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Kids Christmas craft fair showcases young local entrepreneurs

How often do you get to go to a market and all the vendors are kids? You will get the chance in just a few days! West Kootenay home learners from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, and the Slocan Valley are meeting centrally at the Crescent Valley Hall to run their own business for a day. Vendors ages are from six to teens, and range...

Celebrating 75 years Of respiratory care in the BC Rockies District and all of British Columbia

This October 2019, TB Vets Charitable Foundation is proud to announce, through the generosity of our donors, $793,793 worth of respiratory equipment was donated to 28 different Hospital, University and Search and Rescue Foundations all over our province including right here in the Rockies. ·         For over 75 years, TB Vets...

DriveSmart BC: Driving With Vision Obstructed

I carry a Handicap parking permit. When I was first issued this permit an outline of my responsibilities said that I was to remove it from the rear view mirror while driving "...as it is against the law to drive with the Permit hanging (obstructed vision)." I see often see permit holders driving with their permits hanging...

From black bear families to a praying raccoon: Here are the 2019 Wildlife-In-Focus winners

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments. Last month the People’s...

DriveSmart BC: Maintaining Proper Lane Position

Are some of us such sloppy drivers that we can't even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home from work tonight and met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in a set of winding curves. Was the driver not paying attention or was he so intent on not slowing down that he straightened...

Castlegar Event Adds Dose of Fun and Games to Help Educate about Depression, Anxiety and Good Mental Health

As the leaves fall, people’s moods can, too. Come autumn, families are in the thick of school and work schedules and stresses. Reduced daylight can affect routines. That’s why it’s an ideal time for the 25th annual Beyond the Blues: Education and Screening Days, which have helped 102,000 people across B.C. since 1995. “People...

Upcoming Federal Candidates Forums Focus on Climate Crisis and Solutions

Federal election candidates will have an opportunity to focus on issues around climate change and creating a healthier and more peaceful future in a pair of all-candidates forums slated for Oct. 7 (Nelson) and Oct. 9 (Castlegar). The forum, Safe Climate, Clean Energy, and Healthy Communities, is being organized by four...

Mark your calendars for Pass Creek Fall Fair on Sept. 21 and 22

Get read for the 26 Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair  - Sept. 21 and 22, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds - Relkoff Road, Robson, B.C. The objective of the B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions is to educate the public about the importance of agriculture, where their food comes from and the...

Doukhobor/Aboriginal/White/Female: Local author tells uniquely B.C. story with Castlegar at its heart

Jean Barman met Irene Kelleher in the early 1990s at the suggestion of a mutual acquaintance, and it was the beginning of a long friendship between two teachers. Irene’s life story is chronicled in Barman’s new book, Invisible Generations: Living between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley (Caitlin Press). “Our meeting...

Kootenay author to share about sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery during September book tour

First-time author D. M. Ditson of Invermere will launch her award-winning memoir Wide Open with a Book Launch and Recovery Conversation tour. She will hold events in Kimberley, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Kelowna and Revelstoke between Sept. 16 and 24 and will be speaking at the Kootenay Regional Domestic Violence Conference...
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