Greg Nesteroff

Garbage remains key attractant for bears in Castlegar

Garbage remains key attractant for bears in Castlegar

Since March 1, there have been 41 black bear reports to the Conservation Officer Service.

Garbage remains key attractant for bears in Castlegar
Police seek suspect in rash of Castlegar thefts

Police seek suspect in rash of Castlegar thefts

There have been a number of thefts over the last two weeks in Castlegar.

Police seek suspect in rash of Castlegar thefts
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson firefighters battle fire at Victoria and Josephine

Building home to several businesses, including restaurant and dry cleaner

Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper
PHOTOS: A day in the life of the Castlegar food bank

PHOTOS: A day in the life of the Castlegar food bank

A busy day for Community Harvest Food Bank volunteers

PHOTOS: A day in the life of the Castlegar food bank
Online engagement tool coming for Columbia Basin Trust grants

Online engagement tool coming for Columbia Basin Trust grants

Tool will allow the public to give feedback on proposed projects for the area in which they live.

Online engagement tool coming for Columbia Basin Trust grants
City of Castlegar offers more time to pay property taxes

City of Castlegar offers more time to pay property taxes

Delaying property taxes gives those who need more time until Oct. 1 to pay.

City of Castlegar offers more time to pay property taxes
LETTER: Castlegar computer guy went above and beyond

LETTER: Castlegar computer guy went above and beyond

A letter of praise from H. Kellett

LETTER: Castlegar computer guy went above and beyond
Cominco got its name in a 1940 contest to name the employee magazine. It was derived from Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Earnie the Elephant, the mascot of Elephant brand fertilizer, was in use from the 1940s, but was not trademarked until 1960.

BRAND NAMES: Cominco, West Kootenay Power, Granby

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

Cominco got its name in a 1940 contest to name the employee magazine. It was derived from Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Earnie the Elephant, the mascot of Elephant brand fertilizer, was in use from the 1940s, but was not trademarked until 1960.
Ocean sunfish are normally found in tropical and temperate waters — but they have been showing up off BC’s west coast. Photo: Wikipedia

COLUMN: Will Vancouver Island become home to tropical species?

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

Ocean sunfish are normally found in tropical and temperate waters — but they have been showing up off BC’s west coast. Photo: Wikipedia
The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay, the post offices and ships

A CPR sternwheeler and two navy destroyers took the name Kootenay

The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection
PLACE NAMES: Trading on Kootenay’s good name

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: Trading on Kootenay’s good name
PLACE NAMES: No, Kootenay doesn’t mean ‘water people’

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

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

PLACE NAMES: No, Kootenay doesn’t mean ‘water people’
Free employment training program offered in Castlegar

Free employment training program offered in Castlegar

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

Free employment training program offered in Castlegar
Castlegar atoms take home championship

Castlegar atoms take home championship

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

Castlegar atoms take home championship
Aaron Arrowsmith’s 1814 map of North America included the Coo-too-nay River. Kootenay Lake is labelled Flat Bow Lake and the Arrow Lakes appear as Chath-noo-nick or Ear Bobs Lake.

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

Aaron Arrowsmith’s 1814 map of North America included the Coo-too-nay River. Kootenay Lake is labelled Flat Bow Lake and the Arrow Lakes appear as Chath-noo-nick or Ear Bobs Lake.
Edward Lindsay and the Selkirk College Saints have completed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season in fourth place, earning the final playoff spot.                                 Photo submitted

Selkirk Saints lock up playoff spot

Saints headed for BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs

Edward Lindsay and the Selkirk College Saints have completed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season in fourth place, earning the final playoff spot.                                 Photo submitted
B.V. Nitehawks defenceman Quaid Anderson gets a piece of a Castlegar Rebels forward in game earlier this season.

Castlegar Rebels to face Beaver Valley in playoff opener

The Castlegar Rebels are heading to the KIJHL playoffs.

B.V. Nitehawks defenceman Quaid Anderson gets a piece of a Castlegar Rebels forward in game earlier this season.
Castlegar Skating Club prepares for regional championships

Castlegar Skating Club prepares for regional championships

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

Castlegar Skating Club prepares for regional championships

Castlegar Rebels on verge of clinching playoff spot

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