Kiss is one of three prominent Nelson musicians presenting A Tribute to Michel Legrand on Oct. 7 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents A Tribute to Michel Legrand in Nelson Oct. 7

Legrand was a French jazz pianist, composer and three-time Oscar winner

Singer Noémi Kiss is one of three prominent Nelson musicians presenting A Tribute to Michel Legrand on Oct. 7 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Author Ramona Wildeman, who moved to Kimberley earlier this year, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Children’s Book category for the Canadian Book Club Awards for her book, “Siege of Herons - Collective Nouns Alphabetically.”

Kootenay-based author selected as finalist for Canadian Book Club Award

Ramona Wildeman’s “A Siege of Herons” nominated in Children’s Book category

Author Ramona Wildeman, who moved to Kimberley earlier this year, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Children’s Book category for the Canadian Book Club Awards for her book, “Siege of Herons - Collective Nouns Alphabetically.”
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
Literacy programs for children help to build the necessary foundational skills required for future learning and this in turn leads to greater success in life. Photo: Submitted

The dollars and sense of literacy: the Books for Kids campaign in the Kootenays

Raising literacy levels is worth billions to the economy, expert says

Literacy programs for children help to build the necessary foundational skills required for future learning and this in turn leads to greater success in life. Photo: Submitted
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Our Daily Bread hosts a free Thanksgiving lunch on Oct. 7. Photo: Kootenay Christian Fellowship

Our Daily Bread hosting Thanksgiving lunch

The free community event will be held Oct. 7

Our Daily Bread hosts a free Thanksgiving lunch on Oct. 7. Photo: Kootenay Christian Fellowship
Students from the Trafalgar Middle School Aboriginal Education program at Pulpit Rock on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted

Truth and Reconciliation Day events in Nelson Sept. 29 and 30

Wear your orange shirt for a downtown parade Sept. 29 and a gathering at Lakeside Park Sept. 30

Students from the Trafalgar Middle School Aboriginal Education program at Pulpit Rock on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted
Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo
Looking for firewood? Members of the Nelson Lions Club has lots for sale. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Lions Club announces firewood sale

Sale starts Sept. 24 across from Blewett School

Looking for firewood? Members of the Nelson Lions Club has lots for sale. Photo: Submitted
Curious about local wildfire mitigation efforts? A public open house will be held Sept. 22 in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Learn about wildfire risk reduction in Nelson at open house

A free event is being held Sept. 22 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort

Curious about local wildfire mitigation efforts? A public open house will be held Sept. 22 in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Train enthusiasts roll into Nelson for convention, exhibit

International conference coincided with Nelson museum’s history exhibit on trains in the Kootenays

The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson’s Terry Fox Run started in Lakeside Park. Photos: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Exhilarated Nelson crowd runs for Terry Fox

Fundraising by participants brought in $15,835 for cancer research

Nelson’s Terry Fox Run started in Lakeside Park. Photos: Bill Metcalfe
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
The Nelson Public Library is hosting two workshops by illustrator Adam de Souza on Sept. 20. Illustration: Adam de Souza

Comic book storytelling workshops coming to the Nelson Library

Illustrator Adam de Souza will teach two workshops on Sept. 20

The Nelson Public Library is hosting two workshops by illustrator Adam de Souza on Sept. 20. Illustration: Adam de Souza
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)