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A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC

Castlegar man wins $150,000 with scratch and win ticket

Clarence Wilkie purchased the ticket in Castlegar

Erika Konrad’s “Everything Became Beautiful” is showcased at the Kunze Gallery until Sept. 15. (Submitted)

What to do in Creston from Sept. 9 to 16

Looking for something fun to do this week? Well, look no further!

Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Ktunaxa poet reads at Touchstones Nelson for parade-less Pride week

Smokii Sumac describes himself as two-spirit, transmasculine, and a member of the Ktunaxa Nation

Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Gray Creek Regatta is set for September 4 and 5. (Photo by Leone Lund of Gray Creek)

What to do in Creston from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8

Here are 5 fun ideas for how to spend your free time!

The Gray Creek Regatta is set for September 4 and 5. (Photo by Leone Lund of Gray Creek)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington

Legendary Nelson photographer publishes new book

Fred Rosenberg has been photographing the people of Nelson for 40 years

Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington
Creston Valley Rotary Club members Steve Takacs, Bob Griffith, and president Dave Handy pose in front of the newly placed plaque at Rotacrest Hall on Aug. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Rotary members recognize 40th anniversary of Rotacrest Hall

‘Rotarians gave their money, time, and the blisters on their hands to this and many other endeavours.’

Creston Valley Rotary Club members Steve Takacs, Bob Griffith, and president Dave Handy pose in front of the newly placed plaque at Rotacrest Hall on Aug. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
National Dog Day (Aug. 26) was launched in 2005 to raise awareness of dogs needing rescue and encourage appreciation of family and working dogs. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Pick of the litter – a tribute to our four-legged friends on National Dog Day

Aug. 26 was designated in 2005 as day to honour our faithful canine companions

National Dog Day (Aug. 26) was launched in 2005 to raise awareness of dogs needing rescue and encourage appreciation of family and working dogs. (Contributed photo)
Beth Swalwell, owner of Art Barn Studio, welcomes creative minds to try out one of her workshops in a variety of mediums. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

What to do in Creston for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

Here are 5 fun ideas for how to spend your free time!

Beth Swalwell, owner of Art Barn Studio, welcomes creative minds to try out one of her workshops in a variety of mediums. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
Visit Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co. for a look behind the scenes of the dairy industry. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

What to do this week in Creston

Here are 7 fun ideas for how to spend some free time

Visit Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co. for a look behind the scenes of the dairy industry. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Seasoned gardeners at Mountain Side Village in Fruitvale bought many plants from local sources to grow this season. But this particular bounty of purple tomatoes, called the Indigo Rose, is something new to them. Photos: Submitted

Perplexed by a purple tomato? Learn about the ‘Indigo Rose’

Indigo Rose is a new breed of cherry-tomato that contains anthocyanin

Seasoned gardeners at Mountain Side Village in Fruitvale bought many plants from local sources to grow this season. But this particular bounty of purple tomatoes, called the Indigo Rose, is something new to them. Photos: Submitted
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA

Kootenay emergency response organization awarded first special operations accreditation in Canada

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association responds to life-threatening incidents

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project

Castlegar soldier’s WWI letters now online

Collection includes Arlthur Killough’s letters to family at the Merryfield Fruit Ranch near Castlegar

Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo