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PLACE NAMES: Silverton

Silverton was originally known as Four Mile or Four Mile City, after Four Mile Creek.

PLACE NAMES: Shutty Bench and Six Mile

Shutty Bench, a few kilometers north of Kaslo, was founded by Andrew Shutty and his son.

Black Press papers shine at Ma Murrays

Papers from all around B.C. took home awards in almost every single category

PLACE NAMES: Shoreacres

Shoreacres, the wide flat at the confluence of the Slocan and Kootenay rivers, was previously known as Slocan Crossing and Lancasters.

PLACE NAMES: Shields, Shirley, and Shoreholme

Was Shields named for a railway contractor or for the Shiell brothers?

Selkirk College launches new Law & Justice Studies program

Students interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession can now start their education at Selkirk College.

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Are you the next Miss BC, Miss Teen BC or Mrs. BC?

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Black Press papers take home 53 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Newspapers received awards in sports, news and feature writing and photography

The sheer monstrosity of Shanghai!

Contest winner Cindy Keith is sharing China through eyes while on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive trip

PLACE NAMES: Sheep Creek

Two noteworthy Sheep Creeks exist in West Kootenay.

Sensational Xi’an!

Contest winner Cindy Keith is sharing China through eyes while on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive trip

Avalanche Canada and North Shore Rescue combine forces

Avalanche Canada (AvCan) and North Shore Rescue (NSR) are uniting to deliver a safety message to winter backcountry users.

From Vernon to the Great Wall

Contest winner Cindy Keith is sharing China through eyes while on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive trip

PLACE NAMES: Seaton

Seaton might be the most obscure townsite in the Slocan. You won’t find it mentioned in any history book.

PLACE NAMES: Sayward

Sayward on Vancouver Island and the former West Kootenay townsite of Sayward were both named after lumber magnate William Parsons Sayward.

PLACE NAMES: Sandon, part 2

The earliest reference to the future townsite of Sandon was in a letter by John Morgan Harris, dated May 19, 1892.

PLACE NAMES: Sandon, part 1

Sandon, the West Kootenay’s greatest ghost town, was named after Sandon Creek, in turn named for prospector John Sandon.

SROAMazing Race is back and better than ever

Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management Program is proud to announce that this year’s event will be held at Whitewater.

Trust provides $2 million for energy conservation improvements

Many of the affordable housing units operated by non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin need energy retrofits.

PLACE NAMES: Salmon Rapids

On July 8, 1910, the Nelson Daily News carried the first in a series of ads for the “First sale of lots in the Salmon Rapids townsite.”