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Communities in Bloom judges will be in Castlegar next week. File photo
Communities in Bloom judges will be in Castlegar next week. File photo
Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone

Goats eat away invasive plants at Castlegar pollinator garden

The Butterflyway project brought goats in to help at the Kootenay Gallery garden

Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone
2022 Camp leaders (l-r) Emily, Allison, Maxie, Bryce, Lyla and Tia. Photo: Castlegar & District Recreation Department
2022 Camp leaders (l-r) Emily, Allison, Maxie, Bryce, Lyla and Tia. Photo: Castlegar & District Recreation Department
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan

City of Castlegar planning Canada’s tallest castle playground

The new play structure will be built at Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan
Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

Adam Doskoch, Roah Levy and Michelle Moses will each receive $3,300

Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar Canada Day 2022. Photo: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Castlegar celebrates Canada Day

Canada activities were held in downtown Castlegar

Castlegar Canada Day 2022. Photo: Jennifer Small
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
The Selkirk Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild has opened its studio space at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Photo: Submitted

Selkirk Weavers’ and spinners’ guild opens studio to the public

Studio at the Doukhobour Discovery Centre opens to the public

The Selkirk Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild has opened its studio space at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Photo: Submitted
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Interfor donates $40,000 to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity projects

Projects in Castlegar and Grand Forks to benefit from donation

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar seniors ‘Engaging in Aging’

Local seniors expo brought service providers and seniors together

Photo: Betsy Kline
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Scales of justice. File photo
Scales of justice. File photo
This year’s Summer Reading Club coordinators are Cole Hoodicoff and Andrew Seredynsky. Photo: Submitted

Registration open for Castlegar library’s summer reading program

Children’s program features, reading, games and crafts

This year’s Summer Reading Club coordinators are Cole Hoodicoff and Andrew Seredynsky. Photo: Submitted
SHSS Grad 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline

PHOTOS: Congrats Castlegar Grads!

Stanley Humphries Secondary School celebrations

SHSS Grad 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Jason Mulder with his children.

PHOTOS: A salute to Castlegar dads

Father’s Day photos from our readers

Jason Mulder with his children.
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)