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Library Corner: Books of My Life

Books of My Life welcomes John Lake to the Q&A

  • Oct 9, 2021
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Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Oasis resident Joe Thalman grew this massive Manitoba squash measuring 67 inches around in October 1974. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Great Gourd

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Oasis resident Joe Thalman grew this massive Manitoba squash measuring 67 inches around in October 1974. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Victoria Street Bridge opened Oct. 2, 1961, forever changing City of Trail life. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Victoria Street Bridge turns 60

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Victoria Street Bridge opened Oct. 2, 1961, forever changing City of Trail life. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Melanie Chartres, Indigenous Support Teacher at Webster Elementary School, talks about Truth and Reconciliation with students. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia teacher talks truth and reconciliation with students

Thursday, Sept. 30 is a federal holiday in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Melanie Chartres, Indigenous Support Teacher at Webster Elementary School, talks about Truth and Reconciliation with students. Photo: Submitted
Seven Summits students started the school year with an adventurous journey to Whatshan Lake. Photo: Jennifer Boutilier

Successful year of academia starts with camping

Seven Summits students enjoyed an adventurous start to the school year with a visit to Whatshan Lake

  • Sep 29, 2021
Seven Summits students started the school year with an adventurous journey to Whatshan Lake. Photo: Jennifer Boutilier
Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

In Nelson’s forests, trail building becomes an art

Meet the people who build and maintain the trails you hike and bike on

Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A collection of stunning rides adorned the Rossland Museum parking lot including cars made by Porsche, Masserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Lotus, Corvette and Alfa Romeo. Photo: Mike Sloan

Cruising the Cascades

Club Trofeo makes pit stop at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

A collection of stunning rides adorned the Rossland Museum parking lot including cars made by Porsche, Masserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Lotus, Corvette and Alfa Romeo. Photo: Mike Sloan
Sister Angelo, Nurse Barge, Sister Helena, “Sandy” Gordon, and president Andy Chapdelaine of the Kinsman Club are all learning a little more about science – and using it to make a difference. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre.

Rossland’s history in pictures

It’s Science Literacy Week, and science plays such a major role in…

Sister Angelo, Nurse Barge, Sister Helena, “Sandy” Gordon, and president Andy Chapdelaine of the Kinsman Club are all learning a little more about science – and using it to make a difference. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre.
The Fruit Fair building on Bay Avenue was demolished in 1950. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Fruit Fair

Trail Blazers is weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

The Fruit Fair building on Bay Avenue was demolished in 1950. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Ron Sherman, vice principal at L.V. Rogers Secondary, is well on his way to his goal of walking 500,000 steps in the month of September. Photo submitted

Nelson high school vice-principal walking 400 km in September for diabetes research

Ron Sherman gets up at 5 a.m. every day and walks for two hours before work

Ron Sherman, vice principal at L.V. Rogers Secondary, is well on his way to his goal of walking 500,000 steps in the month of September. Photo submitted
Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline

Doukhobor museum partnership to create virtual museum tours

Virtual tours will be created for the Doukhobour Discovery Centre in Castlegar

Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
L-R: Marjorie Nutini and Maureen Kowalchuk, auxiliary volunteers, presented a $1,200 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. The total amount the Rossland auxiliary has donated to the foundation, to date, is $1,533,428. Photo: Submitted

Rossland auxiliary donates to seniors’ comfort

Extended care residents live in Poplar Ridge Pavilion, located in a wing of KBRH

L-R: Marjorie Nutini and Maureen Kowalchuk, auxiliary volunteers, presented a $1,200 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. The total amount the Rossland auxiliary has donated to the foundation, to date, is $1,533,428. Photo: Submitted
A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted
Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC

Castlegar man wins $150,000 with scratch and win ticket

Clarence Wilkie purchased the ticket in Castlegar

Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC
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
Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay-Columbia schools get upgrades over summer

Improvements made at Castlegar, Rossland, Fruitvale schools

Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin
School crossing in Warfield circa 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: School safety patrol 50+ years ago

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

School crossing in Warfield circa 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society