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Rachel Swistun McFaddin takes aim at the Castlegar Pistol Range with a Sako TRG 338 Lapua, one of the largest legal calibers in Canada. (Photo supplied by West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group)

Women’s shooting enjoys surge of popularity in West Kootenays

Ladies’ group focuses on training in non-competitive environment

 

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

 

Katrine Conroy’s swearing in ceremony. Photo: Kootenay West Katrine Conroy Facebook

Forestry Minister West Kootenay MLA Katrine Conroy talks about her new role

Conroy will also oversee Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Treaty

Katrine Conroy’s swearing in ceremony. Photo: Kootenay West Katrine Conroy Facebook
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy has been appointed B.C. Forestry Minister.
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy has been appointed B.C. Forestry Minister.
A dandy Arctic char as seen in the film Iqaluk, a far northern fly-fishing adventure to Nunavik.

Kootenay Fly Fishing Film Festival moves online

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club hosts annual film festival online

A dandy Arctic char as seen in the film Iqaluk, a far northern fly-fishing adventure to Nunavik.
2020 has been a good year for the Kootenay real estate market. Photo: File

Kootenay real estate market remains robust

Kootenay housing sales up 65 per cent compared to October 2019

2020 has been a good year for the Kootenay real estate market. Photo: File
A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times

2 years after huge highway acid spill, Kootenay Ford dealer’s frustration grows with ICBC

Trail AM Ford owner Dan Ashman says he just wants fair compensation from ICBC

A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times
Mary Gay keeps this coin collection can beside her bed showing Bryan, her son who went missing in Alaska 20 years ago. Back then, to help raise money for family searches, one of Bryan’s heartbroken friends made up cans with this photo on it and placed them at the tills of local businesses. Turn to Page 5 for a letter from Kevin Gay. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Never forgotten: Kootenay man still missing after 20 years

Bryan Gay disappeared in Skagway Alaska Sept. 26, 2000

Mary Gay keeps this coin collection can beside her bed showing Bryan, her son who went missing in Alaska 20 years ago. Back then, to help raise money for family searches, one of Bryan’s heartbroken friends made up cans with this photo on it and placed them at the tills of local businesses. Turn to Page 5 for a letter from Kevin Gay. (Sheri Regnier photo)
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!
Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)

Phase three presents new opportunities for Kootenay tourism

Message from MLA Michelle Mungall and MLA Katrine Conroy

  • Aug 3, 2020
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)
Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.

Angler incentive project launched on Kootenay Lake

Anglers are encouraged to keep their catch on Kootenay Lake and enter a chance to win big prizes

Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.
Valhalla Provincial Park stretches from the far shore of Slocan Lake in British Columbia, to the mountains. Valhalla Provincial Park was created in 1983 after eight years of hard-won battle by the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). VWS went on to successfully spearhead campaigns for the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Goat Range Provincial Park, and the Spirit Bear Conservancies on Princess Royal Island. The charitable organization also played one of the key roles in the protection of South Moresby National Park Reserve. Its Endangered Wilderness Map of 1988 initiated the movement to double BC’s park system to 12 per cent of the province. VWS has led park campaigns that now protect over 560,000 hectares. The work resulted in numerous national and international conservation awards received by Chairperson Colleen McCrory. (Valhalla Wilderness Society Facebook page)

West Kootenay jogger barely escapes bruin attack

Man spends two hours up in tree, bear not located

  • May 27, 2020
Valhalla Provincial Park stretches from the far shore of Slocan Lake in British Columbia, to the mountains. Valhalla Provincial Park was created in 1983 after eight years of hard-won battle by the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). VWS went on to successfully spearhead campaigns for the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Goat Range Provincial Park, and the Spirit Bear Conservancies on Princess Royal Island. The charitable organization also played one of the key roles in the protection of South Moresby National Park Reserve. Its Endangered Wilderness Map of 1988 initiated the movement to double BC’s park system to 12 per cent of the province. VWS has led park campaigns that now protect over 560,000 hectares. The work resulted in numerous national and international conservation awards received by Chairperson Colleen McCrory. (Valhalla Wilderness Society Facebook page)
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019

Explore these Castlegar-area dams

11 dams are located within a 55-kilometre drive

  • May 1, 2020
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019
Halcyon Hot Springs near Nakusp, B.C. (Photo via Instagram)

Nakusp: Healing hot springs with amazing Monashee views

Halcyon Hot Springs’ water contains a unique mix of minerals

Halcyon Hot Springs near Nakusp, B.C. (Photo via Instagram)
FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos

West Kootenay drivers asked to stop blocking FortisBC access roads

People looking for ways to access shorelines may be putting public safety at risk.

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos
Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted

UPDATE: West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Two West Kootenay residents are being evacuated by the federal government, others are still waiting

Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted