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Eric Kutzner, left, is presented with the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston in 2016. (Photo submitted)

Spectrum Farms hosting memorial celebration

Eric and Donna Kutzner and Penny Richardson will be honoured on June 18

  • Jun 2, 2022
Eric Kutzner, left, is presented with the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston in 2016. (Photo submitted)
Doukhobors gathered in Grand Forks and Brilliant for the 75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival over the Victoria Day weekend. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Doukhobors celebrate 75 Years of coming together in peace, brotherhood and song

75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival

Doukhobors gathered in Grand Forks and Brilliant for the 75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival over the Victoria Day weekend. Photos: Jennifer Small
Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline

MLA Katrine Conroy visits Castlegar playground to highlight provincial funding

The provincial government has helped to fund six West Kootenay playgrounds

School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline
Retia Wigen was awarded Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Citizens of the Year announced during Blossom Festival

Retia Wigen and Nicole Cobbe were honoured at the opening ceremonies

Retia Wigen was awarded Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

PHOTOS: The return of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival parade

After two years of cancelled events, health protocols, and social distancing, the…

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The staff at Adam Robertson Elementary School created their own self-portraits for students to guess who’s who. (Submitted)

ARES Report: School-wide scavenger hunt inspires acceptance

On May 10, students searched for characteristics in people they may not have engaged with before

  • May 25, 2022
The staff at Adam Robertson Elementary School created their own self-portraits for students to guess who’s who. (Submitted)
Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.

Two Cranbrook centenarians honoured

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary presented Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup with bouquets of roses and certificates of appreciation for their 100th birthdays.

Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.
An aerial view of the building. (Courtesy of the Lower Kootenay Band)

Lower Kootenay Band celebrates grand opening of new wellness centre

On Saturday, May 21, the LKB will host a ceremony to name the new building

An aerial view of the building. (Courtesy of the Lower Kootenay Band)
A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)

PHOTOS: Creston Valley Blossom Festival celebrates 81 years of history

The popular community event is returning after a two-year hiatus

A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)

ARES Report: Learning Fair

Parents joined our students at school to find out what they’ve been learning

  • May 19, 2022
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)
Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)

Canyon-Lister Elementary School students care for the community

Students in Grades 5 to 7 helped pick up garbage on April 13

  • May 18, 2022
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)
Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Take part in the annual Kootenay Bat Count

From Kootenay Community Bat Project Spring is here, with rain, flowers, insects,…

Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)
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)