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The Millennium Ponds will be packed this weekend. (File photo)

Heat wave about to hit Castlegar hard

The summer heat is coming in full force this weekend.

The Millennium Ponds will be packed this weekend. (File photo)
Help us take the Pulse of Castlegar

Help us take the Pulse of Castlegar

Readers, help us take the Pulse of your community.

Help us take the Pulse of Castlegar
The swimming ponds at Millennium Park in Castlegar. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Never lose childlike wonder and creativity

I managed to get out and enjoy the perfect summer weather over…

The swimming ponds at Millennium Park in Castlegar. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Millennium Ponds. (File photo)

Intense heat headed to Castlegar

Extremely hot weather is expected Sunday and Monday, according to Environment Canada.

Millennium Ponds. (File photo)
John White: Being human while covering tragedy

John White: Being human while covering tragedy

It’s been a challenging few weeks to be an editor here at the Castlegar News.

John White: Being human while covering tragedy
Attendees sign condolence posters at the peace vigil in Castlegar on Sunday, June 11. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Strength in community response overwhelming

You can imagine the challenge of covering the peace vigil at Millennium Park on Sunday evening.

Attendees sign condolence posters at the peace vigil in Castlegar on Sunday, June 11. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
UPDATED: Trail woman identified as passenger killed in crash south of Castlegar

UPDATED: Trail woman identified as passenger killed in crash south of Castlegar

The individual killed in a head-on collision outside Genelle was a 46-year-old woman from Trail.

UPDATED: Trail woman identified as passenger killed in crash south of Castlegar
Greg Archibald, with family members behind him, addresses the crowd on Sunday at Millennium Park in Castlegar. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

UPDATED: Hundreds come together at Castlegar vigil to grieve

Several hundred people gathered in Millennium Park in Castlegar Sunday night for a peace vigil.

Greg Archibald, with family members behind him, addresses the crowd on Sunday at Millennium Park in Castlegar. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
There was plenty of long-ball and great defence during the slow pitch softball tournament during Sunfest in Castlegar last weekend. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Big fun on the diamonds at Castlegar’s Sunfest

There was plenty of long-ball and great defence during the slow pitch softball tournament.

There was plenty of long-ball and great defence during the slow pitch softball tournament during Sunfest in Castlegar last weekend. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Christine Archibald with fiancé, Tyler Ferguson. (Mark Ferguson/Facebook)

John White: Castlegar community rallies after world event hits home

It was the best of times and worst of times in Castlegar this week.

Christine Archibald with fiancé, Tyler Ferguson. (Mark Ferguson/Facebook)
Ross Stemp shows the dynamic colours in a sample. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Kootenay Rock, Fossil and Gem Show dazzles at Sunfest

The aisles were jam-packed with buyers and lookers during the Kootenay Rock, Fossil and Gem Show.

Ross Stemp shows the dynamic colours in a sample. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Alice Gagliano — an exchange student from Italy — serves up the pancakes at the Rotary pancake breakfast at Sunfest on June 3, 2017. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rotary flipping for families at Sunfest

Castlegar Rotary Club hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings of Sunfest.

Alice Gagliano — an exchange student from Italy — serves up the pancakes at the Rotary pancake breakfast at Sunfest on June 3, 2017. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
The Hip Show’s Matt Mattson as frontman Gord Downie with bassist Brad Uchida as Gordon Sinclair rip it up at Sunfest in Castlegar Saturday night. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

The Hip Show’s Sunfest tribute worthy of Canada’s rock royalty

Their quieter moments were sublime, the rocking tunes crunchy and angry.

The Hip Show’s Matt Mattson as frontman Gord Downie with bassist Brad Uchida as Gordon Sinclair rip it up at Sunfest in Castlegar Saturday night. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
VIDEO: Sunfest parade

VIDEO: Sunfest parade

Highlights from the Sunfest parade in Castlegar

VIDEO: Sunfest parade
Shawna Tarasoff, owner of Mother Natures, invited Castlegar residents and visitors to participate in I Heart Downtown Castlegar last week.

John White: I Heart Castlegar stirs surprising emotions

It is very fulfilling to witness and take part in this kind of social interaction in the community.

Shawna Tarasoff, owner of Mother Natures, invited Castlegar residents and visitors to participate in I Heart Downtown Castlegar last week.
Smokey Miller’s Kootenay Motorcycle Shop Circa 1954, 1120 Maple Street (now 4th street). Some other businesses at this location were: Barrie’s Barber Shop, B.J’s Model & Crafts, a shoe store, Horizon Computers.

I Heart Castlegar: Historic photos of downtown Castlegar

Smokey Miller’s Kootenay Motorcycle Shop Circa 1954, 1120 Maple Street (now 4th street).

Smokey Miller’s Kootenay Motorcycle Shop Circa 1954, 1120 Maple Street (now 4th street). Some other businesses at this location were: Barrie’s Barber Shop, B.J’s Model & Crafts, a shoe store, Horizon Computers.
I Heart Castlegar: Sculpturewalk comes alive

I Heart Castlegar: Sculpturewalk comes alive

Castlegar Sculpturewalk features over 30 stunning outdoor sculptures.

I Heart Castlegar: Sculpturewalk comes alive
Freelance writer David Leavitt posted a joke about the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert (David Leavitt/Twitter)

John White: Social media is the new terror channel

At the time of this writing, I was attempting to absorb and understand the latest terror attack.

Freelance writer David Leavitt posted a joke about the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert (David Leavitt/Twitter)
John White: Bravado over lightning gone in a flash

John White: Bravado over lightning gone in a flash

Do they make the Thundershirt for people? I’m asking for a friend.…

John White: Bravado over lightning gone in a flash
John White: Exploring the psychological pyramid scheme

John White: Exploring the psychological pyramid scheme

If you’re like me, you have a hard time thinking about anything when your comfort is challenged.

John White: Exploring the psychological pyramid scheme