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The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file

First Saturday returns on September 4, 2021

It feels like it’s been a long drought with not a lot…

First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted

Kimberley Rotary donates funds raised through online bingo

The Rotary Club of Kimberley has been participating with other Kootenay Rotary…

Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted
Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.

Kimberley students take a deep dive into watershed study

When Wildsight undertook to engage students in study of their watersheds, they…

Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.
Local artist fears two of her pieces were stolen from the gallery. Photo submitted.

Local artist fears two of her pieces stolen from gallery

Local artist Colleen Friesen is asking the people of Kimberley to be…

Local artist fears two of her pieces were stolen from the gallery. Photo submitted.
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The new gallery at Centre 64 in Kimberley entitled Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon is open now until the end of July. Paul Rodgers photo.

Artist Carol Gordon shares gallery a lifetime in the making at Centre 64

A new gallery has opened at Centre 64 entitled “Celebrating the 75-year…

The new gallery at Centre 64 in Kimberley entitled Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon is open now until the end of July. Paul Rodgers photo.
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok.

‘Engage in what the future has to offer to you:’ MLA Clovechok’s message to grads

Dear Columbia River – Revelstoke Graduates, I am especially honoured to take…

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok.
Everyone is invited to come out July 11 to help pull Spotted Knapweed, a highly invasive plant threatening the Lois Creek trail system. Vahana Nature file

Join the goats this week to help control invasive plants in Lois Creek

Friends of Lois Creek is inviting everyone to come out Sunday July…

Everyone is invited to come out July 11 to help pull Spotted Knapweed, a highly invasive plant threatening the Lois Creek trail system. Vahana Nature file
Trevor Simkins, general manager and head professional at Bootleg Gap Golf Course (left) and his son Preston present Barry Cummins, President of the Kimberley Food Bank with a cheque for $1400, raised at the first annual Founders Tournament. Paul Rodgers photo.

First Annual Bootleg Gap Founders Tournament raises $1400 for Kimberley Food Bank

Bootleg Gap Golf Course held a small tournament on Saturday, June 26…

Trevor Simkins, general manager and head professional at Bootleg Gap Golf Course (left) and his son Preston present Barry Cummins, President of the Kimberley Food Bank with a cheque for $1400, raised at the first annual Founders Tournament. Paul Rodgers photo.
Nikkela, Adi and Brianna Young don orange “Every Child Matters,” commemorating all the children who attended residential schools across the country. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kimberley Fire Department provides cool-off station, cupcakes in Platzl on Canada Day

Amidst the pandemic, a devastating heatwave and sobering revelations about Canada’s history…

Nikkela, Adi and Brianna Young don orange “Every Child Matters,” commemorating all the children who attended residential schools across the country. Paul Rodgers photo.
Adi Unterberger entertaining in the Platzl. Tourism Kimberley file.

Kimberley mourns passing of Adi Unterberger

The City of Kimberley is mourning the loss of Adi Unterberger, the…

Adi Unterberger entertaining in the Platzl. Tourism Kimberley file.
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Susan Nicholson (left) of the Spark Youth Society in Kimberley, is presented with a cheque for $5000 from Shannon Powell and Christy Dobi (right) on behalf of the RBC Foundation. Photo submitted.

RBC Foundation donates $5K to Spark Society for Youth

The RBC Foundation presented a $5000 donation to the mental health program…

Susan Nicholson (left) of the Spark Youth Society in Kimberley, is presented with a cheque for $5000 from Shannon Powell and Christy Dobi (right) on behalf of the RBC Foundation. Photo submitted.
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)