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The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

West Kootenay wildfires weekend update

Winds and lightning may worsen conditions.

 

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

 

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

 

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo

Woman charged in Castlegar teen stabbing released from custody

Sasha Prokaski is facing attempted murder charges

Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo
Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Twelve fires burning along Lower Arrow Lake

Dozen fires between Castlegar and Edgewood

Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Containment lines laid around perimeter of Bombi Summit fire near Castlegar

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.

UPDATE: Second wildfire near Castlegar under control

The Norns Creek fire started on July 5

The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.
Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department

Castlegar mayor: ‘We got lucky this time’

Castlegar wildfire 100% contained

Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department
Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

UPDATE: Progress made on Castlegar wildfire, no structure loss so far

The latest information on the Merry Creek wildfire

Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan

UPDATE: More evacuations ordered, RDCK declares state of emergency as wildfire burns in Castlegar

Evacuation alerts for Meadowbrook Drive, Tassone Place, Highland Drive, Castleview Care Centre

PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan
Air Canada has resumed flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Air Canada has resumed flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar

Chances Casino Castlegar reopens Canada Day

Casinos can reopen in step three of B.C.’s restart plan

Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar
The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.

Castlegar Legion building boasts new mural

Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals created the design

The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
BC Wildfire Service map
BC Wildfire Service map
Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar to install new technology thanks to $4.5 million in federal funds

Project features process to improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues

Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar
The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo

Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo