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A lunar eclipse will happen next month, Nov. 18/19. Photo: Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash

Look up to see the Kootenay sky full of planets

“For thousands of years, the night sky was just a splash of random dots.”

  • Oct 28, 2021

 

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

 

Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano

After 19 months, U.S. land border to reopen to vaccinated Canadians in November

Non-essential travel to U.S. by unvaccinated foreign nationals will remain prohibited

 

Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Federal officials rethink wording of markers at gravesites of past prime ministers

Plaques are being rethought specifically in light of historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples

Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Canada’s Jonathan David, right, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Canada’s Jonathan David, right, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, File

New life in Canada for family that helped Edward Snowden flee to Hong Kong

The family’s arrival in Canada is the culmination of a long saga going back to 2013

In this Oct. 11, 2013, file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, File
dukobour cuisine

History Through Food – Doukhobor Cuisine

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Sep 29, 2021
dukobour cuisine
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ghost tales: The storied history of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home

Lost Souls of Lakewood explores the history of Nelson’s Blaylock Mansion

The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)

Canadian Beer Day encourages Canada to raise a glass

Third event by Beer Canada celebrates workers within and related to brewing industry

Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)
Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)

Future teachers fork out Canada’s lowest tuitions, future dentists pay a mouthful

Drilling down into this year’s numbers shows a wide range in Canadian university fees

Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal leaders campaign while Kovrig, Spavor mark 1,000 days imprisoned in China

The Liberals have faced criticism from some over their handling of Kovrig and Spavor’s ongoing detentions

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Stretching from the heaviest concentration of stars in the south all the way to the northeast is where we see the iconic “W” symbolizing Cassiopeia. Photo: Gary Boyle

Behold Cassiopeia, ‘The Queen’ in the Kootenay skies

By Gary Boyle - The Backyard Astronomer **************************************** As the sun sets…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Stretching from the heaviest concentration of stars in the south all the way to the northeast is where we see the iconic “W” symbolizing Cassiopeia. Photo: Gary Boyle
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Boundary Bridge

Fall Fun Foliage in Boundary Country

Fall has arrived in Boundary Country! While summer is always a blast,…

  • Aug 25, 2021
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Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)

How to spend the final days of summer in Boundary!

Temperatures stay warm through September, which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the lake

  • Aug 25, 2021
Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.

In this BC town, art blossoms far beyond the galleries!

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Aug 25, 2021
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.
Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Shekib Rahmani, File)

Second Canadian flight leaves chaotic Kabul on Friday with 106 Afghans on board

Airport has been secured for now, but reaching it and getting through its perimeter is extremely dangerous

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Shekib Rahmani, File)
The oldest craft brewery in the Kootenays, Nelson Brewing is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
The oldest craft brewery in the Kootenays, Nelson Brewing is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)

Election 2021: Voting rights did not always extend to all Canadians

Women, Indigenous people, religious minorities and others have been denied the vote in past years

Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)
Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: B.C. man sets world record for longest continuous journey on rollerblades

At 8597 kilometers, Zach Choboter surpassed the current record as he makes his way across Canada

Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)