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Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Castlegar poppy campaign tops $16,000

Money will support local Air Cadets

  • Jan 20, 2020

Open house on gypsy moth aerial spray program in Castlegar

Come have your say about the proposed spray program

Castlegar fire chief asking residents to clear hydrants buried in snow

A visible fire hydrant will save precious time in case of an emergency.

On the job hunt with Nelson’s Make A Change Canada

The employment charity is organizing next week’s Kootenay Patricks, Montreal Canadiens game

PLACE NAMES: Valley of the Ghosts

A ghostly nickname haunts the stretch between Kaslo and New Denver

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What Castlegar read in 2019

It was a busy year at the Castlegar Library as 84,792 patrons came through the doors.

Snow Hosts available to help you explore the Rossland Range

Club wants to encourage people to use and explore the area

COLUMN: What’s killing our wild sheep?

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

PLACE NAMES: Rex Park

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

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Vancouver Island family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

Castlegar outdoor skating rinks open

The rinks at Kinnaird Park are open for the season

Stanley Humphries student column

Composting brought to fruition at Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries

Wilma Turner named Castlegar’s 2019 Good Samaritan

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

Okanagan city goes bananas for truck spotted with fake gorilla in back

This giant gorilla has been spotted gallivanting around town

17 surrendered husky puppies available for adoption from Okanagan BC SPCA

The puppies were surrendered to the BC SPCA on Christmas Eve

Kootenay man recalls living through Haiti earthquake as a teenager

Owen Spears’ book about the 2010 disaster is available on Amazon

PLACE NAMES: Sourdough Alley

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

B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Uniquely decorated house attracted more than 2,000 Potterheads in one weekend for a good cause

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