Greg Nesteroff

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush

Peter Smith has published Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan 1891-1900

Total West Kootenay rainfall 23% below average in June

Monthly summary provided by the Southeast Fire Centre weather office

Rossland’s Sourdough Alley a ‘muddy collection of shacks’

Rossland’s earliest thoroughfare was once derided as a ‘muddy collection of shacks’

Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

Robert Malcolmson is professor emeritus of history at Queen’s University. He now lives in Nelson.

VIDEO: Nelson firefighters battle fire at Victoria and Josephine

Building home to several businesses, including restaurant and dry cleaner

Selkirk College recognizes environmental leadership

Awards presented for dedication

A spark of hope on Earth Day’s golden anniversary

Laura Sacks and Judy O’Leary lead the Nelson–West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Cominco, West Kootenay Power, perpetuated in place names

Place Names: Consolidated Mining and Smelting (CM&S) became Cominco, then Teck-Cominco, then Teck

Kootenay, the post offices and ships

Place Names: CPR sternwheeler and two navy destroyers took the name Kootenay

Trading on Kootenay’s good name

Kootenay has been used to sell everything from stoves to washboards to cigars — even a patent medicine

No, Kootenay doesn’t mean ‘water people’

Place Names: Ethnographers have expended much effort seeing the roots of Kootenay and/or Ktunaxa

34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)

Place Names: No consensus existed in the 19th century on how to write the name of our region

Selkirk College Saints split final home series against Simon Fraser

UVic has two games in hand on the Saints.

Big mess created by adding an ‘S’ to West Kootenay

Place Names: West Kootenay(s)

Dividing the Kootenays vexed early bureaucrats

Places Names: Kootenay(s)

Name Kaslo street after Japanese-Canadian doctor, resident urged

Place Names: Kaslo, streets, Midway additions, and Val Mar neighbourhood

Column: Slocan Valley environmentalist deserves thanks for tenacity

Marilyn Burgoon stepped in when no one else would to ensure justice in the Lemon Creek fuel spill

New York county gave Salmo River canyon its name

Place Names: Shenango Canyon, Sheep Creek City, Beaverville

Ghostly nickname haunts the stretch between rural B.C. towns

Place Names: Valley of the Ghosts