Betsy Kline

Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: health care

Second in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: economic opportunities

First in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar man seeks to inspire through podcast

Will Watt has launched the WillPower podcast to encourage young people to overcome their struggles.

Will Watt is the host of the WillPower podcast. Photo: Submitted
The new FedEx ground distribution facility near the West Kootenay Regional Airport is now open. (Betsy Kline photo)

New FedEx Ground distribution centre opens in Castlegar

The facility is part of a FedEx network expansion

The new FedEx ground distribution facility near the West Kootenay Regional Airport is now open. (Betsy Kline photo)
BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

Six candidates running in Kootenay West riding

The Kootenay West riding includes Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Slocan, New Denver and Nakusp

BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
Interior Health sets up COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar

Interior Health sets up COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar

The drive-up site is near the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

Interior Health sets up COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar
Central Mountain Air CEO Bob Cummings (right) and Castlegar Mayor Bruno Tassone (left) celebrate the airline’s arrival in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air CEO Bob Cummings (right) and Castlegar Mayor Bruno Tassone (left) celebrate the airline’s arrival in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos

Community comes together to create outdoor classroom at Kootenay school

Brent Kennedy Elementary has a new learning space thanks to an inspired teacher Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kindergarten students practicing their letters with natural materials at Brent Kennedy Elementary’s new outdoor learning space. Submitted photos
Kootenay teachers’ union going to labour relations board over COVID-19 related work conditions

Kootenay teachers’ union going to labour relations board over COVID-19 related work conditions

Union issues open letter to premier, education minister, health minister and Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Kootenay teachers’ union going to labour relations board over COVID-19 related work conditions
Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar

Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar

The single-vehicle incident happened Thursday morning

Two men killed in Hwy 3 collision west of Castlegar
Central Mountain Air will now be offering flights out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Central Mountain Air to offer flights out of Castlegar

The company will be offering Castlegar to Vancouver flights October 1.

Central Mountain Air will now be offering flights out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Castlegar’s High School.. Photo: John Boivin
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Castlegar’s High School.. Photo: John Boivin
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Photo: John Boivin

Interior Health investigating large youth gathering near Castlegar

One COVID-19 case has already been confirmed at the local high school

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Photo: John Boivin
The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Jury selection begins in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter in relation to the shooting of Waylon Jesse Edey

The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Hot weather with little precipitation has the region looking pretty dry. Photo: Betsy Kline

August hotter and drier than average at Castlegar weather centre

Precipitation for the month was half of normal

Hot weather with little precipitation has the region looking pretty dry. Photo: Betsy Kline
A scene from the Skattebo Reach Trail. Photo: Connor Trembley

Upgrades coming to Skattebo Reach Trail between Ootischenia and Glade

The upgrades will make the trail more accessible to less skilled hikers and cyclists.

A scene from the Skattebo Reach Trail. Photo: Connor Trembley
(Betsy Kline photo)

West Kootenay Fed Ex building nears completion

Operations expected to start this fall

(Betsy Kline photo)
Castlegar Community Health Centre. (File photo)

Physicians demand changes to Castlegar lab booking procedures

Physicians want change before “a patient dies a preventable death or the existing lab staff quits”

Castlegar Community Health Centre. (File photo)
Members of the Kootenay Columbia teachers union are not satisfied with the back-to-school plan. (Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash)

Kootenay teacher’s union reacts to back-to-school plan

“If we see the guidelines are not being enforced, we may refuse unsafe work,” said Andy Davidoff.

Members of the Kootenay Columbia teachers union are not satisfied with the back-to-school plan. (Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash)
Selkirk College. File photo

Selkirk College international students arriving in spite of COVID-19

About 50 international students will be arriving from India, Philippines and Europe.

Selkirk College. File photo