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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.
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Traditions and Customs of Advent

By Elizabeth Stephens Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Photo: Anne Nygard on Unsplash
Steppin’ Out by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd won the Sculpturewalk 2020 People’s Choice Award. Photo: Sculpturewalk

Steppin’ Out wins Castlegar Sculpturewalk People’s Choice Award

The sculpture was created by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd

Steppin’ Out by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Yvonne Boyd won the Sculpturewalk 2020 People’s Choice Award. Photo: Sculpturewalk
Photo: Yannis Cotsonis on Unsplash

Beaver Valley seniors gifted ACTIVE-ity bags

“With seniors and elderly most at risk … we have to bring it to them.”

Photo: Yannis Cotsonis on Unsplash
B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani

Castlegar doctor shares personal COVID story, calls for adherence to guidelines

Dr. Megan Taylor was recently diagnosed with COVID

B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani
Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College project studies homelessness during pandemic

Three students talked to more than 70 homeless people in the summer

Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Photo: David Dudeck

Think ‘Kootenay skies,’ invest in a telescope for Christmas

What do you get that budding astronomer?

Photo: David Dudeck