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The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.

West Kootenay tech innovator hosts circular economy conference

Metal Tech Alley welcomed leaders from across the globe to virtually rethink the linear economy

Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.
Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake woman receives award for rescue

Hansen helped save a woman and child in 2018

Mikenna Hansen won the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award after saving two children on Kootenay Lake near Ainsworth in 2018. 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
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A Seminary Class

‘In these days of COVID, we all need to be aware of how we treat others.’

“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Who goes first at a four-way stop? Photo: Joshua Hoehne/Unsplash

Who goes first? The age-old four-way stop confusion

When more than one driver stops at the same time the situation becomes a bit more complicated

Who goes first at a four-way stop? Photo: Joshua Hoehne/Unsplash
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The Rossland Miner: A look back in time

‘Glories of the Dominion Described by Citizens From Every Section’ - Rossland Weekly Miner

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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
“The specific language of our land holds important knowledge about this land,” noted Marilyn James, Autonomous Sinixt Matriarch. “In spite of how much has been lost, my ancestors keep urging me to continue this work. This land is hungry for the language it birthed millenia ago.” Image: Autonomous Sinixt

What’s in a name?

The sinixt.geoforms.ca digital map, once launched, will be interactive and layered

“The specific language of our land holds important knowledge about this land,” noted Marilyn James, Autonomous Sinixt Matriarch. “In spite of how much has been lost, my ancestors keep urging me to continue this work. This land is hungry for the language it birthed millenia ago.” Image: Autonomous Sinixt
“We all need to consider our lives and how we managed to make our way through society to achieve order and success and how it is that others end up in chaos.” Photo: Dave Lowe/Unsplash

‘There but for fortune, may go you and I … ‘

“Short stays on acute psychiatric units with minimal follow up care are not sufficient,” says Crain.

“We all need to consider our lives and how we managed to make our way through society to achieve order and success and how it is that others end up in chaos.” Photo: Dave Lowe/Unsplash
A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted

Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
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
A living wage sets a higher standard than the minimum wage; it is what a family needs to earn to provide the basic needs based on the actual costs of living in a community.

Fruitvale now a living wage employer

“I’m really excited that Fruitvale is leading the charge for municipalities locally,” Morissette said.

A living wage sets a higher standard than the minimum wage; it is what a family needs to earn to provide the basic needs based on the actual costs of living in a community.
A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted

Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. 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
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Castlegar Community Services opens Kootenay rent bank

Rent assistance will be available across the Kootenays

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