Chelsea Novak

The Rossland Acoustic Music Camp will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Red Roof Church (2110 First Ave.).

Acoustic music camp coming to Rossland

The Rossland Acoustic Music Camp will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Red Roof Church.

The Rossland Acoustic Music Camp will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Red Roof Church (2110 First Ave.).
Red Bull/KTM’s Adventure Ambassador Chris Birch and Kootenay Motocross legend Bruce Baker will lead the Kootenay Adventure Rally at Red Mountain Resort on Sept. 22 and 23.

Red Mountain Resort to host motorcycle rally

Adventure and dual sport motorcycle rally will feature some big names in off road motorbiking.

Red Bull/KTM’s Adventure Ambassador Chris Birch and Kootenay Motocross legend Bruce Baker will lead the Kootenay Adventure Rally at Red Mountain Resort on Sept. 22 and 23.
A break and enter occurred early Sunday morning at the Chameleon Restaurant in downtown Castlegar. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Suspect possibly injured after firearm discharged during break-in at Castlegar restaurant

Suspect still at large after break-in enter at the Chameleon Restaurant.

A break and enter occurred early Sunday morning at the Chameleon Restaurant in downtown Castlegar. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
John Peterson was born in Farron in 1932 and came out on Saturday to celebrate 25 years of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail. He posed in front of what is left of his old family home with a photo of his mother, himself and his brother Roy waiting on the train platform in Farron. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Farron-born man returns for Rail Trail celebration

Many gathered at the abandoned townsite of Farron to celebrate 25 years of the Rail Trail.

John Peterson was born in Farron in 1932 and came out on Saturday to celebrate 25 years of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail. He posed in front of what is left of his old family home with a photo of his mother, himself and his brother Roy waiting on the train platform in Farron. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Barb Archibald, Chrissy’s mom, cut the ribbon during the official opening of Chrissy’s Place, the new women’s centre in Castlegar.

Castlegar women’s centre dedicated to Chrissy

Castlegar celebrated the opening of its new women’s centre on Friday.

Barb Archibald, Chrissy’s mom, cut the ribbon during the official opening of Chrissy’s Place, the new women’s centre in Castlegar.
Barb Hetherington, Buddy Boyd and their dog Piper drove from Victoria to Quidi Vidie, N.L. in an electric car and now they are making their way home to Gibsons, B.C. Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo

Couple’s electric road trip brings them to Castlegar

A Gibsons couple who crossed Canada in an electric car stopped in Castlegar on their way back home.

Barb Hetherington, Buddy Boyd and their dog Piper drove from Victoria to Quidi Vidie, N.L. in an electric car and now they are making their way home to Gibsons, B.C. Chelsea Novak/Rossland News photo
A moose, not the one involved in the accident. (Black Press file)

Motorcyclist injured after hitting moose

A motorcyclist hit a moose on Friday, sending him and his bike 50 feet down an embankment.

A moose, not the one involved in the accident. (Black Press file)
Andre Boruck is the manager for the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening in Castlegar soon. (Submitted)

Habitat for Humanity opening building supplies store in Castlegar

Habitat for Humanity Southeast B.C. will open a ReStore at 4400 Minto Rd. soon.

Andre Boruck is the manager for the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening in Castlegar soon. (Submitted)
Volunteers Larry Cecconi, Vince Profili, Larry Doell, Jim Albo and Gordon Fooks, from Edmonton, posed with the new sign listing all 407 people buried in the Calvary Cemetery. (Submitted)

New signs for Rossland’s oldest cemetery

The signage at Rossland’s oldest cemetery was recently updated.

Volunteers Larry Cecconi, Vince Profili, Larry Doell, Jim Albo and Gordon Fooks, from Edmonton, posed with the new sign listing all 407 people buried in the Calvary Cemetery. (Submitted)
Rossland artist Stephanie Gauvin painted outside her studio on Washington Street during the Columbia Basin Culture Tour on Saturday.

Columbia Basin Culture Tour

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour took place over the weekend

Rossland artist Stephanie Gauvin painted outside her studio on Washington Street during the Columbia Basin Culture Tour on Saturday.
Artist Karen Williams painted in Elizabeth Fowler’s garden on Saturday during the Hills to Valley Garden & Art Tour.

RCAC plans Canada 150 arts celebration

The local arts council is planning a three-day celebration in October.

Artist Karen Williams painted in Elizabeth Fowler’s garden on Saturday during the Hills to Valley Garden & Art Tour.
Company No. 1’s fire hall in Rossland. (File photo)

Rossland Council releases fire service task force report

Rossland City Council publicly released the final report to review fire service in Rossland.

Company No. 1’s fire hall in Rossland. (File photo)
Creedence Clearwater Revisited will play CannaFest in Grand Forks on Aug. 12.  Jeff Dow photo

Q&A with Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited will headline CannaFest in Grand Forks this August.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited will play CannaFest in Grand Forks on Aug. 12.  Jeff Dow photo
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy was formally sworn in as Minister of Children and Family Development by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

Conroy named Minister of Children and Family Development

Kootenay West’s MLA was among the 22 members of the NDP who were sworn in as cabinet ministers.

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy was formally sworn in as Minister of Children and Family Development by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.
Rossland and the West Kootenay will host the SingleTrack 6 cross-country mountain bike race July 29 to Aug. 3.   John Gibson photo

Rossland to host epic mountain bike race

Singletrack 6 rides into Rossland for three stages of a six-day cross-country mountain bike race.

Rossland and the West Kootenay will host the SingleTrack 6 cross-country mountain bike race July 29 to Aug. 3.   John Gibson photo
Sod turning ceremony at the site of the Rossland Museum, 1966. (Courtesy of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre)

Rossland to celebrate four milestones on Canada Day

Rossland will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday alongside three other milestones on July 1.

Sod turning ceremony at the site of the Rossland Museum, 1966. (Courtesy of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre)
Both bear cubs were hanging around the yard and couldn’t be scared off.

Two bear cubs break in to Rossland basement

A Rossland family experienced firsthand what happens when bears become food-conditioned.

Both bear cubs were hanging around the yard and couldn’t be scared off.
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy anxiously awaited the election results back on election night. (Chelsea Novak/file photo)

Katrine Conroy confident NDP will form government

Local MLA Katrine Conroy is confident that the BC NDP will get a chance to form government.

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy anxiously awaited the election results back on election night. (Chelsea Novak/file photo)
St. George (Eric Ackerman) meets the dragon (Denis Senecal). (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Dragon steals the show

Rossland Light Oper Players burn up the stage in Reluctant Dragon.

St. George (Eric Ackerman) meets the dragon (Denis Senecal). (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Newly re-elected MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy celebrates her win with party faithful Tuesday night in Castlegar. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Conroy re-elected in Kootenay West

The Canadian Press made the call after only 14 of 79 polls reported.

Newly re-elected MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy celebrates her win with party faithful Tuesday night in Castlegar. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)