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Volunteer Elaine Sloane decorates the tree in preparation for Christmas at the Gallery. Photo: Kootenay Gallery

Christmas comes to the Kootenay Gallery

Local artisan’s creations can be viewed and purchased

Volunteer Elaine Sloane decorates the tree in preparation for Christmas at the Gallery. Photo: Kootenay Gallery
Santa Claus breakfast Dec 2021 Photo: Jennifer Small

Santa Claus and winter activities coming to Castlegar

Free activities include swimming, movies and skating

Santa Claus breakfast Dec 2021 Photo: Jennifer Small
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Hundreds gathered at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph in Castlegar on Remembrance Day. Photos: Jennifer Small

Photos: Castlegar remembers

Hundreds gather for Remembrance Day ceremony

Hundreds gathered at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph in Castlegar on Remembrance Day. Photos: Jennifer Small
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Over 800 people came out to support a similar event held in 2016 to help bring a different refugee family to Castlegar. File photo

International Culture Festival will help bring a refugee family to Castlegar

Find out about 30 different cultures and support a good cause

Over 800 people came out to support a similar event held in 2016 to help bring a different refugee family to Castlegar. File photo
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
Castlegar and Distrcit Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Award winners. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar businesses recognized at annual awards ceremony

Kalesnikoff received the Lifetime Achievement Award

Castlegar and Distrcit Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Award winners. Photo: Betsy Kline
About 500 people came to the Cenotaph in Castlegar to commemorate Remembrance Day in 2021. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Legion shares Remembrance Day schedule

Ceremony will be held at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph

About 500 people came to the Cenotaph in Castlegar to commemorate Remembrance Day in 2021. Photo: Betsy Kline
Four family homes built by Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be completed in Castlegar by March 2023. Photo: Submitted
Four family homes built by Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be completed in Castlegar by March 2023. Photo: Submitted
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College hosts TEDx online event

More than a dozen speakers are taking part in the online event Nov. 6

Selkirk College sustainability co-ordinator Laura Nessman (right) and Laura Sacks from the West Kootenay Climate Hub are two of the organizers of this year’s TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that is taking place online on Sunday, Nov. 6. The two-hour event will feature a dozen local presenters and is free to everyone in the community. Photo: Submitted
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
An instructor in the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care and Education Program, Michelle Pierce (left) has helped bring together an art exhibit at Crumbs Bakery called Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal. Seen here with one of the featured Exploration Station Child Care artists Everleigh (right), the interactive exhibit throws a spotlight on the importance of early childcare education and the creative inspiration provided by the little ones. Photo: Submitted

Children lead the way in Castlegar charcoal art exhibit

Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal is being hosted at Crumbs Bakery

An instructor in the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care and Education Program, Michelle Pierce (left) has helped bring together an art exhibit at Crumbs Bakery called Mark Making: An Exploration of Coal. Seen here with one of the featured Exploration Station Child Care artists Everleigh (right), the interactive exhibit throws a spotlight on the importance of early childcare education and the creative inspiration provided by the little ones. Photo: Submitted
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Some of the CBEEN Award of Excellence winners for 2022. File courtesy CBEEN

CBEEN announces Excellence in Environmental Education awards

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has announced their Awards of…

Some of the CBEEN Award of Excellence winners for 2022. File courtesy CBEEN
Last year’s Halloween event at Stanley Humphries Secondary School featured an abandoned carnival. Photo: Jen Small

Haunted high school event raising funds for Castlegar food bank

Stanley Humphries Penitentiary takes place Thursday, Oct. 27

Last year’s Halloween event at Stanley Humphries Secondary School featured an abandoned carnival. Photo: Jen Small