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Photo: David Dudeck

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

What do you get that budding astronomer?

Photo: David Dudeck
(Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Nav Canada says it would never compromise safety at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Submission from Nav Canada regarding potential cuts to the West Kootenay Regional Airport

(Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Photo: Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash

Kootenay angler winner

Grand prize draw to be held in June 2021

Photo: Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash
This home in Nelson is available from Habitat for Humanity. Photo: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity seeks Nelson families for first-time home ownership

A property is available at 2108 Creek Street

This home in Nelson is available from Habitat for Humanity. Photo: Habitat for Humanity
Nav Canada is considering closing its Castlegar operation. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Traffic Specialist Association: Flight Service Specialists needed at Castlegar’s airport

Nav Canada is considering closing Castlegar Flight Service Station

Nav Canada is considering closing its Castlegar operation. Photo: Betsy Kline
Wolverine in the wild. Photo: Gordon MacPherson KO

Wolverine research in the Kootenays boosted by citizen science

The project relies on citizen science observations collected online at Wolverine Watch platform

Wolverine in the wild. Photo: Gordon MacPherson KO
Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail hospice breathes life and meaning into branding

The Greater Trail Hospice Society provided an extra layer of vital community support in 2018

Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted
Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Contraption Contest challenges students, educators

Education is this year’s contest theme

Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted
Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC

Ambulance paramedics offer life-saving tips during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The first week of November is geared toward increasing awareness about the dangers of CO

Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC
Andrew Duncan was the Green candidate for Kootenay West. Photo: Submitted

A post-election message from Green Party candidate Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan was a Green Party candidate for Kootenay West in the provincial election.

Andrew Duncan was the Green candidate for Kootenay West. Photo: Submitted
Team LeMoel held on for a close victory over Team Fines in Week 2 of the Kootenay Savings Super League Curling on Thursday at the Trail Curling Club. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Team LeMoel held on for a close victory over Team Fines in Week 2 of the Kootenay Savings Super League Curling on Thursday at the Trail Curling Club. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
One of the 54 families receiving fresh, local vegetables delivery each week with Farms to Friends. Photo: WK EcoSociety

West Kootenay Farms to Friends extends to end of December

Volunteers delivering fresh local produce every week to low income families and seniors

One of the 54 families receiving fresh, local vegetables delivery each week with Farms to Friends. Photo: WK EcoSociety
October kicks off CBAL’s 10th annual Books for Kids campaign. (Submitted photo)

Books for Kids celebrates 10 years in the Kootenays

Fundraiser supported by BP Media, Blue Sky, Trail Times, credit unions and other local businesses

October kicks off CBAL’s 10th annual Books for Kids campaign. (Submitted photo)
New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.

New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.

Elaine Pura is taking over the role of executive director, effective Oct. 1

New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.
The We Care K-Moms have been working to ensure incoming international students have a soft landing in their new learning environment. The volunteer group of Selkirk College students includes: (L-R) Yeonmi Lee, Yujin Choi, Eunyoung Ha, Hyejin Lee, Soyun Lee, Seonah Jung, Hyeouju Yang, Mira Jeon, Jeonghee Lee and Wanhee Choi. Photo submitted

Selkirk College international students get helping hands from Korean moms

We Care K-Moms have been shopping and delivering food to new arrivals

The We Care K-Moms have been working to ensure incoming international students have a soft landing in their new learning environment. The volunteer group of Selkirk College students includes: (L-R) Yeonmi Lee, Yujin Choi, Eunyoung Ha, Hyejin Lee, Soyun Lee, Seonah Jung, Hyeouju Yang, Mira Jeon, Jeonghee Lee and Wanhee Choi. Photo submitted
(Submitted photo)

20th Anniversary Cops for Kids Ride one for the history books

Mounties overcame obstacles to wrap up their charity commitments

(Submitted photo)
Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay mom turns COVID lockdown into positive action

Take a Hike runs from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in East Trail

Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)
Calvin Heighton. (City of Trail photo)

New City of Trail bylaw officer

Calvin Heighton joined the municipal team at the end of August

Calvin Heighton. (City of Trail photo)
Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club/ Program Manager (left) presents August winner Dale Roberts with his $1,000 prize (middle) along with Cam Muir, Manager, Crawford Bay Market. (Submitted photo)

Excitement grows over fall fishing in Kootenay Lake

As the lake begins to cool rainbow trout move towards the surface and become very active.

Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club/ Program Manager (left) presents August winner Dale Roberts with his $1,000 prize (middle) along with Cam Muir, Manager, Crawford Bay Market. (Submitted photo)