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Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College discontinues men’s hockey

Selkirk Saints hockey team permanently dismantled

Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small
KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted

True champions: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy team

The expanded KBRH pharmacy is slated for completion in 2023.

KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted
Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted

Call for entries for Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Deadline for registration for artists and venues is April 15

Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks in Invermere. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted

Jennie Gallo added to Castlegar Complex Wall of Fame

Gallo has had a successful career in women’s hockey

Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted
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Kootenay Boundary investment co-op offering micro-loans for small and medium sized businesses

West Kootenay Boundary Community Cooperative partnering with KAST to deliver $1000 to $3500 loans

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Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College alumni venture into the Dragons’ Den

Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass made their pitch

Two former Selkirk College students recently made a pitch on Dragons’ Den. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Gallery 2 hosted the Festival of Trees Dec. 14 — 19. File photo

Gallery 2 hosts 2020’s Festival of Trees

The auction raised over $2,500 for local food programs

Grand Forks’ Gallery 2 hosted the Festival of Trees Dec. 14 — 19. File photo
Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)

Astrophotographer captures out-of-this-world shot from the Okanagan

A Western News reader snapped a photo of the rare celestial event

Okanagan resident Debra Ceravelo grabbed this photo of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Dec. 20, 2020. (Submitted)
Grand Forks’ Choral Society put out four Christmas choral performances for seniors unable to have visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Choristers and producer Gary Cuthbert brought the choir to seniors’ care homes and the city at large by digitally combining 21-part harmonies for each performance. Video shared by Gary Cuthbert, Musical Director Kirsten Rezansoff and everyone at the Grand Forks Choral Society.

WATCH: GF Choral Society sings “In the Bleak Midwinter”

The song is the third of four digital performances the society released for Grand Forks’ seniors

Grand Forks’ Choral Society put out four Christmas choral performances for seniors unable to have visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Choristers and producer Gary Cuthbert brought the choir to seniors’ care homes and the city at large by digitally combining 21-part harmonies for each performance. Video shared by Gary Cuthbert, Musical Director Kirsten Rezansoff and everyone at the Grand Forks Choral Society.
The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) unveiled its virtual Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 9. Photo courtesy of the GFCS’s Gary Cuthbert.

Grand Forks Choral Society sings “Come o Ye Faithful”

The second of four songs by society’s digital choir

The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) unveiled its virtual Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 9. Photo courtesy of the GFCS’s Gary Cuthbert.
B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani

Castlegar doctor shares personal COVID story, calls for adherence to guidelines

Dr. Megan Taylor was recently diagnosed with COVID

B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. Photo: Ashley Wadhwani
Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College project studies homelessness during pandemic

Three students talked to more than 70 homeless people in the summer

Selkirk College Nursing Program fourth-year students Amanda Sigurdson (left) and Jordan Sherstobitoff (right) were part of a research team that surveyed homeless populations in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. The pair are seen here at the Nelson Civic Centre outdoor homeless camp this past summer. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo

Grand Forks’ Christmas hamper program collection donations until Nov. 30

The program has been helping those less fortunate in the community for the past 10 years

Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo
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Nav Canada says it would never compromise safety at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Submission from Nav Canada regarding potential cuts to the West Kootenay Regional Airport

(Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
This home in Nelson is available from Habitat for Humanity. Photo: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity seeks Nelson families for first-time home ownership

A property is available at 2108 Creek Street

This home in Nelson is available from Habitat for Humanity. Photo: Habitat for Humanity