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Seniors consultant Maggie Malloff (left) stands beside Boundary Family Services’ Rachel Warriner outside their Grand Forks office. Malloff and Warriner are excited to improve Boundary seniors’ lives through BFS’s volunteer program, Boundary Better at Home. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary Family Services’ program aims to keep seniors living independently

Boundary Better at Home comes at a time when area seniors are struggling through the pandemic

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo performer collects stories of Black rural experience

Shayna Jones will create a performance piece about Black people ‘tucked away in the countryside’

Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner
Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From doctor to patient

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
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BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ couple goes all out for Mardi Gras

COVID may have ruined this year’s parades, but the pandemic was no match for Dave and Sharon Skelton

From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services

Boundary Family Services gearing up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

This year’s event has been modified for COVID-safety, organizers say

A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services
Khari Wendell McClelland is a Canadian singer-songwriter who will be presenting Nature and We: Models for Creativity, Justice and Collective Resilience for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson

Tiny Lights Festival plots new direction

The Ymir festival is focusing on paid professional development for artists

Khari Wendell McClelland is a Canadian singer-songwriter who will be presenting Nature and We: Models for Creativity, Justice and Collective Resilience for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson
Victoria Runge of Boundary Family Services stands next to a traditional drum bearing the Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Alliance (BANAC) logo. Runge spoke to The Gazette on Friday, Feb. 5 about next Thursday’s Moose Hide Campaign (Feb. 11). Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary aboriginal support worker calls attention to this year’s Moose Hide Campaign

The First Nations-led campaign calls on supporters to wear Moose Hide squares in solidarity with women and children

Victoria Runge of Boundary Family Services stands next to a traditional drum bearing the Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Alliance (BANAC) logo. Runge spoke to The Gazette on Friday, Feb. 5 about next Thursday’s Moose Hide Campaign (Feb. 11). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks artist Leora Gesser stands beside one of her painted works at Gallery 2’s Stratigraphy exhibit. Gesser met with The Gazette Friday, Jan. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritscler

Grand Forks art gallery exhibits works by city artist

‘Stratigraphy’ is an intimate exploration of landscapes by Leora Gesser

Grand Forks artist Leora Gesser stands beside one of her painted works at Gallery 2’s Stratigraphy exhibit. Gesser met with The Gazette Friday, Jan. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritscler
The new non-profit Kootenay Elk Hunting Association will use fundraising campaigns and partnerships with the private and government sector to bring the balance of predators and ungulates back under control. Photo: Submitted by Jill Hayward

New Kootenay hunters’ group puts conservation ahead of everything else

Kootenay Elk Hunting Association deeply concerned of imbalance between predators and ungulates

The new non-profit Kootenay Elk Hunting Association will use fundraising campaigns and partnerships with the private and government sector to bring the balance of predators and ungulates back under control. Photo: Submitted by Jill Hayward
Grand Forks’ city council is considering a fee for service agreement with a community trail organization as part of city hall’s on-going budget process. Photo submitted

Grand Forks city council to consider trail society’s request in on-going budget process

The Grand Forks Community Trails Society is asking for a fee for service starting in 2021

Grand Forks’ city council is considering a fee for service agreement with a community trail organization as part of city hall’s on-going budget process. Photo submitted
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

Midway Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Organizer Doug Arnott, right, said there will be plenty of prizes to be had at this year’s Wilgress Lake Virtual Fishing Derby. Arnott is pictured here giving a $25 prize for third-place in the derby’s Under-16 category in February 2019. Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Boundary Métis association to hold virtual fishing derby at Wilgress Lake

Registered contestants will vie for prizes drawn on Family Day, Feb. 15

Organizer Doug Arnott, right, said there will be plenty of prizes to be had at this year’s Wilgress Lake Virtual Fishing Derby. Arnott is pictured here giving a $25 prize for third-place in the derby’s Under-16 category in February 2019. Photo: Kathleen Saylors
Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions

Missing Voices: Touchstones museum profiles underrepresented groups

Touchstones Nelson interviewed 15 people about their experiences living here

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions
A Black-led march through Victoria is the third Black Lives Matter in June, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme

Nelson photographer documents Indigenous and Black social movements

Mike Graeme wants to express solidarity, not privilege

A Black-led march through Victoria is the third Black Lives Matter in June, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme
Sean McGarry, right, father to Maverick, left, died in an avalanche in northern B.C. last November. He is survived by wife, Nikki, and parents Lisa and Neal McGarry of Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Neal McGarry

Grand Forks couple mourns son’s death in avalanche

Avalanche Canada has since issued a warning over alpine regions throughout British Columbia

Sean McGarry, right, father to Maverick, left, died in an avalanche in northern B.C. last November. He is survived by wife, Nikki, and parents Lisa and Neal McGarry of Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Neal McGarry
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo