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Researchers Farhad Ahmadijokani and Mohammad Arjmand, from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have developed a cost-effective material that can help remove toxic chemicals, like cancer-treatment drugs, from water supplies. Photo: UBCO

New tool developed at UBC Okanagan removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

Research collaboration with UBC, Sharif University of Technology and the Soniya College of Pharmacy

Researchers Farhad Ahmadijokani and Mohammad Arjmand, from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have developed a cost-effective material that can help remove toxic chemicals, like cancer-treatment drugs, from water supplies. Photo: UBCO
Big White firefighters follow a century-long tradition of using human power to push their new apparatus into its fire station bay. The one-of-a-kind Ladder 311 is ready for deployment to fight structural fires at Big White. Photo: Andrew Jay

New ladder truck for Big White fire department

The new RDKB workhorse is the product of five years’ work

Big White firefighters follow a century-long tradition of using human power to push their new apparatus into its fire station bay. The one-of-a-kind Ladder 311 is ready for deployment to fight structural fires at Big White. Photo: Andrew Jay
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Message from Interior Health’s Susan Brown

“The COVID-19 pandemic hit us hard early in the year … “

Image: InteriorHealth.ca
Discipleship is indeed exacting, as are the questions that arise from reading such a text: Am I in the game God has called me to? Photo: Hugo Fergusson on Unsplash

In the Game

Am I in the game God has called me to?

Discipleship is indeed exacting, as are the questions that arise from reading such a text: Am I in the game God has called me to? Photo: Hugo Fergusson on Unsplash
The statistics related to wildlife collisions in B.C. are sobering. Photo: Unsplash

Preventing wildlife collisions in British Columbia

A cost that cannot be calculated is the value and significance of all living things

The statistics related to wildlife collisions in B.C. are sobering. Photo: Unsplash
The Beaver Valley community put together Christmas gifts to spread cheer to their seniors who live alone or have otherwise had an especially tough year. Photo: Submitted

Beaver Valley brings “Christmas Cheer for Seniors Near”

Christmas gifts were given to seniors who live alone or have otherwise had an especially tough year

The Beaver Valley community put together Christmas gifts to spread cheer to their seniors who live alone or have otherwise had an especially tough year. Photo: Submitted
St. Andrew’s United Church in Kaslo has a new look. Photo: John Whitehead

Historic Kaslo church receives 21st century makeover

Saint Andrews United Church, originally named Robertson Presbyterian Church, was constructed in 1893

St. Andrew’s United Church in Kaslo has a new look. Photo: John Whitehead
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College speaker series focuses on equity for Indigenous children

Cindy Blackstock will speak online Jan. 14

A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
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.

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
Rick Taylor is the November winner of the Angler Incentive Program’s November draw, taking home $1,000 in gift certificates. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake local wins $1,000 in gift certificates

Kootenay Lake incentive meant to help kokanee salmon population recover after their collapse in 2013

Rick Taylor is the November winner of the Angler Incentive Program’s November draw, taking home $1,000 in gift certificates. Photo: Submitted
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College alumni venture into the Dragons’ Den

Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass made their pitch

Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted
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Canadian Wildlife Federation sets new goals for Citizen Science in 2021

“There are about 100,000 people signed up … we need to keep up the momentum in 2021.”

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Students in the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College students: Sawdust with a side of gratitude

Silver King campus in Nelson was the first to reopen for in-person learning back in May

Students in the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program. Photo: Selkirk College
Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College alumni venture into the Dragons’ Den

Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass made their pitch

Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted
Caitlin Kellendonk of Castlegar getting signatures on the youth parliamentary petition at the September 2019 climate strike in Nelson. Photo: Carlo Alcos

Kootenay youth climate concerns amplified in Parliament

MP Cannings presented petition in the House of Commons 11 times this fall

Caitlin Kellendonk of Castlegar getting signatures on the youth parliamentary petition at the September 2019 climate strike in Nelson. Photo: Carlo Alcos
Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)

Astrophotographer captures out-of-this-world shot from the Okanagan

A Western News reader snapped a photo of the rare celestial event

Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)
This City of Trail flag hands in city hall today. Photo: Andrea Jolly photo

Trail CAO recognized for three decades of service

The LGMA hosted its Member Awards Ceremony recognizing local government staff across B.C.

This City of Trail flag hands in city hall today. Photo: Andrea Jolly photo
Photo of an American bullfrog. Source: CKISS website

The Kootenay’s uninvited guest — the American bullfrog

Ecology Comment is written by Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College

Photo of an American bullfrog. Source: CKISS website
Trail Smoke Eaters captain Cody Schiavon will join the University of Vermont for the second semester to play NCAA Div. 1 hockey. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Smoke Eaters captain to join U of Vermont

Smokies captain Cody Schiavon commits to Univ. of Vermont Catamounts for rest of 2020/21 season

Trail Smoke Eaters captain Cody Schiavon will join the University of Vermont for the second semester to play NCAA Div. 1 hockey. Photo: Jim Bailey.