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Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

 

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

 

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

 

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
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Golden’s Louisiana Pacific to allow only vaccinated employees on site

As ordered by Interior Health in response to several employees testing positive

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John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted

Happy 100th birthday to this Fruitvale pioneer!

Helen Womacks was born Aug. 12, 1921.

Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted
Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)

Angel Flights has inaugural Golden flight

Kat and Siyam are the first to fly out of Golden using Angel Flights

Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
L-R: Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Sharman Thomas Senior, Private Sharman Thomas Junior, Major Nils French, and Chief Warrant Officer Sharman Thomas. Photo: Submitted

Trail Armoury marks historic moment when new member enrols

Private Thomas anticipates a rewarding career in the forces

L-R: Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Sharman Thomas Senior, Private Sharman Thomas Junior, Major Nils French, and Chief Warrant Officer Sharman Thomas. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted

Beaver Valley Scout leaders recognized for service

“It was great to be asked by national office to make this presentation on their behalf.”

L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted
Diane Verigin of Grand Forks won almost $56,000 from BC Lotto last month. Photo: BC Lotto

Grand Forks woman shakes-it-up after big win

Diana Verigin couldn’t believe her eyes upon scanning her BC 50/50 ticket on Feb. 7

Diane Verigin of Grand Forks won almost $56,000 from BC Lotto last month. Photo: BC Lotto
Jonna Madsen was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers Scratch Win ticket and realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000. Photo: BC Lottery

Salmo woman scratches a $50,000 lottery win

Jonna Madsen purchased and checked the ticket at the Salmo Esso on Railway Avenue.

Jonna Madsen was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers Scratch Win ticket and realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000. Photo: BC Lottery
Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. Photo: Interior Health

IH administers first COVID-19 vaccines

Testing is available for people with new or worsening COVID-19 symptoms.

Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. Photo: Interior Health
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

VIDEO: Investigators probe Bute Inlet landslide in bid to understand glacial retreat

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide on B.C.’s central coast

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
Photo: Village of Montrose

Montrose CAO retiring in the new year

The village will begin recruiting a new head administrator in early 2021

Photo: Village of Montrose
Selkirk College Trail campus has installed security on the building such as this lock on the Cedar Avenue entrance. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Trail campus beefs up security

Concerned Citizens of Trail Committee is asking locals to fill out a thought exchange survey

Selkirk College Trail campus has installed security on the building such as this lock on the Cedar Avenue entrance. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Boundary firefighter promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

Chief Derby: “Please join me in congratulating Deputy Regional Fire Chief Glen Gallamore, well done!”

Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)
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Severe storm warning remains in effect for the Kootenays

Two special weather statements have been issued for the West Kootenay

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