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Of the few remaining railway siding signs in this area, Poupore surely ranks as the oddest.
Porto Rico is an anglicized spelling of Puerto Rico. It was also the name of a mine at the head of Barrett Creek north of Ymir.
The Lardeau ghost town of Poplar Creek was the site of a short-lived gold rush that began in 1903.
Castlegar’s airport appears to have been designated the regional facility for West Kootenay around 1951.
Playmor Junction, at the intersection of Highway 6 and 3A, is one of the more recent additions to local toponymy, dating to 1968.
Pingston Creek, and the locality of Pingston, on the west side of Upper Arrow Lake, were named for Alfred Thomas Pingston (1840-86).
One of two local men arrested in a gun scare Sunday afternoon says the weapon involved was actually an antique film prop.
As the Kootenay Lake district nears a decision on closing six schools, I thought about how many I’ve seen shuttered since 1998.
Queens Bay residents would rather see their beach turned into a park than a parking lot.
When James White of the Geographic Survey of Canada inquired about how Pilot Bay got its name, he received an intriguing reply.
West Kootenay’s chief landing strip was born out of both collaboration and controversy.
Phoenix turned out to be a prophetic name for the Boundary’s greatest ghost town.
The Ministry of Transportation insists that moving the Balfour ferry terminal to Queens Bay isn’t a done deal.
A study concludes that constructing a new ferry terminal on the north side of Queens Bay would cost $25 million.
A Nelson native who covered Latin America for United Press International has died at 81.
Queens Bay residents are preparing to oppose any plans to relocate the Kootenay Lake ferry’s western terminal to their neighbourhood.
The Slocan Valley community of Perry Siding was likely named for Charles Edward Perry (1843-1906), a civil engineer and land surveyor.
When Henning and Judy von Krogh bought their heritage house on 5th Ave. in New Denver in 1978, they made a few discoveries.
Today Paulson is a bridge, a backroad, and a highway, but originally it was a siding on the Columbia and Western Railway.
A cache of early Kaslo photos has turned up, providing new insight into some of West Kootenay’s black pioneers.