Betsy Kline

A scene from the Skattebo Reach Trail. Photo: Connor Trembley

Upgrades coming to Skattebo Reach Trail between Ootischenia and Glade

The upgrades will make the trail more accessible to less skilled hikers and cyclists.

A scene from the Skattebo Reach Trail. Photo: Connor Trembley
Selkirk College. File photo

Selkirk College international students arriving in spite of COVID-19

About 50 international students will be arriving from India, Philippines and Europe.

Selkirk College. File photo
Castlegar Community Health Centre. File photo

Physicians demand changes to Castlegar lab booking procedures

Physicians want change before “a patient dies a preventable death or the existing lab staff quits”

Castlegar Community Health Centre. File photo
The Talbot Creek fire on Aug. 22. Photo Christophe Valls

UPDATE: Talbot Creek fire in Slocan Valley grows to over 300 hectares

Evacuation alert and area restriction remains in place

The Talbot Creek fire on Aug. 22. Photo Christophe Valls
Alexis Robillard is organizing a protest in Castlegar to let the government know people want online schooling to be an option in the fall. Photo submitted

Protest against in-person only option for school planned for Castlegar

Grade 10 JL Crowe student planning Castlegar protest.

Alexis Robillard is organizing a protest in Castlegar to let the government know people want online schooling to be an option in the fall. Photo submitted
A map of the evacuation alert area issued by the RDCK for the Talbot Creek fire.
A map of the evacuation alert area issued by the RDCK for the Talbot Creek fire.
West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Air Canada pushes potential flight resumption back to October

Air Canada expected to resume flights this fall

West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Image: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Image: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw

Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw

Six fires are burning in the Winlaw area

Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw
Tanker 489 was seen flying around Castlegar Saturday. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Small wildfire burning near Castlegar

There are five active wildfires in the West Kootenay.

Tanker 489 was seen flying around Castlegar Saturday. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The man was swimming near Winlaw before he disappeared in the water. Photo: Google Maps

UPDATE: Body of Slocan River drowning victim recovered

The man was swimming near Winlaw on Wednesday.

The man was swimming near Winlaw before he disappeared in the water. Photo: Google Maps
The West Kootenay Regional Airport has seen a sharp decline in revenues due to the halting of commercial flights, but that doesn’t mean the runway is completely silent. Photo: Betsy Kline
The West Kootenay Regional Airport has seen a sharp decline in revenues due to the halting of commercial flights, but that doesn’t mean the runway is completely silent. Photo: Betsy Kline
Like many others in the region, the campground at Syringa Creek Provincial Park is usually full. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay campgrounds at capacity most nights

Campers line up each morning hoping to secure an available site.

Like many others in the region, the campground at Syringa Creek Provincial Park is usually full. Photo: Betsy Kline
Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Jasper was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Jasper was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Ed and Katrine Conroy are seen at Katrine’s swearing-in at the BC Legislature in 2013. Photo: katrineconroy.ca

Reflecting on former Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy’s legacy

Former BC cabinet minister and Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy passed away June 26

Ed and Katrine Conroy are seen at Katrine’s swearing-in at the BC Legislature in 2013. Photo: katrineconroy.ca
Selkirk College.

Selkirk College offering employees voluntary resignations

The college is canvassing employees for those who may want some time off or reduced work loads

Selkirk College.
Drew Labonte, Steven Wells and Kevin Little rode all of Castlegar’s mountain bike trails in one day. Photos: Steven Wells and Drew Labonte

Castlegar mountain bikers ride 120 km in one day

Group hits all of Castlegar’s trails in one day

Drew Labonte, Steven Wells and Kevin Little rode all of Castlegar’s mountain bike trails in one day. Photos: Steven Wells and Drew Labonte
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Search warrant yields fentanyl and six arrests in Castlegar

Cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine found at Castlegar home.

(File photo)