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Suzanne Lehbauer

Castlegar Hospice Society gets wild

Castlegar Hospice Society is holding its annual Hearts Gone Wild fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Element Club Bar & Grill.

Suzanne Lehbauer
F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow

F-35A to debut in Canada at Abbotsford International Airshow

See the F-35A on display at Abbotsford International Airshow – August 12-14, 2016.

F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow
Award-winning photograph taken at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow. Photo by Amateur Photographer of the Year

Abbotsford Airshow: Heroes of the Skies

The Abbotsford International Airshow takes place Aug. 12-14 and includes US Navy Super Hornets and the Breitling Jet Team

Award-winning photograph taken at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow. Photo by Amateur Photographer of the Year
This Salmo dinner jacket plaid Canadian flag is approved for use by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage.

Sustainable Salmo process launches today

A comprehensive planning process to update the Village of Salmo’s 15-year-old official community plan launches on Canada Day.

This Salmo dinner jacket plaid Canadian flag is approved for use by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage.
Bike to Work Week Kootenays organizer Mike Kent (centre)

Bike to Work Week Kootenays a great success

Organizers are amazed at the success of the 2016 Bike to Work Week initiative in the Kootenays that took place May 30 to June 5.

Bike to Work Week Kootenays organizer Mike Kent (centre)
Ken Kalesnikoff (left)

Interior lumber mills appeal for incentives

The Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association hopes to bring a message about the needs of the local forest industry to government.

Ken Kalesnikoff (left)
RDCK chief administrator Stuart Horn (far left) and Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff (third from right) are seen with members of the South Slocan Athletic Association: Phil Chernenkoff

RDCK acquires South Slocan’s Campbell Field

The RDCK has acquired Campbell Field thanks to a generous donation by the South Slocan Sports Association.

RDCK chief administrator Stuart Horn (far left) and Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff (third from right) are seen with members of the South Slocan Athletic Association: Phil Chernenkoff
The 2003 West Kootenay Wolf Pack went 2-2-1 at the Alberta Canada Cup.

West Kootenay Wolf Pack finish season with win

The 2003 West Kootenay Wolf Pack spring hockey team finished their season with a win at the Alberta Canada Cup.

The 2003 West Kootenay Wolf Pack went 2-2-1 at the Alberta Canada Cup.
Elaine Afoldy's Sunflowers in a Jar

Touchstones Nelson to feature West Kootenay artists

Touchstones Nelson will feature 38 paintings by 12 artists of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Elaine Afoldy's Sunflowers in a Jar
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall celebrates with the West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society board the receipt of $50

West Kootenay TEETH society wants partners

West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society is seeking partnerships with dentists, dental professionals and community members.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall celebrates with the West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society board the receipt of $50
The waterfall on Glade Creek. Some residents worry logging in the watershed could affect drinking water quality.

LETTER: Glade residents concerned about logging

Preservation of potable water is the overarching concern here in Glade.

The waterfall on Glade Creek. Some residents worry logging in the watershed could affect drinking water quality.
A number of animals have been seized from the property of John Vieira of Winlaw. (The person in this photo submitted by the SPCA is not Vieira.)

Winlaw man charged with animal cruelty

The SPCA seized 29 animals on January 28.

A number of animals have been seized from the property of John Vieira of Winlaw. (The person in this photo submitted by the SPCA is not Vieira.)
A retired pilot who has flown in and out of Castlegar many times says technology can only do so much to compensate for mountainous terrain.

LETTER: In flying, safety is paramount

This was a very complete article explaining some of the math facts regarding weather limits for arrival and departure.

A retired pilot who has flown in and out of Castlegar many times says technology can only do so much to compensate for mountainous terrain.
The Slocan River is one of many West Kootenay rivers that boast clear blue and green waters.

Celebrate BC Rivers Day on Sunday

Come for a luncheon, educational presentation and a field trip to the newly formed regional park by the Slocan River in Crescent Valley.

The Slocan River is one of many West Kootenay rivers that boast clear blue and green waters.
Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Finalists selected for B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year

Seventy photographers will compete at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow

Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.
The Castlegar RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye open for overdue travellers Linda Munro

UPDATE: Overdue travellers found

A couple in their 60's were last heard from yesterday outside of Castlegar, and are travelling in a blue pick up towing a white fifth-wheel.

The Castlegar RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye open for overdue travellers Linda Munro
Dr. David Smith

Dr. Smith: Understanding self-harm

Why is my child doing this? What is going on with youth.

Dr. David Smith
Selkirk College Nursing Program Student Suzanne Larocque is setting up a voter registration booth on the Castlegar Campus five times in March in hopes of inspiring her peers to get engaged with the democratic process.

Selkirk College Nursing Student Probes Youth Political Engagement

Selkirk College student Suzanne Larocque’s frustration with Canadian politics has led her to take action through an awareness campaign.

Selkirk College Nursing Program Student Suzanne Larocque is setting up a voter registration booth on the Castlegar Campus five times in March in hopes of inspiring her peers to get engaged with the democratic process.
LETTER: It’s not all negative in Salmo

LETTER: It’s not all negative in Salmo

As Salmo has been generally cast in such a negative light as of late, I felt the need to write to clarify a few points.

LETTER: It’s not all negative in Salmo
Jeff Lafortune and his support worker Cathy Lafortune have participated in all the Celebrate Diverse Abilities events since 2005. A CCSW mentor for the last 20 years

Selkirk College students mark 10 years of shifting from judgment to curiosity

“Celebrating Diverse Ability: A Walk in the Park” will take place on March 16 on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus.

Jeff Lafortune and his support worker Cathy Lafortune have participated in all the Celebrate Diverse Abilities events since 2005. A CCSW mentor for the last 20 years