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From Maccu Picchu to Nakusp, this grandma keeps going

North Africa’s next on the list for the globe-trotting Dale James

Learning to stand on new ground

After a lifetime of achievement, a businesswoman seeks meaning within

Video: Issues divide voters on election day

The Western News asked people who voted what issues mattered most in making their election choice.

  • Oct 21, 2019

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

PLACE NAMES: New Denver neighbourhoods

Government reserve and litigation stunted town’s early growth

  • Oct 6, 2019

Federal candidates’ schedules for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

A handy guide to when the candidates will be visiting our area

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PLACE NAMES: Nakusp neighbourhoods

Who were the townsite’s earliest streets named after?

  • Sep 29, 2019

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Initiative aims to educate people about what community foundations do

B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season

Officers will be conducting ‘attractant audits’ and ticketing violators of the B.C. Wildlife Act

Active life is family affair for Castlegar mom-and-daughter athletes

Two generations taking part in 55+ Senior’s Games

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of British Columbia to the test

In honour of B.C. Day, take this short quiz and see how much you know about our province

Buddhist monument unveiled in Slocan

A minister blessed a monument to Japanese-Canadians cremated in the Slocan cemetery

  • Aug 1, 2019

Slocan Valley Historical Society needs help to get its ship together

Fundraising campaign begins to restore Japanese-Canadian fishing boat Merriwake

  • Jul 31, 2019

VIDEO: Black Press Media presents its Miss BC 2019 documentary

The 17th annual pageant was held June 29-July 1 in Fort Langley

B.C. breast cancer survivor to help others with cost of removing lymphoma-linked implants

Artist’s widow to use proceeds from late husband’s painting to help fund explants not covered by MSP

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Two flags unveiled at Maple Ridge city hall.

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Gospel Music Festival comes to Castlegar

Gilles Parenteau is this year’s headline artist.

  • Jul 12, 2019

Rossland dog rescue group seeks foster homes

Animal group brings dozens of dogs a year here from Alberta