Betsy Kline

Tarrys Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal collision in Thrums June 20. Photo: Tarrys Fire Department

One person killed in Thrums head-on collision

The incident happened on Highway 3A near Castlegar on Saturday, June 20

Tarrys Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal collision in Thrums June 20. Photo: Tarrys Fire Department
UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found

UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found

Teresa Priebe was last seen June 19.

UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found
UPDATE: Head-on collision closes Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson
UPDATE: Head-on collision closes Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson
Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff

Open burning temporarily allowed in Southeast Fire Centre

Category 2 fires allowed across the fire centre, Category 3 allowed in some areas

Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff
RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo

RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo

It appears that people may have stopped to assist the suspects with engine trouble.

RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo
A May storm washed out Broadwater Road in Castlegar. Photo: YRB - Kootenay Boundary

May storm sets rainfall record for West Kootenay

Monthly precipitation 53 per cent above average

A May storm washed out Broadwater Road in Castlegar. Photo: YRB - Kootenay Boundary
Two houses were destroyed by fire on June 5. Photo: Hybreed Photography

Suspect arrested in arson fire that destroyed two Castlegar homes

The fire took place Friday in north Castlegar

Two houses were destroyed by fire on June 5. Photo: Hybreed Photography
BC Emergency Health Services is introducing a new “scheduled on call” model for paramedics, including those in Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail. File photo

Pay guarantee removed for some Kootenay on-call paramedics

Guarantee phased out as BCEHS introduces a new “scheduled on call” model

BC Emergency Health Services is introducing a new “scheduled on call” model for paramedics, including those in Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail. File photo
Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Constable Jason Tait has elected a jury trial.

Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death
West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip

West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip

In the last 14 days there have been 46 new real estate listings in the West Kootenay.

West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip
Chef James Varghese is hard at work preparing meals at The Nineteenth in Castlegar. The restaurant is filling take-out orders despite a staffing shortage. Photo submitted

Kootenay businesses struggling to find workers

People are opting to stay home and collect CERB rather than return to work.

Chef James Varghese is hard at work preparing meals at The Nineteenth in Castlegar. The restaurant is filling take-out orders despite a staffing shortage. Photo submitted
FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos

West Kootenay drivers asked to stop blocking FortisBC access roads

People looking for ways to access shorelines may be putting public safety at risk.

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos
A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Annual Castlegar event cancelled due to COVID-19.

A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)

Interior Health issues warning over COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta work camp

Workers who have been at the Kearl Lake oil sands project are asked to self-isolate.

Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)
Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river

Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river

Brandon Malkinson was convicted of break and enter and assault at the Chameleon restaurant

Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river
File photo

Thief steals Castlegar family’s Easter gifts

Castlegar mom battling cancer disheartened when thief steals children’s gifts.

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The West Kootenay Regional Airport is facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport facing financial challenges

The City of Castlegar is having to make some tough decisions at its airport.

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Photo: Betsy Kline
Conservation officers looking for info after elk is poached and dragged behind truck
Conservation officers looking for info after elk is poached and dragged behind truck
RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home

RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home

Suspects fled in a red 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home
Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking

Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking

Social distancing brings big challenges to offering support

Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking