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Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
It was a successful season for the Kimberley Community Garden. Wildsight file

Kimberley Community Garden waits for spring

It was another successful season for the Kimberley Community Garden, which is…

It was a successful season for the Kimberley Community Garden. Wildsight file
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
Elk photo by Larry Tooze

2021 hunting season in the East Kootenay

FJ Hurtak looks back on the issues and events that marked the 2021 hunting season.

  • Dec 30, 2021
Elk photo by Larry Tooze
Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
Jingles for Jackets Christmas singalong event raises warm clothing for Operation Street Angel and money for the Kimberley Food Bank. Paul Rodgers photo.

First annual Jingles for Jackets captures spirit of Christmas in Kimberley

Holiday singalong raises 370 items of winter clothing for Street Angels, $1000 for Food Bank

Jingles for Jackets Christmas singalong event raises warm clothing for Operation Street Angel and money for the Kimberley Food Bank. Paul Rodgers photo.
Leanna Winter with her cheque. Photo submitted

Another Kimberley Rotary Bingo winner

Another lucky Kimberley Bingo Winner in the Rotary On-line Bingo. Leanna Winter…

Leanna Winter with her cheque. Photo submitted
(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Can Can dancers trot out Christmas flash mobs

City residents with amazing Christmas displays were treated to the surprise dances

(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Logan Robison, Conner Mohnssen, Brayden Pasula, Patrick Lehockey  on the first chair. All are 15 yrs old, all Kimberley locals. This is Logan's third time in a row getting first chair. He missedd school today, came at 10 pm last night and camped overnight to get first chair. Trixie Pacis photo

Kimberley Alpine Resort opens for season

Kimberley Alpine Resort is now officially open for the season, after a…

Logan Robison, Conner Mohnssen, Brayden Pasula, Patrick Lehockey  on the first chair. All are 15 yrs old, all Kimberley locals. This is Logan's third time in a row getting first chair. He missedd school today, came at 10 pm last night and camped overnight to get first chair. Trixie Pacis photo
Mrs. Neeves class drops their donations at the Food Bank. Photo submitted

McKim students campaign of kindness

Two of McKim Middle School’s Grade 4 classes have embarked on a…

Mrs. Neeves class drops their donations at the Food Bank. Photo submitted
Photo by Bobby Dailey

Make the bird feeder the centre of your avian world this winter

Dianne Cooper Many of us enjoy the avian activity around bird feeders…

  • Dec 13, 2021
Photo by Bobby Dailey
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)
Wild Wednesday, Liam, Monty & Hugo, grade three students from Kimberley Independent School, use a plant identification sheet to find various species of plant life that grow at Eimers lake. Robin Stephan photo.

KIS Students get hands-on learning experience about wetlands at Eimers Lake

SUBMITTED As part of their Science unit, Mr. Charlie’s Grade two/three class…

Wild Wednesday, Liam, Monty & Hugo, grade three students from Kimberley Independent School, use a plant identification sheet to find various species of plant life that grow at Eimers lake. Robin Stephan photo.
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
The Ugly Sweater Run raised $2300 in cash and cheques along with $596 in food for the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank. Jim Webster file

Ugly Sweater Run raises funds for Kimberley Food Bank

110 people, dressed in their finest sweaters, came out to the 2021…

The Ugly Sweater Run raised $2300 in cash and cheques along with $596 in food for the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank. Jim Webster file
Garage sale this Saturday at Centre 64. Bulletin file
Garage sale this Saturday at Centre 64. Bulletin file
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Light Up 2019. This year Santa photos will be socially distanced. Bulletin file

Kimberley’s Light Up is Saturday, November 27

A special guest from the North Pole will be dropping into Kimberley’s…

Light Up 2019. This year Santa photos will be socially distanced. Bulletin file
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.