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Midway Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Mike Daloise met with The Times Friday, Nov. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Daloise succeeds Chief Osellame at Midway fire department

Fire Chief Mike Daloise said “everything feels right” now that he’s set up in Midway

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost Cranbrook kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
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British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Police said the accident happened at Westbridge campsite Thursday, Nov. 5. File photo

Surrey hunter taken to Grand Forks hospital after running himself over

The victim is a 53-year-old man who started his car with one leg outside the vehicle

Police said the accident happened at Westbridge campsite Thursday, Nov. 5. File photo
Midway Volunteer Fire Dept’s Chief Walt Osellame, left, and the Boundary Partnership Funds Danny Anderson hold a $1,500 check at the 8th Ave. fire hall Sat. Oct. 31. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Midway Volunteer Fire Dept. puts donation toward new jaws of life

Village funds were donated through the Boundary Partnership Fund, which supports local non-profits

Midway Volunteer Fire Dept’s Chief Walt Osellame, left, and the Boundary Partnership Funds Danny Anderson hold a $1,500 check at the 8th Ave. fire hall Sat. Oct. 31. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca

107 years ago this month: 3 hangings in Nelson, and 1 reprieve

107 years ago this month, lawyers were trying to save the life of Bruno Cutri

Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Nightmare on McCallum View Dr: Colin Bailey somehow pulled off this Freddy Krueger/Jason Voorhees ensemble. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Photos: Spooky shots from Halloween 2020

They came, they scared, they went home

Nightmare on McCallum View Dr: Colin Bailey somehow pulled off this Freddy Krueger/Jason Voorhees ensemble. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Trail Bus Co.’s Valerie Horkoff added a spooky touch on her Transit bus leading up to Halloween. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks bus driver spooks up her rig before Halloween

The scares were real enough, you’d think they were undead

Trail Bus Co.’s Valerie Horkoff added a spooky touch on her Transit bus leading up to Halloween. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part V: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the spring, summer and fall of 2020. Part V.

Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo
The riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been held by the B.C. Liberals since 2009. (File image)

Past elections showed Liberal support in Boundary-Similkameen

Since 2009, riding has been represented by Liberal MLAs

The riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been held by the B.C. Liberals since 2009. (File image)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
From the left, Retired Fire Chief Dale Heriot (formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue) and Fire Chief Walt Osellame (Midway Fire/Rescue) were given the FCAB’s Meritorious Achievement Award Monday, Oct. 19. File photo

Boundary Fire Chiefs given top honour for fire service

Fire Chiefs Heriot and Osellame were recognized by the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. Monday, Oct. 19

From the left, Retired Fire Chief Dale Heriot (formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue) and Fire Chief Walt Osellame (Midway Fire/Rescue) were given the FCAB’s Meritorious Achievement Award Monday, Oct. 19. File photo
Fire Chiefs Heriot and Osellame were recognized by the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. Monday, Oct. 19. File photo

Boundary Fire Chiefs given top honour for fire service

Fire Chiefs Heriot and Osellame were recognized by the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. Monday, Oct. 19

Fire Chiefs Heriot and Osellame were recognized by the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. Monday, Oct. 19. File photo
Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine

Senior celebrates 500th hike up Kootenay trail

Larry Plummer began his quest to complete 1,000th hike up Antenna Trail just over three years ago

Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine
Advance polls are now open for the 2020 B.C. election. (Black Press File)

BC Votes 2020: Meet your Boundary Similkameen candidates

A round up of candidates’ bios, responses to our questions, and more

Advance polls are now open for the 2020 B.C. election. (Black Press File)