Help plan the future of Parks, Trails, and Water Access in the RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is embarking on a month-long engagement process to support the development of a Regional Parks, Trails, and Water Access Strategy, which will help inform the planning, decision-making, and management of the Regional Parks and Trails Services over the next 10 years. The RDCK is seeking residents input to hear their […]

Two books featuring Slocan Valley's Tom Wayman set to be launched in Nelson, Nakusp

West Kootenay author Tom Wayman will launch two new books — a prose memoir and a collection of poems — at the Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley Street, on Wednesday, May 29 and at the Nakusp Public Library, 92 6th Ave. NW, on Thursday, May 30. Both events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and […]

City and Communities in Bloom Invite Residents to Help Clean Up and Keep Castlegar Beautiful

Communities in Bloom has proclaimed the week of May 6, 2024, as Communities in Bloom Week which creates an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the benefits derived from Communities in Bloom and the countless volunteers and individuals that make our community a great place to live. The Communities in Bloom program fosters community strength, involvement, […]

KBRH Health Foundation donations help keep expectant families closer to home

Thanks to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation and its generous donors, Interior Health will be able to keep more Kootenay Boundary expectant families facing early deliveries closer to home. A new Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at KBRH, made possible by $745,000 in additional Foundation-funded equipment and the addition of specialized […]

City of Castlegar Launches Public Engagement Process to Gather Ideas & Renew Brandson Neighbourhood Park

The City of Castlegar is initiating a public engagement process to renew Brandson Neighbourhood Park located at 2412 6th Avenue which aims to create an accessible and inclusive park that is welcoming to everyone. The City wants to hear ideas from the community on what it wants to see and asks the question: if you […]

Doukhobor historical memoir launches at the Nelson Library

In a time of war and division, Vera Maloff’s newly published book on one man’s pacifist convictions has never been so relevant. That one man was Vera’s grandfather. They Called Him a Radical: The Memoirs of Pete Maloff and the Making of a Doukhobor Pacifist is a collection of his memoirs, written while under house […]

Canadian Cancer Society urgently seeking volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in Castlegar

Dear Editor, The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is calling on residents of Castlegar, BC to help community members facing a cancer diagnosis by becoming a volunteer driver with our Wheels of Hope transportation program. Volunteer drivers not only provide a means for clients to get to and from cancer-related appointments, they also offer a safe […]

Wildsight Education program recognized with national award

Wildsight’s EcoStewards program is the inaugural recipient of Wildlife Habitat Canada’s Diane Griffin Award. EcoStewards encourages students to learn about local ecosystems and undertake projects in their wild backyards. Wildsight educators guide students on an immersive learning journey through multiple in-class sessions, culminating in a community action project. We were humbled and grateful that this […]

City of Castlegar Council Highlights - January & February 2024

February 20, 2024 Presentations Kathy Murray, on behalf of WildSafeBC, provided a presentation on how to prevent conflicts with wildlife, including rats. Rat populations are increasing across British Columbia, spread can be discouraged by managing attractants, removing cover and shelter, and by removing present rats responsibly. For more information on managing wildlife interactions, including rats, […]

Nelson Pride announces date, upcoming events

Save the date. Nelson Pride will take place Sunday, August 25 to Monday, Sept. 2, 2024, in line with our 1996 Kootenay Pride roots.  There will be more details announced as the the event nears the August date. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce two new monthly events for our LGBTQIA+ community and […]
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