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Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College breaks ground on new student housing in Castlegar and Nelson

Construction has started on 112-bed project on the Castlegar Campus and a 36-unit project in Nelson

Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College
Image: Eclipse Moon Nov. 2003

Total lunar eclipse expected on Nov. 8

In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, many will get the…

Image: Eclipse Moon Nov. 2003
Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College hosts TEDx online event

More than a dozen speakers are taking part in the online event Nov. 6

Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted
Wood stoves need proper maintenance to avoid chimney fires. Black Press file photo

Is your woodstove ready for winter, or is it a fire hazard?

By Rob Manering, Special to Black Press Media Is your woodstove a…

Wood stoves need proper maintenance to avoid chimney fires. Black Press file photo
These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s singing competition, Reach for the Mic, seeks talent

Reach for the Mic is in need of singers to take the stage in October

These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Gord Turner
Gord Turner
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project
The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted

Ukrainian family reunites in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff Lumber provides job for Ukrainian refugee

The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted
Christina Benty led a candidate workshop in Castlegar in 2018, prior to the last municipal election. Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar to host West Kootenay candidate readiness workshop

Workshop is for anyone in the West Kootenay thinking about running in the October municipal election

Christina Benty led a candidate workshop in Castlegar in 2018, prior to the last municipal election. Photo: John Boivin
Jessica Ogden is the winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award. Photo: Submitted

Jessica Ogden recipient of Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award

Glada McIntyre was also posthumously honoured

Jessica Ogden is the winner of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award. Photo: Submitted
Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted

REVIEW: Castlegar author, world traveler

Rosemary Manarin’s book All in a Journey takes us on several personal journeys around the world

Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted
Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik

Low-flying helicopters inspecting West Kootenay gas lines in coming weeks

Talon Helicopters is conducting the inspections for FortisBC

Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik
Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

Adam Doskoch, Roah Levy and Michelle Moses will each receive $3,300

Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine

West Kootenay flood risk continues as snow pack sits at 215% of normal

Snowmelt delay stretching freshet into July

A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: 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

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