Connor Trembley

Morning start: One incredible bike track is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Friday, May 15

Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity

Seven grizzly bears have been reported along trail over last week

Grizzly bears spotted along the Columbia and Western Trail near Castlegar

Cyclists and hikers are asked to avoid using sections of the trail in the meantime

Rock climbing group receives $30,000 grant to help purchase land in Castlegar

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has been raising funds to buy Waterline for over year

Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep

The incident occurred in Burton between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 5

Family’s vehicle and boat trailer severely vandalized near Burton

Family was boating when someone smashed out vehicles’ windows, disconnected its brake lines

BC Transit makes seasonal service reduction on West Kootenay bus route

Daily trips on the 99 Kootenay Connector route between Castlegar and Nelson have been reduced

Selkirk College raises $75,000 for COVID-19 student relief campaign

Matching funds available for donations made May 5.

West Kootenay SPCA branch changes operations due to COVID-19 crisis

Limiting number of animals in facility and adoptions by appointment among recent changes

Kootenay cooperative launches delivery service for Slocan Valley residents in need

Residents will be able to order food, pharmacy and farming supplies with new service

Selkirk College closing in on COVID-19 fundraising goal for students

The college launched the fundraiser on April 5 to help students out financially during crisis

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort staff receive threats while working during COVID-19 crisis

The threats come even as the resort has shut down most of its operations during the crisis

Castlegar Sculpturewalk to take place despite COVID-19 crisis

Cancellation of opening gala, physical distancing signage and online voting are some changes to event

Nelson author Sarah Butler releases new novel

The Wild Heavens tells the story of a man who discovers a mysterious set of tracks in B.C.’s Interior

West Kootenay governments lower flags to honour 22 lives lost in Nova Scotia mass shooting

Grand Forks, Trail and Rossland latest communities to lower flags

City of Castlegar to ask for financial support to help operate West Kootenay Regional Airport

The city said it will be sending a letter to provincial and federal ministers shortly

Cougar spotted twice on Columbia and Western Trail near Castlegar

Cyclists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid using section of the trail in meantime

Regional District of Central Kootenay changes services due to COVID-19

Building inspections and GIS services are some of the services impacted

Selkirk College gives back during COVID-19 crisis

Staff have been delivering grocery items and medical supplies to those in need during pandemic

Air Canada extends suspension of flights in and out of West Kootenay Regional Airport until April 30

It’s still unknown if flights will resume at Castlegar’s airport on May 1