Greg Nesteroff

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush

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

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush
David Hesson captured this image of angry storm clouds hovering over Trail in late June. (David Hesson photo)

Total West Kootenay rainfall 23% below average in June

Monthly summary provided by the Southeast Fire Centre weather office

David Hesson captured this image of angry storm clouds hovering over Trail in late June. (David Hesson photo)
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
Sour Dough Alley in Rossland. City of Vancouver Archives/Edwards Bros. photo/AM7353-S1-F2

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

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

Sour Dough Alley in Rossland. City of Vancouver Archives/Edwards Bros. photo/AM7353-S1-F2
(Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash)

Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

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

(Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash)
Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson firefighters battle fire at Victoria and Josephine

Building home to several businesses, including restaurant and dry cleaner

Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper
Selkirk College student Emily Markholm has been an important leader over her three-year learning journey at the Castlegar campus. Photo submitted

Selkirk College recognizes environmental leadership

Awards presented for dedication

Selkirk College student Emily Markholm has been an important leader over her three-year learning journey at the Castlegar campus. Photo submitted
(Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)

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

(Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)
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Cominco, West Kootenay Power, perpetuated in place names

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

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The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection

Kootenay, the post offices and ships

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

The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection
The Kootenay Hotel in Atlin was in business from 1899 to 1968, although it burned down three times.

Trading on Kootenay’s good name

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

The Kootenay Hotel in Atlin was in business from 1899 to 1968, although it burned down three times.
The Yaqan Nukiy are one of the six bands of the Ktunaxa Nation. According to the Creston Museum, this photo was taken in 1917. The man in the white shirt on the right is Louis Pascale and behind him, leaning forward is Chief Alexander.

No, Kootenay doesn’t mean ‘water people’

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

The Yaqan Nukiy are one of the six bands of the Ktunaxa Nation. According to the Creston Museum, this photo was taken in 1917. The man in the white shirt on the right is Louis Pascale and behind him, leaning forward is Chief Alexander.
34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)

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

34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)
The Selkirk Saints enjoy a six-point cushion on the University of Victoria for the final BCIHL playoff spot, but UVic has two games in hand. Photo: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College Saints split final home series against Simon Fraser

UVic has two games in hand on the Saints.

The Selkirk Saints enjoy a six-point cushion on the University of Victoria for the final BCIHL playoff spot, but UVic has two games in hand. Photo: Jennifer Small
Big mess created by adding an ‘S’ to West Kootenay

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

Place Names: West Kootenay(s)

Big mess created by adding an ‘S’ to West Kootenay
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Dividing the Kootenays vexed early bureaucrats

Places Names: Kootenay(s)

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Aya Higashi, a longtime Kaslo teacher, was posthumously honoured along with her late husband Buck when the village’s Railway Avenue was renamed Higashi Way in 2016. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Name Kaslo street after Japanese-Canadian doctor, resident urged

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

Aya Higashi, a longtime Kaslo teacher, was posthumously honoured along with her late husband Buck when the village’s Railway Avenue was renamed Higashi Way in 2016. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Marilyn Burgoon, seen here outside the Nelson courthouse, took on the Lemon Creek fuel spill case when no one else would, Greg Nesteroff writes. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

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

Marilyn Burgoon, seen here outside the Nelson courthouse, took on the Lemon Creek fuel spill case when no one else would, Greg Nesteroff writes. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
New York county gave Salmo River canyon its name

New York county gave Salmo River canyon its name

Place Names: Shenango Canyon, Sheep Creek City, Beaverville

New York county gave Salmo River canyon its name
Retallack, formerly known as Whitewater, and seen here in 2000, is just one of several ghost towns along Highway 31A bteween New Denver and Kaslo. (Photo: Greg Nesteroff)

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

Place Names: Valley of the Ghosts

Retallack, formerly known as Whitewater, and seen here in 2000, is just one of several ghost towns along Highway 31A bteween New Denver and Kaslo. (Photo: Greg Nesteroff)