Greg Nesteroff

PLACE NAMES: Paterson

The border crossing southwest of Rossland was named for Archibald Neil Paterson (1865-1935).

Crown seeks 5 years for Kalmikoff

A woman convicted in a series of local armed robberies should serve five years in prison, Crown counsel argued last week.

PLACE NAMES: Passmore

The Slocan Valley community of Passmore has a confusing naming history, including two or three possible namesakes.

Reality TV series to capture Kaslo Logger Sports

Video cameras and logs will both roll during the annual Kaslo May Days Logger Sports this month.

A look at West Kootenay/Boundary’s local government landscape

Ahead of Local Government Awareness Week in BC, we study the complicated history of municipalities in our area.

PLACE NAMES: Park Siding and Pass Creek

Park Siding, on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway, a few kilometers northeast of Fruitvale, was named for nearby landowner Andrew Park.

Nelson badminton king adds more hardware

Roger Kerby recently returned from the Canadian Masters badminton championship in Halifax with three medals.

PLACE NAMES: Oro

Oro, which means gold in Italian and Spanish, was a townsite at the junction of Lemon and Crusader Creeks in the Slocan Valley.

COLUMN: Langmann collection of early BC images exhibited

A photo collection that has produced some incredible historic images of West Kootenay is now the subject of an exhibit in North Vancouver.

PLACE NAMES: Ootischenia

Ootischenia is one of two Doukhobor place names that remain widely used in West Kootenay.

Nice weather no excuse to speed, West Kootenay RCMP say

Local traffic police are urging motorists to slow down after catching more than a dozen vehicles going at least 40 km/h over the limit.

PLACE NAMES: Oasis and Oatescott

Oasis, just north of Trail, was originally called Crockettville after Harrison (Shorty) Crockett (1903-90) and his wife Kathleen (Kate).

Meadow Creek Cedar owner growing medical pot

The owner of Meadow Creek Cedar is growing medicinal marijuana on the company’s former mill site.

Centenarians of West Kootenay/Boundary

It’s not as uncommon as it used to be, but it’s still a big deal when someone turns 100.

PLACE NAMES: Niagara

Niagara was a railway boom town in the Boundary at the confluence of Fisherman Creek and the North Fork of the Kettle River.

PLACE NAMES: New Denver, part 2

There’s no mystery about New Denver’s origin: it comes from Denver, Col.

Sculpting symposium coming to Nelson

Several international artists are expected in Nelson late this summer to create stone pieces at the foot of Baker St.

Freemen and freewomen of West Kootenay/Boundary

Since 1947, at least 65 people in West Kootenay/Boundary have received freedom of the city or village.

PLACE NAMES: New Denver

New Denver was formerly called Eldorado. And before that, it was briefly called Slocan City.

COLUMN: West Kootenay’s sporadic Supreme Court history

When was the last time a matter concerning the Kootenays ended up before the country’s high court?