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Councillor pleased by province’s new laws governing packaging

Coun. Kathy Wallace was keen to note a "big change coming down the pipe" — amended provincial laws that will force producers to take responsibility for the packaging of their products, including printed paper.
Seventh annual ‘Art for People’ fundraising show on Friday

Seventh annual ‘Art for People’ fundraising show on Friday

Everyone's invited to the seventh annual Art for People fundraising art show at the home and garden of Martine Bédard and Andy Holmes — Coombe Cottage, 1930 Monte Christo — on June 24 at 6 p.m.
‘The gift today is our graduation’

‘The gift today is our graduation’

The following is the text from Sage Sidley’s valedictory address to the Class of 2011:

Class of 2011 Scholarship Winners

The following is a list of scholarship and award winners from the RSS Class of 2011.
Trust your instincts, find your path and follow it

Trust your instincts, find your path and follow it

The following is the text from the principal’s message given to students by Terry McDonnell:
Sprucing up the legion

Sprucing up the legion

Vince Profili, Doug Halladay (president), Ivan Bell, and Jim Albo of the legion paint ceiling panels to spruce up Branch No. 14 as part of the general upkeep of the hall.
ICBC unveils app for learning drivers

ICBC unveils app for learning drivers

Includes practice test, guide, video tips
Lessons in speed genealogy and why Google is always our friend

Lessons in speed genealogy and why Google is always our friend

"I'm a quarter Dutch," Sean Bateman said, astonished at the new revelation that took genealogy buff Mary Jani 15 minutes to find out online.
Open call for pumpkin contest

Open call for pumpkin contest

If you have a pumpkin plant in your house, Darcee O'Hearn said you should give her a call and enter it in the 2011 Biggest Pumpkin Contest.

West Kootenay Naturalists hosting Johansson garden talk

Naturalist Eva Johansson has been invited by the West Kootenay Naturalists to give a native gardening presentation and to show a live plant exhibit on May 30 at 8 p.m. at the Trail Senior Centre.