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This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton

Two new exhibitions at the Kootenay Gallery celebrate the everyday

Exhibit features works by Janet Kabatoff and Mo Hamilton

Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Deputy Monsen and firefighter Howell are headed to assist in efforts to fight a wildfire in the East Kootenay region. Photo: CFD
Castlegar Fire Department’s Deputy Monsen and Firefighter Howell along with and one engine have been aiding Sparwood Task Force 1 on the Cummings Creek wildfire. Photo: CFD
Deputy Monsen and firefighter Howell are headed to assist in efforts to fight a wildfire in the East Kootenay region. Photo: CFD
Castlegar Fire Department’s Deputy Monsen and Firefighter Howell along with and one engine have been aiding Sparwood Task Force 1 on the Cummings Creek wildfire. Photo: CFD
Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted

Community festival coming to Winlaw

Elk Root Conservation’s Big Buzz scheduled for Aug. 28

Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted
Tim Horton’s Castlegar Camp Day 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline
Tim Horton’s Castlegar Camp Day 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted

Ukrainian family reunites in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff Lumber provides job for Ukrainian refugee

The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Fees are increasing at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. Photo: City of Castlegar
Fees are increasing at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. Photo: City of Castlegar
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is on August 6 and 7, and covers nearly 60 artists and venues in the region. Black Press Photo
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is on August 6 and 7, and covers nearly 60 artists and venues in the region. Black Press Photo
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Olga Hollborg was recognized with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award. Photo: Submitted

Two Castlegar residents recognized with volunteer of the year awards for invasive species work

Olga Hollborg and Tanmay Deshpande are the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Volunteers of the Year

Olga Hollborg was recognized with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award. Photo: Submitted
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
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The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Deb Chmara (centre) was recognized for her many years of service at last week’s Castlegar city council meeting. Mayor Kirk Duff (left) and Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio presented her with a gift. Photo: Submitted
Deb Chmara (centre) was recognized for her many years of service at last week’s Castlegar city council meeting. Mayor Kirk Duff (left) and Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio presented her with a gift. Photo: Submitted
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
Communities in Bloom volunteers and judges toured Castlegar last week. Photo: Submitted

Communities in Bloom judges tour Castlegar

CIB judges inspected everything from city signage to our amazing floral displays

Communities in Bloom volunteers and judges toured Castlegar last week. Photo: Submitted