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With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

All-star Creston students present Shrek the Musical

The cast and crew of 63 kids from Adam Robertson Elementary School performed in front of a full audience

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
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
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
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)

Boswell Historical Society fundraising to purchase St. Anselm’s Anglican Church

The church will become a new gathering space for the community, and a preserved piece of history

  • May 6, 2022
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)
Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Montréal Guitar Trio

MG3 is playing Sunday, May 8 at Kootenay River Secondary School Theatre

Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)
May 2 to 8 is Mental Health Week. (Metro Creative)

Truest Reflections: Recognizing Mental Health Week

Counsellor Barbara Hunter speaks on the topic of empathy

  • May 4, 2022
May 2 to 8 is Mental Health Week. (Metro Creative)
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Spring turnout at Kootenay Meadows brings hundreds of spectators

The frisky dairy cows enjoyed frolicking on the green pasture

The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Author Maureen Brownlee. (Courtesy of Harbour Publishing)

Author’s book tour scheduled to land at Creston Valley Public Library

Valemount author Maureen Brownlee recently released her novel “Cambium Blue”

Author Maureen Brownlee. (Courtesy of Harbour Publishing)
The Creston Community Seed Bank Society has offered some gardening tips for beginners. (Photo submitted)

Creston Community Seed Bank Society: New to gardening? Here’s some tips

By Patricia Huet, Creston Community Seed Bank Society If you have been…

  • Apr 28, 2022
The Creston Community Seed Bank Society has offered some gardening tips for beginners. (Photo submitted)
Anita Stushnoff will be honoured through song. (Photo submitted)

Late choir director Anita Stushnoff to be celebrated in song

From Blossom Valley Singers After two years without choir, the Blossom Valley…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Anita Stushnoff will be honoured through song. (Photo submitted)
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
John Pawelko has been volunteering his time at Gleaners Too for the last nine years. He enjoys being active and getting to do something new every day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gleaners: Thank You to Our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 24 to 30

  • Apr 26, 2022
John Pawelko has been volunteering his time at Gleaners Too for the last nine years. He enjoys being active and getting to do something new every day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress

Castlegar run raising money for Ukrainian refugees

Run 4 Refugees will also feature a mini international festival

Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)