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Silverton was originally known as Four Mile or Four Mile City, after Four Mile Creek.
Shutty Bench, a few kilometers north of Kaslo, was founded by Andrew Shutty and his son.
Shoreacres, the wide flat at the confluence of the Slocan and Kootenay rivers, was previously known as Slocan Crossing and Lancasters.
Was Shields named for a railway contractor or for the Shiell brothers?
Rhone, a former railway siding four miles west of Westbridge, was first mentioned in the Kelowna Record of June 10, 1915.
Phoenix turned out to be a prophetic name for the Boundary’s greatest ghost town.
Today Paulson is a bridge, a backroad, and a highway, but originally it was a siding on the Columbia and Western Railway.
Ahead of Local Government Awareness Week in BC, we study the complicated history of municipalities in our area.
Local traffic police are urging motorists to slow down after catching more than a dozen vehicles going at least 40 km/h over the limit.
It’s not as uncommon as it used to be, but it’s still a big deal when someone turns 100.
Since 1947, at least 65 people in West Kootenay/Boundary have received freedom of the city or village.
Thanks to Nelson, BC, a town in Washington state named Nelson was rechristened Danville.
Local traffic police saw one encouraging trend in 2015, but lots of others that have them concerned.
Mineral City, six or seven miles up Cariboo Creek from Burton was concocted by Rossland interests.
Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.
The Boundary is named after Boundary Creek, but why isn’t it named instead after the Kettle River?
The Kettle River was named by 1860. There are a couple of theories about its origin.
At least 60 Doukhobors volunteered and two were conscripted for service during the First World War.
The number of women elected to local office in West Kootenay/Boundary on Saturday was about the same as three years ago.
When Doukhobors emigrated to Canada, it was with the understanding they would be exempt from military service. World War I tested that idea.