Betsy Kline

Victoria and Phil Morley’s new home in Shoreacres is the first in the Kootenays to be certified net zero by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Photo: Betsy Kline

First certified net zero home in the Kootenays built in Shoreacres

PHOTOS: Net zero home built with traditional supplies and plenty of windows

Victoria and Phil Morley’s new home in Shoreacres is the first in the Kootenays to be certified net zero by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Talbot Creek fire on Aug. 22. Photo Christophe Valls

UPDATE: Talbot Creek fire in Slocan Valley grows to over 300 hectares

Evacuation alert and area restriction remains in place

The Talbot Creek fire on Aug. 22. Photo Christophe Valls
Classes will look different at Stanley Humphries Secondary School this year. Photo: John Boivin

SD20 releases back-to-school plan

Superintendent: We are doing everything we need to do to ensure the safety of our students and staff

Classes will look different at Stanley Humphries Secondary School this year. Photo: John Boivin
Alexis Robillard is organizing a protest in Castlegar to let the government know people want online schooling to be an option in the fall. Photo submitted

Protest against in-person only option for school planned for Castlegar

Grade 10 JL Crowe student planning Castlegar protest.

Alexis Robillard is organizing a protest in Castlegar to let the government know people want online schooling to be an option in the fall. Photo submitted
West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline photo)

West Kootenay Regional Airport readies to resume flights this fall

Pacific Coastal Airlines resumed flights from the Trail Regional Airport in June

West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline photo)
A map of the evacuation alert area issued by the RDCK for the Talbot Creek fire.
A map of the evacuation alert area issued by the RDCK for the Talbot Creek fire.
West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Air Canada pushes potential flight resumption back to October

Air Canada expected to resume flights this fall

West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Image: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Image: Regional District of Central Kootenay
The China Creek fire is burning above Fairview. Photo: Allison Jollimore
The China Creek fire is burning above Fairview. Photo: Allison Jollimore
Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw

Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw

Six fires are burning in the Winlaw area

Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw
The Aaron Hill fire is east of Ootischenia. Photo: BCWildfire map
The Aaron Hill fire is east of Ootischenia. Photo: BCWildfire map
Tanker 489 was seen flying around Castlegar Saturday. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Small wildfire burning near Castlegar

There are five active wildfires in the West Kootenay.

Tanker 489 was seen flying around Castlegar Saturday. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Castlegar Communities in Bloom partnered with students from Stanley Humphries Secondary School to create a mural along Columbia Avenue. Pictured left to right: artists Chloe Young and Savannah Koorbatoff, teacher Shelley Painter and CIB director Darlene Kalawsky. (Submitted photo)

Youth art showcased in new mural by Castlegar students

Communities in Bloom spearheaded the new mural on Columbia Avenue.

Castlegar Communities in Bloom partnered with students from Stanley Humphries Secondary School to create a mural along Columbia Avenue. Pictured left to right: artists Chloe Young and Savannah Koorbatoff, teacher Shelley Painter and CIB director Darlene Kalawsky. (Submitted photo)
Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The man was swimming near Winlaw before he disappeared in the water. Photo: Google Maps

UPDATE: Body of Slocan River drowning victim recovered

The man was swimming near Winlaw on Wednesday.

The man was swimming near Winlaw before he disappeared in the water. Photo: Google Maps
The West Kootenay Regional Airport has seen a sharp decline in revenues due to the halting of commercial flights, but that doesn’t mean the runway is completely silent. Photo: Betsy Kline
The West Kootenay Regional Airport has seen a sharp decline in revenues due to the halting of commercial flights, but that doesn’t mean the runway is completely silent. Photo: Betsy Kline
Like many others in the region, the campground at Syringa Creek Provincial Park is usually full. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay campgrounds at capacity most nights

Campers line up each morning hoping to secure an available site.

Like many others in the region, the campground at Syringa Creek Provincial Park is usually full. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Castlegar Urgent and Primary Care Centre was announced in March 2020. (Betsy Kline photo)

Castlegar urgent and primary care centre building towards full operations

The centre is still ramping up its operations

The Castlegar Urgent and Primary Care Centre was announced in March 2020. (Betsy Kline photo)
The Castlegar urgent and primary care centre was announced in March. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Urgent and Primary Care Centre building towards full operations

Practitioners at the facility include nurses, social workers and physio therapists.

The Castlegar urgent and primary care centre was announced in March. Photo: Betsy Kline
Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service