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Remote control speedway nearing completion in Greenwood, B.C.

Racers, start your tiny engines

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The Way it Was

1916: Phoenix holds per capita automobile record

  • May 12, 2021
Ted Invictus (left) pulls a piano through the crosswalk between Market Avenue and 2nd Street as Nathan Vogel plays a few notes Monday morning, May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Music-lovers deliver street piano in Grand Forks

Musician gives one-handed performance as volunteers rolled the Heintzman through the city’s main street

Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché said he hopes to raise money to buy 100 cups of coffee for frontline workers. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue to host coffee fundraiser

Lucky donors to receive free smoke detectors

Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché said he hopes to raise money to buy 100 cups of coffee for frontline workers. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Five-year-old Bayne Krause poses for a photo with his mom Marianne. Bayne’s shirt reads, ‘I have Cystic Fibrosis. Help keep me healthy, please social distance.’ Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks mom promotes awareness of cystic fibrosis

Marianne Krause wants people to know what it’s like for her five-year-old son to live with CF

Five-year-old Bayne Krause poses for a photo with his mom Marianne. Bayne’s shirt reads, ‘I have Cystic Fibrosis. Help keep me healthy, please social distance.’ Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton, the historians behind popular Facebook page Lost Kootenays, are set to release a book of the same name and have just unveiled its cover showing the ghostly Hotel in Slocan City shortly before its 1953 demolition. Photo courtesy of Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton.

Popular historical Facebook page Lost Kootenays set to release book

128-page hard copy documenting history of East and West Kootenays coming this fall

Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton, the historians behind popular Facebook page Lost Kootenays, are set to release a book of the same name and have just unveiled its cover showing the ghostly Hotel in Slocan City shortly before its 1953 demolition. Photo courtesy of Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton.
Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo

Urban wildlife Part XI: The Kootenay birds (and others) of 2021

The work of photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part XI. With links to Parts I-X

Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars

Feeling mycelial: Nelson youth music workshop creates a network of songs

Director Allison Girvan’s project Back to the Stars is inspired by reflections on Indigenous history

L-R: Singers Amanda Creak, Kelly Vrugteveen, Sapphire Guthrie, Mélodie Giguère, Aliza Jones, and Rebecca Neudorf. They took part in a year-long process about Truth and Reconciliation that has resulted in the filmed musical pilgrimage Back to the Stars, directed by Allison Girvan. Photo: Video screenshot from Back to the Stars
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
The Greenwood Public Library was in a bad financial situation after 2019, outgoing treasurer Jocelyn Nega said at the library’s annual general meeting Thursday, April 29. File photo

Greenwood Public Library posts income gains amid pandemic

‘The community came to our rescue,’ said outgoing treasurer, Jocelyn Nega

The Greenwood Public Library was in a bad financial situation after 2019, outgoing treasurer Jocelyn Nega said at the library’s annual general meeting Thursday, April 29. File photo
The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council health research project gets $950,000 grant

Collaboration between the Ktunaxa, IH, UBC and UVIC gets grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)
Highs school student Aiden Warriner (left) and Grand Forks Fire Rescue Cpt. Nicki-Jo Wolfram spotted The Gazette at the city firehall Wednesday night, April 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks Fire Rescue hosts open house for potential recruits

Wednesday’s event was a ‘fanstastic,’ said Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché

Highs school student Aiden Warriner (left) and Grand Forks Fire Rescue Cpt. Nicki-Jo Wolfram spotted The Gazette at the city firehall Wednesday night, April 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Eagle eyes: Gaelen Schnare’s passion for birding

The 14 year old has earned respect from a community of bird watchers

Gaelen Schnare checking out birds on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Former fire chief Walt Osellame (left) holds his gold bars and a service certificate, presented by Midway mayor Martin Fromme on Tuesday, April 20. Photo: Submitted

Retired fire chief receives service medals at special Midway ceremony

Walt Osellame continues to train firefighters and high schoolers across the Boundary

Former fire chief Walt Osellame (left) holds his gold bars and a service certificate, presented by Midway mayor Martin Fromme on Tuesday, April 20. Photo: Submitted
Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Stage theatre coming back to Grand Forks this summer

Producers of Shrek the Musical, Jr. to wow audiences again!

Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Sculptor David Seven Deers lovingly restores the cenotaph at Grand Forks City Hall Friday, April 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks sculptor breathes life into cenotaph

David Seven Deers was hard at work at the monument Friday, April 23

Sculptor David Seven Deers lovingly restores the cenotaph at Grand Forks City Hall Friday, April 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Kimberly Feeny, president at Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society, said Friday’s yard (April 23) sale will benefit rescued cats like ‘Pearl,’ who unexpectedly delivered a litter of kittens the night before. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks cat shelter holds yard sale in time for kittens’ birth

The yard sale runs at 6392 2nd St. until 2 p.m. Friday, April 23

Kimberly Feeny, president at Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society, said Friday’s yard (April 23) sale will benefit rescued cats like ‘Pearl,’ who unexpectedly delivered a litter of kittens the night before. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo

Urban wildlife Part X: The Kootenay birds of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser in 2021. Part X. With links to Parts I-IX

The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo