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A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine

West Kootenay flood risk continues as snow pack sits at 215% of normal

Snowmelt delay stretching freshet into July

A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival returns to live events

This years’ festival runs June 23 to 26

Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Help bring an Afghani family to Nelson

Michelle Mungall writes about an endearing friendship and a desperate need

Bill Lynch with his friend Javed after touring the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted

Nominations open for June Lythgoe Scholarship

Aspiring West Kootenay musicians can win the $1,000 bursary

A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek in August, 2021. Photo: Joel Pelletier

Prescribed burn planned for up to 160 hectares in Trozzo Creek area

Smoke may be visible from Winlaw and Highway 6

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek in August, 2021. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted

Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund Award now taking 2022 nominations

The award honours self-identified women who work in conservation, sustainability

Suzy Hamilton was a West Kootenay environmental activist and journalist. Photo: Submitted
Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar to host live and virtual fly fishing film festival

The film festival is taking place on March 26 at the Castle Theatre

Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainians hold the line in the Maidan until the Observation Mission made its report on the election proceedings in 2014. Photo: Michelle Mungall

COLUMN: A first-hand account of Ukraine’s determination for democracy

Michelle Mungall writes about her time as an election observer in Ukraine

Ukrainians hold the line in the Maidan until the Observation Mission made its report on the election proceedings in 2014. Photo: Michelle Mungall
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LETTER: To the public from Kootenay Boundary family physicians and nurse practitioners

“People in our communities are still becoming seriously ill with COVID, lives continue to be lost”

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The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.

Selkirk College to host community dialogue for peace at Castlegar Mir Centre on Sunday

Community members shaken by the invasion of Ukraine are invited to attend the gathering

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is hosting a community dialogue for peace on the Castlegar Campus starting at 3 p.m. on March 6. All community members are invited to attend.
Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: One gobble too many?

The history and impacts of wild turkeys in the Kootenays

Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted
More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College closed Jan. 4 due to snow

Unless otherwise communicated, campuses, learning centres, and facilities will reopen Jan. 5.

More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay youth join provincial leadership council

StrongerBC Young Leaders Council to provide feedback to government on policies that matter to youth

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted
A vigil was held Monday night outside Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s office in memory of those who have died due to climate-change disasters. Photo: Submitted

OPINION: Vigil held in Nelson for climate-related deaths

About 70 people gathered outside MLA Brittny Anderson’s office

A vigil was held Monday night outside Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s office in memory of those who have died due to climate-change disasters. Photo: Submitted
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
Winlaw’s Jordan Mounteer is among those nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize. Photo: Submitted
The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College unveils new childcare centre in Nelson

The new Silver King Childcare Centre provides 24 spaces to parents

The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small

KIJHL launches app featuring real-time game scores

Follow the Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs or your favourite KIJHL team on the new app

Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small