Betsy Kline

Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio at the school after looking for the gas leak in 2019. Photo: John Boivin

Smell of gas detected 3 times in 10 days at Castlegar Primary School

District investigating the cause, teachers’ union concerned

Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio at the school after looking for the gas leak in 2019. Photo: John Boivin
Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted

Stabbing altercation in Ootischenia results in seizure of drugs, weapons

Two men sustained stabbing injuries in incident early Tuesday morning

Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted
The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo

‘I had to do it’: A Castlegar couple’s fight to save their property from wildfires

The Michaud Creek fire devastated the area surrounding the Kutasewich family’s Arrow Lakes property

The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo
Black Press file photo

West Kootenay rainfall well above average in October

There were 17 days of measurable precipitation in October

Black Press file photo
This map from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.

Low COVID-19 case counts continue across West Kootenay

The region saw 26 new cases last week

This map from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted

Victim in head-on collision near Genelle facing long recovery

On Oct. 25, a Kia crossed the centre line of Hwy 22 and struck Jessica Kluckert’s Honda

Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted
A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Opinion: Do we really want more housing in Castlegar?

We can’t demand more housing and then complain about every development proposal

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting
This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline across West Kootenay

The region saw 29 new cases from Oct. 17 to 23

This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.
B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy leading forest legislation overhaul

Conroy was appointed forestr minister less than a year ago

B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.
Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View

COVID-19 exposures reported at two Castlegar schools

There have been COVID exposures at 11 West Kootenay schools in recent weeks

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Betsy Kline

September weather yields first ‘average’ month of 2021 in West Kootenay

After months of drought and heat followed by a rainy August, September had normal weather

Photo: Betsy Kline
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

COVID-19 exposures reported at 8 West Kootenay schools

Exposure dates range from Sept. 19 to 25

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Area restrictions lifting on Arrow Lakes wildfires

Smoke may still be visible for weeks to come at Michaud Creek and Octopus Creek wildfires

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)

Kayaker saves man found in Columbia River under medical distress

The incident happened near Castlegar

Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
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

A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted
Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay-Columbia schools get upgrades over summer

Improvements made at Castlegar, Rossland, Fruitvale schools

Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin