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Artwalk’s two openings will be live stream presentations of local performance artists, safely performing from their homes or outdoors, and will be featured on the ArtWalk website and social media channels. Photo: submitted
Artwalk’s two openings will be live stream presentations of local performance artists, safely performing from their homes or outdoors, and will be featured on the ArtWalk website and social media channels. Photo: submitted
Lindsay, Isla and Ethan Fischer & Maddie, Everly, Ray and Jessica Pressacc of the Tadanac Residents Association along with Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Community Liaison) Kootenay Savings file

Kootenay Savings Foundation continues community support

The Kootenay Savings Foundation has once again handed out their twice a…

Lindsay, Isla and Ethan Fischer & Maddie, Everly, Ray and Jessica Pressacc of the Tadanac Residents Association along with Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Community Liaison) Kootenay Savings file
South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarships awarded to 4 students

Students in Creston, South Slocan and Revelstoke are sharing the honour

South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Rebecca Neudorf and Siddhartha Minhas express the joyful atmosphere of this year’s grad cavalcade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rebecca Neudorf and Siddhartha Minhas express the joyful atmosphere of this year’s grad cavalcade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
John Howard Society Okanagan and Kootenay’s new video explores the work they do and encourages people to donate or work with them. (John Howard Society Okanagan and Kootenay)

John Howard Okanagan-Kootenay wants you to know what a ‘badass’ its namesake was

John Howard Society’s new promo video doesn’t mince words on the accomplishments of its namesake

John Howard Society Okanagan and Kootenay’s new video explores the work they do and encourages people to donate or work with them. (John Howard Society Okanagan and Kootenay)
Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar accident survivor runs to say thank you

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the people that saved her life 10 years ago

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline
True North Paranormal co-hosts Karina Kozuska (left) and husband Jon pose for a cramped photo-op inside a cell beneath Greenwood city hall Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Paranormal investigation underway at Canada’s smallest city

A TV crew from True North Paranormal began filming in Greenwood, B.C. on Friday, June 4

True North Paranormal co-hosts Karina Kozuska (left) and husband Jon pose for a cramped photo-op inside a cell beneath Greenwood city hall Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A grizzly bear and cubs. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

COLUMN: How to view grizzly bears safely

Wildsafe’s Rosie Wijenberg writes about appropriate human-grizzly interactions

  • Jun 5, 2021
A grizzly bear and cubs. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Nelson Grans to Grans member Jo Sandkuhl will be among the people participating in the Stride To Turn The Tide Challenge. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Grans to Grans member Jo Sandkuhl will be among the people participating in the Stride To Turn The Tide Challenge. Photo: Submitted
A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Nelson Public Library has LGBTQ+ books for all ages. Photo: Submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Pride at the Nelson library

Avi Silberstein writes about the library’s LGBTQ+ offerings

The Nelson Public Library has LGBTQ+ books for all ages. Photo: Submitted
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sebastian Mike

A journey to a mountain, and into a Ktunaxa soldier’s story

Sebastian Mike, a Ktunaxa from Cranbrook, was killed in action in 1944 while serving with the Calgary Highlanders in Europe. Climbing the mountain named after him revealed how history has the power to continue to affect the living

  • Jun 2, 2021
Sebastian Mike
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
The L.V. Rogers Grad Cavalcade route, which begins in Fairview and runs through downtown Nelson. Illustration: Google Maps
The L.V. Rogers Grad Cavalcade route, which begins in Fairview and runs through downtown Nelson. Illustration: Google Maps
L-R: Stephanie Myers, Liz Abraham, April Anderson, Alan Anderson, Jon Meyer. SEEDS Nelson is set to break ground on a new greenhouse. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Stephanie Myers, Liz Abraham, April Anderson, Alan Anderson, Jon Meyer. SEEDS Nelson is set to break ground on a new greenhouse. Photo: Submitted
L-R: South Nelson Elementary School principal Dan Rude, Rotarians Ainsley Mackie and John Ferguson, Grade 2/3 teacher Janis Chernenkoff, and Lakeside Montessori’s Sarah Kozlowski. Photo: Submitted

Rotary Club of Nelson launches breakfast program at local school

The pilot runs at South Nelson Elementary through next month

L-R: South Nelson Elementary School principal Dan Rude, Rotarians Ainsley Mackie and John Ferguson, Grade 2/3 teacher Janis Chernenkoff, and Lakeside Montessori’s Sarah Kozlowski. Photo: Submitted
School District 8 has purchased 700 picture books to be given as gifts to preschooler families who attend its StrongStarts, childcare centres and preschools in the region. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Angus Secord, Tui Melville and Juno Tremblay show off some good reads. School District 8 has purchased 700 picture books to be given as gifts to preschooler families who attend its StrongStarts, childcare centres and preschools in the region. Photo: Submitted

School District 8 focuses on early childhood education, partnerships

SD8 sponsored attendance to the West Kootenay Early Years Conference

School District 8 has purchased 700 picture books to be given as gifts to preschooler families who attend its StrongStarts, childcare centres and preschools in the region. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Angus Secord, Tui Melville and Juno Tremblay show off some good reads. School District 8 has purchased 700 picture books to be given as gifts to preschooler families who attend its StrongStarts, childcare centres and preschools in the region. Photo: Submitted