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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
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)
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
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted 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
Castlegar has been issued a heat wave warning for this week. (Shutterstock)

Castlegar cooling spaces open through Saturday

Three centres will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Castlegar has been issued a heat wave warning for this week. (Shutterstock)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline

Ukrainian family finds refuge in Castlegar

Nina Kucheruk and her family have arrived from Kyiv

Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline
If you have information on Enderby’s Ranch, contact our research department at archives@rosslandmuseum.ca. This photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives – we can also scan them and the donor can retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

Are you familiar with Enderby’s Ranch? Alfred Enderby’s Ranch was located somewhere…

If you have information on Enderby’s Ranch, contact our research department at archives@rosslandmuseum.ca. This photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives – we can also scan them and the donor can retain the original.
Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation awards over $123,000 in grants and bursaries

Bulletin staff Kootenay Savings credit Union Foundation recently announced $65,000 in new…

Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
Mayor Bob Simpson said the network will move food security away from charity to a more sustainable model. (File photo)

Castlegar food bank sees growing need

Food bank seeing more working people and seniors that are not making ends meet

Mayor Bob Simpson said the network will move food security away from charity to a more sustainable model. (File photo)