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Empty beer cans have been found along the trail. Photo: Columbia and Western Society Facebook page

Huge spike in garbage found along Columbia and Western Trail

Empty beer cans, piles of unburned garbage in fire pits have been found along trail

Empty beer cans have been found along the trail. Photo: Columbia and Western Society Facebook page
The fire also damaged vehicles on the property. File photo

Fire destroys trailer in Rossland

The fire started from a cigarette

The fire also damaged vehicles on the property. File photo
Slocan’s waterfront could soon look a lot different. Photo: Royal LePage

Village of Slocan purchases former mill site for $1.5 million

Residential and commercial area, park space now set to be built on site

Slocan’s waterfront could soon look a lot different. Photo: Royal LePage
The arena will only be open during the times it’s booked. File photo

Rossland arena set to open with reduced capacity on Oct. 19

Hockey teams will be able to play in arena when it opens

The arena will only be open during the times it’s booked. File photo
Up to 147 firefighters are now fighting the Talbott Creek fire. Photo: Connor Trembley

Talbott Creek fire grows to 610 hectares

Up to 147 firefighters, 10 helicopters now being used to fight the fire

Up to 147 firefighters are now fighting the Talbott Creek fire. Photo: Connor Trembley
Visitor attendants will greet customers to the mountain to ensure they have masks. Photo:Christoph Johann

Red Mountain to require all visitors to wear masks this winter season

Visitors won’t be able to go inside facilities, board chairlifts without a mask

Visitor attendants will greet customers to the mountain to ensure they have masks. Photo:Christoph Johann
The water restrictions were announced earlier this month. Photo: Pixabay

Stage two water restrictions now in effect for Rossland

Residents can now only wash their vehicles, motorized equipment during certain times of the day

The water restrictions were announced earlier this month. Photo: Pixabay
The Talbott Creek fire has recently grown in size. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Human-caused fire starts near Castlegar, Talbott Creek fire grows to 539 hectares

The fire near Castlegar was discovered on Sept. 7

The Talbott Creek fire has recently grown in size. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Teck says unauthorized trail building in Rossland isn’t new. Photo: Andrew Hudson

Teck asks public to stop building illegal trails in Rossland

The company said illegal trail building can destroy habitat for at-risk species

Teck says unauthorized trail building in Rossland isn’t new. Photo: Andrew Hudson
More crews have been deployed to suppress the fire around steep and rocky terrain. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Up to 138 firefighters now battling Talbott Creek Fire

People are advised to stay off the Slocan River with helicopters bucketing water to fight fire

More crews have been deployed to suppress the fire around steep and rocky terrain. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
(L to R) Andrew O’Kane, Dirk Lewis, Andras Lukacs and Chris Bowman

Business walk takes place in Rossland for first time in five years

The impact of COVID-19 on local businesses was main theme during walk

(L to R) Andrew O’Kane, Dirk Lewis, Andras Lukacs and Chris Bowman
Traffic is down considerably at the library. File photo

Visitor numbers down 66% at Rossland Public Library this summer

Library director said cancellation of face-to-face programs one contributing factor

Traffic is down considerably at the library. File photo
(Barbara Ferraro photo on Facebook)

Be kind, be thankful

From Arrow Lakes reader Kathie Roberts

(Barbara Ferraro photo on Facebook)
A view of the fire from Highway 6. Photo: Connor Trembley

Talbot Creek fire holds steady at 446 hectares

Helicopters have been collecting water in buckets to suppress eastern and northern flanks of fire

A view of the fire from Highway 6. Photo: Connor Trembley
The farm is now looking at hiring an additional employee. Photo: Happy Hills Farm Facebook photo

Happy Hills Farm receives $5,000 FedEx grant

Staff will use the money to improve the farm store, hire another employee

The farm is now looking at hiring an additional employee. Photo: Happy Hills Farm Facebook photo
A view of the Talbot Creek fire from Ward’s Ferry Trail on Aug. 29. Photo: Connor Trembley

Talbot Creek fire in the Slocan Valley grows to 445 hectares

Controlled burnoff operation, high winds responsible for fire’s growth

A view of the Talbot Creek fire from Ward’s Ferry Trail on Aug. 29. Photo: Connor Trembley
The mural was proposed to be installed near the Miners Hall. Photo: Google Maps

Rossland city council votes against putting mural along Columbia Avenue

City staff said the mural would’ve deteriorated too quickly in its proposed location

The mural was proposed to be installed near the Miners Hall. Photo: Google Maps
A view of the top of the pole. (Louanne Flintoft photo)

Restorative pole project finished in Edgewood

Louanne Flintoft painted, stained and carved portions of pole to complete the project

A view of the top of the pole. (Louanne Flintoft photo)
A concept of the proposed development. Photo: Cezary Ksiazek

Rossland developer hopes to start 40-unit seniors housing project next summer

The $12-million project along Thompson Ave. would include a clubhouse and underground parking

A concept of the proposed development. Photo: Cezary Ksiazek
Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley

Former paralympian embarks on bike trip across British Columbia

Nathan Clement hopes the trip will inspire others with disabilities to follow their dreams

Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley