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One of seven kitties rescued from a property east of Grand Forks Friday, Nov. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks women rescue sick kitties from rural property

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta spent their Friday nursing seven cats rescued east of the city

2020

Urban wildlife Part VI: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VI.

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Trail city council made a difficult decision and cancelled the 2021 Silver City Days celebration. 
Photo: Trail Times

Silver City Days – cancelled

With pandemic uncertainty still looming, Trail council scuttled plans for 2021 Silver City Days

Trail city council made a difficult decision and cancelled the 2021 Silver City Days celebration. 
Photo: Trail Times
Teacher Casey Stowe and Principal Wendy Cutler from Twin Rivers Elementary with the donation. Photo: submitted

Castlegar school receives $2000 donation

Twin Rivers Elementary School will use the donation to enhance the school community.

Teacher Casey Stowe and Principal Wendy Cutler from Twin Rivers Elementary with the donation. Photo: submitted
Black bear feasting on mountain ash berries, a natural food source in the fall in the Castlegar area. Photo: submitted

Castlegar WildSafe received 144 reports of black bears this season

Submitted by WildSafeBC Castlegar A few bears continue to make a lasting…

Black bear feasting on mountain ash berries, a natural food source in the fall in the Castlegar area. Photo: submitted
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Santa and Mrs. Clause made at a previous Winterfest. Photo: Betsy Kline

No Castlegar Winterfest, but Santa Claus is coming to town

Castlegar’s annual Winterfest celebrations will look different this year but don’t worry…

Santa and Mrs. Clause made at a previous Winterfest. Photo: Betsy Kline
Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost Cranbrook kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Some of the items available at the online auction.

Castlegar Rotary fundraising auction online

Great opportunity to shop local from home for your holiday gift needs

Some of the items available at the online auction.
The Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence Awards recognized outstanding contributions to post-secondary education in the region at the annual event that honoured (L-R) Tim Thurston, Leesa Dean and Jane Green. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College honours excellence in instruction

Three teachers have been recognized for their contributions to education

The Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence Awards recognized outstanding contributions to post-secondary education in the region at the annual event that honoured (L-R) Tim Thurston, Leesa Dean and Jane Green. Photo: Submitted
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Selkirk College nursing students will be offering a street nursing outreach program. Photo: submitted

Street nursing outreach starts in Castlegar

Students from the Selkirk College nursing program will be running a street nursing outreach program

Selkirk College nursing students will be offering a street nursing outreach program. Photo: submitted
Volunteers have created the Castlegar Butterflyway at the Kootenay Gallery. Photos: Olga Hallborg

Castlegar gets a Butterflyway

New butterfly garden is at the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Volunteers have created the Castlegar Butterflyway at the Kootenay Gallery. Photos: Olga Hallborg
Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a young man from Trail who went to war and never came home

Henry Carruthers is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery in Serbia.

Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted
Some of Castlegar’s veterans at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in 2016. Photo: Betsy Kline

Lest we forget: Castlegar’s Honour Role

CASTLEGAR’S HONOUR ROLE L.A. Appleton Arthur J Killough H.G. Slater W.T. Slater…

Some of Castlegar’s veterans at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in 2016. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar Air Cadets are meeting online. Photo: Castlegar Air Cadets

Castlegar cadets face new normal

Cadets are meeting online for the time being

  • Nov 10, 2020
Castlegar Air Cadets are meeting online. Photo: Castlegar Air Cadets
Angela Grant is the coordinator for the Castlegar Adopt a Senior program. Photo: submitted

Adopt a Castlegar Senior for Christmas

Program matches gift givers with those in need of gifts

Angela Grant is the coordinator for the Castlegar Adopt a Senior program. Photo: submitted