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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
P.T. Barnum (played by Ben Kreutz) has fun with his circus troupe on stage at Boundary Creek Central Secondary School. Photo courtesy of Andrew Tripp

West Boundary students dazzle theatre audience

Boundary Creek Secondary’s drama program delivers on circus play

P.T. Barnum (played by Ben Kreutz) has fun with his circus troupe on stage at Boundary Creek Central Secondary School. Photo courtesy of Andrew Tripp
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
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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.
Bruins MVP, Captain Ray Warrack (centre), poses for photo with (L-R) Coach Dave Hnatiuk and assistant coaches Shane Gorman and Igor Agarunov at the team’s awards banquet Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks Border Bruins wrap up regular season, celebrate players

The Bears picked up their fifth season win against Castlegar

Bruins MVP, Captain Ray Warrack (centre), poses for photo with (L-R) Coach Dave Hnatiuk and assistant coaches Shane Gorman and Igor Agarunov at the team’s awards banquet Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo: Submitted
Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks’ Bruins bring Beaver Valley to home ice shoot-out

The Bears put up a hard fight, but lost to the Nitehawks in successive weekend games

Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
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
Emma Lognon and Darren Amm are Selkirk College Recreation Fish and Wildlife students.

Ecological Comment: The fungus besting our pest control

Written by Selkirk College Recreation Fish and Wildlifestudents

Emma Lognon and Darren Amm are Selkirk College Recreation Fish and Wildlife students.
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
The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca

Grand Forks Border Bruins win at Castlegar, lose at home

The team played their last games of the season half over the Dec. 17-19 weekend

The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca
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
The Bruins went up against the Castlegar Rebels at The Jack Saturday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Bruins lose two weekend games

The Bears have won one out of 20 games so far this season

The Bruins went up against the Castlegar Rebels at The Jack Saturday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mayor Brian Taylor and Michele Caskey show off the B.C. Lung Federation’s 2021 Holiday Seals Tuesday, Dec. 7. The mayor’s dog Charley was a very good girl for the photo-op. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. Lung Foundation kicks off annual Seals Campaign

Holiday seals available at Post Offices in Grand Forks, Christina Lake

Mayor Brian Taylor and Michele Caskey show off the B.C. Lung Federation’s 2021 Holiday Seals Tuesday, Dec. 7. The mayor’s dog Charley was a very good girl for the photo-op. Photo: Laurie Tritschler