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Silverton was originally known as Four Mile or Four Mile City, after Four Mile Creek.
Shutty Bench, a few kilometers north of Kaslo, was founded by Andrew Shutty and his son.
Shoreacres, the wide flat at the confluence of the Slocan and Kootenay rivers, was previously known as Slocan Crossing and Lancasters.
Was Shields named for a railway contractor or for the Shiell brothers?
Robson honors BC’s ninth premier, John Robson (1824-92), although he never saw his namesake town.
Rhone, a former railway siding four miles west of Westbridge, was first mentioned in the Kelowna Record of June 10, 1915.
Phoenix turned out to be a prophetic name for the Boundary’s greatest ghost town.
Ahead of Local Government Awareness Week in BC, we study the complicated history of municipalities in our area.
Local traffic police are urging motorists to slow down after catching more than a dozen vehicles going at least 40 km/h over the limit.
It’s not as uncommon as it used to be, but it’s still a big deal when someone turns 100.
Since 1947, at least 65 people in West Kootenay/Boundary have received freedom of the city or village.
Local traffic police saw one encouraging trend in 2015, but lots of others that have them concerned.
Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.
The Boundary is named after Boundary Creek, but why isn’t it named instead after the Kettle River?
The Kettle River was named by 1860. There are a couple of theories about its origin.
Greenwood gets its name either from a combination of its green wooded hillside and the surname of its founder, or after a Denver suburb.
The number of women elected to local office in West Kootenay/Boundary on Saturday was about the same as three years ago.
In 1901, Grand Forks was expected to change its name after agreeing to amalgamate with the rival city of Columbia, but it didn’t happen.
Although Grand Forks’ name isn’t mysterious or unusual, its origin is convoluted.
Most of us zip through Greenwood bound for elsewhere, but it is well worth spending a day in this Boundary mining centre.