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SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia school trustees take office

The SD20 Board was sworn in Nov. 7

SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted
Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College breaks ground on new student housing in Castlegar and Nelson

Construction has started on 112-bed project on the Castlegar Campus and a 36-unit project in Nelson

Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College
Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College hosts TEDx online event

More than a dozen speakers are taking part in the online event Nov. 6

Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted
These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s singing competition, Reach for the Mic, seeks talent

Reach for the Mic is in need of singers to take the stage in October

These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
The Rossland Skating Club is now open for registrations for the 2022/2023 skating season. Photo: Submitted

Learn to skate in the Rossland Arena, registration now open

Rossland Skating Club offers Canskate, Upper Canskate and Star 1 and 2 levels this season

The Rossland Skating Club is now open for registrations for the 2022/2023 skating season. Photo: Submitted
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LETTER: Castlegar cancer patient thanks Interior Health staff for caring

Gerry Sobie appreciates local health care staff

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To memorialize lives lost to overdose, purple chairs have been placed around Trail at: Good Stuff/Kootenay West Distilling (pictured); Trail Association for Community Living/Career Development Services office; Riverfront Centre/Trail library; Hall Printing; Mills Office Productivity; Threads; Trail Coffee Company; and JJ’s Fashions. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Wondering about the purple chairs placed around Trail?

‘Purple is the colour used to recognize the toxic drug supply killing people all over the world.’

To memorialize lives lost to overdose, purple chairs have been placed around Trail at: Good Stuff/Kootenay West Distilling (pictured); Trail Association for Community Living/Career Development Services office; Riverfront Centre/Trail library; Hall Printing; Mills Office Productivity; Threads; Trail Coffee Company; and JJ’s Fashions. Photo: Sheri Regnier
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Gord Turner
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project
The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted

Ukrainian family reunites in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff Lumber provides job for Ukrainian refugee

The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted
Christina Benty led a candidate workshop in Castlegar in 2018, prior to the last municipal election. Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar to host West Kootenay candidate readiness workshop

Workshop is for anyone in the West Kootenay thinking about running in the October municipal election

Christina Benty led a candidate workshop in Castlegar in 2018, prior to the last municipal election. Photo: John Boivin
Area of space where the deep field image was taken is as small as a grain of sand held at arm’s length. This cluster is 4.6 billion light-years away.

James Webb Space Telescope, a remarkable ringside seat to universe

Known as “The Backyard Astronomer,” Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and columnist

Area of space where the deep field image was taken is as small as a grain of sand held at arm’s length. This cluster is 4.6 billion light-years away.
Jessica Ogden is the winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award. Photo: Submitted

Jessica Ogden recipient of Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award

Glada McIntyre was also posthumously honoured

Jessica Ogden is the winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award. Photo: Submitted
Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted

REVIEW: Castlegar author, world traveler

Rosemary Manarin’s book All in a Journey takes us on several personal journeys around the world

Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted
Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik

Low-flying helicopters inspecting West Kootenay gas lines in coming weeks

Talon Helicopters is conducting the inspections for FortisBC

Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik
Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

Adam Doskoch, Roah Levy and Michelle Moses will each receive $3,300

Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Displaying the Canadian flag on your backpack used to stand for kindness and respect, writes Michelle Mungall. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: On mixed feelings about flag and country ahead of Canada Day

Michelle Mungall writes about how we might mark the nation’s birthday in 2022

Displaying the Canadian flag on your backpack used to stand for kindness and respect, writes Michelle Mungall. Photo: Submitted
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