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Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast” and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW

Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW
Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett

Alliance calls for halt to bighorn sheep hunt in the Boundary

Bluetongue disease is uncommon in B.C., though it has affected herds south of the border.

  • Sep 16, 2021
Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

Lewis Bird

September 15, 2021In Memory of Lewis Bird ~ July 17, 1920 -…

  • Sep 15, 2021
Body brushing stimulates the skin and activates your immune system. Photo: Sun Studio Creative/Unsplash

Taking care of our lymphatic system, one of our best body cleaners

by Peri Best *********** So many women I know are being challenged…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Body brushing stimulates the skin and activates your immune system. Photo: Sun Studio Creative/Unsplash
Evan Johnston, owner of Island Toys & Hobbies, located in downtown Trail, utilized the Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program to expand his business management, promotion and other skills. Photo: Submitted

Trail hobby shop builds model following

Island Toys and Hobbies gets a boost with business advice

  • Sep 14, 2021
Evan Johnston, owner of Island Toys & Hobbies, located in downtown Trail, utilized the Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program to expand his business management, promotion and other skills. Photo: Submitted

John Milan Kratky

Please attend A Celebration of Life for the late John Milan Kratky…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Helena Konanz is the Conservative candidate for the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding.

Election 2021: Helena Konanz — Conservative Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Konanz is a former Penticton city councillor and current small business coach

  • Sep 13, 2021
Helena Konanz is the Conservative candidate for the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding.

Margaret Sylvia BROWNE (nee Lees)

September 13, 2021Margaret passed away at Poplar Ridge on September 13, 2021,…

  • Sep 13, 2021
When famines, plagues, and oppressions happened to ancient Israel, it would eventually cause them to question, “Why is all this happening to us?” Photo: Yannick Pulver/Unsplash

It is time to inquire and seek His favour

Famines, plagues, and oppression … “Why is all this happening to us?”

  • Sep 12, 2021
When famines, plagues, and oppressions happened to ancient Israel, it would eventually cause them to question, “Why is all this happening to us?” Photo: Yannick Pulver/Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Gain That is Loss

‘The only remedy for the sins and sorrows of men is Christ.’

  • Sep 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Ilva Corazza

September 12, 2021In loving memory Ilva passed away peacefully in Trail, BC…

  • Sep 12, 2021
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)

Slightly wetter weather not enough to ease drought concerns

All water users in affected areas are asked to reduce their water use

  • Sep 11, 2021
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)
Eagle Scout and Seven Summits Centre for Learning student Cooper Legler is seen with his father Chris. Photo submitted

Rossland Eagle Scout considers diplomatic career

Cooper Legler repaired a timing hut at the Black Jack Ski Club and achieved something few scouts do.

  • Sep 10, 2021
Eagle Scout and Seven Summits Centre for Learning student Cooper Legler is seen with his father Chris. Photo submitted
Trail’s McKelvey Creek landfill could be in line for multi-million dollar upgrades if residents give their blessing through a counterpetition process. Black Press file photo

RDKB to seek borrowing approval for waste projects

Regional district plans to spent millions on landfill upgrades and green bin project

  • Sep 10, 2021
Trail’s McKelvey Creek landfill could be in line for multi-million dollar upgrades if residents give their blessing through a counterpetition process. Black Press file photo
(Right) Junior Firefighter Jessica Mickelson, a Creston local, was awarded with a full scholarship for Fire Academy with Training Division. She will have the choice to attend in Surrey or Texas. (Photo by Dave Harcus of Maple Ridge Fire)

Vancouver-based camp ignites career passions in young women

Creston Fire Rescue would like to bring Camp Ignite to the Kootenays

  • Sep 10, 2021
(Right) Junior Firefighter Jessica Mickelson, a Creston local, was awarded with a full scholarship for Fire Academy with Training Division. She will have the choice to attend in Surrey or Texas. (Photo by Dave Harcus of Maple Ridge Fire)
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.

REVIEW: An unorthodox take on a Kootenay Lake landmark

The greatest value in Lost Souls of Lakewood comes before and after Selwyn Blaylock’s involvement

  • Sep 10, 2021
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.