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Slocan’s waterfront could soon look a lot different. Photo: Royal LePage

Village of Slocan purchases former mill site for $1.5 million

Residential and commercial area, park space now set to be built on site

Slocan’s waterfront could soon look a lot different. Photo: Royal LePage
Up to 147 firefighters are now fighting the Talbott Creek fire. Photo: Connor Trembley

Talbott Creek fire grows to 610 hectares

Up to 147 firefighters, 10 helicopters now being used to fight the fire

Up to 147 firefighters are now fighting the Talbott Creek fire. Photo: Connor Trembley
Visitor attendants will greet customers to the mountain to ensure they have masks. Photo:Christoph Johann

Red Mountain to require all visitors to wear masks this winter season

Visitors won’t be able to go inside facilities, board chairlifts without a mask

Visitor attendants will greet customers to the mountain to ensure they have masks. Photo:Christoph Johann
The Talbott Creek fire has recently grown in size. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Human-caused fire starts near Castlegar, Talbott Creek fire grows to 539 hectares

The fire near Castlegar was discovered on Sept. 7

The Talbott Creek fire has recently grown in size. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
More crews have been deployed to suppress the fire around steep and rocky terrain. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Up to 138 firefighters now battling Talbott Creek Fire

People are advised to stay off the Slocan River with helicopters bucketing water to fight fire

More crews have been deployed to suppress the fire around steep and rocky terrain. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A view of the Talbot Creek fire from Ward’s Ferry Trail on Aug. 29. Photo: Connor Trembley

Talbot Creek fire in the Slocan Valley grows to 445 hectares

Controlled burnoff operation, high winds responsible for fire’s growth

A view of the Talbot Creek fire from Ward’s Ferry Trail on Aug. 29. Photo: Connor Trembley
Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley

Former paralympian embarks on bike trip across British Columbia

Nathan Clement hopes the trip will inspire others with disabilities to follow their dreams

Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley
Amonson has been biking across the West Kootenays to reach her 400-kilometre goal amount

Castlegar cyclist raises over $1800 for children battling cancer

Loreen Amonson has been taking part in a bicycle fundraiser since start of the month

Amonson has been biking across the West Kootenays to reach her 400-kilometre goal amount
UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic

UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic

The portion of highway was closed for hours this morning due to a vehicle fire

UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic
The Mt. Flynn area fire is burning west of Highway 6. Photo: BC Wildfire Dashboard photo

Two new fires burning in the Arrow Lakes Region

One of the fires is burning approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Castlegar

The Mt. Flynn area fire is burning west of Highway 6. Photo: BC Wildfire Dashboard photo
Kids in the Slocan Valley have until Aug. 31 to complete a reading challenge. Black Press file photo

Slocan Valley Youth Centre starts teen summer reading challenge

Kids who read three different types of books by Aug. 31 will receive a special prize

Kids in the Slocan Valley have until Aug. 31 to complete a reading challenge. Black Press file photo
More lightning-caused fires could occur in the West Kootenay region over the next 36 hours. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Structures not threatened by wildfires burning in the Arrow and Kootenay Lakes region

Official says more lightning-caused fires could occur in region over next 36 hours

More lightning-caused fires could occur in the West Kootenay region over the next 36 hours. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
The mean temperature was average during the month. Connor Trembley photo

West Kootenay region experiences drier-than-normal July: Report

The region only received around 57% of its normal precipitation during the month

The mean temperature was average during the month. Connor Trembley photo
Three occupants in a vehicle that crashed and burned at Slocan Park on Saturday escaped without injuries. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Three people uninjured following single-vehicle crash along Highway 6

The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. on July 18

Three occupants in a vehicle that crashed and burned at Slocan Park on Saturday escaped without injuries. Photo: Phil McLachlan
The Kokanee Glacier Cabin is the only cabin in the park open this summer. Photo: Rich Landers

Only one of three cabins open this summer in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

Kokanee Glacier Cabin opened to the public on July 17

The Kokanee Glacier Cabin is the only cabin in the park open this summer. Photo: Rich Landers
Traffic was heavily backed up along some of the Arrow Lakes ferry routes over the weekend. Photo: Joanne Cowan

Traffic finally eases along Arrow Lakes ferry routes

Motorists were stuck for up to six hours in ferry lineups over the weekend

Traffic was heavily backed up along some of the Arrow Lakes ferry routes over the weekend. Photo: Joanne Cowan
It will take a long time to clear the backlog of traffic along the ferry routes. B.C. government photo

Hwy 1 flooding causes massive delays on certain Arrow Lakes ferry routes

Motorists have been waiting around three hours to get on ferries

It will take a long time to clear the backlog of traffic along the ferry routes. B.C. government photo
Motorists can expect to wait hours on some of the routes. B.C. government photo

Hwy 1 flooding causes massive delays on certain Arrow Lakes ferry routes

Motorists have been waiting around three hours to get on ferries

Motorists can expect to wait hours on some of the routes. B.C. government photo
Three vehicles were damaged when the screen at the old Sunset drive-in theatre toppled. Photo: Ken Ascough

Drive-in movie theatre screen blown down in Ootischenia

The old Sunset Drive-in screen blew down during a windstorm last Saturday

Three vehicles were damaged when the screen at the old Sunset drive-in theatre toppled. Photo: Ken Ascough
West Kootenay residents can finally relax again at local hot springs. File photo

West Kootenay hot springs begin to open up with reduced capacity

At least two hot springs will be open by the end of June

West Kootenay residents can finally relax again at local hot springs. File photo