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Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. Photo: Submitted
Summer Reading Club fun from back in the pre-COVID days. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Summer reading at the Nelson library

All about this year’s Summer Reading Club for kids

Summer Reading Club fun from back in the pre-COVID days. Photo: Submitted
Carriers may be waiting out the heat before delivering today’s paper. File photo

Heat wave may delay latest issue of the Nelson Star

Some carriers won’t be working in the heat

Carriers may be waiting out the heat before delivering today’s paper. File photo
A Nav-CARE volunteer and client. Photo: Submitted

Nav-CARE program expands regionally

Run by the Kalein Centre, the program helps people with declining heath to make care decisions

A Nav-CARE volunteer and client. Photo: Submitted
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Nelson Waldorf School students Kaia Fitz-Earl and Yeseo Lim lend a hand to complete the rainbow sidewalk, in celebration of Pride Month and to build on the SOGI 123 curriculum that NWS has been implementing. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Waldorf walks on rainbow with new Pride sidewalk

The project is part of the school’s commitment to the SOGI 123 curriculum

Nelson Waldorf School students Kaia Fitz-Earl and Yeseo Lim lend a hand to complete the rainbow sidewalk, in celebration of Pride Month and to build on the SOGI 123 curriculum that NWS has been implementing. Photo: Submitted
LVR students Dylan Moynes (left) and Mandolin Martin with two of the red dresses collected for an art class exhibit responding to the Kamloops Residential School. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

L.V. Rogers art project responds to Kamloops Residential School

Feathers, poems, 215 stones, and red dresses express students’ reactions

LVR students Dylan Moynes (left) and Mandolin Martin with two of the red dresses collected for an art class exhibit responding to the Kamloops Residential School. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.

Castlegar Legion building boasts new mural

Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals created the design

The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Sarah Beauchamp is the winner of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers. Photo: Submitted

Sarah Beauchamp wins Richard Carver Award for emerging writers

The award will be handed out during this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Sarah Beauchamp is the winner of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers. Photo: Submitted
Rats are on the loose in Nelson, but there’s ways to keep them at bay. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: What to do about Nelson’s rats

Rosie Wijenberg writes about those furry rodents

Rats are on the loose in Nelson, but there’s ways to keep them at bay. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Community Services wants your input on its parenting support service. Photo: Pixabay

Parenting support and change at Nelson Community Services

Take a short survey to help develop new programming

Nelson Community Services wants your input on its parenting support service. Photo: Pixabay
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Tyre Little waits his turn at an obstacle course during Rosemont Elementary’s bike rodeo on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: Rosemont Elementary gets into gear with bike rodeo

The event featured student-made ramps by Grade 4-5 students

Tyre Little waits his turn at an obstacle course during Rosemont Elementary’s bike rodeo on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Slocan author wins history writing award

Peter Smith was awarded the Community History Award

Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted

Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Starting on June 15 the Nelson Public Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Nelson library returns to regular hours

The library will still require masks and no seating for the time being

Starting on June 15 the Nelson Public Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo: Submitted