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Ron Wilson spotted this painted turtle sunning itslef on a log near Salmo last week. Photo: Ron Wilson

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Ron Wilson spotted this painted turtle sunning itslef on a log near Salmo last week. Photo: Ron Wilson
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars

Feeling mycelial: Nelson youth music workshop creates a network of songs

Director Allison Girvan’s project Back to the Stars is inspired by reflections on Indigenous history

L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
Hope Air

Hope Air helps patients across Columbia Basin

Hope Air provides free flights and accommodation for patients seeking medical care

Hope Air
The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council health research project gets $950,000 grant

Collaboration between the Ktunaxa, IH, UBC and UVIC gets grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)
Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Eagle eyes: Gaelen Schnare’s passion for birding

The 14 year old has earned respect from a community of bird watchers

Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo

Urban wildlife Part X: The Kootenay birds of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser in 2021. Part X. With links to Parts I-IX

The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo
The 1997 flood brought water and debris down to Trail from Gorge Creek. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Remembering the flood of ‘97

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

The 1997 flood brought water and debris down to Trail from Gorge Creek. Photo: Trail Historical Society
During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash

Greater Trail volunteers, the heart of hospice care

National Volunteer Week runs from April 19 to April 25

During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash
Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.

Beaver Valley kids keep scouting with COVID measures in place

From now until June 15, go to scoutpopcorn.ca to view options and order right to your door.

Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.
Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s ‘little firecracker’ Edna Whiteley turns 100

Whiteley is known as a welcoming ambassador for new arrivals in the city

Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted
Lucky winner June Hills, of Trail, netted $5,083 playing @RotaryCommunityOnlineBingo on Friday night via Facebook. Photo: Submitted
Lucky winner June Hills, of Trail, netted $5,083 playing @RotaryCommunityOnlineBingo on Friday night via Facebook. Photo: Submitted
First-year Selkirk College student Terra-Mae Box is one of many talented writers who will read their work at the Black Bear Review’s annual (virtual) launch on April 22. Photo: Submitted
First-year Selkirk College student Terra-Mae Box is one of many talented writers who will read their work at the Black Bear Review’s annual (virtual) launch on April 22. Photo: Submitted
Montrose resident Kimba McLean has hiked Antenna Trail every day since October and counting. Photo: Jim Bailey

Montrose man makes daily trek up Antenna Trail

Kimba McLean put on more than 800-km hiking Antenna Trail every day for the past six months

Montrose resident Kimba McLean has hiked Antenna Trail every day since October and counting. Photo: Jim Bailey
Champion Lakes Golf Course manager Kevin Nesbitt tees off on the first hole on a sunny afternoon. Golfers can make their tee times now and tee off on Saturday for the opening of the Champion Lakes course. Photo: Jim Bailey

Champion Lakes Golf Course tees off April 17

Golfers can make their tee times for the opening of Champion Lakes golf course on Saturday

Champion Lakes Golf Course manager Kevin Nesbitt tees off on the first hole on a sunny afternoon. Golfers can make their tee times now and tee off on Saturday for the opening of the Champion Lakes course. Photo: Jim Bailey
Hockey fans line up outside the old Trail rink on Bay Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: When the NHL came to the city for a game

Trail Blazers in a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Hockey fans line up outside the old Trail rink on Bay Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society
L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted

Beaver Valley Scout leaders recognized for service

“It was great to be asked by national office to make this presentation on their behalf.”

L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted
Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
St. Joseph School Grade 2 student Zoey Kenny watches as Christopher Yates shows her how to string a new drum using hide from his own cows. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: With good intentions, Nelson school builds Métis drum

The St. Joseph School project is directed by parent Christopher Yates

St. Joseph School Grade 2 student Zoey Kenny watches as Christopher Yates shows her how to string a new drum using hide from his own cows. Photo: Tyler Harper