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Dr. Katherine Oldfield is a naturopathic physician, mother, and active member of the Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Restore our Earth, restore our health

Katherine Oldfield marks Earth Day by writing about the priorities we need to have

Dr. Katherine Oldfield is a naturopathic physician, mother, and active member of the Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Photo: Submitted
First-year Selkirk College student Terra-Mae Box is one of many talented writers who will read their work at the Black Bear Review’s annual (virtual) launch on April 22. Photo: Submitted

Black Bear Review launch party showcases diverse Kootenay talent

The new issue launches virtually April 22

First-year Selkirk College student Terra-Mae Box is one of many talented writers who will read their work at the Black Bear Review’s annual (virtual) launch on April 22. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College discontinues men’s hockey

Selkirk Saints hockey team permanently dismantled

Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small
KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted

True champions: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy team

The expanded KBRH pharmacy is slated for completion in 2023.

KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted
Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted

Call for entries for Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Deadline for registration for artists and venues is April 15

Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. File photo

COMMONS CORNER: Challenging the government on vaccine availability and more

The first of a quarterly column from Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. File photo
Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

Update from MLA Anderson: Supporting individuals and businesses through the pandemic

Brittny Anderson outlines COVID-related grants available to B.C. residents and businesses

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted

Jennie Gallo added to Castlegar Complex Wall of Fame

Gallo has had a successful career in women’s hockey

Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College speaker series focuses on equity for Indigenous children

Cindy Blackstock will speak online Jan. 14

A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College alumni venture into the Dragons’ Den

Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass made their pitch

Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted
Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)

Astrophotographer captures out-of-this-world shot from the Okanagan

A Western News reader snapped a photo of the rare celestial event

Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Holiday greetings from your new MLA

Brittny Anderson writes about how she’ll work virtually for Nelson-Creston

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted
B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani

Castlegar doctor shares personal COVID story, calls for adherence to guidelines

Dr. Megan Taylor was recently diagnosed with COVID

B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani
Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College project studies homelessness during pandemic

Three students talked to more than 70 homeless people in the summer

Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
(Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Nav Canada says it would never compromise safety at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Submission from Nav Canada regarding potential cuts to the West Kootenay Regional Airport

(Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)