Greg Nesteroff

BRAND NAMES: Cominco, West Kootenay Power, Granby

Consolidated Mining and Smelting (CM&S) became Cominco, then Teck-Cominco, then Teck

COLUMN: Will Vancouver Island become home to tropical species?

Warming winter waters off BC’s coast has resulted in some previously unusual fish sightings

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay, the post offices and ships

A CPR sternwheeler and two navy destroyers took the name Kootenay

PLACE NAMES: Trading on Kootenay’s good name

Kootenay has been used to sell everything from stoves to washboards to cigars — even a patent medicine

PLACE NAMES: No, Kootenay doesn’t mean ‘water people’

Ethnographers have expended much effort seeing the roots of Kootenay and/or Ktunaxa

Free employment training program offered in Castlegar

Five-week training and certification program offered by Kootenay Career Development Society

Castlegar atoms take home championship

The Castlegar Atom Jr. Rebels No. 1 have won the West Kootenay championship.

PLACE NAMES: Thirty-four ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)

No consensus existed in the 19th century on how to write the name of our region

Selkirk Saints lock up playoff spot

Saints headed for BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs

Castlegar Rebels to face Beaver Valley in playoff opener

The Castlegar Rebels are heading to the KIJHL playoffs.

Castlegar Skating Club prepares for regional championships

Watch local skaters on March 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Castlegar Rebels on verge of clinching playoff spot

Castlegar only needs one win or a Bruins loss to punch their playoff ticket.

Selkirk College Saints split final home series against Simon Fraser

UVic has two games in hand on the Saints.

Gord Turner: Being a lover on Valentine’s Day

Columnist looks at Valentine’s Day ideas

PLACE NAMES: West Kootenay(s)

To some locals, “West Kootenays” (as opposed to West Kootenay) is like nails on a chalkboard

Selkirk Saints look for boost in final home weekend of season

The puck drops at the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

Castlegar Rebels pound Spokane to keep playoff hopes alive

The Rebels were one point back of Grand Forks in the chase for the final playoff spot

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay(s)

How the Kootenay became the Kootenays is complicated and often confusing

Stanley Humphries in January: drum making, bridge breaking, and dodgeball

Castlegar’s high school had a busy January.

PLACE NAMES: Kaslo streets, Midway additions, and Val Mar neighbourhood

Three hundred seventeenth in a series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names In…