Betsy Kline

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos

West Kootenay drivers asked to stop blocking FortisBC access roads

People looking for ways to access shorelines may be putting public safety at risk.

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos
A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Annual Castlegar event cancelled due to COVID-19.

A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)

Interior Health issues warning over COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta work camp

Workers who have been at the Kearl Lake oil sands project are asked to self-isolate.

Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)
Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river

Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river

Brandon Malkinson was convicted of break and enter and assault at the Chameleon restaurant

Body of man convicted in Castlegar robbery found in Kamloops river
File photo

Thief steals Castlegar family’s Easter gifts

Castlegar mom battling cancer disheartened when thief steals children’s gifts.

File photo
Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation

Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation

The incident started in Krestova in the West Kootenay

Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation
The West Kootenay Regional Airport is facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport facing financial challenges

The City of Castlegar is having to make some tough decisions at its airport.

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Photo: Betsy Kline
RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home

RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home

Suspects fled in a red 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

RCMP search for armed suspects following robbery at Castlegar home
Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking

Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking

Social distancing brings big challenges to offering support

Castlegar hospice director says COVID-19 measures make serving the dying heartbreaking
Castlegar and Trail Chevron offering free gas for front line workers

Castlegar and Trail Chevron offering free gas for front line workers

Health care, fire, police, paramedics included in offer

Castlegar and Trail Chevron offering free gas for front line workers
COVID-19 comes to Castlegar

COVID-19 comes to Castlegar

Local doctors urging public to stay home as local cases surface

COVID-19 comes to Castlegar
Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo                                 Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo

Castlegar couple stranded in Ecuador

Closed borders and travel limitations keep Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling in Ecuador.

Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo                                 Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo
Empty store shelves increase anxiety for Castlegar’s low income residents

Empty store shelves increase anxiety for Castlegar’s low income residents

Food bank president asking hoarders to consider others.

Empty store shelves increase anxiety for Castlegar’s low income residents
Testing for COVID-19 available in West Kootenay, but call first

Testing for COVID-19 available in West Kootenay, but call first

Interior Health says people suspecting they have the virus must be screened first

Testing for COVID-19 available in West Kootenay, but call first
New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

Centre should be opened by end of March

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar
MLA Katrine Conroy (centre in red) was joined by local doctors nurses, politicians and Interior Health representatives Monday at the announcement of a new primary and urgent care centre for Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

Centre should be opened by end of March

MLA Katrine Conroy (centre in red) was joined by local doctors nurses, politicians and Interior Health representatives Monday at the announcement of a new primary and urgent care centre for Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
A two vehicle collision took place March 4 on Highway 22. (Photo submitted by Castlegar Fire Department)
A two vehicle collision took place March 4 on Highway 22. (Photo submitted by Castlegar Fire Department)
Harry Sadd has been sentenced to eight years in prison. (RCMP handout)

Ex-teacher with West Kootenay ties sentenced in sexual abuse case

Harry Charles Sadd lived in Nakusp for about 10 years.

Harry Sadd has been sentenced to eight years in prison. (RCMP handout)
School officials close Colville schools amid coronavirus fears

School officials close Colville schools amid coronavirus fears

All schools closed, extra-curricular activities banned while awaiting test results

School officials close Colville schools amid coronavirus fears
Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Part two in a series looking at transit issues in the west Kootenay.

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding