Betsy Kline

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
Nav Canada will not be closing the tower at West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Nav Canada tower to remain open at West Kootenay Regional Airport

The organization was considering closing the tower

Nav Canada will not be closing the tower at West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Air Canada will not be resuming flight to Castlegar anytime soon. Photo: Betsy Kline

Service to West Kootenay Regional Airport not included in Air Canada deal announcement

Air Canada will not be resuming flights to Castlegar at this time

Air Canada will not be resuming flight to Castlegar anytime soon. Photo: Betsy Kline
An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar woman finds dead animal inside carrier riddled with bullet holes

The remains were discovered near Syringa Creek Provincial Park

An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
The outdoor protest was organized by Fridays For Future West-Kootenay and XR Nelson in solidarity with the Fairy Creek Blockades on Vancouver Island. Photo: Submitted

Demonstrators rally outside Kootenay West MLA’s office

The event was held at Minister of Forests Katrine Conroy’s office

The outdoor protest was organized by Fridays For Future West-Kootenay and XR Nelson in solidarity with the Fairy Creek Blockades on Vancouver Island. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Pixabay

Castlegar sees driest March in 56 years

Little rain and almost no snow add up to dry month

Photo: Pixabay
Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair cancelled for 2021

Event cancelled for second time

Giant prize-winning pumpkins and squash are standard fare at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man charged with robbing Castlegar 7-Eleven at knife point

The store was robbed Sunday, April 11

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Kalesnikoff Lumber will be providing materials for a 21-storey apartment building in Vancouver. Rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects

Kalesnikoff supplying mass timber for several major projects

The West Kootenay lumber company will be making the products at South Slocan facility

Kalesnikoff Lumber will be providing materials for a 21-storey apartment building in Vancouver. Rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects
A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls

Two prescribed burns to happen near Winlaw next week

Goal is to restore forest health and properly functioning open forest conditions

A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
This painting by local artist Steven Lalonde was featured on the cover of the 2019 Art Walk brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk. Photo: Steven Lalonde

Castlegar Art Walk seeks artists and venues

Interested artists and businesses are encouraged to contact Art Walk as soon as possible

This painting by local artist Steven Lalonde was featured on the cover of the 2019 Art Walk brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk. Photo: Steven Lalonde
The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport gets $720,000 in provincial funding

Castlegar’s airport has seen drastic revenue losses since the beginning of the pandemic

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline