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Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: One gobble too many?

The history and impacts of wild turkeys in the Kootenays

Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted
More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College closed Jan. 4 due to snow

Unless otherwise communicated, campuses, learning centres, and facilities will reopen Jan. 5.

More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay youth join provincial leadership council

StrongerBC Young Leaders Council to provide feedback to government on policies that matter to youth

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted
A vigil was held Monday night outside Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s office in memory of those who have died due to climate-change disasters. Photo: Submitted

OPINION: Vigil held in Nelson for climate-related deaths

About 70 people gathered outside MLA Brittny Anderson’s office

A vigil was held Monday night outside Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s office in memory of those who have died due to climate-change disasters. Photo: Submitted
Danica Gritchin was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 7 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar and Trail music students recognized for achievements

Three students received Conservatory Canada Medals with the highest marks in the province

Danica Gritchin was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 7 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted
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
The Beasley Fire Department stands in for Santa’s sleigh at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted

Celebrate the holidays at Taghum Hall

The hall is hosting three upcoming events

The Beasley Fire Department stands in for Santa’s sleigh at Taghum Hall. 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
KBRH Pumpkin Carving Judges; Sgt. Mike Micentowich and Rebecca Smyth, with Dr. Susan Babensee, Lead Physician for the Project and Dr. Susan Benzer, Chief of Staff KBRH. Photo: Submitted

Pumpkin Fever: Announcing KBRH pumpkin carving contest winners

Second annual Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pumpkin Carving Contest got underway last Friday

KBRH Pumpkin Carving Judges; Sgt. Mike Micentowich and Rebecca Smyth, with Dr. Susan Babensee, Lead Physician for the Project and Dr. Susan Benzer, Chief of Staff KBRH. Photo: Submitted
A double rainbow appeared following a recent forum held in Nelson by the newly-formed Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy. Board members took it as a sign of encouragement. Photo: Laura Sacks

Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy forum points way to resilient future

A new group met recently to discuss the climate crisis and opportunities to create green jobs

A double rainbow appeared following a recent forum held in Nelson by the newly-formed Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy. Board members took it as a sign of encouragement. Photo: Laura Sacks
Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. Photo: Submitted

Outdoor improvements on display at Taghum Hall Harvest Festival

The festival will run Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. 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
Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline

Doukhobor museum partnership to create virtual museum tours

Virtual tours will be created for the Doukhobour Discovery Centre in Castlegar

Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Rossland arena is one of several facilities in the city subject to vaccine passport requirements. Photo: Google Street View

Rossland announces vaccine passport requirements

Arena, arena lounge, and Miners’ Hall among the affected facilities.

The Rossland arena is one of several facilities in the city subject to vaccine passport requirements. Photo: Google Street View
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RDKB to close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The local government will shut its offices and facilities on Sept. 30.

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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 Community Energy Association advocates for making homes more energy efficient.

Rossland hopes to be a climate action game-changer

City to work with Community Energy Association on home energy leadership program.

The Community Energy Association advocates for making homes more energy efficient.