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The Circle of Indigenous Nations and Talking Little Feet joined together for Orange Shirt Day 2017. This year’s event is Sept. 30. Photo: Betsy Kline

Wear orange and observe Truth and Reconciliation Day at Castlegar event

National Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Train enthusiasts roll into Nelson for convention, exhibit

International conference coincided with Nelson museum’s history exhibit on trains in the Kootenays

The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar remembers Queen Elizabeth

A service was held at the Cenotaph Monday

Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline
Trail Daily Times, May 6, 1971.
Trail Daily Times, May 6, 1971.
Castlegar piano student Nyla Ralph received third place in western Canada for her Sunbeams 3 composition, I’m Happy With You. Nyla’s piece was entered into the International Music For Young Children 2022 Composition Festival, in which over 3,300 students participated. Nyla has completed her fourth year of lessons, and is a student of Tammy Francis. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar piano student recognized for composition

Nyla Ralph recognized at the International Music For Young Children 2022 Composition Festival

Castlegar piano student Nyla Ralph received third place in western Canada for her Sunbeams 3 composition, I’m Happy With You. Nyla’s piece was entered into the International Music For Young Children 2022 Composition Festival, in which over 3,300 students participated. Nyla has completed her fourth year of lessons, and is a student of Tammy Francis. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar resident Margaret Sutherland received the 2022 BC Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar resident recognized with provincial literacy award

Margaret Sutherland wins BC Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Castlegar resident Margaret Sutherland received the 2022 BC Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
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Vigil for Peace coming to Brilliant Cultural Centre next week

International Day of Peace event will be held in Castlegar Sept. 21

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Tuan, Tang, Daniel and David would like to make Castlegar their home. Photo: Submitted
Tuan, Tang, Daniel and David would like to make Castlegar their home. Photo: Submitted
Liza Hallborg gave an interactive presentation about the monarch’s migration and life cycle during Flight of the Monarch Day on Aug. 20 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar volunteers mark Flight of the Monarch Day

Supporters gathered at the Castlegar Butterflyway Garden near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Liza Hallborg gave an interactive presentation about the monarch’s migration and life cycle during Flight of the Monarch Day on Aug. 20 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: Submitted
A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at the Castlegar Cenotaph on Sept. 19. Photo: Betsy Kline
A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at the Castlegar Cenotaph on Sept. 19. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar residents were treated to a variety of activities this weekend including a jalopy parade. Photos: Betsy Kline/Etelka Mihaly

Castlegar jalopies on parade

A new and unique event rolled into Castlegar on Saturday

Castlegar residents were treated to a variety of activities this weekend including a jalopy parade. Photos: Betsy Kline/Etelka Mihaly
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
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Advice on managing alcohol withdrawal from a Castlegar withdrawl nurse

A look at how alcohol affects the brain from the Axis House Withdrawal team in Castlegar

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City of Castlegar looking to match trees and people through new program. Photo: City of Castlegar

City of Castlegar looking to match trees and people through new program

Harvest Match is a pilot program to reduce food waste and bear attractants

City of Castlegar looking to match trees and people through new program. Photo: City of Castlegar
Lindmar FireSmart Committee (L-R): RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Greg Barnhouse, Kathy Underwood, Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlefeld, Jonathan Underwood, Olga Cheveldave, Joe Cheveldave, Mayor Kirk Duff, Nadeen Elasoff, Bill Elasoff, Fire Chief Lattanzio

Two Castlegar neighbourhoods receive national FireSmart recognition

Sandalwood Court and Lindmar Estates are now nationally recognized as FireSmart neighbourhoods

Lindmar FireSmart Committee (L-R): RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Greg Barnhouse, Kathy Underwood, Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlefeld, Jonathan Underwood, Olga Cheveldave, Joe Cheveldave, Mayor Kirk Duff, Nadeen Elasoff, Bill Elasoff, Fire Chief Lattanzio
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)