Local History

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

Rossland’s Jackie Drysdale lauded for decades of heritage preservation

Heritage BC recognizes Drysdale with lifetime achievement award

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