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Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail Smoke Eaters Allison McCarthy earns top BCHL marketing award

The BCHL marketing award was voted on by fellow marketers and league staff

Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Aboriginal Day celebrations were a socially-distant affair last year at the Circle of Indigenous Nations in Castlegar. This year, a community celebration will be held at Pass Creek Park. Photo: Betsy Kline

Community celebration for Aboriginal Day to be held at Castlegar’s Pass Creek Park

The Circle of Indigenous Nations Society will host the event on June 21

Aboriginal Day celebrations were a socially-distant affair last year at the Circle of Indigenous Nations in Castlegar. This year, a community celebration will be held at Pass Creek Park. Photo: Betsy Kline
Twin Rivers Community Choir singing Lunar Lullaby at Millennium Park in February. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar choir presenting free concerts at Kinnaird Park

The Twin Rivers Community Choir will be performing June 22 and June 23

Twin Rivers Community Choir singing Lunar Lullaby at Millennium Park in February. Photo: Submitted
Stanley Humphries Secondary School will hold grad festivities this weekend. Photo (2017): Betsy Kline

Castlegar grad weekend events

Stanley Humphries Secondary students will be graduating this weekend

Stanley Humphries Secondary School will hold grad festivities this weekend. Photo (2017): Betsy Kline
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Megan Pilla has been recognized by the Royal Lifesaving Society. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar woman recognized for service to Royal Lifesaving Society

Local lifeguard Megan Pilla honoured for hard work and dedication

Megan Pilla has been recognized by the Royal Lifesaving Society. Photo: Jennifer Small
Angel-Muskaan Uppal has been awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Photo: submitted

Castlegar grad awarded $40,000 scholarship

Stanley Humphries student Angel-Muskaan Uppal has been awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Angel-Muskaan Uppal has been awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Photo: submitted
Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
Search and Rescue Sunfest Parade. Photo: Betsy Kline

PHOTOS: Castlegar Sunfest makes a splash

Highlights from the weekend festivities

Search and Rescue Sunfest Parade. Photo: Betsy Kline
(L-R) Castlegar city councillor Maria McFaddin, Community Council Kootenays self advocate Kayleigh Postmus, CLBC representative Margie Bromley, Community Council Kootenays representative Ben Postmus and Castlegar mayor Kirk Duff gathered to plant a tree at Kinsmen Park. Photo: Submitted

Trees planted to commemorate West Kootenay self advocates

Kootenay Community Council for Self Advocates planted a commemorative maple tree in Kinsmen Park

(L-R) Castlegar city councillor Maria McFaddin, Community Council Kootenays self advocate Kayleigh Postmus, CLBC representative Margie Bromley, Community Council Kootenays representative Ben Postmus and Castlegar mayor Kirk Duff gathered to plant a tree at Kinsmen Park. Photo: Submitted
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin toured the Doukhobor Discovery Centre on June 3. Photo: Betsy Kline

Lt. Governor includes Castlegar in Kootenay visit

Her Honour Janet Austin visited the Doukhobor Discovery Centre and the Southeast Fire Centre

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin toured the Doukhobor Discovery Centre on June 3. Photo: Betsy Kline
The newly-crowned Miss Castlegar royalty took center stage during the Sunfest Parade Saturday. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Sunfest Schedule 2022

Find out what’s happening at Sunfest this weekend

The newly-crowned Miss Castlegar royalty took center stage during the Sunfest Parade Saturday. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Visitors will be asked to share their opinions about Castlegar this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline

Destination Castlegar launches visitor survey

Survey will ask visitors about why they came and their recommendations for improvements

Visitors will be asked to share their opinions about Castlegar this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline
Doukhobors gathered in Grand Forks and Brilliant for the 75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival over the Victoria Day weekend. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Doukhobors celebrate 75 Years of coming together in peace, brotherhood and song

75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival

Doukhobors gathered in Grand Forks and Brilliant for the 75th Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Annual Union of Youth Festival over the Victoria Day weekend. Photos: Jennifer Small
Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
The Kootenay Gallery is bursting at the seams

Kootenay Gallery announces new executive director

The Kootenay Gallery announces and welcomes Joleen Kinakin as the new executive director

The Kootenay Gallery is bursting at the seams