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An early shot of Nakusp’s Centennial building. (Contributed)

Nakusp library turns 100 years old

The instiution has more than books

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
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice director wins Health Care Hero award

Suzanne Lehbauer recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C

Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline
Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part VIII: The Birds of 2021

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part VIII

Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted

Kootenay woman co-authors new book

Lisa Poznikoff has written a book about overcoming fear

Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted
Xochilt Ramirez (left) and Zaynab Mohammed collaborated with a drummer, a guitarist and a filmmaker to produce Beneath the Surface, an artistic response to the Cold War Bunker at Touchstones Nelson. The two women share a pandemic bubble, hence the lack of physical distancing in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performance responds to Cold War Bunker

Beneath the Surface, by Zaynab Mohammed and Xochilt Ramirez, will be launched online March 24

Xochilt Ramirez (left) and Zaynab Mohammed collaborated with a drummer, a guitarist and a filmmaker to produce Beneath the Surface, an artistic response to the Cold War Bunker at Touchstones Nelson. The two women share a pandemic bubble, hence the lack of physical distancing in the photo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Heather and Lindsey French (centre) of Silverton, are presented $35,000 in bingo winnings from the Nakusp Rotary Club. The club is participating in the Golden Rotary Club’s community online bingo progressive. Participating clubs receive a share of the proceeds. (Submitted)

Silvertonites win big in Rotary bingo

Golden Rotary Club is hosting the online events and proceeds are shared with participating clubs

Heather and Lindsey French (centre) of Silverton, are presented $35,000 in bingo winnings from the Nakusp Rotary Club. The club is participating in the Golden Rotary Club’s community online bingo progressive. Participating clubs receive a share of the proceeds. (Submitted)
Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar boy raising funds and growing out his hair for a good cause

Felix Tremblay wants to provide a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to medical issues

Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted

Call for entries for Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Deadline for registration for artists and venues is April 15

Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted
Residents began moving into the new housing project of Arrow Heights this month. (Submitted)

‘Step in the right direction’: New affordable homes open in Nakusp

Council aims to still provide more affordable housing options for Nakusp

Residents began moving into the new housing project of Arrow Heights this month. (Submitted)
Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A rendering of phase one of the new natural playground being proposed and funded by the Nakusp Rotary Club. (Bienenstock Design and Consulting)
A rendering of phase one of the new natural playground being proposed and funded by the Nakusp Rotary Club. (Bienenstock Design and Consulting)