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Morgen Bardati, an artist in New Denver, is also a co-organizer of the summer New Denver Friday Market. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Cheer Campaign promotes local events and businesses

Buy local program runs through December

Morgen Bardati, an artist in New Denver, is also a co-organizer of the summer New Denver Friday Market. Photo: Submitted
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College unveils new childcare centre in Nelson

The new Silver King Childcare Centre provides 24 spaces to parents

The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small

KIJHL launches app featuring real-time game scores

Follow the Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs or your favourite KIJHL team on the new app

Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small
First Nations Health Authority Indigenous educators are offering a free virtual community education series called Courageous Conversations in collaboration with ANKORS, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society. File photo

Courageous Conversations: Community education offered on overdose crisis

Virtual event runs Sept. 22 and 29, to discuss substance use, harm reduction, reducing stigma

First Nations Health Authority Indigenous educators are offering a free virtual community education series called Courageous Conversations in collaboration with ANKORS, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society. File photo
Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website

Election 2021: Tara Howse — Green Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Howse is a founding member of the BC Climate Alliance

Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Richard Cannings is running for the NDP in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Richard Cannings is running for the NDP in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
The White Rock Lake wildfire, seen here on Aug. 24. Photo: Roger Knox
The White Rock Lake wildfire, seen here on Aug. 24. Photo: Roger Knox
Selkirk College campuses and learning centres throughout the region will return to full in-person activity on Sept. 7. Instructors and staff from a variety of different areas of the college gathered in front of the Castlegar Campus earlier this week in anticipation of welcoming students back to class. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College returns to in-person learning

Those living in student housing are required to have proof of at least one dose of vaccination

Selkirk College campuses and learning centres throughout the region will return to full in-person activity on Sept. 7. Instructors and staff from a variety of different areas of the college gathered in front of the Castlegar Campus earlier this week in anticipation of welcoming students back to class. Photo: Submitted
Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.
Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted

Virtual workshops offered to Kootenay musicians

The events focus on the business side of music

Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted

Whatever floats your duck: Annual Duck Race takes place July 24

The fundraiser supports the Balfour Harrop fire department

How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted

Carolyn Mark, West Kootenay musicians play free online concert

Slocan Valley’s The Shed hosts the show July 30

Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC

Mercer Celgar projects will reduce residual fibre burning in Kootenay Boundary

One of the projects is at West Arm Park near Nelson

Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College seeks community input for president search

Current president Angus Graeme retires next year

Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Jade Osecki leading a Fridays for Future climate march in Nelson in 2020. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Grade 12 student Jade Osecki wins Suzy Hamilton Award

Carolyn Schramm was also honoured in this year’s environmental award for West Kootenay women

Jade Osecki leading a Fridays for Future climate march in Nelson in 2020. Photo: Submitted
Asian clams versus native B.C. clams comparison. Photo: Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Invasive Asian Clams found in Pend D’Oreille River

Watercraft users and anglers are urged to clean, drain and dry gear

Asian clams versus native B.C. clams comparison. Photo: Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Central Mountain Air leaving Castlegar airport in July

The airline says market can’t handle two airlines

West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline