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The Twin Rivers Community Choir is beginning its fall program. Photo: Submitted

Twin Rivers Community Choir fall season set to begin

Submitted by Twin Rivers Community Choir The Twin Rivers Community Choir is…

The Twin Rivers Community Choir is beginning its fall program. Photo: Submitted
People will soon be able to tour the Doukhobor Discovery Centre virtually. Photo: Jennifer Small

Doukhobor Discovery Centre to be showcased at entrepreneur summit in Germany

Company will show off its virtual museum tours, including the DDC

People will soon be able to tour the Doukhobor Discovery Centre virtually. Photo: Jennifer Small
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Almost home. Sasha Tyoschin of Christina Lake, and Ben Blackmon of Calgary are within sight of the beach, after 36 gruelling kilometers and almost 12.5 hours. Photo: Elizabeth Henne

Big Effort Swim at Christina Lake raises funds for charity

The event is the longest open-water swim event in Canada — a whopping 36 kilometres

  • Aug 23, 2022
Almost home. Sasha Tyoschin of Christina Lake, and Ben Blackmon of Calgary are within sight of the beach, after 36 gruelling kilometers and almost 12.5 hours. Photo: Elizabeth Henne
A free educational series will help West Kootenay families and caregivers living with the impact of a diagnosis of dementia. Photo: submitted

Alzheimer Society offers education series

West Kootenay residents affected by dementia can access webinars and workshops

A free educational series will help West Kootenay families and caregivers living with the impact of a diagnosis of dementia. Photo: submitted
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Seven Summits: Creating Adventures In Learning

Seven Summits is inviting new students to apply for its Scholar Awards for the 2022-23 school year

  • Aug 19, 2022
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Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Native plant garden at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: Valerie Huff
Native plant garden at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: Valerie Huff
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton

Two new exhibitions at the Kootenay Gallery celebrate the everyday

Exhibit features works by Janet Kabatoff and Mo Hamilton

Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted

Community festival coming to Winlaw

Elk Root Conservation’s Big Buzz scheduled for Aug. 28

Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted
Deputy Monsen and firefighter Howell are headed to assist in efforts to fight a wildfire in the East Kootenay region. Photo: CFD
Castlegar Fire Department’s Deputy Monsen and Firefighter Howell along with and one engine have been aiding Sparwood Task Force 1 on the Cummings Creek wildfire. Photo: CFD
Deputy Monsen and firefighter Howell are headed to assist in efforts to fight a wildfire in the East Kootenay region. Photo: CFD
Castlegar Fire Department’s Deputy Monsen and Firefighter Howell along with and one engine have been aiding Sparwood Task Force 1 on the Cummings Creek wildfire. Photo: CFD
Tim Horton’s Castlegar Camp Day 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline
Tim Horton’s Castlegar Camp Day 2022. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted

Ukrainian family reunites in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff Lumber provides job for Ukrainian refugee

The Sergyeyev family poses in Istanbul, Turkey (Emre Senay’s hometown) in happier times during a visit in September 2021. Photo: Submitted
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Fees are increasing at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. Photo: City of Castlegar
Fees are increasing at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. Photo: City of Castlegar
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is on August 6 and 7, and covers nearly 60 artists and venues in the region. Black Press Photo
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is on August 6 and 7, and covers nearly 60 artists and venues in the region. Black Press Photo