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Motor vehicle collision closes Highway 3A

Motor vehicle collision closes Highway 3A

Police, emergency crews called to Shoreacres area

Motor vehicle collision closes Highway 3A
South Columbia Search and Rescue had about 20 volunteers out searching for the man. File photo.

Snowboarder rescued off Red Mountain resort

Man went missing Sunday afternoon, found in evening.

South Columbia Search and Rescue had about 20 volunteers out searching for the man. File photo.
Man’s body found in Burton mobile home after fire

Man’s body found in Burton mobile home after fire

Fire chief says cause of fire not suspicious

Man’s body found in Burton mobile home after fire
Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor hockey v-p quits in row over one-game suspension given to coach

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents
Mayor Kathy Moore and Parks Canada representative Dwight Gordon unveil the plaque that will adorn the side of the Miner’s Hall. Photo by John Boivin

Rossland’s Miner’s Hall recognized as site of national importance

Parks Canada designation was years in the works

Mayor Kathy Moore and Parks Canada representative Dwight Gordon unveil the plaque that will adorn the side of the Miner’s Hall. Photo by John Boivin
Volunteer Alex preparing one of the hot meals for the people staying at the Castlegar shelter this past winter. Photo submitted

Castlegar warming centre closes for season, many lessons learned

The community responded incredibly to calls for help; government, not so much

Volunteer Alex preparing one of the hot meals for the people staying at the Castlegar shelter this past winter. Photo submitted
Much dryer, a little cooler: February saw half the normal precipitation, says SEFC

Much dryer, a little cooler: February saw half the normal precipitation, says SEFC

Precipitation in the form of rain was a rare thing in February

Much dryer, a little cooler: February saw half the normal precipitation, says SEFC
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

No coronavirus in Colville area, says school district

Suspected person tested negative for the COVID-19 virus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare

Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare

Officials say they have isolated anyone who may have been in contact with a suspected case

Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare
Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears

Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears

All schools closed, extra-curricular activities banned while awaiting test results

Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears
Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay

Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay

Hundreds still without power on Wednesday morning

Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay
Fletcher Quince has spent the last few years restoring the Bank of Montreal building on Columbia. Photo submitted

It’s on: Rosslanders to go to the polls in April

Nomination period closed on Friday, three in running

Fletcher Quince has spent the last few years restoring the Bank of Montreal building on Columbia. Photo submitted
Conservation land purchase to protect wildlife near Grand Forks

Conservation land purchase to protect wildlife near Grand Forks

The property is year-round habitat for a herd of 200-300 California bighorn sheep

Conservation land purchase to protect wildlife near Grand Forks
Bighorn sheep and other species graze and live on the land acquired east of Grand Forks.                                Mark Windsor/Submitted)

Conservation land purchase to protect wildlife near Grand Forks

The property is year-round habitat for a herd of 200-300 California bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep and other species graze and live on the land acquired east of Grand Forks.                                Mark Windsor/Submitted)
It’s on: Rosslanders to go to the polls in April

It’s on: Rosslanders to go to the polls in April

Nomination period closed on Friday, three in running

It’s on: Rosslanders to go to the polls in April
The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo

Trucking company fined $175K for Lemon Creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo
Foul play involved in Slocan Valley man’s death, police say

Foul play involved in Slocan Valley man’s death, police say

RCMP have identified dead man as 47-year-old Aaron Graham

Foul play involved in Slocan Valley man’s death, police say
Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Fire destroys Fauquier restaurant

Fire destroys Fauquier restaurant

Early-morning blaze destroys Mushroom Addition

Fire destroys Fauquier restaurant
Physician recruitment is going to be done on a region wide basis now, thanks to a new hub model for attracting doctors. Flickr file photo

New ‘hub’ model takes regional approach to doctor recruitment in West Kootenay

Kootenay-Boundary a provincial leader in effectively attracting doctors to work here

Physician recruitment is going to be done on a region wide basis now, thanks to a new hub model for attracting doctors. Flickr file photo