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Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part V: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the spring, summer and fall of 2020. Part V.

Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo
A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal

Volunteer divers clean up Nelson shore

A team hauled trash out from Kootenay Lake

A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal
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Nelson woman gives gifts to isolated seniors
Kootenay author Robbie Campbell
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BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
Nelson’s Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden has kept her training during the lockdown. Photo: Submitted

Nelson air cadet completes summer program

Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden is moving up in aviation

Nelson’s Flight Corporal Willow Kikosewin-Holden has kept her training during the lockdown. Photo: Submitted
South Nelson Elementary students added several new varieties of plants to the school grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies. Photo: Submitted

South Nelson students get digging

The school added several new varieties of plants to its grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies

South Nelson Elementary students added several new varieties of plants to the school grounds with the help of KinSeed Ecologies. Photo: Submitted
Hugs for the win!

HUGS AND SLUGS: Good neighbours, patient strangers, bad bus drivers

Hugs eked out the slugs this week

  • Oct 24, 2020
Hugs for the win!
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition says GoByBike Week was a success. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition says GoByBike Week was a success. Photo: Submitted
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
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