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Rayya Liebich will teach a class on letter writing at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Rayya Liebich
Rayya Liebich will teach a class on letter writing at Oxygen Art Centre. Photo: Rayya Liebich
Nora Young is the host of CBC Radio’s technology show Spark. Photo submitted

CBC host to discuss the future of libraries

Nelson library hosts an online event with Nora Young Oct. 6

  • Sep 25, 2020
Nora Young is the host of CBC Radio’s technology show Spark. Photo submitted
Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski’s with one of his photos that shows an auto parts store with the sign, “We’re in this together. Be Kind.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson outdoor photo exhibit reflects physically distanced life

Portraits of a Pandemic runs until Oct. 15 at Lakeside Park

Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski’s with one of his photos that shows an auto parts store with the sign, “We’re in this together. Be Kind.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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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
Mount Sentinel students perform From the Heart: One Day. One Circle last year at the Capitol Theatre. Participants for the follow up are now being sought. Photo submitted

From The Heart, a next chapter in Kootenay youth making a difference

Andrea Mann talks about the follow up to last year’s project

Mount Sentinel students perform From the Heart: One Day. One Circle last year at the Capitol Theatre. Participants for the follow up are now being sought. Photo submitted
No eyes needed for book lovers at the Nelson Public Library, which has plenty of audio options. Photo: Pexels

CHECK THIS OUT: Listen up at Nelson Public Library

Avi Silberstein writes about audiobook options at the library

No eyes needed for book lovers at the Nelson Public Library, which has plenty of audio options. Photo: Pexels
Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay mom turns COVID lockdown into positive action

Take a Hike runs from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in East Trail

Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition is hosting Go By Bike Week in Nelson from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Photo submitted
The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition is hosting Go By Bike Week in Nelson from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Photo submitted
People receive a physically distanced lunch at Our Daily Bread, which is in need of volunteers to stay operating. Photo submitted

Volunteers needed at Nelson soup kitchen

Our Daily Bread is struggling to find help

People receive a physically distanced lunch at Our Daily Bread, which is in need of volunteers to stay operating. Photo submitted
Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos

Community comes together to create outdoor classroom at Kootenay school

Brent Kennedy Elementary has a new learning space thanks to an inspired teacher Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos
Kaslo’s Don Hunt has been honoured for his work with search and rescue. Photo submitted

Provincial search and rescue award a surprise for Kaslo’s Don Hunt

Hunt is one of six recipients of the Public Safety Lifeline volunteer awards

Kaslo’s Don Hunt has been honoured for his work with search and rescue. Photo submitted
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Ymir artist Damian John is hosting an event for this year’s BC Culture Days. Photo: Tyler Harper

Art as reconciliation: Ymir artist hosting BC Culture Days event

Damian John will lead a workshop titled Exploring Reconciliation Through Creativity

Ymir artist Damian John is hosting an event for this year’s BC Culture Days. Photo: Tyler Harper
A family walking along the Kaslo River Trail hides out with one of the newly installed Koots figures playing hide-and-seek. Photo: John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A family walking along the Kaslo River Trail hides out with one of the newly installed Koots figures playing hide-and-seek. Photo: John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder lead the peloton through the city Monday morning during the annual Cops for Kids ride. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson sheriffs lead Cops For Kids through the city

Mike Kosof and Rob Crowder are cycling for the annual fundraiser

Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder lead the peloton through the city Monday morning during the annual Cops for Kids ride. Photo: Tyler Harper
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Organizers are encouraging participants in this year’s Terry Fox Run to go solo. Photo: Terry Fox Foundation

Solo Terry Fox run to be held Sept. 20

Nelson participants are encouraged to get creative

Organizers are encouraging participants in this year’s Terry Fox Run to go solo. Photo: Terry Fox Foundation
The Voices for Change poverty reduction program has just completed its two-year project. Black Press file photo
The Voices for Change poverty reduction program has just completed its two-year project. Black Press file photo
PHOTOS: Kootenay Pride gets sudsy with car wash fundraiser

PHOTOS: Kootenay Pride gets sudsy with car wash fundraiser

The event was one of several held during Pride Week

PHOTOS: Kootenay Pride gets sudsy with car wash fundraiser
Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)