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Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail high school valedictorian; Here’s to the grads of 2022

‘Throughout our time at JL Crowe, we have built a beautiful community … ‘

Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine

West Kootenay flood risk continues as snow pack sits at 215% of normal

Snowmelt delay stretching freshet into July

A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
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Kootenay pre-med student studies ‘climate anxiety’ in youth

‘Government inaction on climate major contributor to extreme levels of anxiety in youth; study

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Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival returns to live events

This years’ festival runs June 23 to 26

Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree celebrates 90th anniversary with film, galas

1920s-era footage of the Kootenays will be screened

Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted
Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Help bring an Afghani family to Nelson

Michelle Mungall writes about an endearing friendship and a desperate need

Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted
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Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted

Nominations open for June Lythgoe Scholarship

Aspiring West Kootenay musicians can win the $1,000 bursary

A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek in August, 2021. Photo: Joel Pelletier

Prescribed burn planned for up to 160 hectares in Trozzo Creek area

Smoke may be visible from Winlaw and Highway 6

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek in August, 2021. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted

Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund Award now taking 2022 nominations

The award honours self-identified women who work in conservation, sustainability

Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted
Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar to host live and virtual fly fishing film festival

The film festival is taking place on March 26 at the Castle Theatre

Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted
Violinist Carolyn Cameron

La Cafamore trio returns to Trail stage

Rossland’s Carolyn Cameron and La Cafamore trio perform March 27 at the Bailey Theatre

Violinist Carolyn Cameron
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LETTER: To the public from Kootenay Boundary family physicians and nurse practitioners

“People in our communities are still becoming seriously ill with COVID, lives continue to be lost”

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The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.

Selkirk College to host community dialogue for peace at Castlegar Mir Centre on Sunday

Community members shaken by the invasion of Ukraine are invited to attend the gathering

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.
Space Between Dreams, Amy Sallenbach, 2018. Photo: A. Sallenbach

Journey with the Kootenay Gallery in 2022

Seven Summits is part of Young Visions 2022, a review of art created by students and staff

Space Between Dreams, Amy Sallenbach, 2018. Photo: A. Sallenbach
Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: One gobble too many?

The history and impacts of wild turkeys in the Kootenays

Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted
More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College closed Jan. 4 due to snow

Unless otherwise communicated, campuses, learning centres, and facilities will reopen Jan. 5.

More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted