Contributed

Comedian Ron James.

Comedian Ron James touring West Kootenay

Award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, kinetically charged performances.

Comedian Ron James.
Heather Shaw and Martin Staebler

Column: The environment vs. Valemount Ski Resort

While Jumbo was getting all of the press, architect developer Oberto Oberti was working on a development plan for Valemount.

Heather Shaw and Martin Staebler
B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake.

Letters to the editor: Open letter to the health minister

I would like to speak up for our senior citizens and the mentally ill. The government is failing them.

B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake.
The Castlegar Dam City Rollers' last home game was against the Nelson Killjoys in November.

Dam City Rollers hosting bout against Farmers’ Slaughters

Castlegar’s roller derby team is hosting a bout on home turf this week.

The Castlegar Dam City Rollers' last home game was against the Nelson Killjoys in November.
Selkirk College Ski Operations & Management Program student Ethan Goldstein takes part in a mock avalanche training session while on a field trip at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing in late-January.

Selkirk College SROAMies dive into backcountry

It was a field trip of epic West Kootenay proportions for Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program (SROAM) students.

Selkirk College Ski Operations & Management Program student Ethan Goldstein takes part in a mock avalanche training session while on a field trip at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing in late-January.
Jeff Faragher

Breakwater with Jeff Faragher to release CD at The Vallican Whole

On Saturday the Vallican Whole Community Centre in the Slocan Valley will be hosting Breakwater (plus one!) debuting their CD, “New Ground.”

Jeff Faragher
The Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild was one of the stops on last year’s Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Call for Culture Tour venues

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is accepting registrations for the 2017 Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

The Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild was one of the stops on last year’s Columbia Basin Culture Tour.
The Kimberley rink of Tom and Lori Buchy and Dave and Robyn Toffolo has won the provincial mixed curling title.

Kimberley’s Team Buchy wins BC Mixed title for fourth time

The Kimberley rink of Tom and Lori Buchy and Dave and Robyn Toffolo will be given the opportunity to fight for a national title.

The Kimberley rink of Tom and Lori Buchy and Dave and Robyn Toffolo has won the provincial mixed curling title.
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.

Trucker dies despite heroic rescue after crash

The transport truck driver who survived for two days in his crumpled cab before being rescued Thursday succumbed to his injuries Saturday.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.
Co-op Education & Employment Services Assistant Olga Sherstobitoff and Manager Brenda Smith (front l-r) met with (back l-r) Selkirk College alumnus and wildlife biologist Aaron Reid and Ministry of Forests

Selkirk College connects employers to students eager to achieve

Partnering with Co-op Education & Employment Services to hire a co-op student from Selkirk College brings countless paybacks to employers.

Co-op Education & Employment Services Assistant Olga Sherstobitoff and Manager Brenda Smith (front l-r) met with (back l-r) Selkirk College alumnus and wildlife biologist Aaron Reid and Ministry of Forests
Joan Alexander

Faith Foundations: Snow in summer?

“Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honour is not fitting for a fool.” Proverbs 26:1 (NRSV)

Joan Alexander
Melissa MacMillan and Jess-C Hall are second year Recreation

Devastating fungus destroys sleeping bat colonies

In parts of North America, bats are being devastated by a disease that will have a huge ecological effect, white-nose syndrome.

Melissa MacMillan and Jess-C Hall are second year Recreation
BC Hydro work at Site C.

LETTERS: Dam project will have real toll

Letters to the editor for Mar. 2 edition of the Castlegar News.

BC Hydro work at Site C.
Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner helped pace his team to a pair of 4-3 victories over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre this past weekend.

Selkirk College Saints capture third straight win

If the Selkirk College Saints are successful in capturing their fifth-straight title this season they will need to do it on the road.

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner helped pace his team to a pair of 4-3 victories over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre this past weekend.
Mitch Rosko and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this coming weekend where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes in a two-game set. Friday night’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game will take place at 4 p.m.

Selkirk College Saints return home for stretch drive

The Selkirk College Saints are in an unfamiliar late-February position of looking up in the standings.

Mitch Rosko and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this coming weekend where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes in a two-game set. Friday night’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game will take place at 4 p.m.
Driving file.

Turner column nails the driving problem

Praise to Gord Turner, for taking the time to write and submit the article “Driving madness in Castlegar.” Very much in agreement.

Driving file.
Graham Collingwood and Paige Mansveld.

Selkirk College ecology: A greener throne

Human waste is something that people don’t really want to talk about. However, for BC Parks, it is a stinking problem.

Graham Collingwood and Paige Mansveld.
The annual Bursary Tea held at Selkirk College brings donors and students together over fare prepared by the Professional Cook Training Program and served by students in the Resort and Hotel Management Program.

Bursary Tea brings together Selkirk College students and donors

A celebration of community learning took place at Selkirk College’s Mary Hall as donors and students came together for the Bursary Tea.

The annual Bursary Tea held at Selkirk College brings donors and students together over fare prepared by the Professional Cook Training Program and served by students in the Resort and Hotel Management Program.
Laura Stewart and Riley Pearson.

The buzz about urban beekeeping

Since the 1990s, honey bees worldwide have been on the decline and that has had a huge impact on the ecosystem.

Laura Stewart and Riley Pearson.
Castlegar Community Complex.

Public input sought for Castlegar community complex enhancement plans

Residents of Castlegar will be asked to comment on plans to expand and improve the Castlegar and District Community Complex this spring.

Castlegar Community Complex.