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A view of the Kokanee Creek gold property site, due for exploration this year. Photo courtesy of First Energy Metals

First Energy Metals set to start gold exploration work in the West Kootenay

The work will be conducted at two of its sites near Nakusp and Nelson

A view of the Kokanee Creek gold property site, due for exploration this year. Photo courtesy of First Energy Metals
City of Rossland playground structures have reopened up to the public, with signs posted on how to use them during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

City of Rossland opens playground structures to public

Residents are reminded to drive cautiously in school zones as children head back to school this week

City of Rossland playground structures have reopened up to the public, with signs posted on how to use them during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
Merer Celgar has announced 30 days of downtime at its Castlegar mill in July. Photo: John Boivin

Mercer Celgar announces 30 days of downtime at Castlegar mill in July

Sawlog stumpage charges on pulpwood and complex stumpage rules some reasons for downtime

Merer Celgar has announced 30 days of downtime at its Castlegar mill in July. Photo: John Boivin
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is asking the public to complete a housing needs survey. (File photo)

RDKB launches survey to address housing needs in the district

Communities in the district include Trail, Grand Forks, Rossland and Fruitvale

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is asking the public to complete a housing needs survey. (File photo)
Air Canada has extended the suspension of flights in and out of the regional airport until at least September 8. File photo

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

Air Canada has extended the suspension of flights in and out of the regional airport until at least September 8. File photo
The Common Nighthawk. Photo: Gary Davidson

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

The Common Nighthawk. Photo: Gary Davidson
Nakusp RCMP conducted the search warrant on May 27. File photo

Nakusp RCMP seize large quantity of drugs during seach warrant on May 27

The warrant was conducted in the 300th block of 8th Avenue NW

Nakusp RCMP conducted the search warrant on May 27. File photo
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Thursday, May 28

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake
Teck Resources will be conducting geotechnical work at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre from June 1 to 12. (File photo)

Geotechnical work set to get underway at Rossland Museum

Crews will be working at the museum from June 1 to 12

Teck Resources will be conducting geotechnical work at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre from June 1 to 12. (File photo)
Sarah Patershuk spotted a mother and cubs crossing the highway this month, and took a video that has gone viral. Photo: Sarah Patershuck/Facebook

City of Rossland asks motorists to be mindful of four bears roaming around Trail hill

The bears have been seen multiple times along the highway this month

Sarah Patershuk spotted a mother and cubs crossing the highway this month, and took a video that has gone viral. Photo: Sarah Patershuck/Facebook
West Kootenay EcoSociety has launched a survey to help transition local communities to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. (Mathew Roland/BBJ)
West Kootenay EcoSociety has launched a survey to help transition local communities to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. (Mathew Roland/BBJ)
Upper Arrow Lakes view from the ferry on Dec. 15, 2019. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Morning start: A history of the Arrow Lakes

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Wednesday, May 27

Upper Arrow Lakes view from the ferry on Dec. 15, 2019. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The restoration project has begun on the pole in Edgewood. (Jutta Plessner photo)

Restorative pole project underway in Edgewood

The pole was made almost 50 years ago to pay respect to local First Nations

The restoration project has begun on the pole in Edgewood. (Jutta Plessner photo)
The Rossland Beer Company has outlined its expansion plans. (Rossland Beer Company photo)

Rossland Beer Company outlines its expansion plans

New seating area for live bands and washroom some of new ammenities with expansion

The Rossland Beer Company has outlined its expansion plans. (Rossland Beer Company photo)
(Shawn Hook Instagram photo)

Morning start: This famous singer is from the West Kootenays

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Tuesday, May 26

(Shawn Hook Instagram photo)
Expect traffic delays near Castlegar

Expect traffic delays near Castlegar

Two road resurfacing projects getting underway on Highway 3

Expect traffic delays near Castlegar
West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue

West Kootenay SAR crews rescue injured mountain biker near Rossland

Crews were called in to help after the biker seriously injured himself at around noon Saturday

West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue
Rossland city council has instructed city staff to investigate the possibility of mail ballot voting. File photo

City of Rossland looks to implement mail ballot voting

City said new procedure could make voting easier and more accessible for residents

Rossland city council has instructed city staff to investigate the possibility of mail ballot voting. File photo