Betsy Kline

A fire destroyed a garage in the 300 block 5th Street. Photo: Glen Freeman

Downtown Castlegar fire destroys garage on Boxing Day

The fire in the 300 block of 5th Street is under investigation

A fire destroyed a garage in the 300 block 5th Street. Photo: Glen Freeman
The organizer of a rally held in Castlegar is facing a $2300 fine. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar rally organizer fined under provincial health order

A 58-year-old Winlaw woman was issued a $2,300 violation ticket for organizing the event

The organizer of a rally held in Castlegar is facing a $2300 fine. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Twin Rivers Community Choir singing a COVID parody of Tiny Bubbles. Image: Twin River’s Community Choir YouTube

RDCK director commissions COVID parody music video

Castlegar’s Twin Rivers Community Choir sings about keeping safe from COVID

The Twin Rivers Community Choir singing a COVID parody of Tiny Bubbles. Image: Twin River’s Community Choir YouTube
Castlegar "freedom" rally. Photo: Castlegar News staff

Castlegar rally draws crowd of unmasked protesters

‘Kootenay Freedom Rally’ was held at Millennium Park Monday

Castlegar "freedom" rally. Photo: Castlegar News staff
Interior Health has set up a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar doctors and mayor urge residents to take COVID-19 seriously as cases are confirmed in the city

“Your doctors would like you to understand we do now have Covid cases here”

Interior Health has set up a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
There are few details but neighbours a Second Avenue house in Chilliwack say a huge police presence descended on the home after shots were heard. (File photo)

Robson search warrant yields fentanyl and weapons

Search warrant was part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation

There are few details but neighbours a Second Avenue house in Chilliwack say a huge police presence descended on the home after shots were heard. (File photo)
Reiner Jakubowski American Peony Society Registrar Nomenclature has named his latest Creation Castlegar. Photo: submitted

New peony hybrid named for Castlegar

Reiner Jakubowski has named his latest peony creation after Castlegar.

Reiner Jakubowski American Peony Society Registrar Nomenclature has named his latest Creation Castlegar. Photo: submitted
Katrine Conroy’s swearing in ceremony. Photo: Kootenay West Katrine Conroy Facebook

Forestry Minister West Kootenay MLA Katrine Conroy talks about her new role

Conroy will also oversee Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Treaty

Katrine Conroy’s swearing in ceremony. Photo: Kootenay West Katrine Conroy Facebook
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy has been appointed B.C. Forestry Minister.

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy named B.C. Minister of Forests

Katrine Conroy changes cabinet roles

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy has been appointed B.C. Forestry Minister.
The incident occurred around Genelle. Photo: Google Maps

Driver airlifted to hospital after Hwy 22 collision near Genelle

Hwy 22 remains closed due to multi-vehicle collision

The incident occurred around Genelle. Photo: Google Maps
NAV CANDA is considering closing its station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Nav Canada considering closing station at West Kootenay Regional Airport

The organization is conducting a service review at Castlegar’s airport

NAV CANDA is considering closing its station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar man seeks to inspire through podcast

Will Watt has launched the WillPower podcast to encourage young people to overcome their struggles.

Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted
Interior Health has set up a COVID-19 testing site near the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline

Interior Health sets up COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar

The drive-up site is near the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre.

Interior Health has set up a COVID-19 testing site near the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air CEO Bob Cummings (right) and Castlegar Mayor Bruno Tassone (left) celebrate the airline’s arrival in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air CEO Bob Cummings (right) and Castlegar Mayor Bruno Tassone (left) celebrate the airline’s arrival in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos

Community comes together to create outdoor classroom at Kootenay school

Brent Kennedy Elementary has a new learning space thanks to an inspired teacher Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos
Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar

Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar

The single-vehicle incident happened Thursday morning

Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar
Central Mountain Air will now be offering flights out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Central Mountain Air to offer flights out of Castlegar

The company will be offering Castlegar to Vancouver flights October 1.

Central Mountain Air will now be offering flights out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Castlegar’s High School.. Photo: John Boivin
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Castlegar’s High School.. Photo: John Boivin
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Photo: John Boivin

Interior Health investigating large youth gathering near Castlegar

One COVID-19 case has already been confirmed at the local high school

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Photo: John Boivin
The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Jury selection begins in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter in relation to the shooting of Waylon Jesse Edey

The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe