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Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Addressing the opioid crisis in West Kootenay

Decriminalization is key to providing proper support for people who use drugs, a conference heard.

Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Semi accident closed Paulson Bridge

Semi accident closed Paulson Bridge

Castlegar RCMP responded to an overturned semi-trailer truck just off the Paulson Bridge on Monday.

Semi accident closed Paulson Bridge
Couple charged in Fruitvale incident plead not guilty

Couple charged in Fruitvale incident plead not guilty

A couple charged in an incident that started in Fruitvale on Tuesday, April 3 pleaded not guilty.

Couple charged in Fruitvale incident plead not guilty
Andrea Kramer from Berg Lehmann Chartered Accountants presented the annual external audit to Rossland City Council on Monday night. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Neighbours oppose short-term rental in Rossland subdivision

Rossland city council heard from concerned neighbours in the Iron Colt subdivision.

Andrea Kramer from Berg Lehmann Chartered Accountants presented the annual external audit to Rossland City Council on Monday night. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
A large crowd turned out to Monday night’s city council meeting to show support for the Rossland Arena. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Rossland Council considers $200,000 to open arena in fall

A large crowd turned out to Monday’s council meeting to show their support for the Rossland Arena.

A large crowd turned out to Monday night’s city council meeting to show support for the Rossland Arena. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
There was an accident on Bingay Road on the evening of Thursday, March 22. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

UPDATED: RCMP seek driver after crash outside Trail

Trail RCMP are still waiting to speak with the driver of a vehicle that rolled.

There was an accident on Bingay Road on the evening of Thursday, March 22. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
A map showing the proposed area for the cabins near Paradise Lodge.

Rossland Council approves rezoning for Red developments

Rossland City Council approved two bylaws regarding new developments out at Red Mountain.

A map showing the proposed area for the cabins near Paradise Lodge.
Ren Mason celebrated while leaving the ice after the Castlegar Rebels defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game 6 and forced the series to Game 7. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar Rebels)
Ren Mason celebrated while leaving the ice after the Castlegar Rebels defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game 6 and forced the series to Game 7. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar Rebels)
The landscaping plan for the Rossland Skatepark and Rossland Youth Action Network building. (Rossland Skatepark Association)

Skatepark group asks Rossland to waive $20,000 loan

Robin Strachan said the first section of the Rossland Skatepark was built for $320,000.

The landscaping plan for the Rossland Skatepark and Rossland Youth Action Network building. (Rossland Skatepark Association)
Residents spent time considering the options at the “Build Your Own Activity Hub” open house in May 2017.

Referendum could veto Castlegar complex plan

Proposed enhancements to Castlegar’s recreation complex are proceeding to an area-by-area referendum.

Residents spent time considering the options at the “Build Your Own Activity Hub” open house in May 2017.
Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

The final draft of a destination development strategy for the Highway 3 corridor is ready.

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut
Participants from last year’s Junior Dragons’ Den Championship. (juniordragonsden.com)

Junior Dragons’ Den hopefuls should apply soon

The deadline for this year’s Junior Dragons’ Den competition is quickly approaching.

Participants from last year’s Junior Dragons’ Den Championship. (juniordragonsden.com)
Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

The bull elk spotted on a rooftop was able to get up there by using snow to climb onto the carport.

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof
Carolyn Cameron will be performing two solo piano concerts to raise money for local organizations.  Submitted photo

Local pianist raising funds with Romantics concert

A local pianist is raising money for two local organizations with concerts featuring classical piano

Carolyn Cameron will be performing two solo piano concerts to raise money for local organizations.  Submitted photo
The spectator who was injured in the accident at last year’s Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race is suing for her injuries. (File photo)

Rossland bobsled spectator injured in 2017, sues

Nicole Valliere of Fruitvale was struck by a bobsled in the 2017 Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race

The spectator who was injured in the accident at last year’s Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race is suing for her injuries. (File photo)
Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Two snowboarders went out of bounds and were missing overnight, according to RCMP. They have been located near Esling Creek and search and rescue teams, including RSAR, are now trying to get them out. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

VIDEO: Snowboarders rescued after going missing overnight

Two snowboarders went out of bounds and were missing overnight.

Two snowboarders went out of bounds and were missing overnight, according to RCMP. They have been located near Esling Creek and search and rescue teams, including RSAR, are now trying to get them out. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
No one on the bus was injured, but the man who was struck was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. (Black Press file photo)

Senior struck by bus in Castlegar dies

A 91-year-old man who was struck by a BC Transit bus last Tuesday has passed away.

No one on the bus was injured, but the man who was struck was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. (Black Press file photo)
Black Jack skier Julien Locke did what he had to, to get his toe over the line first in the senior men’s Stage 2 Sprint at the 2017 Haywood NorAm Mini Tour on Saturday.  Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo

Haywood NorAm: Black Jack skier wins sprint in dramatic finish

National Ski Team member Julien Locke wins sprint at Black Jack’s Haywood NorAm Mini Tour, Saturday.

Black Jack skier Julien Locke did what he had to, to get his toe over the line first in the senior men’s Stage 2 Sprint at the 2017 Haywood NorAm Mini Tour on Saturday.  Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated in early 2018

News came in a Tweet from the U.S. Department of State

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)