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FAITH: Choosing the right friends

A column from Castlegar pastor Tom Kline

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FAITH: Being intentional about connections

A column from Castlegar pastor Robin Murray

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These ladies showcased the traditional dress of Panama at the International Culture Festival. Photo: Betsy Kline

LETTER: Thanks for supporting the International Culture Festival

A letter from the Castlegar Refugee Committee

These ladies showcased the traditional dress of Panama at the International Culture Festival. Photo: Betsy Kline
Volunteer Elaine Sloane decorates the tree in preparation for Christmas at the Gallery. Photo: Kootenay Gallery

Christmas comes to the Kootenay Gallery

Local artisan’s creations can be viewed and purchased

Volunteer Elaine Sloane decorates the tree in preparation for Christmas at the Gallery. Photo: Kootenay Gallery
Santa Claus breakfast Dec 2021 Photo: Jennifer Small

Santa Claus and winter activities coming to Castlegar

Free activities include swimming, movies and skating

Santa Claus breakfast Dec 2021 Photo: Jennifer Small
Hundreds gathered at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph in Castlegar on Remembrance Day. Photos: Jennifer Small

OPINION: What does Remembrance Day mean to you?

“What do you ask someone who’s been through hell and back?”

Hundreds gathered at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph in Castlegar on Remembrance Day. Photos: Jennifer Small
SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia school trustees take office

The SD20 Board was sworn in Nov. 7

SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted
Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College breaks ground on new student housing in Castlegar and Nelson

Construction has started on 112-bed project on the Castlegar Campus and a 36-unit project in Nelson

Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College
Four family homes built by Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be completed in Castlegar by March 2023. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Habitat For Humanity homes to be finished by March

The project includes four-family multiplex homes

Four family homes built by Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be completed in Castlegar by March 2023. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College hosts TEDx online event

More than a dozen speakers are taking part in the online event Nov. 6

Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar city council May 2022 Photo: City of Castlegar
Castlegar city council May 2022 Photo: City of Castlegar
Kootenay Native Plant Society volunteers are planting 13 sites with more than one million native plant seedlings and seeds. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Native Plant Society launches fall planting season to support monarch butterflies

KNPS aims to plant 13 sites with more than one million native plant seedlings and seeds

Kootenay Native Plant Society volunteers are planting 13 sites with more than one million native plant seedlings and seeds. Photo: Submitted
A reader writes about the need to protect bears from our garbage. Photo: NNSL

LETTER: Learning the hard way that a fed bear is a dead bear

Theresa Negreiff talks about the false hope that problem bears are relocated

A reader writes about the need to protect bears from our garbage. Photo: NNSL
An instructor in the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care and Education Program, Michelle Pierce (left) has helped bring together an art exhibit at Crumbs Bakery called Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal. Seen here with one of the featured Exploration Station Child Care artists Everleigh (right), the interactive exhibit throws a spotlight on the importance of early childcare education and the creative inspiration provided by the little ones. Photo: Submitted

Children lead the way in Castlegar charcoal art exhibit

Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal is being hosted at Crumbs Bakery

An instructor in the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care and Education Program, Michelle Pierce (left) has helped bring together an art exhibit at Crumbs Bakery called Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal. Seen here with one of the featured Exploration Station Child Care artists Everleigh (right), the interactive exhibit throws a spotlight on the importance of early childcare education and the creative inspiration provided by the little ones. Photo: Submitted
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FAITH: How do I know I have the truth? (Part 7 of 8)

A column form Castlegar pastor Robin Martens

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Water system upgrades are scheduled for Oct. 27. Black Press file photo

City of Castlegar performing water system modifications Oct. 25

Residents and businesses in the Woodland Park area asked to restrict water usage during project

Water system upgrades are scheduled for Oct. 27. Black Press file photo
Craig Jones and Josephine Matyas at the childhood home of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, MS. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar valedictorian coauthors award-winning book

Craig Jones has won an award for his book on blues music

Craig Jones and Josephine Matyas at the childhood home of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, MS. Photo: Submitted
Dove Spirit has a permanent home at the Doukhobour Discovery Centre. (L-R) Canadian Tire Senior Managers Doris Raiwet and Alphin Puthalath, Doukhobor Discovery Centre Museum Director Ryan Dutchak, Castlegar Sculpturewalk Executive Director Joy Barrett. Photo: Submitted

‘Dove Spirit’ finds permanent home at Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Purchase made possible by gift from Castlegar Canadian Tire

Dove Spirit has a permanent home at the Doukhobour Discovery Centre. (L-R) Canadian Tire Senior Managers Doris Raiwet and Alphin Puthalath, Doukhobor Discovery Centre Museum Director Ryan Dutchak, Castlegar Sculpturewalk Executive Director Joy Barrett. Photo: Submitted
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FAITH: Dying with the most toys isn’t winning

A column from Castlegar pastor Tom Kline

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Audrey Moore, seen here in an undated photo, was the longest-serving mayor in Castlegar’s history. Selkirk College Regional Archives

Ceremony to recognize past Castlegar mayors happening Monday night

Public invited: former mayors will be presented with a commemorative gavel

Audrey Moore, seen here in an undated photo, was the longest-serving mayor in Castlegar’s history. Selkirk College Regional Archives