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Chuck Clarkson, 97, is Nelson’s oldest war veteran. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s oldest veteran remembers Second World War

Chuck Clarkson, 97, joined the Canadian military at 16

Sharlene Huska shaves the head of Samara Profili after the Webster student made short work of her $500 goal by raising more than $2,500 for three different cancer foundations. Webster principal Brian Stefani awaits his turn after making a pact with Samara to shave his head when she reached her goal. Photo: Geoff Fontes

Webster student meets fundraising goal overnight, shaves head for cancer

Webster Elementary student Samara Profili raised over $2500 for fight against cancer

Dr. David Williams poses with his office companion of 40 years, his skeleton Red. Photo: Submitted
Dr. David Williams poses with his office companion of 40 years, his skeleton Red. Photo: Submitted
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Kootenay Boundary patient advisory group seeks new members

Group provides input into decisions related to Kootenay Boundary Collaborative Services Committee

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Winners from the 2020 contest. Photo: City of Castlegar

Make Castlegar merry and bright and win prizes

Join the Merry and Bright contest and light up Castlegar

Winners from the 2020 contest. Photo: City of Castlegar
Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash

Restorative Justice seeks to reduce crime impact in the West Kootenay

Restorative justice seeks to repair the harm caused by crime and violence.

Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
The Beasley Fire Department stands in for Santa’s sleigh at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted

Celebrate the holidays at Taghum Hall

The hall is hosting three upcoming events

The Beasley Fire Department stands in for Santa’s sleigh at Taghum Hall. Photo: Submitted
Lawrence Campbell’s father can be seen five soldiers behind the man reaching for his son. He has a gun strap visible across his chest. Photo: Claude P. Dettlof
Lawrence Campbell’s father can be seen five soldiers behind the man reaching for his son. He has a gun strap visible across his chest. Photo: Claude P. Dettlof
This is the second year that COVID-19 will affect the Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation’s annual Light Up campaign. Rosalie Ingham and Sue Raymer are pictured here at the 2020 pledge day. Photo: submitted

Castlegar Hospital Foundation Light-Up campaign focusing on new lab equipment

Annual Christmas fundraising campaign for Castlegar Health Centre kicks off

This is the second year that COVID-19 will affect the Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation’s annual Light Up campaign. Rosalie Ingham and Sue Raymer are pictured here at the 2020 pledge day. Photo: submitted
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
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Black Press file photo
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Santa will be visiting local children at their schools this year. Photo: Betsy Kline

No parade, but Santa is still coming to Castlegar

Santa Claus will visit local schools and daycare centres

Santa will be visiting local children at their schools this year. Photo: Betsy Kline
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
About 500 people came to the Cenotaph in Castlegar to commemorate Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. Photos: Betsy Kline

PHOTOS: Castlegar remembers

Highlights and video from Castlegar’s Remembrance Day ceremony

About 500 people came to the Cenotaph in Castlegar to commemorate Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. Photos: Betsy Kline
Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Joy is work’: Rita Moir on her new memoir about family and overcoming grief

Not Of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness was released in September

Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper