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Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Joan Carey and John Stirling, 82-year-old siblings, pose in front of Castor’s Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, where they were born, earlier in May. (Photo submitted)

Hospital where 82-year-old siblings were born still remains today

A pair of life-long Castor residents met up for a special photo…

Gus Wetter’s graduating class of 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor’s Gus Wetter School celebrates grads of 2022

After 12 years in school, and two years of extra stress amid…

Gus Wetter’s graduating class of 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Sharmain Mann and daughter Chloe check out one of the booths at the early years fair at Gus Wetter School. (Radka Bursikova photo)

Series of Early Years Fairs swing through Stettler and Paintearth regions

Clearview Public Schools, in concert with a host of other service partners…

Sharmain Mann and daughter Chloe check out one of the booths at the early years fair at Gus Wetter School. (Radka Bursikova photo)
Castor library is a hub of activity. (File photo)

Castor Library has lots of summer plans

Castor Library memberships become free June 1

Castor library is a hub of activity. (File photo)
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
Veronica Weber poses with her 2022/2023 music students. (Photo submitted)

Castor music students share the story of ‘A Bear in War’

The end of May means it is time for Veronica Weber’s music…

Veronica Weber poses with her 2022/2023 music students. (Photo submitted)
Toolbox photo paramedic

5 things you didn’t know about paramedics

National Paramedic Services Week, which takes place this year from May 22…

  • May 25, 2022
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Paramedic Services Week tips: Principles of first aid everyone should know

Emergencies can strike at any time. When such situations arise, emergency care…

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Opportunity Shop volunteers Wendy Bain, Barry Heidecker and Connie Gutenberg pose for a picture before a cheque presentation on Oct. 19, 2021. Missing from the picture are Julie McFarland and Erma Marquart. The cheque presentation was also in memory of Jim Culham, who had recently passed away. (File photo)

The Castor Op-Shop opens for the season

By Sam Donnelly The Castor Opportunity Shop (Op-Shop) has opened for its…

Opportunity Shop volunteers Wendy Bain, Barry Heidecker and Connie Gutenberg pose for a picture before a cheque presentation on Oct. 19, 2021. Missing from the picture are Julie McFarland and Erma Marquart. The cheque presentation was also in memory of Jim Culham, who had recently passed away. (File photo)
A group of ladies enjoy the coffee, cake and entertainment at the Volunteer Appreciation event hosted by Mandy Fuller at the new FCSS office on April 26,2022. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor FCSS hosts volunteer appreciation event

Castor and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) held a volunteer…

A group of ladies enjoy the coffee, cake and entertainment at the Volunteer Appreciation event hosted by Mandy Fuller at the new FCSS office on April 26,2022. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Kelsey Seth receives a cheque from Halkirk Elks Exalted Ruler Doreen Blumhagen for Paintearth Adult Learning during the Elks meeting on April 5. (Photo submitted)

Halkirk Elks present nearly $5,000 worth of cheques during latest meeting

The Halkirk Elks meeting on April 5 was all about giving. During…

Kelsey Seth receives a cheque from Halkirk Elks Exalted Ruler Doreen Blumhagen for Paintearth Adult Learning during the Elks meeting on April 5. (Photo submitted)
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The latest from Byemoor/Endiang

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Byemoor Bull-a-rama is back! Following a two-year…

  • Apr 7, 2022
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The latest news from Castor Municipal Library

By Tess Griebel We have started a seed library at the library…

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The latest from Byemoor and Endiang

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Mark your calendars for the Community Garage…

  • Mar 28, 2022
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Theresetta Catholic School students Aubrey Younger, Abby Boxma, Lane Younger, Ryan Penner and teacher Glenda Ries take part in a Cookie Bingo. (Photo submitted)

The latest news from Theresetta Catholic School in Castor

March has flown by at Theresetta School; it’s hard to believe we…

Theresetta Catholic School students Aubrey Younger, Abby Boxma, Lane Younger, Ryan Penner and teacher Glenda Ries take part in a Cookie Bingo. (Photo submitted)
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The latest from the Castor Public Library

News for the week of March 7, 2022.

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Leah Boxma, Anthony Heidecker, Tessa Beaumont, Brody Schulmeister, Finlay Hanton, and Alex Fuller of Theresetta Catholic School go pink for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24. (Photo submitted)

The latest from Castor’s Theresetta school

By Brenda Kneller It has been another busy month of engaging activities…

Leah Boxma, Anthony Heidecker, Tessa Beaumont, Brody Schulmeister, Finlay Hanton, and Alex Fuller of Theresetta Catholic School go pink for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24. (Photo submitted)
According to organizers, the United Church’s annual pancake supper, back in 2022, had a good turn out, though numbers were still down from previous years. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor’s Knox United Church holds pancake supper

According to organizers, the United Church’s annual pancake supper, back in 2022,…

According to organizers, the United Church’s annual pancake supper, back in 2022, had a good turn out, though numbers were still down from previous years. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)