Betsy Kline

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Castlegar sees driest March in 56 years

Little rain and almost no snow add up to dry month

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Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair cancelled for 2021

Event cancelled for second time

Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man charged with robbing Castlegar 7-Eleven at knife point

The store was robbed Sunday, April 11

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Kalesnikoff Lumber will be providing materials for a 21-storey apartment building in Vancouver. Rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects

Kalesnikoff supplying mass timber for several major projects

The West Kootenay lumber company will be making the products at South Slocan facility

Kalesnikoff Lumber will be providing materials for a 21-storey apartment building in Vancouver. Rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects
A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls

Two prescribed burns to happen near Winlaw next week

Goal is to restore forest health and properly functioning open forest conditions

A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
This painting by local artist Steven Lalonde was featured on the cover of the 2019 Art Walk brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk. Photo: Steven Lalonde

Castlegar Art Walk seeks artists and venues

Interested artists and businesses are encouraged to contact Art Walk as soon as possible

This painting by local artist Steven Lalonde was featured on the cover of the 2019 Art Walk brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk. Photo: Steven Lalonde
The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport gets $720,000 in provincial funding

Castlegar’s airport has seen drastic revenue losses since the beginning of the pandemic

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline
Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. File photo

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts recognized for oil recycling program

The Castlegar business is a top collector

Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. File photo
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

Kootenay Columbia to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice director wins Health Care Hero award

Suzanne Lehbauer recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C

Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

SD20 to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
A Habitat for Humanity project on Vancouver Island. Photo: Mike Davies

Habitat for Humanity to build six-unit complex in Castlegar

Habitat hopes to have shovels in the ground by summer and families moving in by spring 2022

A Habitat for Humanity project on Vancouver Island. Photo: Mike Davies
Fire destroyed an apartment building on 7th Avenue in Castlegar Saturday morning. Photo: Betsy Kline

Fire destroys Castlegar apartment building in one of three fires Saturday morning

Four-unit building on 7th Avenue completely destroyed

Fire destroyed an apartment building on 7th Avenue in Castlegar Saturday morning. Photo: Betsy Kline
Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)

Ecological Comment: The Pebble That Can Kill Salmon

A column written by Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College

Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)
Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted

Kootenay woman co-authors new book

Lisa Poznikoff has written a book about overcoming fear

Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted
A group of concerned citizens looking for government action at the Brilliant Flats gathered recently for a walk of the area. Photo: Jennifer Small

Brilliant Flats closed to motorized vehicles after mud-bogging damage

The area at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers is being disturbed by mud bogging

A group of concerned citizens looking for government action at the Brilliant Flats gathered recently for a walk of the area. Photo: Jennifer Small
Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar shelter answers questions about operations at new site

Castlegar and District Community services is operating the shelter at the old Flamingo Hotel

Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline
New provincial fund may help Castlegar’s airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Provincial funding may help West Kootenay Regional Airport

New announcement sets aside funds for regional airports

New provincial fund may help Castlegar’s airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar boy raising funds and growing out his hair for a good cause

Felix Tremblay wants to provide a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to medical issues

Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted