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Flowers given to seniors that were 'adopted' through the Buds and Blooms program. (Image contributed by Lilac Terrace, Sparwood)

Brighten a senior’s day with flowers

Receiving flowers can improve well-being by lifting spirits, so the folks at…

 

Volunteers from the Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society. (Contributed by Katrin Taylor)

Elk Valley Thrift Shop celebrates half a million in donations

The EVTSS has donated $502,000 to local causes in the Elk Valley since it opened

 

JoAnn Turner and Wendy Fowler accepting a $500 donation from Rowena Lennox from East Kootenay Community Credit Union. (Contributed by Shawna Klein)

EKC donates to Elkford Community Garden

The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) in Elkford recently donated $500…

  • Feb 17, 2021

 

Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some of the bright artwork entered into the 2021 Edge of the World colouring contest. (Photo contributed)

Artists of tomorrow showcase their best

107 young artists entered into Edge of the World’s 2021 colouring contest

Some of the bright artwork entered into the 2021 Edge of the World colouring contest. (Photo contributed)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
The Griz is watching. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Griz Days goes (mostly) virtual

The pandemic has changed a lot about the popular winter festival in Fernie

The Griz is watching. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
(Photo contributed by FSA)

FSA reports incident with aggressive riders

Four men terrorized an attendant recently

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CBT kicks off new year with grant opportunities for Basin residents

A variety of grants are available for eligible community projects, non-profits, and businesses

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Sparwood accepting submissions for 2021 Street Art Banner Program

Artwork depicting a love for Sparwood’s community and heritage will be accepted until Feb. 19

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A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)

SYS.tem Elkford opens up new youth hang out spot

The SYS.tem Space offers youth access to a wide selection of free indoor and outdoor activities

A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)
A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)

Elkford’s Meeting Place comes to life

Construction on the outdoor space is set to wrap up this coming summer

A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)
The RDEK is accepting applications for the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. File Photo)

CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs accept proposals

Sparwood reminds residents to apply for the grants prior to Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

The RDEK is accepting applications for the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. File Photo)
The trails at Sparwood Heights are groomed by volunteers of the Sunset Ridge Ski Society (SRSS). (Photo contributed by the SRSS)

Sparwood cross-country club reports record membership

The SRSS has 180 members signed up for the 2020-21 season

The trails at Sparwood Heights are groomed by volunteers of the Sunset Ridge Ski Society (SRSS). (Photo contributed by the SRSS)
BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)

Fernie local appointed BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior

Aislinn Dressler was the City of Fernie’s youth councillor last year

BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)
A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)

Government of B.C. explores construction of weir across Koocanusa Reservoir

A virtual town hall meeting will be held on Jan. 12 to gather public input and discuss the study

A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)
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CBAL hosts online Internet Safety Series for parents

The free presentations address topics including social media safety and digital literacy

(Photo Contributed by CBAL)
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Teck digs deep for local health

The company announced a $250,000 donation

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If you don’t have space for a full garden, planters can still supply your vegetable needs. (File photo)

Sparwood Community Garden getting closer

District staff sought direction from council at a Committee of the Whole Meeting on Dec. 1

If you don’t have space for a full garden, planters can still supply your vegetable needs. (File photo)