Betsy Kline

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
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The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo

Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue on Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Old growth protesters block Castlegar’s main street for 24 hours

Members of Extinction Rebellion stayed overnight in downtown Castlegar

Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue on Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline
SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 adds electric bus to fleet

Bus will be incorporated into Castlegar route for next school year

SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted
Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline

May precipitation only 30 per cent of normal in West Kootenay

Fourth consecutive month with low precipitation

Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline
(Black Press Media File Photo)

Traffic stop near Castlegar yields loaded firearms and significant quantities of drugs

Fentanyl, Cocaine and Methamphetamine found in Bombi Summit traffic stop

(Black Press Media File Photo)
Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted
Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar accident survivor runs to say thank you

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the people that saved her life 10 years ago

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy describes overhaul of forest policy to redistribute Crown timber cutting rights, B.C. legislature, June 1, 2021. Photo: B.C. government
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy describes overhaul of forest policy to redistribute Crown timber cutting rights, B.C. legislature, June 1, 2021. Photo: B.C. government
Mountain Ridge Road branches off of Pass Creek Road. Map: BC Wildfire

UPDATE: Wildfire north of Castlegar near homes extinguished

Mountain Ridge Road Fire is near homes

Mountain Ridge Road branches off of Pass Creek Road. Map: BC Wildfire
Map: BC Wildfire Service

One fire between Castlegar and Trail out, second one slowing

Sullivan Creek Fire being held at 5 hectares

Map: BC Wildfire Service
A May 31 protest began at MLA Katrine Conroy’s office and ended in four arrests. Photo: Betsy Kline

Forest Minister Katrine Conroy responds to protests at Castlegar office

There have been a number of protests recently outside of Conroy’s constituency office

A May 31 protest began at MLA Katrine Conroy’s office and ended in four arrests. Photo: Betsy Kline
Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for about four hours. Photo: West Kootenay Extinction Rebellion

VIDEO: Four arrests made at Castlegar old growth protest

Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for four hours

Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for about four hours. Photo: West Kootenay Extinction Rebellion
Map: BC Wildfire Service
Map: BC Wildfire Service