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Urban wildlife Part III: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part III: 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 III: The East Kootenay birds of summer
(L to R) Chris, Kaleigh and their daughter inside the shop. Photo: Connor Trembley

Couple builds roots in Castlegar through skateboarding

Kaleigh Herald and Chris Lowe opened up a skateboarding shop in city this past summer

(L to R) Chris, Kaleigh and their daughter inside the shop. Photo: Connor Trembley
The Red Ribbon Round It exhibit, which examines how the Indian Act enshrouds local history, is on display at Touchstones Nelson. Photo: Kevin Underwood
The Red Ribbon Round It exhibit, which examines how the Indian Act enshrouds local history, is on display at Touchstones Nelson. Photo: Kevin Underwood
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Nelson woman gives gifts to isolated seniors
Kootenay author Robbie Campbell
Andre van Berlo
BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
The Nelson and District Credit Union. File photo
The Nelson and District Credit Union. File photo
Urban wildlife Part II: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part II: 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 II.

Urban wildlife Part II: The East Kootenay birds of summer
Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted

Nelson writer publishes memoir of lesbian marriage and adoption of twins

Jane Byers’ Small Courage recounts the creation of a loving family life despite discrimination

Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted
Rona Park retired last week after seven years as executive director of Nelson Community Services. She was honoured at a ceremony at Lakeside Park on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘There’s got to be a response’: Rona Park retires from Nelson Community Services

Park has worked in the Nelson and Castlegar social sector for 26 years

Rona Park retired last week after seven years as executive director of Nelson Community Services. She was honoured at a ceremony at Lakeside Park on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
W.E. Graham students planted trees and shrubs on school grounds. Photo: Joel Pelletier

W.E. Graham builds community one tree at a time

Students planted nearly 30 trees and shrubs with local help

W.E. Graham students planted trees and shrubs on school grounds. Photo: Joel Pelletier
A good looking slug. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Hugs and Slugs: Bad cyclists, meter feeder angels

The complaints tied the compliments this time around

  • Oct 2, 2020
A good looking slug. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The annual PressFest is taking apples to Creston for juicing. Photo submitted

PressFest returns to the Slocan Valley for 2020

Residents can get their apples juiced in Creston

The annual PressFest is taking apples to Creston for juicing. Photo submitted
The Nelson Lions are selling firewood Saturday at Blewett Elementary. Photo submitted

Nelson Lions firewood sale Saturday

The annual fundraiser is being held at Blewett Elementary

The Nelson Lions are selling firewood Saturday at Blewett Elementary. Photo submitted
Touchstones Nelson will open a real Cold War bunker to the public this month. File photo

Nelson’s Cold War bunker to open to public

Touchstones Nelson is set to show off a unique time capsule

Touchstones Nelson will open a real Cold War bunker to the public this month. File photo
The We Care K-Moms have been working to ensure incoming international students have a soft landing in their new learning environment. The volunteer group of Selkirk College students includes: (L-R) Yeonmi Lee, Yujin Choi, Eunyoung Ha, Hyejin Lee, Soyun Lee, Seonah Jung, Hyeouju Yang, Mira Jeon, Jeonghee Lee and Wanhee Choi. Photo submitted

Selkirk College international students get helping hands from Korean moms

We Care K-Moms have been shopping and delivering food to new arrivals

The We Care K-Moms have been working to ensure incoming international students have a soft landing in their new learning environment. The volunteer group of Selkirk College students includes: (L-R) Yeonmi Lee, Yujin Choi, Eunyoung Ha, Hyejin Lee, Soyun Lee, Seonah Jung, Hyeouju Yang, Mira Jeon, Jeonghee Lee and Wanhee Choi. Photo submitted
West Kootenay winemakers ordered 72,000 pounds of grapes and wine juice with the help of the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society. Photo submitted

Winemakers press on with help of Nelson Italian-Canadian Society

The society helped secure a transport of grapes, juice from California

West Kootenay winemakers ordered 72,000 pounds of grapes and wine juice with the help of the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society. Photo submitted
Books for Kids fundraiser celebrates 10 years

Books for Kids fundraiser celebrates 10 years

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s annual campaign is in partnership with Black Press

Books for Kids fundraiser celebrates 10 years
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)