Greg Nesteroff

PLACE NAMES: Valley of the Ghosts

A ghostly nickname haunts the stretch between Kaslo and New Denver

COLUMN: What’s killing our wild sheep?

By Miranda Hark In the 1800s there were about two million bighorn…

Stanley Humphries student column

Composting brought to fruition at Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries

LETTERS: Castlegar readers share some holiday frustrations

A Holiday Train letdown and a disappointing Christmas program.

RICHARD CANNINGS: A closer look at the speech from the throne

Kootenay MP ponders what’s to come this year.

Selkirk College Saints look to reverse trend at home

The Saints opened 2020 with a weekend home series against the undefeated Trinity Western University

Wilma Turner named Castlegar’s 2019 Good Samaritan

The award acknowledges individuals who perform public service acts that often go unnoticed.

PLACE NAMES: Rex Park

In 1913, Francis Ruckle had a Grand Forks townsite addition surveyed, full of courts and boulevards

PLACE NAMES: Sourdough Alley

Rossland’s earliest thoroughfare was once derided as a ‘muddy collection of shacks’

PLACE NAMES: Shirley, Rosemont, Bruce Gardens, and Christie’s Landing, revisited

We’ve identified the namesake of Bruce Gardens, but we’re still wondering about Shirley

MLA Katrine Conroy looks back at 2019 in Kootenay West

BC Minister of Children and Family Development looks at last year’s accomplishments.

PLACE NAMES: Oddball names of West Kootenay/Boundary

Two of the 11 place names in BC that start with X are found in the Boundary

Castlegar charity hockey game happens Saturday

Game will take place at the Community Complex to raise funds for community groups.

Castlegar Rebels snap losing streak

The Rebels downed the Grand Forks Border Bruins in both ends of a home-and-home series

PLACE NAMES: Doukhobor place names of West Kootenay/Boundary

Only a handful of Doukhobor names remain in use, but they form a unique subset

Castlegar Rebels’ losing slide continues

Rebels lose to Columbia Valley and Creston Valley, extending their losing streak to 10 games.

Castlegar cadets write to those serving away from home

“…Someone who might not have gotten a letter from home will get one now.”

PLACE NAMES: Chinook jargon names of West Kootenay

Taghum, Lebahdo, Sitkum Creek, and Chahko Mika all come from the pidgin trade language