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A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

 

Axis House Withdrawal Management offers short-term detox stays in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar detox centre sees uptick in alcohol-related visits during pandemic

Axis House Withdrawal Management services are available to anyone in the Kootenay-Boundary region

 

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Police say drugs and alcohol involved in fatal Labour Day collision near Paulson Summit

The incident occurred on Highway 3 between Castlegar and Christina Lake

 

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

West Kootenay wildfires not expected to spread further

Octopus Creek is the only fire of note in the region

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
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Kootenay teacher’s union questioning relaxed COVID protocols as school is set to begin

Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union wants to see last year’s rules back in place

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The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo

Forest Practice Board to audit Kalesnikoff forest license near Castlegar

The Forest Practices Board (FPB) will be conducting an audit of Kalesnikoff…

The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA

Kootenay emergency response organization awarded first special operations accreditation in Canada

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association responds to life-threatening incidents

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA
A truck went into the Kootenay River at the Glade Ferry landing Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted

Truck plunges into river near Glade Ferry landing

Driver rescued by Glade Ferry operator

A truck went into the Kootenay River at the Glade Ferry landing Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted
Rabies has been detected in skunk in the Nelson area. File photo
Rabies has been detected in skunk in the Nelson area. File photo
BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS

BC Wildfire Service issues warning about unapproved fundraising for Kootenay firefighters

Campaigns seeking funds for masks and PPE for Trozzo Creek wildfire firefighters

BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident Craig Luke douses fire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department

$40K in fire suppression equipment stolen from Beasley Fire Department

Locks cut on structure protection unit trailer

Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department
Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Evacuation orders, alerts continue as Lower Arrow Lake fire grows to 2500 hectares

Michaud Creek fire now over 2500 hectares, Octopus Creek fire over 1000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
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
Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC
BC Wildfire Service map
BC Wildfire Service map
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West Kootenay communities behind provincial COVID-19 vaccination rate

Only Trail is at the provincial average for vaccinations

Black Press file photo
Courtesy photo

Castlegar Community Services opens Kootenay rent bank

Rent assistance will be available across the Kootenays

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Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline

May precipitation only 30 per cent of normal in West Kootenay

Fourth consecutive month with low precipitation

Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline