Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, will be held on Wednesday July 27 between 4 and 7 p.m., and the following morning on July 28, between 9 a.m. and noon.

The free, fun, family event is primarily to raise awareness about the Western Toad: about its natural history and life cycle, habitat requirements, and the challenges it faces. One of those challenges for the toadlets is to cross Highway 6 at Summit Lake, where they run the risk of getting squashed as they migrate from the lake’s shoreline to the upland habitat where they mature.

Columbia Power supports Kootenay Festival

Pictured from left to right are Jacquie Hamilton, funding coordinator for the event, David de Git, Director of Finance for Columbia Power and Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff, Festival Chair. — Submitted photo

Columbia Power is a supporter of this weekend’s Kootenay Festival, taking place all day, Saturday, July 23 at Millennium Park in Castlegar.

This event offers activities for whole family with kids activities and entertainment, 50 food and local craft vendors along with a full slate of multi-cultural musical and dance performances.

Also this year, stand-up paddle board and kayak demos and hot air balloon rides.

Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone

A view at Redstone: Photo Credit Steve Hiltz

Golfers (and brave beginners who are willing to give it a try) can swing with the best of them at the Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on August 6, and compete for prizes. 

There will be some sort of prize at every hole, and  some lucky, or highly skilled, or both, golfer could win a prize of $10,000 for getting a hole-in-one at a particular location.   Hall Printing is supplying that prize -- but only  if someone can win it!

Nominate someone kind for Castlegar's new Good Samaritan Award

Nominate someone kind for Castlegar's new Good Samaritan Award

The City of Castlegar would like to acknowledge individuals that perform public service acts in the community. We want to thank and acknowledge those citizens who take the time to care for the city and its citizens and who take pride in calling Castlegar their home.

Sunrise on solar garden project delayed by equipment snag

This will cost a delay in time but the project is still expected to come in on budget.

The sun won’t be rising as early as predicted on the city’s solar garden project after the groundbreaking foray encountered a recent equipment issue.

Community rallies behind Nelson woman’s fight against cancer

Galena Pal, with her three-year-old daughter Snow, is receiving tremendous support as she begins a journey against cancer.

The Heritage City is rallying behind a Nelson woman after the mother of one was recently diagnosed with a serious form of breast cancer.

Galena Rose Pal, a longtime resident of the Nelson area and mother to three-year-old Snow, received the devastating news in June she has cancer, and that the disease has shown signs of spreading.

Cancer is one of the scariest known words,” said friend Steve Archdekin, who is spearheading a fundraising campaign so Pal can receive treatment at a cancer-focused clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.

Coroner releases name of man killed in Fruitvale crash

Coroner releases name of man killed in Fruitvale crash

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Fruitvale on July 14.

He is Michael Joseph McIsaac, aged 26, of Fruitvale, a small community about 16 kilometres east of Trail.

McIsaac was driving his vehicle on Highway 3B just outside the town about 2 p.m. on July 14, , when a flat-deck semi coming in the opposite direction lost its load of crushed cars on a curve. Some of the debris struck McIsaac's vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and roll. McIsaac was deceased at the scene.

Pilot who crashed plane at Cold Lake Airshow was a frequent flyer at Nelson Flightfest

Bruce Evans, a Calgary-based pilot, attended the 2011 Nelson Flightfest in his T-28 Trojan aircraft (orange and white) on the left. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Members of the Nelson Pilots Association are mourning the loss of a pilot who crashed Sunday afternoon at the Cold Lake Air Show in Alberta.

Bruce Evans, a Calgary-based pilot was flying his T-28 Trojan aircraft when he crashed around 2 p.m. MT.

“(Bruce) was a very professional airman . . . flew by the book,” said Case Grypma of the Nelson Pilots Association.

“He never took chances . . .. Absolutely loved what he did . . . living the dream,” Grypma added.

Hitting the road and hearing from you this Summer

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall heard from the grassroots of the riding during the Bend the MLA Ear’s Tour.

Representing four incorporated communities –Salmo, Nelson, Kaslo and Creston-- and roughly 25 unincorporated communities, I spend much of June to September enjoying the opportunity of summer roads to get to all corners of Nelson-Creston.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: This is why

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: This is why

I try not to make the news about me, I just report it.

But honesty compels me to write this.

Sometimes, HOW I report it is relevant. I've had several people ask me why I was so strident in my refusal to write a recent story without police confirmation. I was accused of trying to be morally superior (I DO try to do that, but I always miss the mark, lol). I was accused of a lot of other things, too, all of them too stupid to speak of here. But I do think the morally superior one is worthy of response, it's a fair interpretation.

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