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BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

 

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

 

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

 

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Golden’s Louisiana Pacific to allow only vaccinated employees on site

As ordered by Interior Health in response to several employees testing positive

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John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted

Happy 100th birthday to this Fruitvale pioneer!

Helen Womacks was born Aug. 12, 1921.

Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted
Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)

Angel Flights has inaugural Golden flight

Kat and Siyam are the first to fly out of Golden using Angel Flights

Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Jonna Madsen was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers Scratch Win ticket and realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000. Photo: BC Lottery

Salmo woman scratches a $50,000 lottery win

Jonna Madsen purchased and checked the ticket at the Salmo Esso on Railway Avenue.

Jonna Madsen was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers Scratch Win ticket and realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000. Photo: BC Lottery
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

VIDEO: Investigators probe Bute Inlet landslide in bid to understand glacial retreat

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide on B.C.’s central coast

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Boundary firefighter promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

Chief Derby: “Please join me in congratulating Deputy Regional Fire Chief Glen Gallamore, well done!”

Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)
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Severe storm warning remains in effect for the Kootenays

Two special weather statements have been issued for the West Kootenay

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Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday afternoon.

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend
This yearling woke up too early from his winter slumber in Trail. In February, he was transferred from Trail to a sanctuary in Smithers called the Northern Lights Wildlife Society. Named Kenzo, the little bear is reported to be doing well. (Submitted photo)

Bears are back, so is Rossland/Trail WildSafeBC

The organization will deliver service this season mindful of pandemic precautions

This yearling woke up too early from his winter slumber in Trail. In February, he was transferred from Trail to a sanctuary in Smithers called the Northern Lights Wildlife Society. Named Kenzo, the little bear is reported to be doing well. (Submitted photo)
The United Way of Trail and District, the LeRoi Foundation and the Red Cross will be administering grants to community organizations eligible for the $350M federal Emergency Community Support Fund. (Times photo)

Aid coming for Greater Trail frontline causes

Funding is for eligible organizations that help the region’s most vulnerable

The United Way of Trail and District, the LeRoi Foundation and the Red Cross will be administering grants to community organizations eligible for the $350M federal Emergency Community Support Fund. (Times photo)
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Heavy rainfall warning prompts alert for West Kootenay

Weather warning issued Tuesday at 1 p.m.

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Pandemic produces a changed-up Trail market

Pandemic produces a changed-up Trail market

The next farmers market is slated for Saturday, May 16 in downtown Trail

Pandemic produces a changed-up Trail market
The Tuesday Morning Quilters volunteered to sew masks for all the vendors at the Trail farmers market, which goes for a first time on Saturday, May 2. (Submitted photo)

Trail farmers market ready to go, precautions in place

The Province of BC declared farmers market an essential service for access to food

The Tuesday Morning Quilters volunteered to sew masks for all the vendors at the Trail farmers market, which goes for a first time on Saturday, May 2. (Submitted photo)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news