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First Nations Health Authority Indigenous educators are offering a free virtual community education series called Courageous Conversations in collaboration with ANKORS, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society. File photo

Courageous Conversations: Community education offered on overdose crisis

Virtual event runs Sept. 22 and 29, to discuss substance use, harm reduction, reducing stigma

First Nations Health Authority Indigenous educators are offering a free virtual community education series called Courageous Conversations in collaboration with ANKORS, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society. File photo
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
Rossland Public Library is looking for board members. File photo

What’s on at the Rossland Public Library this month

Cool Crafts with Julie, the Learning from Indigenous Authors Book Club, and more.

Rossland Public Library is looking for board members. File photo
The Rossland arena is one of several facilities in the city subject to vaccine passport requirements. Photo: Google Street View

Rossland announces vaccine passport requirements

Arena, arena lounge, and Miners’ Hall among the affected facilities.

The Rossland arena is one of several facilities in the city subject to vaccine passport requirements. Photo: Google Street View
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RDKB to close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The local government will shut its offices and facilities on Sept. 30.

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website

Election 2021: Tara Howse — Green Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Howse is a founding member of the BC Climate Alliance

Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Richard Cannings is running for the NDP in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Richard Cannings is running for the NDP in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
The Community Energy Association advocates for making homes more energy efficient.

Rossland hopes to be a climate action game-changer

City to work with Community Energy Association on home energy leadership program.

The Community Energy Association advocates for making homes more energy efficient.
Sophie Hargreaves will study ballet in Toronto this fall. Photo: Lesley Chisholm

Rossland ballerina off to national dance school

As a child, Sophie spent many hours watching footage of Karen Kain performing.

Sophie Hargreaves will study ballet in Toronto this fall. Photo: Lesley Chisholm
The White Rock Lake wildfire, seen here on Aug. 24. Photo: Roger Knox
The White Rock Lake wildfire, seen here on Aug. 24. Photo: Roger Knox
Selkirk College campuses and learning centres throughout the region will return to full in-person activity on Sept. 7. Instructors and staff from a variety of different areas of the college gathered in front of the Castlegar Campus earlier this week in anticipation of welcoming students back to class. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College returns to in-person learning

Those living in student housing are required to have proof of at least one dose of vaccination

Selkirk College campuses and learning centres throughout the region will return to full in-person activity on Sept. 7. Instructors and staff from a variety of different areas of the college gathered in front of the Castlegar Campus earlier this week in anticipation of welcoming students back to class. Photo: Submitted
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Howse: Time to elect a Green MP is now

Rossland’s Tara Howse kicks off campaign as Green candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

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Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.
Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted

Virtual workshops offered to Kootenay musicians

The events focus on the business side of music

Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.

West Kootenay tech innovator hosts circular economy conference

Metal Tech Alley welcomed leaders from across the globe to virtually rethink the linear economy

Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.
How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted

Whatever floats your duck: Annual Duck Race takes place July 24

The fundraiser supports the Balfour Harrop fire department

How long with this duck take to float down Kootenay Lake? Make your guess to support the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department. Photo: Submitted
Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted

Carolyn Mark, West Kootenay musicians play free online concert

Slocan Valley’s The Shed hosts the show July 30

Carolyn Mark plays a free online show via the Slocan Valley’s The Shed on July 30. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Museum has completed its plans for the Renewal Project Phase II: Mine Experience. (Contributed)

Rossland Museum roles out plans for phase 2

The exhibits expand on a number of key stories while also making room for lesser-known histories

Rossland Museum has completed its plans for the Renewal Project Phase II: Mine Experience. (Contributed)
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The Rossland Miner: A look back in time

‘Glories of the Dominion Described by Citizens From Every Section’ - Rossland Weekly Miner

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