Betsy Kline

BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS

BC Wildfire Service issues warning about unapproved fundraising for Kootenay firefighters

Campaigns seeking funds for masks and PPE for Trozzo Creek wildfire firefighters

BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident Craig Luke douses fire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline
COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC

29 COVID cases in Castlegar last week — highest week ever

More than 40 per cent of total cases have happened in the last two weeks

COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC
Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo

Woman charged in Castlegar teen stabbing released from custody

Sasha Prokaski is facing attempted murder charges

Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo
A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Person-caused fire on Bombi Summit near Castlegar now under control

The new fire is just a few kilometres away from the July 10 fire

A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department

$40K in fire suppression equipment stolen from Beasley Fire Department

Locks cut on structure protection unit trailer

Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department
Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Evacuation orders, alerts continue as Lower Arrow Lake fire grows to 2500 hectares

Michaud Creek fire now over 2500 hectares, Octopus Creek fire over 1000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted

B.C. ‘Backcountry closures’ explained

Find out who makes the decisions and why

A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted
Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Twelve fires burning along Lower Arrow Lake

Dozen fires between Castlegar and Edgewood

Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Containment lines laid around perimeter of Bombi Summit fire near Castlegar

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

Castlegar area fire chief urging people to stay away from Merry Creek fire zone

Fire chief asking people to stay away from area

The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Monday update: Crews aggressively fighting Bombi Summit fire

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.

UPDATE: Second wildfire near Castlegar under control

The Norns Creek fire started on July 5

The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.
Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department

Castlegar mayor: ‘We got lucky this time’

Castlegar wildfire 100% contained

Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department
Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted

UPDATE: City offered use of Castlegar Complex, decision to move care home residents to Trail church made by Interior Health

Talarico Place and Castleview Care Centre residents evacuated due to wildfire

Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted
Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

UPDATE: Progress made on Castlegar wildfire, no structure loss so far

The latest information on the Merry Creek wildfire

Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan

UPDATE: More evacuations ordered, RDCK declares state of emergency as wildfire burns in Castlegar

Evacuation alerts for Meadowbrook Drive, Tassone Place, Highland Drive, Castleview Care Centre

PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan