Betsy Kline

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
A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service

New person-caused fire ignites on Bombi Summit near Castlegar

The new fire is just a few kilometres away from the July 10 fire

A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service
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
A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted

B.C. ‘Backcountry closures’ explained

Find out who makes the decisions and why

A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted
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

Castlegar area fire chief urging people to stay away from Merry Creek fire zone

Fire chief asking people to stay away from area

The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Monday update: Crews aggressively fighting Bombi Summit fire

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
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
Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted

UPDATE: City offered use of Castlegar Complex, decision to move care home residents to Trail church made by Interior Health

Talarico Place and Castleview Care Centre residents evacuated due to wildfire

Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted
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
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

Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering focuses on remembering

Occasion was more somber than previous years

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
Black Press file photo

West Kootenay communities behind provincial COVID-19 vaccination rate

Only Trail is at the provincial average for vaccinations

Black Press file photo