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A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Thanks to volunteer foster homes, pets like Smokey Joe can recover and thrive.

SPCA seeks foster volunteers

There’s an elevated need for foster volunteers in the Kootenays during the warmer months

Aron Burke, Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, presented a $15,000 donation to the KBRH Golf Classic. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the Ambulatory Care Campaign at KBRH. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings donates $15,000 to KBRH Golf Classic

2021 Golf Classic at Birchbank Golf Course goes Friday, Sept. 10

Aron Burke, Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, presented a $15,000 donation to the KBRH Golf Classic. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the Ambulatory Care Campaign at KBRH. Photo: Submitted
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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Library Corner: Books of My Life

A Q and A this week with Elaine Klemmensen

  • Jul 13, 2021
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RSS bottle drop-off taking a summer break

Rossland Arena Society closed the bottle drop earlier this month and will reopen in September

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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
Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘She makes big things happen’: Nelson student Avie Waterfall wins multiple scholarships

17-year-old scholar and blacksmith plans to study affordable housing

Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.

Check out Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market on Saturday

Enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade and visit the most incredible farmers market in the Kootenays

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
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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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The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.

Castlegar Legion building boasts new mural

Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals created the design

The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.

Rossland: History in Pictures

Historic photos are generously provided by the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection

  • Jun 24, 2021
We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.
The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay Orioles open season, split with Sun Devils

The Orioles will play a 24 game season in the BCMBA 18U College Prep League

The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Rossland Heritage Commission happy with return of missing plaque

Two plaques commemorating Rossland founder, Ross Thompson, were stolen from Rossland Heritage Square

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Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt

West Kootenay barrel racer takes run at Stampede

Hunter Weishaupt is inviting sponsors to get on board in her quest to compete in Calgary Stampede

Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt