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Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton

Two new exhibitions at the Kootenay Gallery celebrate the everyday

Exhibit features works by Janet Kabatoff and Mo Hamilton

Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Nelson Hospice volunteers gather for a meeting at Lakeside Park. The society has been serving the community since 1987. Photo: Submitted

Jane Leeming retires after 35 years on Nelson hospice board

The Nelson and District Hospice Society has been providing services since 1987

Nelson Hospice volunteers gather for a meeting at Lakeside Park. The society has been serving the community since 1987. Photo: Submitted
The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted

Ukrainian family reunites in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff Lumber provides job for Ukrainian refugee

The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted
Members of the 1960-92 LVR Reunion Committee are seen here in 2016. L-R: Tom Ramsay, Joe Ringrose, Sandi Link, Diana Pilla, Diane Watts, Sandi Jeffs and Barb Wade. Photo: Submitted

L.V. Rogers’ Classes of 1960-62 to reunite

More than 100 former students are expected to meet next weekend at Lakeside Park

Members of the 1960-92 LVR Reunion Committee are seen here in 2016. L-R: Tom Ramsay, Joe Ringrose, Sandi Link, Diana Pilla, Diane Watts, Sandi Jeffs and Barb Wade. Photo: Submitted
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
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The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Talel McBriar and her band performed at Red Light Ramen as part of ArtWalk. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Locals and tourists pack downtown for MarketFest and ArtWalk

Hundreds of people braved the heat with vendors, bands, and acrobats

Talel McBriar and her band performed at Red Light Ramen as part of ArtWalk. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
A detail from Lucie Chan’s exhibit How to be 57. Photo: Lucie Chan

Artist Lucie Chan residency and exhibit at Oxygen in Nelson

Public is invited to visit Chan during open studio sessions August 12 and 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Jul 28, 2022
A detail from Lucie Chan’s exhibit How to be 57. Photo: Lucie Chan
The Kootenay Pass summit, seen here not long after the highway opened in 1963, is viewed by some as a dividing line between East Kootenay and West Kootenay. Photo: Art Stevens
The Kootenay Pass summit, seen here not long after the highway opened in 1963, is viewed by some as a dividing line between East Kootenay and West Kootenay. Photo: Art Stevens
ArtWalk artist Branda Avis live-painting at the Nelson Innovation Centre during the first of this year’s two openings. Photo: Alex Balcer

Second Nelson ArtWalk opening July 29

There are 27 venues and over 60 artists to explore

  • Jul 27, 2022
ArtWalk artist Branda Avis live-painting at the Nelson Innovation Centre during the first of this year’s two openings. Photo: Alex Balcer
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)