Castlegar News Staff

Pool hours at RDCK facilities are being reduced. Photos: Jennifer Small

Lifeguard shortage means less swim time at Castlegar, Nelson and Creston pools

Regional District of Central Kootenay reducing hours at Castlegar, Nelson and Creston pools

Pool hours at RDCK facilities are being reduced. Photos: Jennifer Small
(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Humble Bean Coffee and Tailout Brewery create one popular stout

Two Castlegar businesses have partnered together to create an espresso stout

(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted
Adult zebra and quagga mussels are approximately 3 cm in length. Photo courtesy of Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

West Kootenay waterbodies remain free of invasive mussels

265 samples were taken from area lakes and rivers

Adult zebra and quagga mussels are approximately 3 cm in length. Photo courtesy of Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
(L-R) Regional District of Central Kootenay Vice Chair Diana Lockwood and Chair Aimee Watson. Photo: RDCK

Regional District of Central Kootenay welcomes new board

Aimee Watson elected board chair for fifth time

(L-R) Regional District of Central Kootenay Vice Chair Diana Lockwood and Chair Aimee Watson. Photo: RDCK
Image: RCMP logo

UPDATE: Trail police say missing woman has been found

Bree Blackstaffe is safe, according to RCMP

Image: RCMP logo
Black Press file photo

RCMP investigating attempted murder after Montrose explosion leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Man left with life-threatening injuries — RCMP bomb and forensics teams assisting in investigation

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Nanaimo RCMP say a firearm allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 2, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. 
(News Bulletin file photo)

Castlegar man killed by tree at Rossland golf course

A 100-foot tall tree struck a Castlegar man

Nanaimo RCMP say a firearm allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 2, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. 
(News Bulletin file photo)
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Krestova man arrested after lengthy standoff with police

The man is accused of discharging a firearm and fleeing police

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RCMP are investigating a potential kidnapping attempt near Castlegar. Photo: Phil McLachlan

RCMP looking for man who invited Castlegar-area child into vehicle

The incident occurred on Waterloo Road in Ootischenia

RCMP are investigating a potential kidnapping attempt near Castlegar. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Castlegar courthouse

Trail man chooses trial by judge in youth sex assault case

William Trowell appeared in Castlegar court June 29

Castlegar courthouse
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter

Heritage Credit Union and East Kootenay Community Credit Union enter into merger discussions

Credit Unions based in Castlegar and Cranbrook explore merging

Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
The Regional District of Central Kootenay is asking residents to be prepared for the potential for flooding. Photo: RDCK

High snowpack prompts RDCK to urge residents to prepare for flooding

Delayed snow melt increases June flooding risk

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is asking residents to be prepared for the potential for flooding. Photo: RDCK
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey

COVID outbreak declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail

IH says there are currently 15 cases connected to the outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey
Twin Rivers Elementary students helped to plant a pollinator meadow near the Kootenay Gallery of Art last fall. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Five West Kootenay arts organizations receiving provincial grants

Kootenay Gallery of Art and Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre to benefit from funding boost

Twin Rivers Elementary students helped to plant a pollinator meadow near the Kootenay Gallery of Art last fall. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Deer Park this week. Photo: Betsy Kline

Prescribed burn planned for Deer Park area this week

Smoke may be visible from Deer Park, Renata, Castlegar, Edgewood and Highway 6

An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Deer Park this week. Photo: Betsy Kline
Mercer Celgar is receiving $5 million to decrease natural gas use in its boilers. Photo: Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar receiving $5 million provincial grant

The money is slated to decrease natural gas use in the company’s boilers

Mercer Celgar is receiving $5 million to decrease natural gas use in its boilers. Photo: Mercer Celgar
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies

Selkirk College receives funding for 14 new early childhood educator seats

Selkirk College’s program is delivered online

New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Google Street View
New cell towers are coming for Pass Creek and Crescent Valley. (File photo)

Rogers to build two cell towers in Pass Creek and Crescent Valley

Area residents will see better cell coverage

New cell towers are coming for Pass Creek and Crescent Valley. (File photo)
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Castlegar area woodlot licence receives provincial award

Robert and Greg Sahlstrom are being recognized with a Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

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