Greg Nesteroff

Castlegar residents living with dementia break silence on stigma

Castlegar residents living with dementia break silence on stigma

More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia today.

Castlegar residents living with dementia break silence on stigma
The first mention of Deanshaven, by that spelling, was in this ad in the Nelson Daily News of Sept. 5, 1912.

PLACE NAMES: Valley of the Ghosts

A ghostly nickname haunts the stretch between Kaslo and New Denver

The first mention of Deanshaven, by that spelling, was in this ad in the Nelson Daily News of Sept. 5, 1912.
COLUMN: What’s killing our wild sheep?

COLUMN: What’s killing our wild sheep?

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

COLUMN: What’s killing our wild sheep?
Mrs. Brunton’s B block class won the door decorating contest with their Tim Hortons-themed doors. Photo submitted

Stanley Humphries student column

Composting brought to fruition at Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries

Mrs. Brunton’s B block class won the door decorating contest with their Tim Hortons-themed doors. Photo submitted
LETTERS: Castlegar readers share some holiday frustrations

LETTERS: Castlegar readers share some holiday frustrations

A Holiday Train letdown and a disappointing Christmas program.

LETTERS: Castlegar readers share some holiday frustrations
RICHARD CANNINGS: A closer look at the speech from the throne

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

Kootenay MP ponders what’s to come this year.

RICHARD CANNINGS: A closer look at the speech from the throne
Photos: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College Saints look to reverse trend at home

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

Photos: Jennifer Small
Wilma Turner at her home in Castlegar.                                 Photo submitted

Wilma Turner named Castlegar’s 2019 Good Samaritan

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

Wilma Turner at her home in Castlegar.                                 Photo submitted
The 1913 plan for the Rex Park addition to Grand Forks showed streets converging upon and radiating a central spoke. While Cascade Circle does not exist, part of Cascade Crescent does. Courtesy Paul Voykin

PLACE NAMES: Rex Park

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

The 1913 plan for the Rex Park addition to Grand Forks showed streets converging upon and radiating a central spoke. While Cascade Circle does not exist, part of Cascade Crescent does. Courtesy Paul Voykin
Rebels against the Nighthawks earlier this season.
Rebels against the Nighthawks earlier this season.
Sour Dough Alley in Rossland, looking east, 1895. City of Vancouver Archives/Major Matthews collection/AM54-S4

PLACE NAMES: Sourdough Alley

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

Sour Dough Alley in Rossland, looking east, 1895. City of Vancouver Archives/Major Matthews collection/AM54-S4
Realtor R. Bruce Scott advertised “Glorious Kootenay” in the Edmonton Journal of April 3, 1909. He was the namesake of Bruce Gardens, now known as Blueberry Creek.

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

Realtor R. Bruce Scott advertised “Glorious Kootenay” in the Edmonton Journal of April 3, 1909. He was the namesake of Bruce Gardens, now known as Blueberry Creek.
MLA Katrine Conroy looks back at 2019 in Kootenay West

MLA Katrine Conroy looks back at 2019 in Kootenay West

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

MLA Katrine Conroy looks back at 2019 in Kootenay West
X-Ray Lake near Crawford Bay is shown (but not identified) on this map from 1901. Henry M. Rumball received a Crown grant for the X-Ray mining claim.

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

X-Ray Lake near Crawford Bay is shown (but not identified) on this map from 1901. Henry M. Rumball received a Crown grant for the X-Ray mining claim.
Castlegar charity hockey game happens Saturday

Castlegar charity hockey game happens Saturday

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

Castlegar charity hockey game happens Saturday
Dawson Rattai

Castlegar Rebels snap losing streak

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

Dawson Rattai
New welcome signs unveiled at Glade in time for the community’s 2011 centennial include the name of its Doukhobor settlement, Plodorodnoye. Greg Nesteroff photo

PLACE NAMES: Doukhobor place names of West Kootenay/Boundary

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

New welcome signs unveiled at Glade in time for the community’s 2011 centennial include the name of its Doukhobor settlement, Plodorodnoye. Greg Nesteroff photo
North Okanagan Knights forward Nicholas Teale (right) gets a shot up and over the shoulder of Castlegar Rebels goalie Ethan Ethan Lawczynski earlier in the season. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Castlegar Rebels’ losing slide continues

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

North Okanagan Knights forward Nicholas Teale (right) gets a shot up and over the shoulder of Castlegar Rebels goalie Ethan Ethan Lawczynski earlier in the season. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Members of the 581 Squadron holding their letters to be sent to Canadian Armed Forces members serving away from home.                                 Photo: Matthew Mussio

Castlegar cadets write to those serving away from home

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

Members of the 581 Squadron holding their letters to be sent to Canadian Armed Forces members serving away from home.                                 Photo: Matthew Mussio
In 1979, when Nelson’s waterfront shopping mall was under construction, a contest was held to choose its name. The winning entry was a Chinook phrase that harkened back to an event held in 1914. Al Peterson photo

PLACE NAMES: Chinook jargon names of West Kootenay

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

In 1979, when Nelson’s waterfront shopping mall was under construction, a contest was held to choose its name. The winning entry was a Chinook phrase that harkened back to an event held in 1914. Al Peterson photo