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West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue

West Kootenay SAR crews rescue injured mountain biker near Rossland

Crews were called in to help after the biker seriously injured himself at around noon Saturday

West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue
The Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant on May 22. File photo

Suspected fentanyl and cocaine seized during RCMP search in Castlegar

Two men were taken into police custody during the search warrant

The Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant on May 22. File photo
Beautiful skies over Castlegar, BC. Faith Jackson photo/Amateur Photographer Contest entry.

Morning start: This is the fastest growing city in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Monday, May 25

Beautiful skies over Castlegar, BC. Faith Jackson photo/Amateur Photographer Contest entry.
One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher

Kootenay wildlife restoration projects receive $5.5 million in grants

Many of the projects are taking place in the West Kootenay region

One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher
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Morning start: Rossland is named after this person

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 22

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Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo

Snow expected to hit West Kootenay passes overnight on Thursday

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall on Highway 3 between Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass by Friday morning

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo
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Morning start: Kootenay’s largest city has a population of over 20,000

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Wednesday, May 20

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The beach at Slocan has been undergoing upgrades recently. Photo: Anitra Winje

Vandal damages thousands of dollars worth of sod along Slocan Lake

RCMP said someone likely used a quad or side-by-side to drive over the freshly-laid sod

The beach at Slocan has been undergoing upgrades recently. Photo: Anitra Winje
Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Brent Harley and Associates photo

Province seeks feedback on proposed all-season recreation resort near New Denver

Mountain lodge, chairlifts, hiking and biking trails all part of massive resort

Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Brent Harley and Associates photo
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Morning start: The highest community in British Columbia is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Tuesday, May 19

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A woman has died in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in Thrums on Thursday night. File photo

Woman killed in two-vehicle collision on Highway 3A

The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Looking Road in Thrums

A woman has died in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in Thrums on Thursday night. File photo
Riders along the trail. (Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo)

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

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Friday, May 15

Riders along the trail. (Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo)
Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity

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

Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity
The grizzly bears were seen multiple times near the Columbia and Western Trail last week. Photo courtesy of Columbia and Western Trail’s Facebook Page

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

The grizzly bears were seen multiple times near the Columbia and Western Trail last week. Photo courtesy of Columbia and Western Trail’s Facebook Page
The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo

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

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo
Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep

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

Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep
The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.

Family’s vehicle and boat trailer severely vandalized near Burton

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

The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.
BC Transit is reducing daily service on its 99 Kootenay Connector bus route. File photo

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

BC Transit is reducing daily service on its 99 Kootenay Connector bus route. File photo
Selkirk College has surpassed its COVID-19 student relief campaign goal with flying colours. File photo

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

Matching funds available for donations made May 5.

Selkirk College has surpassed its COVID-19 student relief campaign goal with flying colours. File photo
The BC SCPA West Kootenay branch has changed its operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. File photo

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

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

The BC SCPA West Kootenay branch has changed its operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. File photo