Betsy Kline

(Black Press file photo)

Castlegar man shot in his residence early Sunday morning

Incident occurred in the 700 block of Columbia Avenue

(Black Press file photo)
Carter Duffin is staying on with the Castlegar Rebels as head coach. Photo: Castlegar Rebels Facebook

Castlegar Rebels coach signs contract extension

Carter Duffin will be staying with the Rebels

Carter Duffin is staying on with the Castlegar Rebels as head coach. Photo: Castlegar Rebels Facebook
A travel trailer fire on Victoria Day is considered suspicious. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department

Castlegar Victoria Day trailer fire considered suspicious

The recreational trailer was parked near Canadian Tire when the fire began

A travel trailer fire on Victoria Day is considered suspicious. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department
A solidarity march was held outside of Katrine Conroy's Castlegar office this week. Photo: Submitted

Old-growth logging protest attracts crowd at B.C. Forest Minister’s Castlegar office

March was in solidarity with the Fairy Creek blockade on Vancouver island

A solidarity march was held outside of Katrine Conroy's Castlegar office this week. Photo: Submitted
Map: BCWildfire Service

UPDATE: Human-caused wildfire burning near Castlegar

The McCormick Creek fire started Sunday

Map: BCWildfire Service
Portions of the Skattebo Reach Trail are being improved. Photo: Betsy Kline

Skattebo Reach Trail near Castlegar to become cycle friendly

Trail improvements geared towards cyclists being done in 2021

Portions of the Skattebo Reach Trail are being improved. Photo: Betsy Kline
Rain clouds were absent for most of April in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline

April precipitation only one-third of normal in West Kootenay

Third month in a row with below average rain fall

Rain clouds were absent for most of April in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air will be flying seven days a week this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline

Central Mountain Air increases Castlegar flights

West Kootenay Regional Airport will see flights to Vancouver seven days a week this summer

Central Mountain Air will be flying seven days a week this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline
Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Castlegar pharmacies gets additional AstraZeneca vaccines

Several Castlegar pharmacies list appointment openings this week

Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. Photo: Submitted

Two West Kootenay teens launch faith podcast

Scratch the Scripture aims to answer teen’s questions about God

Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. Photo: Submitted
Interfor’s Castlegar mill is getting $35 million in upgrades. Photo by: John Boivin

Interfor to invest $35 million at Castlegar mill

Project will enhance productivity and competitiveness

Interfor’s Castlegar mill is getting $35 million in upgrades. Photo by: John Boivin
Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted

Dirt bikes and ATVs damaging West Kootenay hiking trails

Trails society asks operators to obey the signs and keep off the trails

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted

New semester for Selkirk College international student program

Students are attending classes remotely

International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Jennifer Small

UPDATE: Firefighter injured battling Sunday morning blaze that destroyed Castlegar home

The fire occurred in the 3200 block of 5th Avenue in Castlegar

Photo: Jennifer Small
A box with vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong

Castlegar pharmacy gets 200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

First pharmacy in the West Kootenay to receive doses

A box with vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong
West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department

String of wildland fires has West Kootenay fire chiefs urging caution

There have been a number of rural wildland fires across the region recently

West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department
Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift Store Sunday night. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar thrift store robbed Sunday night

Cash and cash register stolen from charity

Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift Store Sunday night. Photo: Betsy Kline
Students from the three schools may be bussed to Stanley Humphries next year. Photo by John Boivin

UPDATE: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported at Castlegar’s high school, more at Brent Kennedy

Exposure at Stanley Humphries Secondary School occurred April 19 - 20, 22

Students from the three schools may be bussed to Stanley Humphries next year. Photo by John Boivin
The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Police raid two Castlegar homes, seize drugs and cash

Drug trafficking charges have been laid against two Castlegar residents

The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted