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By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

Castlegar Council met in an emergency meeting today to approve a special donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society for Japan aid relief in recognition of Castlegar’s sister city Embetsu in Japan. Council approved a motion to send a dollar for every man, woman and child in Castlegar to the relief program.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.


By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director Darlene Kalawsky showed just how far organizers are along in the goal to make this the best games ever by parading the long list of sponsors in front of the partisan crowd.

By Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Mar 13 2011

April is by far the best month of the year if you are a sports fan. It is hard to argue with that fact. October might be a close second, but, to me, April is numero-uno.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The nightmare scenario: the stretch of highway between Castlegar and Trail, made treacherous by ice accumulation and poor visibility, littered with a half dozen smashed cars and twice that many dead bodies.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

A 59-year-old Castlegar woman with permanent brain damage may never know how much of her brain damage was due to her illness, and how much was the end result of calling an ambulance in Castlegar.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Mar 08 2011
There has been a tragic end to the story of the man who went missing from Christina Lake in January. A body found last Friday has been identified as 49-year-old Shawn McDonald. An unsuspecting hiker came across the body many feet down an embankment from a local trail in the afternoon, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP.
“He was about a kilometre off the highway, and he was buried and frozen into the snow,” said Harrison.
The Christina Lake Fire Department assisted the RCMP in recovering McDonald’s body. The B.C.
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

The two classic tales of the Bremen Town Musicians and Rumpelstiltskin, interpreted through the imaginative and skilled puppetry of Nova Scotia’s Maritime Marionettes, will be profiled in an upcoming show in Grand Forks.

Heather Bishop Taylor and Darryll Taylor began working together in the mid-1980s, with the Kids Express Puppet Troupe based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Then, after a season of apprenticeship touring with David Syrotiak’s National Marionette Theatre (Vermont), the Taylors began their company, Maritime Marionettes, in Truro, Nova Scotia.