Two Evenings Inspiring Change Shaped by the Columbia River

After 25 years of writing and thinking about the upper Columbia River landscape and its complex Indigenous history, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes will speak about how following her passion has transformed her during “Two Worlds, One Heart” at the Capitol Theatre on Nov. 14th at 7:30 p.m. What were the obstacles in writing about “extinct” people? […]

Area G Director Cunningham receives long-term service award

Regional District of Central Kootenay Director Hans Cunningham was recently honoured for his years of public service at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver from September 18-22 in Vancouver. The Electoral Area G Director, who attend the provincial conference with other RDCK board members, received a long-term service award for over 35 […]

Kootenay Lake Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Teacher Sean Marechal has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Marechal teaches Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W.E. Graham School in the Village of Slocan. “I can’t think of a teacher more deserving of this recognition than Sean. His dedication and passion for building […]

A place to call home: Freedom Quest’s new head office offers stability

Creating a safe, stable space for young people was one of Freedom Quest Youth Services Society’s key goals in purchasing a building for their head office in Castlegar. Now they can continue to deliver free community programming to those impacted by substance use in a place that feels like home. Serving young people between ages […]

Key Ceremony event for new Castlegar Habitat for Humanity Build Project

On Friday Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC celebrated the completion of their new affordable housing project in Castlegar that will house four families. The keys to the homes are being presented to the selected families in celebration of their new homeownership journey. These families will be given the opportunity to achieve the dream of affordable […]

LETTER: Sign petition to save our dog park

RANT to the residents trying to close down the dog park at Millenium in Castlegar because of: . Dogs barking and making noise during daytime (it empties after sunset) . Dogs running through their yards (from the fenced in dog park? How?) . Decreased Sandpipers in the area (Sandpipers decreased when they removed the pools […]

Column: Entropy -- a city and a civilization

‘ “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To study hard, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes, and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to do all […]

Nelson SAR hosts Inter-regional Search, Rescue Training Exercise at Kokanee Creek Park

Nelson Search and Rescue is hosting a large inter-regional SAR exercise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park approximately 20 kilometers north of the Heritage City on Highway 3A on Saturday, September 16. There will be more than 100 SAR members from all over the southeast and central regions of BC for workshops and training exercises beginning […]

Local innovation recognized by RBC

Everyone living in the Kootenays realizes what a special place it is. Characterized by beautiful mountain rangers, glacier-fed streams, rivers and lakes, critical wetlands, and stunning biodiversity, this part of the world is also being impacted by climate change. Prolonged drought, severe wildfires, and dropping water levels show that it’s time to act now to […]

Columbia Basin Trust asks Basin residents to comment on draft Columbia Basin Management Plan Focus Areas

Columbia Basin Trust is inviting the public to provide feedback on its draft Plan — located at ourtrust.org/draftcbmp—which will guide the Trust’s activities into the future. The draft Plan reflects feedback the Trust continuously receives from Basin residents, as well as from its recent community engagement process, called Our Trust, Our Future.   “It has been […]
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